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Did You Know Microsoft Is The Number One Smartphone Devices Maker?

Don’t blink your eyes in disbelief – you read it absolutely right! Microsoft is really the number one smartphone device maker in the world. And if that is not surprising enough, the real reason for its leadership position is Android, not the Windows Mobile operating system. And if you are still in your senses and reading this, let me also tell you that Microsoft will make more than $3.6 Billion from Android in 2013. Holy cow! What’s happening here? To understand the details, we will…

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My Analysis Of The Microsoft Nokia Deal

Microsoft Nokia deal is the hottest news in the mobile industry these days, so I decided to do my own analysis of the same. Well Planned Deal Or An Act Of Desperation? Microsoft entered into a strategic partnership with Nokia in Feb 2011 to make Windows the standard platform for Nokia smartphones. It’s been 2.5 years since then and I think this partnership gave Microsoft sufficient time to evaluate its strategy on the mobile front. So while it seems unlikely that it is an act…

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Are mobile messaging apps the new social network?

This afternoon, I was discussing the rumors of Whatsapp being acquired by Google ( now debunked ) for 1 Billion Dollars, when a strange thought crept into my mind: Are mobile messaging apps the new social network? Could they eventually lead to the demise of facebook? Is that why Google and Facebook are both desperately trying to acquire them? It might sound like a completely absurd thought, given how big and mighty Facebook is today. However, do not discount the pace of change in the online…

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Google takes the cake for best pranks on the April Fool’s day

Google seems to have mastered the art of creating a buzz with its crazy April Fool’s Day jokes. Instead of just one, I was pleasantly surprised to find four jokes on 4 different product lines.

Just so that you don’t need to go out to search for them, I’ve compiled all of them below, in descending order of disbelief:

Introducing Google Blue: This one takes the cake for being most hilarious of them all.

Introducing Google Nose: Now search through your nose.

Explore Treasure Mode With Google Maps

YouTube Is Shutting Down

Which one did you like the most? If you know of pranks played by other companies, do share them in the comments.

How not to name your company!

A few days ago, I was walking around in Gurgaon when I noticed the poster above. Take a closer look – do you see anything peculiar about it? Notice the bright red patch below the name of the hypermarket, telling you how to pronounce the name? Well, that is what the choice of a bad name can do to you! As I was thinking about it, here are some thoughts that came to my mind about how not to name your company: If it’s not…

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How to play music in German, Spanish, Italian and 3 other languages

Photo Credit: Wikipedia Are you a music lover but don’t know how to play any instrument? Fret Not! For now you only need to know how to use “Google Translate” and you will be able to create some interesting music and tones. Just follow the steps below and enjoy your greatest musical experience:  Open “Google Translate” in a browser and copy the text below in the source window. pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk…

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