Internet Salsa

Monday, July 31, 2006

Google beats other Online Giants in Global Brands!!!

We all know that Google is now like a house hold name. People even use it as a verb and on finger tips . According to the survey done by BusinessWeek and Interbrand, Google ranks 24 as the best global brands. Google is ahead of companies like Dell, Sony, Oracle, Apple, EBay, and Yahoo among others. Below is the list of some technological companies that's on the list who is behind Google.

Google was at 38 last year.

You want to know how it is calculated and who is on the top of the list?

Well click here for the complete list.

Behind Al-Qaeda's I.T. Department...

there are real people, in real space, maintaining what is, in effect, al-Qaeda's I.T. department. Last October, the most important member of that group so far -- the man who has been called "the Godfather of cyber-terrorism" -- was arrested. He is a 22-year-old Muslim immigrant to Great Britain named Younis Tsouli.

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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Some of the oldest Domain names ever registered

I was on a website where I found some of the domain names that were registered way back in 1985. According to the website "" is the first one on the list and was registered on March 15th, 1985. The website of "" however is not that impressive.
Please click here for the 100 oldest domain names ever registered.

Google Donates Search Appliance to Joel on Software

Seth Godin persuaded Google to donate one of their new Google Mini appliances to power Joel on Software.

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India plans free software for all

India is expanding a government-led program to provide free, local language software to all of its citizens, as it tries to broaden computer use in the country.

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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Pentagon Watching Youtube Closely

The Pentagon is keeping a close eye on what its troops post online, with special attention being paid to videos that show the aftermath of comba

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Friday, July 28, 2006

YouTube Denies $1 Billion Valuation, But Okay with $600 Million

YouTube's founder seems fine with $600m. $1 Billion valuation doesn't make sense.

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Pay your bills on Time..Otherwise...

This is a cool add from Thailand. Very cool concept.

How is Kazaa paying the huge amount?

I m sure you have heard in the news about Kazaa paying over $100m in lawsuit. The founders of Kazaa also founded popular "peer to peer voice service" Skype. Skype was then sold to Ebay for couple of billions of dollars. So do you think they (founders of Kazaa) is using some of that money to pay the legal fees? Either way they can still live large.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Why Yahoo!, eBay, Amazon, and AOL are tanking?

"From the ashes of the 2001-2002 crash there emerged four horsemen of the dot-com apocalypse:, Yahoo!, eBay, and AOL." "But in recent weeks, at a time when online advertising and e-commerce are enjoying strong growth, all four have pulled up lame."

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Who gets what in a 99 cents download?

Record companies keep about 72.5 cents on average for a 99 cent song, the credit card company then gets a small slice. The rest goes to the people who sold the song.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The numbers are in for Google Talk, and they're not good

"Google (Talk) is a distant, distant 4th after MSN, Yahoo and AIM. They hold a pitiful 1% of total instant messaging market share, with 3.4 million unique users in May 2006." The numbers however do not factor in Google Talk's usage within Gmail.

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Facebook giving away 10 million iTunes songs

Starting today Facebook will give away 1 million, 25-song music samplers from iTunes each week for the next 10 weeks. Each iTunes sampler will feature �select songs from a different genre ranging from Alternative to Rock, Hip-Hop to Dance and Electronica.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Collection of Interesting Google Links

Check out these some interesting and strange lonks that are under Google. Some are fun and some interesting.

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Monday, July 24, 2006

First Kazaa, Then Skype, and now "The Venice Project"

Serial entrepreneurs Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis are at it again, this time with a venture for distributing TV and other video over the Net.

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YouTube Worth $1 BIllion? But Who Will Buy It?

John Battelle ponders who could buy YouTube, recently speculated to be worth $1 Billion, without getting burned.

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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Do you have faster internet connection??

Why would you need a faster internet connection? Check this video out and you will see what I mean.

What is "Internets?"

Is there a word called Internets? Well watch this video...

China's online population hits 123 million

China's Internet population has jumped to 123 million at the end of June, consolidating the nation's status as the world's number two after the United States, the government said.

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Saturday, July 22, 2006

The World's Most Misunderstood Programming Language

"Despite its popularity, few know that JavaScript is a very nice dynamic object-oriented general-purpose programming language. How can this be a secret? Why is this language so misunderstood?"

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YouTube Is The Fastest Growing Website

The popularity of YouTube is growing at an astronomical rate, as web traffic to the video-sharing site grew 75% just in the week ending July 16.

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Congress goes after sneaky 'sex' sites

Web pages that use innocent words like "Barbie" or "Furby" but actually feature sexual content will be subject to felony charges, thanks to a bill the U.S. Senate approved Thursday.

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Shakira - Hips Dont Lie spoof

Another funny video on Shakira's song.

Shakira - Ryan
Gangsters - Sal, Matt
Directed/Filmed/Edited - Tom
Go to the official shakira spoof homepage at

George Bush singing "Sunday Bloody Sunday"

This video is really funny, and well done.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Automated Freebie Finder Updated

Freebie Finder still aggregates freebies while filtering out scams and referral pyramids by detecting links on multiple sites. The new Freebie Finder also predicts categories and countries for new freebies and then utilizes user input to refine these initial predictions through user votes on categories, descriptions, countries, and ratings.

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Nigerian 419 Scams: Still going strong

Savvy Internet users don't bat an eye when they receive e-mails offering to make them a partner in shady money-laundering schemes. The venerable Nigerian 419 scam has been around for so long that it can be difficult to believe it still takes people in - A recent world coverage shows that this scam is still going strong.

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MySpace for Jobs Receives $18M

Interestingly, Jobster doesn't make its money from consumer-facing services. Instead, it builds Friendster-style social networks for nearly 400 corporate customers, who pay between $1,000 and $9,000 per month for the service. Customers include Boeing, Microsoft, Expedia, Google and Starbucks.

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Top 10 Dumbest Online Business Ideas That Made It Big Time.

1. Million Dollar Homepage, 2. SantaMail, 3. Doggles, 4. LaserMonks, 5. AntennaBalls and so on.

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Google Exec Challenges Berners-Lee

"A Google executive challenged Internet pioneer Tim Berners-Lee on his ideas for a Semantic Web during a conference in Boston on artificial intelligence."

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Yahoo? Google produces 40% more revenue from each search

"Shares of Yahoo fell to their lowest level in nearly two years in after-hours trading yesterday as it reported weak revenue from Internet search advertising..." "Google, which continues to increase its share of both users and advertising revenue, produces 40 percent more revenue from each search than Yahoo does"

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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Google sends blogger aspirin after complaining about Google headaches

After writing a blog post titled â??Dear Google, Youâ??re Giving Me a Headacheâ??, Google sent the author a small pack of acetaminophen, with a message saying "I hope this helps you keep up with the many Adwords changes."

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

100 Best Places to Work in IT!

For the 13th year in a row, Computerworld conducted a survey to identify the 100 Best Places to Work for IT professionals. A total of 20,435 IT professionals responded to the employee survey from the final 100 companies selected.

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How will YouTube make money?

"Can YouTube make money from these millions of mouse clicks? Is there a business plan that ensures the 1 1/2-year-old San Mateo start-up is not just another Silicon Valley one-click wonder?"

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

eBay Bans Sellers from Using Google Checkout

eBay is banning sellers from requesting payment through Google Checkout. The online auction giant updated its Safe Payments policy this week to add Google's new payment service, Google Checkout to its list of online payment methods not permitted on eBay.

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