Bharti Airtel Slashes Broadband Rates

July 30, 2009

The internet broadband war is all set to get heated up as Bharti Airtel Broadband have slashed their rates.

Now, subscribers will be able to experience 1 Mbps surfing speeds from Bharti Airtel at just Rs. 1,699 per month, which is now around Rs. 100 more than current 512 Kbps. The 512 Kbps speed plan will now be costing Rs. 1,099, which is around Rs. 200 more than current 256 Kbps.

For Rs. 1,699, subscribers will be offered 1Mbps surfing speeds, along with a free VAS bundle from Airtel worth up to Rs. 500 every month. This bundle would include gaming on Games on Demand, Anti-Virus software PC Secure, Airtel Speed on Demand, and Online Desktop.

While for Rs.1,099 per month, subscribers will get to experience 512 Kbps broadband speeds along with Rs. 100 worth of free call value per month.

Get details on these plans here.

According to Hindustan Times, state-owned Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) have said that they would offer services at lower than Bharti prices.

Get set for a speedier broadband experience for less. It only gets better!

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Bill Gates terms competition with Google as ‘Fun’

July 28, 2009

Mr. Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, which recently introduced its own Search Engine Portal known as “Bing”, has described its competition with Google as “Fun Competition”.

Software giant Microsoft recently had launced its own Search Engine Portal “Bing”, to take on “Google”, but at the same time sort of complimented them describing “Google has done a great job”.

Microsoft has been trying for many years, with Windows Live Search, to make its presence felt on the search and to take on Google the world renowned leader of Search Engines.

When Mr. Bill Gates was quizzed on the future of search, he replied humorously that “The future of search is Bing….”

Speaking at the Nasscom event, Mr. Bill Gates said “In the next 1-3 years search should be dramatically better. Microsoft has hired some great people to do innovative work to make it more competitive.

“When you are a distant two, you have to try harder. Who knows we can make it better and faster than anybody else.”


Big Google Product Announcement is Coming on April 7, 2009

March 30, 2009

The world’s number 1 search engine, Google is holding one of its occasional “Campfire One” events for developers on April 7, 2009. These events, which are held outside on the lawn at the Google Headquarters, have always been for announcing or launching a big product in the past. On the May 2008 ‘Campfire One’, Google had announced details of their project ‘Friend Connect’. Just a month before that announcement in April 2008, Google had announced its ‘App Engine’.

Everyone is anticipating what will they announce this time around? A very good bet is ‘Java on AppEngine’, about which it was previously heard that it would not be announced until the I/O conference in May. But the product may just be perfect fit for the Campfire One. Of course, it may just be about something else altogether. We will just have to wait and watch what there is in store by Google. I will update whatever it is that happens once the announcement (if any) is made.