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Delicious – new owner acquired by founders of YouTube Hurley & Steve Chen – AVOS

Delicious acquired by AVOS

Today yahoo! INC announce that delicious has been acquired by Video Broadcasting site Youtube founder Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. So now Delicious become a part of their new Internet company, AVOS.

Reasons to let Yahoo! transfer your bookmarks
• Continue uninterrupted use of Delicious.
• Keep your Delicious account and all your bookmarks.
• Enjoy the same look and feel of Delicious today plus future product innovations.
What happens if you do not transfer your bookmarks
• Delicious in its current form will be available until approximately July 2011.
• After that, you will no longer be able to use your existing Delicious account and will not have
access to your existing bookmarks or account information.
About AVOS
AVOS is a new Internet company founded by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen who, in 2005, founded YouTube, the world’s largest online video platform. Before YouTube, Hurley and Chen were early employees at PayPal, a leading online payment service that is now part of eBay. Delicious will become a part of AVOS, based in San Mateo, California.

Advani’s Regret letter to Sonia

With respect to letter from Sonia Gandhi L.K. Advani’s reply letter

18 Feb 2011 


From Our Delhi Bureau

NEW DELHI: Even as veteran Lal Krishna Advani’s regret letter to Sonia Gandhi

created a sort of crisis in the BJP, he got released the letter through the party
headquarters to put it in right perspective.

Here is text of the letter dated February 16:

“Dear Smt Sonia ji,

On my return from Kolkata last night, I found your letter dated 15th February awaiting me.

I am happy that you have denied the reports relating to you and your family

alluded to in the Task Force’s Report on Black Money. 

If these had been denied earlier, the Task Force would have taken your denial

into account. Even so, I deeply regret the distress caused to you.

With best regards,

Yours sincerely,

L K Advani.”


Verbatim letter of Sonia Gandhi to LK Advani on Blackmoney


Dear Shri Advaniji,

My attention has been drawn to a publication titled ‘Indian Black Money Abroad
in Secret Banks and Tax Havens’ purporting to be a report submitted by a Task
Force appointed by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

This so-called report contains reckless and baseless allegations against me and my
family, including my late husband and my mother. These lies, energetically
disseminated from time to time by sections of the media and interested
parties have so far been treated by me with the contempt they deserve.

But I must let you know that I am surprised and disappointed to find a leader of
your stature occupying important positions in the NDA and the BJP endorsing
such scurrilous and malicious fabrications through their release at a function
presided over by you.

Yours sincerely,

Sd. Sonia Gandhi


See the Reply letter @
Advani’s Regret letter to Sonia

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Paypal changed terms and condition made Indian customer into trouble

PayPal going to change their Terms and condition which made Indian customers more trouble. And the same will be effectively from 1st March 2011.

They are sending email to all their Indian customers regarding this. Here after its too difficult to use with this agreement.

The mail content as follow

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IPL 4 Player cost

Player Team Cost
Gautam Gambhir Kolkata Knight Riders $2.4 million
Yusuf Pathan Kolkata Knight Riders $2.1 million
Robin Uthappa Pune $2 million
Rohit Sharma Mumbai Indians $1.9 million
Irfan Pathan Delhi Daredevils $1.8 million
Tiwary Bangalore $1.6 million
Yuvraj Singh Pune $1.5 million
David Hussey Punjab $1.4 million
Mahela Jayawardene Kochi $1.1 million
AB de Villiers Royal Challengers Bangalore $1.1 million
Cameron White Deccan Chargers $1.1 million
Jacques Kallis Kolkata Knight Riders $1.1 million
Ross Taylor Rajasthan Royals $1 million
Jadeja Kochi $950,000
Johan Botha Rajasthan Royals $950,000
Sreesanth Kochi $900,000
Adam Gilchrist Kings XI Punjab $900,000
Dinesh Kartik Punjab $900,000
Zaheer Khan Royal Challengers Bangalore $900,000
Andrew Symonds Mumbai Indians $850,000
David Warner Delhi $750,000
Kumar Sangakkara Deccan Chargers $700,000.
Tillakaratne Dilshan Royal Challengers Bangalore $650,000.
Kevin Pietersen Deccan Chargers $650,000.
Daniel Vettori Royal Challengers Bangalore $550,000.
Rahul Dravid Rajasthan Royals $500,000.
Graeme Smith Pune $500,000.
RP Singh Kochi $500,000.
Brendon McCullum Kochi $475,000.
Michael Hussey Chennai $425,000.
VVS Laxman Kochi $400,000.
Shaun Marsh Punjab $400,000.
Shikhar Dhawan Deccan Chargers $300,000
JP Duminy Deccan Chargers $300,000
James hopes Delhi $250,000
Paine Punei $270,000
Naman Ojha Delhi $250,000
Davey Jacobs Mumbai $190,000
Parthiv Patel Kochi $290,000
Davey Jacobs Mumbai Indians $190,000
Saha Chennai $100,000

Unsold players
1. Sourav Ganguly
2. Chris Gayle
3. Herschelle Gibbs
4. Jesse Ryder
5. Graham Manou
6. Lara
7. Matt Prior
Last Update: 16:00 IST

Google’s new Image format webP

Google always interested in speeding up the webpage. They have launched Google Chrome one of the fastest webbrowser. Now they are implementing new image format WebP. Google says from this image format they can reduce the image size by 40% without affecting the original quality of a image in JPG.

A WebP file consists of  VP8 image data, and a container based on RIFF. Webmasters, web developers and browser developers can use the WebP format to create smaller, better looking images that can help make the web faster.

Google's WebP image format

Google has already successfully implemented its own video format WebM for all its YouTube videos in addition to H.264. What does this all mean to web designers and website developers? Well for one thing, they need to make sure that their websites are compatible to these formats in the coming years.

2010 top searched keyword in India

Following keywords are top searched keyword in India

According to Yahoo:

1. IRCTC Login
2. Micromax Mobile
3. Youtube Videos
5. Facebook
6. Cricket Live Score
7. Twitter
8. Way2sms
9. Samsung Mobile
10. Zedge

According to Google:

  1. songs
  2. facebook
  3. google
  4. youtube
  5. yahoomail
  6. gmail
  7. yahoo
  8. nokia
  9. orkut
  10. irctc

Popular Brands in India for the year 2010

  1. nokia
  2. samsung
  3. airtel
  4. micromax
  5. dell
  6. maruti
  7. vodafone
  8. apple
  9. sony ericsson
  10. hp

Fastest rising

  1. irctc login
  2. micromax mobile
  3. youtube videos
  4. fifa
  5. facebook
  6. cricket live score
  7. twitter
  8. way2sms
  9. samsung mobile
  10. zedge

Most popular how to in 2010

  1. get pregnant
  2. kiss
  3. impress a girl
  4. improve spoken english
  5. reduce weight
  6. gain weight
  7. tie a tie
  8. create a website
  9. make money
  10. meditate

Facebooks Revenue reaches $20 Billion

Popular Social bookmarking site Facebook reaches the revenue of $20 Billion in 2010.. Facebook has transformed the web, and indeed the planet, by connecting us all in ways we weren’t before. From this current growth rate they will get around 600 million user by this year end. Currently they have over 540 million unique visitors per day reaching 35.2 percent of the total Internet population through April.

From this data we can know facebook can generate $2 to $3 per user per year in revenue. When we compare to google they generate $25 to $30 per year(more than $25 billion in revenue from about 1 billion users). Their main forms of revenue today are engagement ads and self-service ads.   Already 2 million sites included facebook connect.


Yahoo going to close Delicious

A Web giant Yahoo now going to close their web properties Delicious, Yahoo Buzz and

“Part of our organizational streamlining involves cutting our investment in underperforming or off-strategy products to put better focus on our core strengths and fund new innovation in the next year and beyond,” a Yahoo spokeswoman said via e-mail. “We continuously evaluate and prioritize our portfolio of products and services, and do plan to shut down some products in the coming months such as Yahoo Buzz, our Traffic APIs, and others. We will communicate specific plans when appropriate.”



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