Category Archives: Internet

Microsoft’s new CEO is Indian-origin Satya Nadella

After all the days of endless speculations, Microsoft now has an Indian-origin CEO. Satya Nadella becoming the Microsoft CEO also underlines the rising “Indian presence” in top brands all over the world.

Microsoft CEO: Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella takes over the helm at Microsoft from Steve Ballmer.

Satya Nadella, who has a 22 year experience working at Microsoft is yet to have any experience as a CEO, as some of the journalists have flagged him to be too young or inexperienced to adorn the CEO post at Microsoft. But still, majority seems to be favoring the decision, as he has made quite an impact as his department brought in $8.2 billion in operating income and revenues of $20.3 billion in the last financial year.

From the day it was found till now, Micorosft has had only 2 CEO’s; Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Satya Nadell would thus be the 3rd CEO of Microsoft, taking over the charges from Steve Ballmer.

He might actually be the umpteenth Indian to hold the helm or make a global impact when it comes to technology. It might be biasing to name some of the “Global Indians“; but, some of the first names that come to everyone’s mind might be Vinod Dham, the brain behind Pentium chips for Intel; Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo; Vinod Khosla, Co-founder, Sun Microsystems; and many more; the list goes on.

Who else would be the obvious ones in your list of “Technologically Global Indians“? Let us know in the comments below.

Google to sell Motorola to Lenovo for just $3 billion!

Google saying goodbye to MotorolaIn a move that was quite surprising for most, disturbing for many, and pleasing for some, Google and Lenovo have shaken hands to make a deal, according to which Google will be selling the phone business of Motorola to Lenovo, the famous Chinese laptop maker. Though it’s not really Android saying goodbye to Motorola, a large part of Android fans maybe disappointed by Google selling out Motorola.

This deal involves Google selling the Motorola’s hardware business to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. Google had earlier acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in 2012, which was marked to be a strategy from the internet giant to acquire the large portfolio of patents that Motorola held.

The smartphone market is super competitive, and to thrive it helps to be all-in when it comes to making mobile devices. It’s why we believe that Motorola will be better served by Lenovo.
This move will enable Google to devote our energy to driving innovation across the Android ecosystem, for the benefit of smartphone users everywhere.

- Larry Page, CEO, Google

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Google’s Street View finally lands in India!

20121022-GOOGLE-GRAND-CANYON-386After the initial hiccups with the government, Google has finally launched its Street View in India. This time Google has partnered with the Archaeological Survey of India and the Ministry of Culture to create a 360 degree panoramic view of 100′s of India’s most important heritage sites including the Taj Mahal, Charminar, Khajurao, the Ajanta and Ellora Caves, etc.

In in the initial phase, 24 World heritage sites in India would be considered for this project. In the later stages, other sites will be included. Google will take the panoramic images of these sites and host it on Google Map, Google Earth and Google Cultural Institute.

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Google celebrates 15 years with “Google in 1998″ Easter Egg! Try it Now!

Google in 1998When it comes to Google, we would always be looking for something special and interesting, up in its sleeve. This September, Google is celebrating its 15th anniversary; and just as usual, Google has popped in with yet another Easter Egg.

The latest Easter Egg from Google takes you back to what Google looked like, when it started off in 1998. Just go to Google, and search for “Google in 1998” to see the search giant in action, in its first outlook. The page also offers you a way to take yourself “back” to 2013 (where we seem to be living ;) ).

Life with Google has been quite eventful this month, with one of the major headlines being the announcement that the next iteration of Android will be named after KitKat, the world-famous confectionery from Nestle.

Let’s join together to wish Google a happy anniversary and wonderful years ahead!

P.S: Google was founded on September 4, 1998.

Free 10 GB Google storage – Limited Period Offer!

Quickoffice Google DriveThis offer will expire on September 26, 2013. Be sure to grab it as soon as possible!

Google has officially announced that the Quickoffice app, which had been a paid app till now has been made free for all users. This app lets you edit Microsoft Office documents from your smartphone and has been one of the top rated Office apps for both Android and iOS.

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Self destructing e-mails: It’s not a dream anymore!

Have you ever worried over sent e-mails? Or, have you ever regretted on pressing the ‘Send’ button to hurriedly? Then AT&T may be able to help you.

Self Destructing Email

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AT&T, one among the major US telecom carriers, has acquired a patent, that may change the future of sending e-mails. According to the US patent numbered 201030159436 titled “Method, System, and Apparatus for Providing Self-Destructing Electronic Mail Messages“, AT&T had applied for the patent of an e-mail client and application, which would provide a way by which the sender will be able to control the behaviour of sent e-mail; like whom the mail could be forwarded to and the time period after which the mail gets destructed, etc.

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Microsoft MoodScope will Detect your Mood from your Smartphone Usage Patterns

Microsoft is currently working on what they call the first of its kind smartphone technology, ‘MoodScope’, that senses your mood and automatically shares it with your friends on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Bill Gates looks to be happy here!

The work of a team at Microsoft Research has resulted in a smartphone app which can detect the moods of its users by analysing phone calls, texts ,browser history and other smartphone commerce. The test was conducted on a group of users from US and China, with the user updating their moods atleast 4 times a day. The app analysed the habits of the users and tracked which applications they used, and what actions they undertook upon certain triggers, for a 2-month period. The researchers found that the usage of the phone differed depending on their moods. It compared this data with the set mood of the user to design a pattern of mood tracking on its own.

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Godspeed Google Reader: The End of an Era!

As I looked onto the task of writing ‘the first post’ for TechnoHash, it was actually not too tough for me to find the right one, with the all-time best feed-reading solution departing us on July 1, 2013.

Goodbye Google ReaderGoogle Reader had been the favorite feed reader for many, including myself, serving as a professional solution with a nifty toolset and a clean interface. In an official blog post about 3 months ago, Google announced that it would be retiring Google Reader on July 1, 2013. The announcement created a havoc as ardent fans of the service were left in a paradoxical dilemma.

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