Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How e-waste Generated

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Story behind Big names like Apple, google and Adobe

How did Adobe get its name
Adobe is the name of a river. One of the founders of Adobe, John Nack, lives in Los Altas in California. This river runs behind his house. This is how Adobe got its name.

Story behind how Apple got its name
The founder of Apple Inc, Steve Jobs used to work in an Apple Farm. When he decided to start his business, he joked with his friends that if they did not suggest a name for his company he will then name it as Apple Computers. Obviously his friends could not come out with a name and hence Steve named it as Apple Computers. The rest is history.

What does Google Mean?
This is an interesting one. Larry Page and Sergey Brin are the founders of Google. Can you believe that the Google got its name because of a spelling mistake?
When they were studying in Stanford University, they worked on a project report to create an online Search engine. Their aim was simple. When someone searched for a keyword, the result should fetch huge number of relevant sites. In fact they wished for Googol number of results. Yes Googol represents a number which is 1 followed by 100 zeroes. Therefore they wanted to name it as googol. But when they submitted their project report for funding to an investor, the investor gave a cheque which was payable to ‘Google’ instead of Googol. So that was a spelling mistake.
But Larry and Sergey decided to keep it as google and thats how the name came about.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Orkut vs Facebook

If you're young and Internet-savvy, you probably run an account on a social networking website.

And if you live in India [ Images ], chances are that website is either Orkut or Facebook.

Orkut is run by Google -- the site was launched in January of 2004 and named after Orkut Buyukkokten, the Turkish Google employee responsible for its creation. It helps you meet new friends, get in touch with old ones and permits the creation of community forums that users can be part of.

Facebook, on the other hand, was initially a website reserved strictly for students of Harvard University. It was launched in February of 2004 and gradually extended its membership to include students from other universities across the globe. Today anyone with a valid email address and falling within a specific age group can sign up for a Facebook account. It also offers members the chance to join groups online and run forums within them. Facebook is particularly known for its photo-sharing feature.

So we want to know -- which of these two popular websites goes down better with you and why?

Do you run accounts on both websites? Which do you prefer?

It's Orkut versus Facebook, guys and gals -- so tell us which is your favourite! Post your comments on the message board below!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

India In 2020

Current Status of Indian Economy

India economy, the third largest economy in the world, in terms of purchasing power, is going to touch new heights in coming years. As predicted by Goldman Sachs, the Global Investment Bank, by 2035 India would be the third largest economy of the world just after US and China. It will grow to 60% of size of the US economy. This booming economy of today has to pass through many phases before it can it can achieve the current milestone of 9% GDP.