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21 Feb

World population and per capita income

A very interesting map infographic from National Geographic that shows where and how the population of 7 billion lives. The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities. Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank.

The most amazing thing for me on this infographic is how World population and per capita income have been shown in co-relation with things like Life expectancy, years of education, literacy rate, fertility rate, new migration rate, phone subscriptions, cars, carbon dioxide emissions etc.

World population and per capita income

World population and per capita income

Here is one of the correlations with world population and per capita income and you can see more on National Geographic’s website by clicking on various tabs of infographic.

World population and per capita income

World population and per capita income

13 Nov

Happy Diwali: My wishes to all of you and an awesome summary from President Obama

On the auspicious day of Festival of lights
May the Joy, Prosperity and Happiness
Glow your days, in the year ahead.
SHUBH DEEPAWALI!

I never thought I could learn from a Diwali message on internet but today I learnt something and thought of sharing.

When it comes to posture, clarity of communications or leadership through unity, I am always impressed by President Obama. While searching for Diwali messages I stumbled upon a video link with wishes on Diwali form President Obama. I was impressed by the summary he provides around the history of this biggest festival in India and the pronunciation of all the names of God’s from different religions in India. It is always amazing to see him talk as he always come with prior preparation. This video clearly shows that he practiced it well before delivering the message and definitely it worked. I learnt a success habit once again form this Diwali wishes video “Prior preparation is a mark of a leader“.

01 Oct

Verizon iPhone5 WiFi Bug Fix

Apple has released information on how to fix iPhone 5 bug that burnt data plans of some Verizon customersiPhone5 Verizon WiFi Bug

From Apple Support site.

This carrier settings update resolves an issue in which, under certain circumstances, iPhone 5 may use Verizon cellular data while the phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network. Follow these instructions to install the update.

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14 Dec

World Wi-Fi number for FREE from Republic Wireless

It is amazing how new concepts are shaping the today and future of the fast progressing world we are living in. After bringing a revolutionary idea of bringing VoIP to cellphones today I received an email from Republic Wireless to get hold of a free international number.

Republic Wireless call this a world Wi-Fi number. World Wi-Fi number is a secondary number that will be assigned to your primary domestic number and the republic wireless number. Anyone would be able to call you from any country for very cheap prices (sometime in future)

As soon as I got this, I had a question for myself. Why do I need it? Here is whatI found:

I am from India and most of my family and friends are in India. This will help me in 2 ways:
1) All my friends and family can call me for a very cheap price as Republic Wireless has offered all carriers in the world a very cheap way to pass their traffic directly to them instead of paying heavy fees to other carriers to route the call internationally.
2) I frequently go back to India to meet family and for business. While I am there the same Republic Wireless phone with the world Wi-Fi number will work anywhere where there is a wifi. India is very advanced now, even in my village (Mohtli) there are many wifi networks available. This empowers all my clients, office, friends in USA reach me directly without a need of international calling enabled on their phone.

I went ahead and booked the number of my choice for free. I even went ahead and reserved a number for my wife ( even when she is not registered with them, I think they are very generous to allow anyone). Here is the link http://worldwifi.republicwireless.com
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Now I am waiting for 2012 when they will make this number available and functional. Once the feature is ready Republic Wireless will be back in touch and will let me know how to link the World Wi-Fi number with the Republic phone and my primary domestic number.

I am excited to use this new feature and technology and wish the very best to Republic Wireless.

I like innovation!
-Rohit

Source:
Republic Wireless: http://worldwifi.republicwireless.com

14 Sep

Guard your brand from Porn, reserve the .xxx domain

If you are a brand, I would encourage you to take a preemptive action and reserve your brand in .XXX registry ASAP before October 28, 2011. There is nothing worse than losing the brand reputation by letting some porn operator use your name.

Since last week the .XXX domains are available for the adult entertainment companies. So now any porn company can have yourcompanyname.XXX registered and use your name and loyal customers to increase their porn business and tarnish yourcompany image. But the good news is that there is a cooling-off period till Oct 28. All the companies outside of the porn space have enough time to protect their brands by taking a preventive measure of registering their trademark with .XXX before Oct 28.

In a worst case scenario if you choose not to reserve your domain, be ready to spend few thousand dollars in litigation cost or spend up to few millions if you choose to buy your domain back from a reseller.

The .XXX registry is operated by ICM Registry LLC. In order to reserve your brand with .XXX domain please go to a domain name registrar like networksolutions, godaddy.com. Please find the region specific list below with the links to the respective domain registration company.

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07 Jul

Solar Impulse plane on 24-hour test flight: Wish them the Best!

I am very excited to see the outcome of this historic test flight of Solar Impulse HB-SIA. First time ever a solar plane will fly straight for 24 hrs. I wish a success to this test and the team as this flight will give a green future for the airline industry. The test is being piloted Andre Borschberg in Switzerland, who will ascend to an altitude of 8,500 mts, while charging its solar batteries (placed on the wings) in preparation for the night flight.
For more details go to http://solarimpulse.com/

21 May

Google TV: What does it means to a technologist and an enterpreneur?

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Image by Getty Images via @daylife

Since yesterday I have searched lot of times and read many blogs to find out what does the Google TV means for a technical person like me. How can I use this technology or how can I think of using it. I want to understand the opportunities that lie in this breakthrough Google TV that can help me and you. Here is some information that may help you as it helped me:

Designing websites for Google TV

Table of Contents

  • Designing for TV: A Primer
  • Simplicity above all
  • Navigation is critical
  • A new kind of screen
  • Even TV needs text
  • Sound matters
  • Flash on Google TV

Source: Google TV

I would really appreciate your opinion on how to do you think that Google TV can be utilized from a perspective of a technologist or an entrepreneur.

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