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Barcamp 5 at IIM Bangalore (17 and 18 November)

Barcamp Bangalore 5

Barcamp 5 is to be held in Bangalore on 17 and 18 November, 2007 at IIM, Bangalore. If you’re in Bangalore, make your way to the unconference.

Register for Barcamp5

Discuss at the Barcamp Bangalore forums

Barcamp Bangalore


USB 3.0 expected in the market by 2009

…The primary objective with USB 3.0 is a proposed performance increase to over 10x of Hi-Speed USB which today is 480 Mbps. This is a significant enhancement for consumers who are working more and more with ever expanding file sizes such as movies. For example, a 25 GB HD Movie would take only 70 seconds to transfer between devices. Studies show that a consumer’s patience on waiting time is about 1.5 minutes and after 5 minutes they abort what they were doing. That same file transferred over High-speed USB would take 13.9 minutes – an unacceptable wait time for most people.

…If the USB 3.0 specs are completed in 2008 as expected, the first USB 3.0 equipped goods should be on the market by 2009 and then USB 3.0 compatible accessories would show up in late 2009 or early 2010.

Post at the Research@Intel blog: USB 3.0: Rocket Fast File Transfers

The .asia regional internet domain

…The .asia regional internet domain has officially opened for business, with big firms expected to grab addresses.

…Governments and companies can now register interest in specific domain names, such as www.namehere.asia.

…The general public will get a chance to snap up their own .asia domain when the landrush starts in February 2008.

…Work to create the .asia domain began in 2000. The DotAsia Organisation won official approval to set up the domain in mid-October 2006 and the first .asia domains should go live on the internet in March 2008.

…Unlike other administrators of net domains, the DotAsia Registry plans to use an auction to determine who gets domains wanted by more than one organisation. The highest bidder will win the right to the contested name.

Read more on the .Asia domain name.

Omniture Acquires Behavioral Targeting Company Touch Clarity

Feb 14, 2007. Omniture Acquires Touch Clarity

October 9th- Google buys YouTube

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., October 9, 2006 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it has agreed to acquire YouTube, the consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos through a Web experience, for $1.65 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. Following the acquisition, YouTube will operate independently to preserve its successful brand and passionate community.

Free E Books at the World E Book Fair from 4 July to 4 August, 330,000 + titles in pdf and audio

In celebration of Project Gutenberg’s 35th Birthday , everyone can enjoy Free access to the public from July 4th to August 4th. This includes a full text search of 330,000+ pdf ebook titles in over 100 languages and doesn’t require any membership.

World E-Book Fair

World’s First University Level Hacking Course at University of Abertay, Dundee

First hacking university course

IE for Mac to be killed on 31 Jan

Okie.. good. You can shift to Firefox or Safari now.

Mac to switch to Intel chips

It’s official. CEO Apple/ Pixar , Steve Jobs recently announced that Apple would be switching to Intel-based chips for its Mac line of PC’s, at the Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco.

Infact, he also revealed that Apple had been developing all versions of OS X since its inception to run on Intel and PowerPC chips. Nice.

However, don’t expect this to happen now or anywhere around because the gradual shift for its Mac line to Intel-based chips will happen over the next two years.