Monthly Archives: February 2007

Convert YouTube, Google Video, etc Flash FLV to AVI/MOV/MP4 online

Ack:- Parth Barot

Visy.net converts a FLV file (Youtube‘s movie,etc) to another format (AVI/MOV/MP4/MP3). The service is using a unique technologies (JP), and converts FLV to MPEG4 faster and losslessy than a typical transcoder. When you submit an url, this service will download and convert the video format. Then you can download the converted file.

Find the Service @ Vixy.net

Google ready to buy Adscape for $23-m

Google Inc. has agreed to acquire in-game advertising company Adscape Media Inc. for $23 million, according to technology site Red Herring, which cited sources familiar with the matter.

A Google spokesman declined comment, saying the company’s policy is not to respond to “rumor or speculation.”

Video game industry analysts said the acquisition, if successful, could give a boost to the nascent in-game advertising market.

Adscape competes with advertising start-ups Double Fusion and IGA Worldwide, which have already inked deals with major publishers.

It also has a rival in Microsoft Corp., which last year paid $200 million for in-game ad company Massive Inc. — lured by Massive’s agreements to place ads in online games from UbiSoft Entertainment SA, THQ Inc. and Take- Two Interactive Software Inc

Read More @ CIOL.com

Mumbai boy chips in to power Intel

In the next five to 10 years, when your desktop PC, your laptop or your mobile devices will turn into supercomputing workstations, you will have Mumbai-born tech whiz Nitin Borkar and his Intel teams at Oregon, USA and Bangalore to thank. On Tuesday, Borkar, engineering manager at Intel’s Microprocessor Technology Labs, unveiled the world’s fastest, most energy-efficient microprocessor — an 80-core chip the size of fingernail that can perform trillions of operations per second.

“Our research team has kept Moore’s Law alive,” Borkar said during an exclusive interview with DNA. Moore’s Law, postulated by Intel’s co-founder Gordon Moore,
essentially says that microprocessors will double in capacity and halve in price every 18 months. Ever since the “law” was put forward, technologists across the world have feared one thing: what if the space runs out on a microprocessor? Leaps in computing technology by Intel and rival AMD such as the dual core and quad core processors were considered significant, but neither comes close to the Teraflop Research Processor

Read More @ DNA India

TCS Eyes Slot In Global Top 10 IT Services Club By March End

India’s largest software exporter Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) hopes to break into the coveted club of global top 10 IT services companies in revenue terms by end of the current fiscal – way ahead of the earlier anticipated timeline of 2010.

“The company currently ranks 12th on revenue basis. We had pegged the timeframe for joining the top ten club, at 2010. However, on certain parameters like net profit, market capitalization and employee strength we are already in the top five or six list. We hope to join the top 10 league in revenue terms by end of the fiscal,” TCS CEO and MD S Ramadorai told ET.

Read More @ Economic Times

HOW HAPPY IS LIFE WITHOUT A GIRLFRIEND ;-)

1. You can stare at any Girl…….

2. You don’t have to spend money on her.

3. You won’t get boring result in ur board papers.

4. No girlfriend, no emotional blackmailing.

5. If u don’t have a girlfriend, she can’t dump u.

6. Having a girlfriend is hot, not having a girlfriend is automatically cool, and every one loves to be a cool guy.

7. This can be more to life than just waiting for the bloody phone to ring.

8. You won’t have to tolerate someone else defining, “right” and “wrong” for u.

9. Girlfriend can get so possessive that you can’t do anything according ur wishes anymore.

10. You can buy gifts for mom, dad, sis or grandpa instead of a girlfriend and have a happier family  life.

11. You won’t have to waste paper writing love letters.  No more endless waiting for ur date to arrive at some weird shop place.

12. You can have more friends, as u will have more time for them.

13. You wont have to see boring love stories instead of sports.

14. You wont have to tell lie to anybody and,  therefore, u’ll sin less.

15. You can have good night’s sleep-no need to dream about her.

16. You wont have to fight over having a ‘special’ friend with ur folks.

17. No nonstop nonsense.

18. You wont have drown in the pool of her tears.

19. No tension.

20. You can be “urself”

21. You wont have to hide your telephone bills…..

Guy Facts ..

Ack: – Saurabh Rawane

When a guy calls you,
he wants to be with you

When a guy is quiet,
He’s listening to you…

When a guy is not arguing,
He realizes he’s wrong

When a guy says, “I’m fine, ” after a few minutes,he means it

When a guy stares at you,
he wishes you would care about him and wonders if you do

When you’re laying your head on a guy’s chest,
he has the world

When a guy calls you everyday,
he is in love

When a (good) guy tells you he loves you,
he means it

When a guy says he can’t live without you,
he’s with you till your done

When a guy says, “I miss you, ”
he misses you more than you could have ever missed him or anything else

Girl facts ..

Ack :- Saurabh Rawane

When a girl bumps into your arm
while walking she wants you to hold her hand

When she wants a hug
she will just stand there

When u break a girls heart,
she still feels it when u run into each other 3 years later

When a girl is quiet,
millions of things are running through her mind.

When a girl is not arguing,
she is thinking deeply.

When a girl looks at you with eyes full of questions,
she is wondering how long you will be around.

When a girl answers, “I’m fine, ” after a few seconds,
she is not at all fine.

When a girl stares at you,
she is wondering why you are so wonderful.

When a girl lays her head on your chest,
she is wishing for you to be hers forever.

When a girl says that she can’t live without you,
she has made up her mind that you are her future.

When a girl says, “I miss you, ”
no one in this world can miss you more than that

When a girl is mean to you after a breakup
she wants you back, but she’s scared she’ll get hurt and knows you’re gone forever

Ankhone Michae Jata Var Nathi Lagti

Ack :- Jay Vora

આશાઓ પર પાણી ફરી જતાં વાર નથી લાગતી
કિનારે આવી ડૂબી જતાં વાર નથી લાગતી

જીતનો જલસો માનવાની ઉતાવળ ન કર
જીતેલી બાજી હારી જવામાં વાર નથી લાગતી

તારી ઊંચાઇનું નાહક અભિમાન ન કર
કે મિનારોને તૂટી જવામાં વાર નથી લાગતી

બાંધ્યો છે માળો તો જરા દિલથી જતન કર
કે માળાને પીંખાઇ જતાં વાર નથી લાગતી

માણી લે હર એક પળ તું આજે
આંખોને મિંચાઇ જતાં વાર નથી લાગતી

Wanna check your right salary?

IT professionals across all levels can now check whether their employers are paying them adequately or not. IIM-A, IISc along with nation-wide ITPF (IT Professionals Forum) have launched ITPaycheck.com, which provides latest compensation status of different positions across the IT and BPO sector.

From software engineer and sales executive to project manager and vice president, the site caters to all.

According to ITPaycheck.com, the total remuneration for a vice president in the IT industry is Rs 22,95,163 approximately. The total variable pay of a V-P in the industry is approximately Rs 19,70,658.

In contrast, a software engineer in the industry gets about Rs 4,61,774 as total pay and Rs 4,32,334 as total variable pay.

Read More @  The Economic Times

Gates puts spotlight on security

A week after launching what he called the most secure Windows version ever, Bill Gates outlined a strategy for Microsoft Corp. and the rest of the industry to improve security in the broader online world.

In one example, Gates said last week that Windows will support a grass-roots technology for signing in to Web sites using automated digital credentials, rather than typing passwords each time. Microsoft said its decision to back the OpenID initiative dovetails with a new identification system built into Windows Vista.

Read More @  Financial Express