Archives for July 2007

Is a rival of Google coming soon?

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said he is putting the building blocks in place for a community-developed Web search service that would rival search engines such as Google or Yahoo. Wikia, has acquired Grub.org, a pioneering Web crawler that will enable Wikia’s forthcoming search service to scour the Web to index relevant sites. Grub is a revolutionary distributed computing platform, capable of efficiently crawling the web from a large number of diverse client machines and performing any kind of page-level analysis, using otherwise unused bandwidth and compute cycles.

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Use Black Google and save energy

Were you aware a site with white background (which I love) consumes more energy than a site with black background? An all white web page uses about 74 watts to display, while an all black page uses only 59 watts. Read more on Use Black Google and save energy…

Social Networking goes to Dogs..

Check out UnitedDogs.com, a social networking site for dogs and their owners! The site says,

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Internetpreneurs scared of the latest broadband reports? Naah..

Assocham‘s latest report on broadband numbers might dampen the excitement of internet growth in India. But I wouldn’t be too worried. At times the media takes things to extreme. I have heard people asking “Is internet a myth in India?”. With confidence I say “No, it is not a myth. Finally it is a reality in India”.

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Delhi to host PHP Unconference

What is an Unconference?
An unconference is a conference where the content of the sessions is driven and created by the participants, generally day-by-day during the course of the event, rather than by a single organizer, or small group of organizers, in advance.[Wiki]

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