Google acquired DoubleClick for $3.1 billion

DoubleClick, a global leader in digital marketing technology and services acquired by Google for $3.1 billion in cash from San Francisco-based private equity firm Hellman & Friedman along with JMI Equity and management. The acquisition will combine DoubleClick's expertise in ad management technology for media buyers and sellers with Google's leading advertising platform and publisher monetization services. The Google source says that, The acquisition would be greater and more useful for online users, advertisers, and publishers. The combination of Google and DoubleClick will offer superior tools for targeting, serving and analyzing online ads of all types, significantly benefiting customers and consumers:
  • For users, the combined company will deliver an improved experience on the web, by increasing the relevancy and the quality of the ads they see.
  • For online publishers, the combination provides access to new advertisers, which creates a powerful opportunity to monetize their inventory more efficiently.
  • For agencies and advertisers, Google and DoubleClick will provide an easy and efficient way to manage both search and display ads in one place. They will be able to optimize their ad spending across different online media using a common set of metrics.

NetBeans Software Day Event 2007 in San Francisco

Netbeans announced fourth annual NetBeans™ Software Day on 7 May at Moscone Center.? This is the opportunity to learn new and upcoming Java technology and presentation on the NetBeans GUI Builder. James Gosling? will highlight future of Java technology and developer tools. Sun Developer Network members are invited to attend…continue reading →

New discovery to repair hardware with a patch like software

According to Technology Review, Computer-science professor Josep Torrellas discovered a better way to deal with faulty chips: an efficient repair mechanism that treats hardware much more like software, by fixing bugs with downloadable patches. Josep Torrellas invention still in development phase, but his invention could make micro chip production faster…continue reading →

Joost TV at your way

After a few month of waiting , finally I got beta test invitation from Joost. I have downloaded it and test it. Nothing was working at first site, there was a connection error problem... In evening I received a mail from Joost side informing new 9.2 version and bug of 9.1 version. Finally, I had installed newer version and opened the program. The graphic is quite interesting and amazing just giving me feel a theater. Picture and audio quality of the program is very good. I found very fast good streaming ratio at 256Kbps internet connection speed. Joost supports many programs including National Geographic Channel and some Indian channel but not all of them are working now because of beta release. The program is in beta and not open for public users now. You can register at site and it is up to Joost to send you invitation to test program. Joost TV also require Joost credential each time to run the program. The program can be run on multiple PC in same network or different network but you need to supply credential from each PC. This simply mean you need to expose your login id and password to others. Now register on the site and wait for your turn to get the Joost work on your PC.

Mouthshut.com an ultimate site to read and write reviews

Mouthshut is good site to read and write reviews. I find it very useful. Every review is written by normal genuine user not by the member sponsored by the company or product marketers. Thousands of product listed under various category and new product can be added easily. The website is launch to target Indian audience. Marketing policy of the site is excellent. They organize weekly monthly draw and best reviewer awards to encourage reviewers. Look and feel of the site is impressive and presentation of reviews look like a group of friends discussing to the topic in the college campus. I always read product reviews from this site before to make purchase. The site is really helpful to know pros and cons of the products before purchasing. I am a member of the site for more then a year and unfortunately written only one review till now. Here is my profile. http://www.mouthshut.com/user/BalaKrishna.html Afzee, greatest friend, most active user, reviewer and "REVIEWER OF THE MONTH AWARD WINNER" on mouthshut.com. Here is his profile. http://www.mouthshut.com/user/afzee.html Hope this article help you.

Chest Pain diagnosis yourself

Although this blog is not related to health. But i think everything that can save human life should be take at least one corner in any media that can spread at amazing speed and make people aware with critical health issues. I finally added health category in the blog and this article is just an effort to aware people who read this blog. In the last week, I was felling chest pain in random order. After doctor checkup, no cardiac related issues found. Before the checkup i was worried about the pain. While goggling on chest pain i found two interesting articles that are fully descriptive and load of knowledge. Here i am sharing those links with you. You should read this links whatever you are in trouble or not because your knowledge can save life of the people either your relative, neighbors or the people sacrificing their life on the road. Chest Pain - Guide from Inroduction to Treatment http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chest-pain/DS00016 First-add guide if symtoms reated to cardiac or heart attack http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-chest-pain/FA00036 A good questionnaire to diagnose chest pain yourself http://familydoctor.org/x2586.xml

Difference between DDR2 and DDR3 memory

DDR2 Operate at 400MHz to 800MHz. operates at 1.8V 4 internal banks used based on "T branches" conventional topology (OCD) off-chip driver calibration can not deal with termination impedance popular in industry. No Thermal Sensor DDR3 Operate at 800MHz to 1666 MHz. This will reduce read and write time to…continue reading →
Internet Explorer IE for Linux

Internet Explorer IE for Linux

So long time has gone.. I was desperately looking for the solution to use internet explorer under Linux. I had tested solutions using wine but nothing is perfect to suit my need. Finally, i found IEs4Linus package to use IE5,IE5.5 and IE6 in various distribution of Linux including Fedora, Ubuntu,…continue reading →

RAM Memory Bad Memory Diagnostic Softwares – A Review

Are you facing sudden system crash problems including ugly blue screens without showing any error message. If this is the case then you may have the problem with your RAM or DIMM memory. Although, Memory chips are tested by manufacturers but memory chips are very sensitive and can be crashed by touching it by hand. There are many reason for memory to be faulty:
  • Electrostatic charges or ESD shock from improper handling
  • Frequent AC power surges
  • Dirty and Dusty PC Box internally
  • Operating in very humid and tropical environment
  • Metal contacts between the memory module and the motherboard DIMM memory slot
  • Heat dissipation from other components may cause gradual thermal damage.
Bad memory indication This are the frequent indicators of faulty memory:
  • Failure to boot and accompanied by repeated long beeps.
  • Random system crashes or blue screens during the running of NT,2000 or XP.
  • Blue screens during the install procedure of Windows NT,2000 and XP.
  • Crashes during usage of memory intensive software such as Photoshop,3D Games,Benchmarking utilities .. etc.
  • Distorted Video graphics on the monitor screen
How to check bad memory There are three software that i have checked are available in the market to check faulty memory. DocMemory - Bad Memory Diagnostic Software DocMemory is a user friendly self-bootable PC Memory Diagnostic Software software designed to check all possible memory failures in PC. The memory can be tested by installing software without removing RAM slot from PC. Pros & Cons
  • Software run from floopy diskette. You need to have floppy drive to work this program.
  • Installation process automatically create self-booting floppy disk to check critical errors at boot time.
  • Software claiming that Burnt-In mode" can detect 95% of PC System soft memory failures. check yourself.
  • Software does not change any configuration in your PC
Download http://www.simmtester.com/page/products/doc/docMemSignIn.asp Price: Free GoldMemory - Bad Memory Diagnostic Software GoldMemory is a diagnostic utility enabling thoroughly testing mistakeless functions of memory subsystem of PC on process architecture x86 basis. Special algorithms are used, which are very effective and do not directly depend on actual type of memories or chipset used. These algorithms simulate very complicated operations connected with intensive use of the whole memory subsystem. Pros & Cons
  • Floppy and CDROM image available for installation.
  • Program can not determine the wrong part of memory subsystem.
  • Parts of memory subsystem are tested as an unit not separately.
  • Works with 32-bit pattern only.
  • Testing available in three mode QUICK MODE, NORMAL MODE, THOROUGH MODE through command line switches.
Download http://www.goldmemory.cz/gm692.zip Price: Shareware $ 29.00 Memtest86 - Bad Memory Diagnostic Software Memtest86 is stand alone memory test for x86 architecture computers. Many features has been planned for this software inlcluding memory testing using multiple CPUs and native 64 bit support Pros & Cons
  • Open source GPL License
  • Available in Linux and Windows platform
  • Easy to install and use
  • Support many additional chip-sets
Download: Windows: http://www.memtest86.com/memtest33.zip Linux: http://www.memtest86.com/memtest86-3.3.tar.gz ISO: http://www.memtest86.com/memtest86-3.3.iso.zip ISO http://www.memtest86.com/memtest86-3.3.iso.gz Price: $9.95 USD for CD Shipping. Download is free.