Weekly Recap of Top Articles

Recap of top articles published week ending May 31 2009 Startups Related askLaila introduces Chat bots for IM clients – Yahoo Messenger and GTalk Create Twitter Groups (Public/Private) using TweetKnot

Google gets back Googblog.com domain (from an Indian)

Google has won back the Googblog.com domain name from an Indian national, Herit Shah. Google filed a case few months back and WIPO has instructed Herit Shah (who registered the domain, googblog from GoDaddy in Sep 2008) to return back…

Create Twitter Groups (Public/Private) using TweetKnot

There is always a need for a structured community (public as well as private) around Twitter, be it for geekies, movie lovers, your office colleagues, your college friends or what’er you would like to discuss within a group. TweetKnot, Bangalore…

Of magnolia and why you should have a data recovery plan in place

Bookmarking service, Ma.gnolia was one of the upcoming competition for Del.icio.us and even pluGGd.in used to receive a decent and consistent traffic from the service. Sad that the service didn’t care too much about the data recovery plans and once…

MySpace India Launches Music Portal for Independent Musicians

MySpace India is on a roll – they announced secret shows (which is scheduled for today) and has announced the launch of Music Central, a social music portal in India for independent music genre (details). The music portal has been…

News Roundup: Way2SMS Launches Email Alerts on Mobile, Canaan appoints Sharad Sharma..and more

Canaan Partners Appoints Former Yahoo! and Symantec Executive, Sharad Sharma, as Entrepreneur-in-Residence Canaan Partners today announced it has appointed Sharad Sharma as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Sharad. Sharma previously led Yahoo! India R&D where he was responsible for product engineering for all…

Why Microsoft Calls it’s new search engine Bing?

News is out that Microsoft’s new search engine will be called Bing and as Steve Ballmer admits: “I am not what you would call the creative side of life. Short matters. Being able to verb up can be helpful.” –…

Google India Labs Launches Transliteration Bookmarklets

Google India labs has released transliteration bookmarklets that enables one to type in your language in any text box on any web site. Supported languages are Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Tamil and Telugu. For instance, you can…

mahaQ and linguos – Indian Language Content Search Engines

Transliteration has mostly been one way – i.e. only for publishing, but there is an obvious need to bring the same concept to search paradigm.
mahaQ and Linguos are search engines that allows searching for Indian language content without any transliteration.

PC Shipment Drops 19% During Jan-March Quarter

Recession has hit the PC industry severely and the shipment has dropped by 19% during Jan-March quarter (as compared to same quarter last year). As per IDC, the total PC shipment during the first quarter of 2009 was 1,679 compared…