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News RoundUp: NIT Warangal student bagged Rs 45 lakh salary at Facebook, MTS cheap Android phones

 

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NIT Warangal student bagged Rs 45 lakh salary job at Facebook

A 21-year-old 4th year BTech computer science student bagged the job at Facebook with package of Rs 45 lakhs per annum. This is the highest ever package of the institution. The student is selected for the Technical department at Facebook and will join after completing his engineering next year.

MTS launched Android Phones under Rs. 5000

MTS launched 2 Andorid based smartphones recently and both are priced below Rs. 5000.

MTS MTag 3.1 – The sleek MTS MTAG 3.1 comes with a 2.8” touch-screen of 240×320 pixels display. It supports various audio & video formats and has 3.5 mm jack. The camera is 3.2 megapixel which clicks good pictures. Apart from various applications like GMail, Youtube, Google Maps and Google Talk, it also gives access to Live TV and On demand video playback.

The other new phone MTS Livewire also boosts of similar features. Both the phones runs on CDMA technology and Qualcom’s Snapdragon S1 processors.
he phones are targeted at mobile entrepreneurs and business executives. These are the most affordable Android smart phones available in the market today.

 

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Steve Jobs – An artist who changed the world

 

“We’re here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why even be here? We’re creating a completely new consciousness, like an artist or a poet. That’s how you have to think of this. We’re rewriting the history of human thought with what we’re doing.” – Noah Wyle who portrayed the role of Steve Jobs in “Pirates of Silicon Valley” said in the movie. The film is based on the book Fire in the Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine.

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And actually Steve Jobs was not just the CEO of Apple, he was an artist or a legend who invented the most lovable and revolutionary products of the world that changed everything.

Early Life
Steve Jobs was born to unmarried couple Joanne Carole Schieble and Syrian Muslim Abdulfattah Jandali on Feb.24, 1955 in California. But later on, he was adopted by a Middle Class American Couple Clara & Paul Jobs.

College Dropout

After doing graduation from Homestead High School in Cupertino, California- Steve Jobs took admission in Reed College in Oregon but dropped out after 1st semester only. He then joined Atari in 1974 to gain some work experience.

Beginning of Apple
Steve Jobs along with fellow college dropout and friend Steve Wozniak started Apple in his family garage in California in April 1976. Jobs was the ‘sales’ guy in the company who was working behind how to push sales and Steve Wozniak worked as the Engineer. Prior to Apple, Wozniak was a genius electronics hacker.
Later on, Apple got the funding from Semi- retired Intel Marketing Manager & Engineer A.C. Mike Markkula Jr.
The first computer built was Apple II which introduced the concept of personal computers. Apple sales rose from $7.8 million in 1978 to $117 million in 1980.

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In 1978, Apple recruited Mike Scott from National Semiconductor to serve as CEO for what turned out to be several turbulent years. In 1983, Steve Jobs lured John Sculley away from Pepsi-Cola to serve as Apple’s CEO, asking, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?
In 1984, Apple aired a Super Bowl television commercial titled “1984.”
And launched Macintosh which was the first commercially successful small computer with a graphical user interface.

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But in 1985 because of Steve Jobs’ aggressive approach of managing, he was ousted from Apple by John Sculley after a disagreement on how to run the company.

NeXT Computer

After Apple, Steve Jobs founded another company “NeXT Computer”.

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The company was more technologically advanced than Apple & brought first ‘Interpersonal’ Computer- next level to personal computers. Graphical E-Mails were also introduced by this company. But because of high cost of products, company could not sold many products and was not commercially successful.

Relationship with Pixar & Disney

In 1986, Steve Jobs bought The Graphics Group (later renamed Pixar) and after years of unprofitability finally contracted with Disney to produce animated feature films.

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The first film produced by the partnership, Toy Story, brought fame and critical acclaim to the studio when it was released in 1995. Over the next 15 years, the company had produce the box-office hits A Bug’s Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006), Ratatouille (2007), WALL-E (2008), Up (2009) and Toy Story 3 (2010).
In 2006, Disney purchased the Pixar for $ 7.4 billion but Steve Jobs became the highest single stakeholder with 7% of total stock.

Return to Apple
In 1996, Apple bought NeXT for $429 million which also brought back Steve Jobs to the company. Jobs made some drastic changes in the company like terminated number of unprofitable projects and changed the licensing program for Macintosh clones, making it too costly for the manufacturers to continue making machines.
With the purchase of NeXT, much of the company’s technology found its way into Apple products, most notably NeXTSTEP, which evolved into Mac OS X.

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And then with introduction of iPod, iPhone, Apple TV and iPad, the company has became the most valuable brand of the world.

Retirement

In August 2011, Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple, but remained at the company as chairman of the company’s board.

Philanthropy

Arik Hesseldahl of BusinessWeek magazine noted that “Jobs isn’t widely known for his association with philanthropic causes”, compared to Bill Gates’ efforts. In 1997, after returning back to Apple as CEO, Jobs eliminated all corporate philanthropy programs.

Favorite Quotations:

1) “Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. … One is very fortunate if you get to work on just one of these in your career. Apple’s been very fortunate it’s been able to introduce a few of these into the world.

2) “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”

3) “Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it

4) “The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their products.”
“I am saddened, not by Microsoft’s success — I have no problem with their success. They’ve earned their success, for the most part. I have a problem with the fact that they just make really third-rate products.”

5) “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

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What other people think about Steve Jobs

1) “You know, Steve was never like you or me, he always saw things differently. Even when I was in Berkeley, I would see something and just see kilobytes or circuit boards while he’d see karma or the meaning of the universe.” – Steve Wozniak

2) “In terms of an inspirational leader, Steve Jobs is really the best I have ever met,”
“He’s got a belief in excellence of products. He’s able to communicate that,”- Bill Gates.

Wealth
Steve Jobs only earned $1 a year as CEO of Apple but he holds 5.426 million Apple shares, as well as 138 million shares in Disney.
Forbes has estimated his net wealth at $5.1 billion in 2009, making him the 43rd wealthiest American.

Some other facts

1) Jobs always wanted to study and experience spiritualism and existentialism. In India, he wanted to visit the Neem Karoli Baba at his Kainchi Ashram. However, when he arrived in 1970s he learn’t that Baba has died.

2) Steve Jobs is a Buddhist and a vegetarian.

3) Steve Jobs named the company as “Apple” because Apple is his favorite food.

Do Read:
There are no accidents – Mark Zuckerberg Inspirational Story
Things you won’t learn in school or college- Quotes from Entrepreneurs
Apple Inc co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs died at 56
What world has to say about Steve Jobs death
Steve Jobs’ FBI File: 2.65 GPA, Bomb Threats, Drugs and much more

 

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PETA launching their own “PORN” website to save animals

 

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has announced that they will launch their own “PORN” website to draw the attention of billions of people all over the world.

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The animal rights group will launch their own PETA.XXX site and will show people how animals are suffered for entertainment. PETA’s porn site will require to make some modification to internet domain names in order to register themselves on the www.peta.xxx website.

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The move has been taken as the campaigns organized by PETA were too hot for TV ads & other form of media.

However, now the sexy side of PETA displayed in galleries & videos will quickly give way to the menacing world of animal mistreatment revealed by the group’s hidden camera investigations in a different and exciting kind of graphic content.

 

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Facebook closing down its Discount Deal Business

 

The Social Networking website Facebook has announced that they are shutting down their Daily Deal Business after four months of testing. After the success of Groupon and LivingSocial, Facebook has entered into the Discount Deals Business four months ago in 5 big US cities.

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“After testing Deals for four months, we have decided to shut down our Deals product in the coming weeks. We think there is a lot of power in a social approach to driving people into local businesses.”, Facebook said in a statement emailed to Reuters.
“We remain committed to building products to help local businesses connect with people, like Ads, Check-in deals, Pages, and Sponsored Stories. We have learned a lot from our test & we will continue to evaluate how to best serve local businesses.”

I think it’s a great move by Facebook as they can still do so much in the Social Networking field, they should not focus on other aspects of business.

 

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Everything you need to know about “Google Panda”

 

What is Google Panda?

Google Panda is a new algorithm launched by Google on February 24, 2011. It works against the websites with low quality content or duplicate content by lowering down their search rankings in the Google search.
It prevents sites with huge database of duplicate content from dominating the Google search rankings.

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How Google Panda works ?

The smart people in Google have created this algorithm which search down the huge database of million of websites available on world wide web. If pages of your website have a High Panda Ranking (High is Bad), it means you are being punished by Google for having duplicate content on your pages and site. The Google search engine will show the results of ‘Low Panda Ranking’ Websites higher in their search queries.

Reasons behind getting “Panda Slap”

The slang term used to define the site which is being punished by Google Panda for low quality content is known as “Panda Slap”. The first and foremost reason your site will get a “Panda Slap” is due to the duplicate content on a single or multiple pages of a website. Other reasons could be:
- Very less original content on the website
- Inappropriate Information on the website. Your keywords or tags must match with the content of the article.
- Too many links of poor sites linked to your site can also hurt your Panda rankings.
- Too many advertisements on a page with little content.
- High Bounce rate and less time spend by users on your site.
- Too many affiliate links.

How to Check if your website is being punished by Google Panda or not?

If you see huge drop in your traffic status, that means your website is being punished by Google Panda and you will find out that many of your URLs are not in the Google search list.

How to Recover from “Panda Slap”

If your website is being penalized by Google, then you should do the following things to increase your Google search rankings again:
- Remove the duplicate content pages or make it Error 404.
- Write original articles with high quality content to increase your rankings.
- Decrease your site bounce rate by promoting it on various social networking sites.
- Submit it to Google for reconsideration.
But the whole process could take up several weeks.

Why Google launched “Google Panda”?

I believe it’s a great move by Google to stop duplicate content sites overtaking high quality sites. This will detect scraper sites with no original content and will stop them to rank higher.

Regular Updates

Google is regularly updating their Google Panda algorithm to bring more “Human Factor” into their algorithm and improve their search queries.

February 24, 2011: Google Panda 1.0
April, 2011: Google Panda 2.0
May 10, 2011: Google Panda 2.1
June 16, 2011: Google Panda 2.2
July 26, 2011: Google Panda 2.3
August 12, 2011: Google Panda 2.4
September 28, 2011: Google Panda 2.5
October 19, 2011: Google Panda 3.0
November 18, 2011: Google Panda 3.1
January 18, 2012: Google Panda 3.2
February 27, 2012: Google Panda 3.3
March 24, 2012: Google Panda 3.4

Google Panda is not “SWITCH ON” 24*7:

Google Panda is not something which is continuously monitoring each site. But actually, it works its magic once every few weeks to monitor each site in their database.

“Spread the word by sharing it with your friends”

 

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Twitter introduces “Image Galleries”

 

In a recent update, Twitter introduced Photo galleries where an user can aggregate all its images which have been uploaded on the Twitter Profile into an organized page which will display up to 100 most recent images in your Tweets, in chronological but will only include images after January 1, 2010.

The images included in user photo galleries can come from Twitter, yFrog, TwitPic, Instagram and other image sharing services supported in Twitter’s details pane.

The User Galleries will not show tweets with video links in User Galleries.

User Galleries Profile View: The User galleries can be found on the user profile page.

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User Galleries Grid View: It will show the thumbnails of all images.

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User Galleries Detail View:
It will show the recent image with the tweet displayed below it and thumbnails of other images above it.

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Users can also easily remove the images by simply deleting the respective tweets.
Twitter also points out that if your images appear black, it means content partners’ servers are overloaded as the feature is still in testing phase.

I believe it’s a great move by the Twitter management as it will give users one more reason to come on the website apart from just 140 words’ tweet as photos are the important part of a social network. This continues the improvement in every social networking site to tackle the competition arising out of Google Plus after Facebook also added Video chat and some changes in interface layout.

 

LinkNotify

LinkNotify- A Better Way to Discover content on Facebook

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LinkNotify is a great website launched in February, 2011 which filter your Facebook News Feed and you can check out all the links which your friends and pages are posting without all the noise about what they are doing, eating, reading or watching on TV. It is a notification system for your facebook homepage.

linknotify newsfeed

It also sends out a regular email updating you on all the links your friends or pages are posting on their walls in newsletter style.
I believe it’s a great concept as it will help users to stay updated with current news and great content easily.
LinkNotify is content your friends think
YOU should care about.

You can also download the iPhone App here.

 

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Google introduces verifying Google+ accounts

 

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Google has recently introduced verification badges to Google+ users. Initially, the move has been taken to verify celebrities, public figures, or those who have simply been added to a lot of circles. This will help people to follow the real celebrities or public figures.

“For now, we are focused on verifying public figures, celebrities, & people who’ve been added to a large no. of Circles, but we are working on expanding this to more folks.”, Google’s Wen-Ai Yu said in a Google+ post.

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“Many celebrities and public figures are joining Google+, & if you are like me, you want to be sure the person you are adding to a circle is really who they claim to be,” she says.

This feature was first introduced on Twitter network where you see “Verified Account” badges on the profiles of celebrities and public figures. This will definitely help Google+ to engage users and bring back on their site.

 

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Google launched Music Discovery Site “Magnifier”

 

Google officially introduced Magnifier, a new music discovery site that will feature great music and the people who make it, including videos of live performances, interviews with artists, explorations of different musical genres and free songs that you can add to your Music Beta collection.

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To get these free tracks and hundreds of other songs in our Free Song Archive, you need a Music Beta [a service that lets you upload your personal music collection to the cloud and listen to it on the web or your Android phone or tablet on the go] by Google account (if you don’t have an account, request an invitation). Head over to Magnifier, find the songs you want, click on the “Add free music” buttons and the tracks will be instantly added to your library in Music Beta.

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Head over to Magnifier and find the songs you want, click on the “Add free music” buttons and the tracks will be instantly added to your library in Music Beta.

 

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Find out secret Facebook List of friends you’ve been stalking

 

Friday: 12.5.2008

Have you ever wondered how Facebook orders your search results? Clearly they have some ordering about who they think you are looking for, and they seem to guess pretty well. I can only guess, but it seems like they order it based on who you interact with, whose profile you look at and who you have recently become friends with.

Now Install a little bookmarklet in your browser, and soon you’ll be presented with a list of people you search for most often on Facebook. The list of friends you will find out could be a bit embarrassing.

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Note: This is really interesting, but may be embarrassing to you.

How to Install this Bookmarklet:

Go to TheKeesh, drag the image provided on that site to your bookmarks bar, go to Facebook, and click on the bookmark you’ve installed.

It’s perfectly safe, and it’s also very easy to install [Note: This feature will not work if you’re using Facebook with “https”.]

Also Read:
10 Cool Facebook Tips and Tricks
What To Do If You Fall Victim to a Facebook Scam [ Help Guide ]
Unfriend Finder – Find who has removed you on Facebook

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Top 8 Best Free AntiVirus Software for Windows

 

Check Out the Top 8 Free Antivrus Software for Windows:

1) Microsoft Security Essential: It is the best free anti-virus program available today which is provided by Microsoft. But this only works in genuine Windows. Updates are automatic and time to time and it provides a good all round protection for your windows operating system. There is no registration required to download it.
Click here to download

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2) Avast! Free Antivirus: Avast is another best free virus and spyware protection available. It is very fast, effective and easy to use but you need to register yourself first to use it for more than 30 days. But that is completely free.
Click here to download

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3) Avira AntiVir Personal Free AntiVirus: Avira AntiVir Personal Free AntiVirus protects you from viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware, adware, and various other kinds of malware, making it a fully functional antimalware tool and definitely one of the best free antivirus softwares. Registration is optional.
Click here to download

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4) Panda Cloud Antivirus: It is one of its kind anti-virus software which works from “the cloud”. You don’t need to download the entire anti-virus on your computers. It shows excellent results but the scanning speed is slow. No registration required. Panda Cloud Antivirus is based on Collective Intelligence, a system that continuously collects and analyzes viruses and other threats gathered from the community of millions of Panda users around the world.
Click here to download

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5) Comodo Internet Security: It is another great software for Complete protection against viruses and Internet attacks for Windows computers with firewall. Comodo Antivirus write itself as the “Best Antivirus on the Market. Guaranteed.” due to its proprietary Defense+ technology which assumes even unknown files as threats instead of safe by its default feature.
Click here to download

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6) AVG Anti-Virus Free: Easily the best free anti-virus software available today after Microsoft Security Essential because of its ease of use, regualar updates, all round protection to your windows. And it is completely free.
Click here to download

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7) PC Tools AntiVirus Free: PC Tools AntiVirus Free Software provides world-leading protection against viruses, worms, spyware, bots and Trojans with regular updates and IntelliGuard real-time virus scan and removal technology.
Click here to download

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8 ) Immunet Protect Free: It is a another cloud-based antivirus program which works like Panda Cloud Antivirus. It protects your computer from viruses,worms, bots, Trojans, spyware & keyloggers. You never need to update it and it can be run alongside other antivirus programs on the PC with no issue at all.
Click here to download

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How to Find Out Any Website’s Traffic, Visitors, Hits and its Performance (Top 10 Sources)

 

As a website owner, it is very important to keep track of your Website traffic, visitors and number of hits on different pages. Website traffic helps you to find out how the website is performing, you can compare it with other websites and you can also find out that how much money you can generate through different advertising sources.

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There are several sources available these days to find out the traffic on your website:

1) Alexa: Alexa is the number one free source to get information about websites including Top Sites, Internet Traffic Stats and Metrics, Related Links, Online Reviews Contact Information and you can also find out the rankings of different sites.
e.g. Google is at number one position followed by Facebook.

2) Google Analytics: It is a free service provided by Google that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to a website Google Analytics lets you measure your advertising ROI as well as track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications. But you need to be the owner of the website to check results from Google Analytics as you need to put a code on your site to measure the statistics. You cannot check other website’s stats from Google Analytics.

3) TrafficEstimate: It is a free service where you can check profiles of over seven hundred thousand websites providing traffic statistics, web analytics, keyword and competitor analysis, contact information, and more. The information can be used to guide your marketing decisions, search engine optimization (SEO), and increase your website traffic.

4) StatCounter: It is a free service with the help of which you can get real time and detailed web statistics. All you need to do is to insert a code on your web page and you can analyze your visitors in real time. You can make the stats in public view also. StatCounter also provides premium service with more features.

5) Webtrends: It is a paid service which works like Google Analytics but provide more detailed statistics about your website to enhance its performance.

6) dnScoop: Another free service to check statistics about website. You can website ranking and can estimate the monetary value if you want to sell your website.

7) WebsiteValueSpy: It is a free service through which you check website value statistics and estimate the value of your website or your competitors sites. You can also check an estimate amount of how much money your website is generating through Ads. It shows data even for new websites.

8 ) Complete: Compete’s data comes from a statistically representative cross-section of 2 million consumers across the United States who have given permission to have their internet clickstream behaviors and opt-in survey responses analyzed anonymously as a new source of marketing research. It is a good service to check the analytics if your website targets U.S users.

9) CubeStat: It is another free service to check your website worth, daily pageviews and daily ad revenue. But new websites data is not shown.

10) Quantcast: Another free service where you can check statistics such as traffic frequency or demographics of your website.