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iPhone

The much awaited iPhone has finally arrived. Steve Jobs announced it at the Macworld.

You can get a closer look at it in this video

iPhone will be available from June’07 and I think its going to be very successfull, its first look made me want to buy it.

People have been second guessing the iPhone’s design but Apple has beaten their wildest imaginations. It has the cool factor written all over it.

iPhone is much ahead of its time, hence no competion and the best part is that you finally don’t need to carry both your cell and an iPod.

I am not selling my Apple Shares anytime soon and yeah I am very proud of predicting the right time to buy it.

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YaWho?

Two of the top most activities on internet are email and search. Yahoo’s search was always second to Google and Gmail is closing ground by providing faster service and more free storage than Yahoo.

While Google has revolutionized advertisement on internet, making more money than ever, Yahoo announced lower forecasts.

Yahoo is not a complete loser, it has had its own share of sucess.
– Google recently closed “Google Answer” because it could not appeal to people as much as “Yahoo Answer”
– Yahoo Games is a big hit, Yahoo Widgets are better than Google’s.
– Yahoo messenger is much more famous and so is Yahoo Finance.

The bottom line is that YAHOO is losing ground in the Email and Search areas and cannot seem to demonstrate leadership in new technologies. I suggest Yahoo should get more original and stop playing the catch up game with google.

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Webtop or Deskweb

Webtop is a new term floating around for applications that traditionally used to be on your desktop, but now can be seen and used on the web, thus making it available from any computer in any part of the world.

Since the Ajax hype, everyone is building webtops. eg. Google Calendar, Google Spreadsheets, NetVibes etc.

But there are also tools developed that can sit on your desktop and show you all the information that normally used to be accessed on the web. eg. Google Desktop, Yahoo widgets. I like to call these as Deskweb application, opposite of Webtop.

It seems like redudant work, so why do we have two different trends going on?. My guess is that some users prefer web while some prefer desktop application and may be some like both, and some have no clue about either 🙂

I predict that, instead of creating different applications showing same information, future applications will come with flexibility of converting your webtop to a deskweb and vice-versa, making everyone happy.

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Firefox beats all browsers

Firefox seems to be the most popular browser around. My personal experience with Firefox has been great, its easy to adapt, its quick, has tabbed browsing and lots of useful extensions.

Below is the comparision chart from google trends.

ie opera firefox mozilla safari

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