Thursday, February 22, 2007

My Huawei Cell Phone

I bought a Huawei 3G CDMA phone really cheap at Kurla, Mumbai. It is a basic model and has an FM radio to boot. I always wanted a radio, so that I can listen to songs on the way to work.

This phone has a good backup memory, it's cell also lasts longer than the ones I used earlier, has a cool display and catches all my local FM stations.

Something to rave about since I bought it for just Indian Rupees 1750. If you are interested in lyrics of Hindi songs you can find them here.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

What is Skype?

I have often came across the word Skype too many times and wondered what it must be. Have you? Then here is a primer, courtesy, Wikipedia.

"Skype is a peer-to-peer Internet telephony network founded by the entrepreneurs Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, also founders of the file sharing application Kazaa. It competes against existing open VoIP protocols such as SIP, IAX, and H.323. The Skype Group, acquired by eBay in October 2005, is headquartered in Luxembourg, with offices in London, Tallinn and Prague.

"Skype has experienced rapid growth in both popular usage and software development since launch, both of its free and its paid services. The Skype communications system is notable for its broad range of features, including free voice and video conferencing, its ability to use peer to peer (decentralized) technology to overcome common firewall and NAT (Network address translation) problems, and its extreme countermeasures against reverse engineering of the software or protocol."

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Value-added services for telecommunications

Telecommunications is booming in India and one company that is making waves in the telecom sphere is This value added service provider has a network infrastructure for delivering innovative VAS network services, business logic, information and entertainment content. Take a look.

G2Bay, monetize your information!

Here's a friend networking and sharing site that believes in social networking and that information is money and wants its members to benefit when they give out information on the net. They have many ways of monetizing the information we give away to websites and portals for free.

The site also is for serious networkers who would like to earn money. So, no fake, fraud, spam profiles here. And that's a good thing in the networked world where, um, you go and see these arresting face, only to discover that the profile is fake, the photograph belongs to that of some supermodel.

Ergo, is it goodbye to all that?