glitters, genuine does not. At least in the cellular phone industry.
That, because of it, the legitimate cellphone industry is seeing red
is another matter. No wonder, according to IDC (International Data
Corporation), the legal market for cellular handsets has remained
miniscule. The share of grey market shot up from 74 per cent in 2000
to 89 per cent by the end of 2001. Grey market is basically
unauthorised sector that comprises smuggled handsets, parallel imports
and those instruments for which taxes are not paid.
transits to MMS
mobile service providers introduced SMS as an additional service they
had no idea that SMS would provide them with a major revenue source.
Seeing the potential of mobile messaging SMS was followed with picture
messaging which allowed pictures to be transmitted over mobile
networks. To make it more attractive, mobile operators are now
introducing the new era of messaging called multimedia messaging
may become man’s best friend
"pets," such as those coming from Japanese electronics makers,
could approach their flesh-and-blood counterparts in providing people
with social interaction stimuli, scientists have said. Purdue University
is running a year-long study that puts an AIBO robot dog for six weeks
in the homes of persons 65 years and older who live alone, said Alan
Beck, director of the Centre for the Human-Animal Bond in Purdue’s
School of Veterinary Medicine.
raided for pirated software
Police raided the privately run National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD)
for allegedly using pirated software. The raid was conducted last week
at two premises of the institute in West Patel Nagar in West Delhi and
Pitampura in northwest Delhi. "A representative of the Adobe
Company informed us that the institute was using pirated software to
teach its students," a police officer told IANS. Seven computers
were seized after the raid.
finger touch away
& Communication Technology (ICT) has changed the way we work, the
way we communicate and now it is trying to change the way we relate to
technology! It is a common sight to see kids and senior citizens use
handheld personal organiser using stylus. The technology, which beyond
doubt has been able to bridge the digital divide, is all about using
the finger or at the most a stylus to view or manipulate information
that appears on the computer screen and is rightly named touch
CDs sell like hot cakes
illegal, but the business of selling pornographic CDs is too lucrative
for shopkeepers to resist selling them, especially when an ever-ready
clientele is fuelling demand in the Indian capital. Delhi Police says
the sale and manufacture of such CDs has increased over the years, as
it is easy to make mass copies with the help of electronic gizmos.
You have scored 2/10 in English dictation again.
I warned you not to SMS so much.
cable connection for laptops
data from one computer to another can be a major headache, especially
when you are working with laptops. Laptops, with their portability,
bring the disadvantage of limited storage space and therefore, there
is often a need to back up data in laptop. A convenient way of doing
this is to transfer the data from the laptop onto a PC. You can then
keep a backup on the PC’s hard drive or write the data on a CD using
a CD writer. Sounds easy.
sales set to grow, predicts IDC
sliding for more than a year, worldwide shipments of personal
computers are supposed to swing back into a weak climbing mode in
2002- and leap by more than 8 per cent next year, according to
projections from technology research firm IDC.
burst marks new beginning
bursting of the dotcom bubble through the disappearance of many of the
highly visible dotcom startups and the decline in the market value of
its survivors should not be mistaken for the end of e-business. In
fact, it is just the beginning.
pact, Vietnam hawks pirated DVDs
days after the latest James Bond thriller, Die Another Day, was
released in the USA,
pirated DVD versions of the movie shot with camcorders were being
hawked for a little over $1 in Vietnam’s capital. Other major
Hollywood films, such as Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Road
to Perdition and Signs are also up for grabs in a nine-square-metre
(97-square-foot) shop next door to Vietnam’s
Trade Ministry office.