Monday, December 31, 2007

Next-Gen Game Costs: A Burden on Development

According to BBC, an average PS3 game costs nearly $15 million to make - and that's before any marketing is done for the game. Not only is this bad news for gamers, as it almost ensures our store shelves will be stocked with sequel after buyer-recognizable sequel, but it's also bad for developers, who could go belly up after one unsuccessful title.To ensure that they are viable the developers must use advertisements to generate revenues. When effectively done the developers might earn because of advertisements, as pirated copies will also be counted in their data.

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Why Digg should ditch MSN and use Adsense

We all love digg. It keeps us updated about the latest happenings. But the advertisement on the Digg are painfully irrelevant.I clicked on this sony ad and I was taken to the page only to realise that it is for US residents. I don't understand why such ads are displayed in other countries.It is irritating to view such ads. On the other hand Adsense would generate the perfect ads.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

New year resolution of netizens to please GOOGLE

10- I will not sell or buy links
09- I will not be involved with any link farm
08- I will not use yahoo or MSN
07- I will not click on my own Adsense ads
06- I will try and increase my pagerank honestly
05- I will not commit the sin of Adwords arbitrage
04- I will not spam
03- I will only create quality content as defined by Google
02- I will not create any innovative portal otherwise Google might rival it. (eg.wikipedia & knol)
01- I will ,if I create such a portal, sell it to Google. (,doubleclick)

00- I will digg this !!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Paris Hilton is the most dugged celebrity

Whether you like or whether you don't you simply cannot ignore her. Be it on TV or in newspaper or on the internet she has the power to attract audience. On digg, she has become the most dugged celebrity of 2007 and with 4 days to go. She has approximately 2500+ front page stories at least.
So please don't disappoint her and digg this story.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Is Pakistan getting what it deserves?

It is no secret that Pakistan has been sponsoring terrorism from 1947. It was mainly targeted at India and other neighbouring countries. Now they are getting a taste of their own medicine. Bhutto's death is a very good example.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Brand Modi bigger than Beckham in Gujarat

Modi's victory has been credited to several aspects of his campaigning.One important novel and unique trick was the Modi mask.It sold faster than the Hritik-starrer Krishh masks in Gujarat. Modi, who is a political science student, has always used the principle of mass hysteria but this trick successfully marketed him like he is larger than life. He has got great oratorical skills but in this election he needed something extra. The mask ,which is the brainwave of graphic designer based in Ahmedabad Manish Bharadia made a hypnotic appeal on the voters along with the publicity he got from the media for both the good and bad reasons. It took him places where he personally couldn't go.
This trick can be used to a great effect by the candidates of US Presidential election 2008.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Jessica Simpson’s New Movie Grossed $384 on Friday!

Blonde Ambition averaged $48 per screen on Friday for a total box office of $384. Based on an $8 ticket price, that means that 6 people paid to see the movie at each of those theatres, and only 48 people went to see the movie! That’s amazing! One of the worst performances a movie has ever had. And you thought Dus Kahaniyaan was a flop.

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Why Narendra Modi re-election will humiliate USA.

Today is the D-day for Narendra Modi. Counting in Gujarat which is called as the political lab of BJP has begun. Exit polls show that it is going to be the closest election in decades. But Narendra Modi remaining in power would change the power equation in the central government. It would humiliate The US government as they had refused visa to him on pretext of the riots disregarding the fact that he was the democratically elected Chief Minister of Gujarat. It is as good as denying visa to a governor . US which is the ideal democracy denies public mandate is not a good sign as it is trying hard to preach democracy in several region.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Shane Warne to be spin bowling coach for the aussies

Shane Warne has been appointed as the spin bowling coach by Cricket Australia. Good for them,but they ought to remember that great players don't make great coaches(Greg Chappel,etc) and great coaches are not always great players.(Alex Ferguson,Buchanan,etc)

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Champion's league last 16 prediction

AC Milan vs Arsenal - AC Milan
Inter Milan vs Liverpool - Liverpool
Real Madrid vs AS Roma - Real Madrid
Manchester United vs Lyon - Manchester United
Barcelona vs. Celtic - Celtic
Chelsea vs. Olympiakos - Chelsea
Schalke vs. FC Porto - sorry no idea
Fenerbahce vs. Sevilla - Sevilla

Thursday, December 20, 2007

TATA to smooth driving and good environment?

TATA are soon going launch Rs. one lakh car. I hope these cars are not allowed in Mumbai. As you know, how a one hour journey takes up to 2-3 hours in Mumbai by road due to traffic , introduction of these cars will lead to utter chaotic situation in the city. I just wish these cars are only allowed in smaller cities and towns. TATA are about to buy luxury brands LandRover and Jaguar. Good,but please leave Mumbai alone.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

TFB: 5'9 Best Dunker In The World: T-Dub - 540 w/ 2 hands

Superb video. I got interested in basketball and NBA watching this.

Why Christiano lost to Kaka

Christiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Manchester United lost both world and european player of the year 2007 to Kaka of Brazil and AC Milan. Ronaldo had a great 06-07season. The only reason why he lost might be because of his antics on field. His repeated diving inside the box to gain penalty might have gone against him.
You might also remember that Ronaldo did not win Gillete youth player of Fifa world cup 2006. The honour went to Podolski of Germany.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Google might end up buying Wikipedia

In it's Official Google Blog: Encouraging people to contribute knowledge Google announced that it is going to launch service similar to Wikipedia. But I think it might not succeed. Remember Google Video, which was launched to rival the already popular YouTube. It flopped and Google, to enter video sharing business, had to buy YouTube. I foresee similar fate again for Google. It might buy Wikipedia to get in to the business of knowledge sharing.
To prevent this the founders of Wikipedia will have to put Ads on it's site.

Aussies to exploit triangular love situation in Indian cricket Team

Aussie cricket team,who are masters of sledging,and it's vocal fans have an interesting fodder to to talk about. It seems that a situation, inspired from bollywood movies,has been created in the Indian cricket team. Model-actress Deepika Pudukone was reportedly been seeing M S Dhoni. The cricketer had even invited her to see few matches.
But,recently in Yuvraj's birthday party, she played a perfect host,like any girlfriend would. I don't know what they are up to . But I just hope that this does not becomes distraction and we lose the series.
India is touring Australia for 4 tests, triangular ODI series and a twenty20 match.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Microsoft to challenge Google maps, buys Multimap

Microsoft buys European online mapping company Multimap. Google has in recent months shown how it can successfully integrate map advertising and search. Users can mark their business in it and connect it to their business.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Microsoft releases patches for December

Microsoft has released its monthly set of security patches, fixing critical flaws in the Windows desktop.

The December updates released Tuesday include critical fixes for Internet Explorer, DirectX and the Windows Media Format technology. Security experts say that the most important of these updates is the Internet Explorer patch, because it fixes four separate bugs in the browser. One of these flaws, relating to the way the browser renders dynamic HTML (DHTML) pages, has been exploited in online attacks, Microsoft said.

All of the browser vulnerabilities in this update are rated critical -- Microsoft's most serious rating -- for IE 7 users running on the latest version of Windows XP, Microsoft said.

Though Microsoft has assigned it the less-grave rating of "important," a patch for Macrovision copy-protection software that ships with Windows should also be given priority, security experts say. That's because criminals have already leveraged this bug in online attacks.

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India Pakistan third test match post mortem

India wins a test series against Pakistan after 27 years 1-0. Today India was on verge of winning 2-0 after spectacular bowling by Anil Kumble and Yuvraj but for the weather. But as always the ghost of playing safe returned. Kumble declared the Indian innings late and hence gave the bowlers little chance to take 10 wickets.
Rahul Dravid was attacked from all quarter when he took a safety first decision during the tour of england.
Pakistan were missing Shahid Afridi. His street smart bowling and power batting would have made up for out-of-form Danish Kaneria.

Monday, December 10, 2007

I told you so about Arsenal !!

Arsenal finally lost their English Premiership League match. I have already predicted their downfall.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Rahman more expensive than amitabh,shahrukh

Yes, it is true according to adwords. Advertisers pay more for keyword a r rahman than Amitabh and Sharukh. What is more abhishek is more expensive than Amitabh and Shahrukh but behind Rahman

Yuvraj versus Talent management company

Star cricketer Yuvraj Singh can negotiate a fresh contract with a new talent management company and his current agency, Percept, can not stop him from doing so, observed the Bombay High Court.

Currently, he is bound by a contract with Percept Talent Management Agency. This contract will expire on December 11.

However, he has already started negotiations with another talent management company. Percept had moved the High Court, saying that the existing contract had a "first refusal clause", which means he could not have a fresh agreement with a new talent management companies unless Percept had a chance to offer him better terms.

But Justice Dhananjay Chandrachud, in an order late last evening on Saturday, held that such a clause amounted to restraint on trade, which is not permissible under the Indian Contract Act.

Percept had asked the star for details of the contract that he was negotiating with another talent management companies.

His lawyer however assured the High Court that he would sign the new contract untill December 11.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Good alternative for Federal criminal lawyer

In our locality we have couple of criminal lawyers as well as civil lawyers. They might wear their black uniform but they seldom visit the courts. They make a killing by selling stamp paper and registration of properties that these lawyers don't actuallly have to practise what they learnt.
Good for them!!!!

Why margin or day trading is best in present scenario

Sensex is hovering around it's life time high. Stocks are being traded at a price you wouldn't have imagined three years ago. Foreign investors are pumping in lot of money. There are rumours that illegal money is fueling this growth. So, it is a disaster waiting to happen that the stock market crashes.
The best option is to make use of the volatility of the stock market and indulge in day trading or margin trading. What is more is that you don't need to have complete money in your bank account to do day trading. There are various products.
example: In one product in order to do day trading you may just need a percentage of the actual value of the stocks. It ranges from 5%-21%.What is more you can do this trading online and you just have bother about it during trading hours.
An average investor can make INR 250 to INR 100000 every trading sessions.
Philosophy of day trading is to buy stocks in lower price and sell it in higher price or vice versa. This can also be called swing trading. Most brokers,however square off before the closing bell ,irrespective of whether you are making profits or loss. so you must make your move before this. Hence, while doing online trading you must ensure that you have a good Internet connection as well as back up.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Free web based conferencing services

Sabeer Bhatia of hotmail fame is launching free web based conferencing services. The site will earn revenue from audio advertisement you will hear while using the web based conferencing services.

Search all Social Bookmarking Sites

I have just made a search engiene, you see on right, using Google.It is customized to search all social bookmarking sites like Digg,reddit,sphinn,etc.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Showing google products ads on adsense reduces profits

I had noticed for a particular post in this blog in adsense ad units most of the ads where of google's products. Ad links above contained single ad of google maps,in unit below it had of Adwords and on right side it contained a single ad of Gmail.So,out of 8 possible ads I got only 3. I know these ads are served according to content and they have the highest possible price, but due to the popularity of Google products I doubt whether I got any clicks.
I am planning to filter ads from hope to monetize further.

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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Extreme fear of rejection. HELP!!!!

Guys I need your help. I have extreme fear of rejection that I,sometimes, don't even ask for my basic right. I don't have any girlfriend for this very reason. But that does not matter much as I am content in whatever I do. What troubles me is that I am afraid to even ask other bloggers for backlinks. I fear being rejected. I know that I shouldn't be afraid, as most of the bloggers are unknown and I may never come face to face with them.
But yet I cannot help it!!!!

Google to set up customer care service in India

In accordance with its announcement of bidding for the spectrum wave in America,Google is expected to setup customer care service in India. Most probably in the cities of Bombay or Bangalore or both. At&t and other wireless service providers already have their care service in India . But, these service providers have given contract to Indian companies to hire and train the executives.
However,Google which has offices in India ,might setup it's own call center as it has all the necessary resources

Saturday, December 1, 2007

How to punch Google for slapping

All those who are still reeling under Google's crackdown need to get united. You may have noticed that all the google owned websites have PR of 6+. Adsense has PR 10 while they have given a pagerank of 9 to yahoo publisher network. Now It's our time to take on the Internet Monarch . All you have to do is to remove all links in your site to google or just add no-ref or whatever that is ,so that their pagerank reduces and they get the taste of their own medicine.

Let us do it guys!!!!

Payperpost not learning from its mistakes?

You may have noticed by now that Google is penalizing bloggers by reducing their PageRank writing sponsored blogs through Payperpost. Google traces these blogs by the Payperpost disclosure badge. Logically,Payperpost should have asked its bloggers to remove the Badge. Instead, they have introduced Realrank which most of their Advertisers don't care. PPP reasoning is that,since,visitors visit blogs for real information ,bloggers should not cheat them with passing on sponsored post as their own post. Fair enough but they could have asked the bloggers to add a text disclaimer at the end of their post.
My advice to PPP to stop the badge policy.