Category Archives: Internet

Crowdsourcing: Ordinary is the new extraordinary

So, when was the last time you rejected a person’s advice judging her by her average intelligence? Or you thought you might not be heard just because you don’t fall in the intellectual category?

Well, times are changing are changing sure enough.

Arab populace thinks they deserve to be heard, suddenly there is something called as ‘media’ in China, Iranian public wants democracy, British youth want jobs, India thinks it can get rid of corruption –is this all because of internet & the accentuated freedom it has brought along? A common person yearns to be heard, she’s just coming out more aggressively than ever before. Continue reading

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Netflix Vs YouTube & the future of entertainment

In a move directed towards competing with Netflix, Hulu, Apple (iTunes), Amazon and other video-on-demand services, Google recently announced movie rental services for YouTube users in United States. This mean the war is heating up in web video market. Entertainment-content-delivery-on-IP is THE future, no option to it. Cable TV, RIP! Continue reading

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PSN breach – the bigger picture

The attacks (Hackers: 3, Sony: 0)

It shocked me when the first news of Playstation breach came out last week, affecting approximately 80 million customers.

Sony’s embarrassment further increased when SOE breach was added to PSN compromise.

While we are still awaiting PSN network to come back up online (Sony has said it requires more testing before Playstation relaunch), there’s been yet another attack against Sony networks. Continue reading

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Net neutrality- consumer view

Months later it started, today became a major milestone day as the FCC has voted 3-2 to approve proposed rules for net neutrality crafted by Julius Genachowski. As anticipated, there are loads of opinions decrying the rules & or cautioning losses in long term. Few like this & this are a little different, somewhat in favor and then, some completely neutral. Continue reading

Wikileaks & right to express

Without a semblance of doubt, last couple of weeks in international have been dominated by Wikileaks, whistleblower journalism & freedom of speech – oh, there you go again!

The information leaked by Wikileaks (or claimed to have been possessed) coupled with the sensitivity & criticality is definitely the LARGEST piece of information ever that was supposed to be secret has been released. Of course, without even thinking a bit, I’d laud the courage of Wikileaks’ Julian Assange of taking on the US diplomacy. This announcement is where it all started, this time. Definitely not the first time for Wikileaks! Continue reading

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