Many Web designers are staging a protest against the old version of Microsoft’s browser, the Internet Explorer 6 (IE6). They allege that the ability of the Web to move forward in a more interactive way is getting hampered due to the browser. Microsoft acknowledged it is recommending IE6 users to upgrade to the newer IE8, but again promised it would support the older version till April 2014.
The designers say that the IE6, which was released in 2001 and since been updated twice by Microsoft is ‘crippling’ the Internet’s potential and slowing down the online experience. They also blame IE6 for giving webmasters a tough job, because they have to write special ‘hacks’ into the Web code to accommodate an outmoded browser. An estimated 15-25 percent of people still use IE6 as their portal to the Internet. Microsoft officials insist they simply can’t end support for IE 6, since it shipped as part of Windows XP.
Recently, a campaign has started, sparked by 40 Internet start-ups who want their users to ditch Microsoft’s eight year old web browser. The campaign is spread to the social networking sites as well. Facebook has been prompting IE6 users to swap out their browsers since February 2009. A petition on Twitter collected nearly 10,000 signatures supporting the effort. Even Google’s YouTube and Digg were taking similar steps to stop their users from using the IE6 browser.
Although Microsoft has released two major versions of Internet Explorer in the past couple of years, for many, the face of Internet Explorer is still the IE6. In large part, the reason is because many of Internet Explorer’s users are the ones who tend not to change the browser that comes with their operating system.
October 6, 2009 Posted by Bala | Business, General, IT, Science, Software, Technology, USA, USA Related, World News | Apple, Bala, Balamurugan, Balamurugan R, Balgates, Browser, Chrome, Designers, Digg, Explorer, Facebook, Firefox, Google, Hacks, IE, IE6, IE7, IE8, Interactive, Internet, Internet Explorer, Kill, Major, Microsoft, Mozilla, New, Newer, Old, Older, Online, Opera, People, Portal, Protest, R Balamurugan, Safari, Signatures, Twitter, Version, Web, Web Developers, Webmasters, Windows, Windows XP, XP, YouTube | Leave a comment
Two months after taking over scam-tainted Satyam Computer Services, Tech Mahindra on June 21, 2009 renamed the IT major as Mahindra Satyam.
The logo will be adopted from the Mahindra Group. “This strategic move paves the way for the emergence of a robust brand, which draws from the core values of the Mahindra group and the inherent strength of the Satyam brand,” said a company statement here June 21, 2009 evening.
“Customer centricity, high standards of corporate governance, unimpeachable ethics form the cornerstones of the Mahindra Group,” said Mahindra Group vice chairman and managing director Anand Mahindra.
“This rebranding exercise symbolizes an amalgamation of the Mahindra Group’s values with Satyam’s fabled expertise, even as it retains that part of Satyam’s identity which signifies commitment, purpose and proficiency of the organization and its people,” the statement said.
Satyam’s executive vice chairman Vineet Nayyar described the move as “a significant milestone towards the recovery of the company”.
Tech Mahindra, owned by the $6.3 billion Mahindra Group, bought the scam-hit IT company in an open auction in April 2009.
The re-branding comes six months after Satyam’s founder and then chairman B. Ramalinga Raju confessed to a Rs.78-billion accounting fraud.
The government launched a probe, superseded the board, and put the company up for sale in open auction.
Ramalinga Raju, his brother Rama Raju, former chief financial officer Vadlamani Srinivas and five other accused are currently in jail.
June 22, 2009 Posted by Bala | Business, General, India Related, IT, Science, Software, Technology, World News | 78 Billion, Accounting, Accounts, Accused, Anand, Anand Mahindra, B. Ramalinga Raju, Bala, Balamurugan, Balamurugan R, Balgates, Brand, Brother, Centricity, CFO, Chairman, Chief, Chief Financial Officer, Commitment, Computer, Corporate, Customer, Customer Centricity, Director, Emergence, Ethics, Executive, Executive Vice Chairman, Expertise, Financial, Founder, Founder Chairman, Fraud, Governance, Information Technology, IT, Jail, Logo, Mahindra, Mahindra Group, Mahindra Satyam, Major, Managing, Managing Director, MD, Milestone, Nayyar, Officer, Organization, People, Prison, Proficiency, Purpose, R Balamurugan, Raju, Rama, Rama Raju, Ramalinga, Ramalinga Raju, Rebranding, Recovery, Robust, Rs., Rupees, Satyam, Satyam Computer Services, Satyam Computers, Significant, Srinivas, Strategic, Tech, Tech Mahindra, Vadlamani, Vadlamani Srinivas, Vice Chairman, Vineet, Vineet Nayyar | Leave a comment
Former Team India captain Sourav Ganguly today assured West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee of arranging Rs 50-60 lakh for relief to the Aila-affected people.
Ganguly went to the Writers’ Buildings and called on the Chief Minister to express his sympathy with the cyclone-hit people of the state.
After emerging out of the Chief Minister’s chamber, Ganguly told reporters that he assured him of arranging Rs 50-60 lakh for the cyclone-affected people.
He said he would contribute the money after returning from England.
He informed he would fly to London on June 05, 2009 to witness ICC Twenty20 World Cup. Ganguly had been assigned by the ESPN STAR Sports to give expert comment for two semifinals and the final match.
In reply to a question, he said he had apprised of a disputed matter to the Chief Minister regarding his proposed school at Salt Lake in the city.
The residents of CA and DA blocks of Salt Lake have been opposing construction of an English medium school on a 60-cottah land.
They said already there are two institutions Salt Lake School and Haryana Vidyamandir and the proposed six-storeyed third school- Wiffren International School of Ganguly- would cause environmental hazards and create noise pollution as the area is very congested.
Ganguly hoped the dispute would be resoved amicably.
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England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff
Sachin Tendulkar’s match-winning century knock in Chennai which he dedicated to the people of India deeply hurt by the terror attack in Mumbai has earned respect from England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff who called the master bastman a “role model” for the game.
“It is impossible not to admire him (Tendulkar) when you are out in the middle. He is a class player and a great role model for the game,” Flintoff said.
“His innings (in Chennai) was a scriptwriter’s dream. The lad from Mumbai, with everything that has happened there, scores a hundred to win and then dedicates it to everyone in the country. Thinking about it, it was probably inevitable it happened,” he was quoted as saying by ‘The Independent’. Flintoff said playing against Tendulkar brought the best out of him.
“Playing against him brings the best out of you in a lot of ways. The worrying thing for us is that he was getting better towards the end of that innings. You could see in the way he was playing he was back to his best.”
The 31-year-old Lancashire player was of the view that there is very little margin for error bowling against greats like Tendulkar and Brian Lara. “I enjoy bowling at him, as I did at the likes of Brian
Lara. I think they bring the best out of you. Your margins for error are small, you have to bowl well to restrict them, never mind get them out.”
December 20, 2008 Posted by Bala | Cricket, General, India Related, Sports | Admire, Andrew, Andrew Flintoff, Attack, Bala, Balamurugan, Balamurugan R, Balgates, Best, Brian, Brian Lara, Century, Chennai, Cricket, Dedicated, Dream, Englamd, Flintoff, Independent, India, Lad, Lancashire, Lara, Margin, Match, Mumbai, Old, People, R Balamurugan, Restrict, Role Model, Sachin, Sachin Tendulkar, Tendulkar, Terror, Winning, Year | Leave a comment
GET IT CLEAR: Bush has said US will not be held to ransom by terror outfits
With India reaching out to the world community in the wake of Mumbai attacks, the US, Germany and Britain are sending their ministers and functionaries to India to discuss the developing situation.
Washington too is keeping the pressure up.
US President Bush made a statement saying even governments sponsoring terrorism will be held responsible.
“We’ve made it clear to Pakistan that we must do whatever to protect American people. Governments sponsoring terror are as guilty as the terrorists and will be held to account,” warned America’s President who will soon be making way for president-elect Barack Obama to take over.
The US reiterated that countries should deny safe haven to terrorists.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice too came down hard on the terror outfits and their nefarious designs.
Rice had said that those who want to disrupt good relations between India and Pakistan were at root, and that these non-state actors clearly used Pakistani territory. Rice continued to tell the CBS radio in the interview that there is reason for Pakistan to take up responsibility to act.
December 11, 2008 Posted by Bala | Attacks, General, India Related, USA Related, World News | America, American, Attack, Attacks, Bala, Balamurugan, Balamurugan R, Balgates, Barack, Barack Obama, Britain, Bush, Community, Condoleezza, Condoleezza Rice, Countries, Country, Elect, England, Face-off, Fight, George Bush, George W Bush, Germany, Government, Governments, Govt, India, Indian, Ministers, Mumbai, Obama, Pakistan, Pakistani, People, President, President-Elect, Protect, Rice, Safe, Secretary, Secretary of State, State, Terror, Terrorism, Terrorist, Terrorists, UK, United States, United States of America, US, USA, Warns, Washington, World | Leave a comment
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