Feb
01

Microsoft offers to buy Yahoo for USD 44.6 billion

NEW YORK: Technology giant Microsoft Corp said on Friday that it had offered to acquire Internet media company Yahoo Inc for USD 44.6 billion in cash and stock.

Microsoft said it had offered to buy Yahoo for USD 31 per share, which it said represented a 62 per cent premium above the company’s closing stock price on Nasdaq on Thursday.

“We have great respect for Yahoo, and together we can offer an increasingly exciting set of solutions for consumers, publishers and advertisers while becoming better positioned to compete in the online services market,” Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said in a statement.

Yahoo was not immediately available for comment. Microsoft said it had identified four areas that would generate at least USD 1 billion in annual synergies for the combined entity.

Yahoo shares rose 56 per cent to $29.95 in pre-market trading on Friday following the announcement. US stock index futures also jumped after the news was released.

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Jan
28

How to open WINMAIL.DAT files

Today my brother asked me what are dat files and how to open them. Recalling the history of 2-3 years, i told him that dat files were used for VIDEO CDs formats (as he is a layman) and if he can see a video playing when opened in Window Media Player then the files are of his use, other wise that dat file is useless for him.

But he claimed that it is urgent for him, as he got this as an attachment from a foreign college where he is suppose to go next month. Oh Mann! now what is that for ?

I was aware of the fact that, Dat files are usually used to store data which can only be accessed using third party software or any application, and can’t be opened simply double clicking the file.

So i asked him to send me those files. I started to search about this file, the file name was winmail.dat(most probably you are here using these keywords only). This format is actually used by Outlook express to send the attachments, yeah the filthy Microsoft has to play around with its tricks. So when someone sends an attachment using outlook express the attachment sometimes is encoded using .dat file and the users are unable to open these attachments using webmail like rediff etc etc.(i doubt gmail can crack these dat files, after all google rox). Guys it took 5mins for me to crack those files using and here are the two solutions which i would recommend :

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Jan
20

Configuring Outlook Express

Many of my friends and client one or other day ask me about how to use Outlook express. Or they receive email which shows the images embedded in them instead of an attachment(HTML emails), well the answer is that these emails are sent using outlook express. Errr.. what is that for ? Outlook express is an email client by microsoft, by default the client comes with the name windows email (with the process name msimn.exe) and the advanced version which integrated with your scheduler, day planners etc with the name Outlook Express and is installed with your Microsoft Office’s install. It is quite easy to configure these email clients and once they are done it is easy to use.

So why the heavens would one want this client when we can certainly open the site http://gmail.com or http://mail.yahoo.com and check email at one go ? Well outlook express is used when you need to download your emails into your computer so that you can read them even while you are not connected to internet. Please mind it you can only read the emails which are already downloaded without using internet.

And yeah it is worth mentioning that many popular email service providers like gmail, yahoo let us access email through these clients using POP3 access. Now coming straight to the point without wasting much of your time.

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Jan
20

The BIG Computer Giant INDIA

Yeah, the word computer gives a sense of automation and comfort or a source of entertainment to few, but i was really astonished to see the scene at the local market here in New Delhi. The place is known to be “Nehru Place” and guys trust me its the first time in my life (though its not so long) where i have seen such crazy people for computers. Every single shop out there is selling stuff not in hundreds but in thousands. The market has so much to sell, that some roadside temporary shops are also setup in the middle of nowhere and they are selling second hand RAMs, HDD etc

They repair it and even give warranties at their own. Yeah its the new world the new computer world. I was amazed with the fact that softwares of any company or kind is available there and they were selling it like tea bags … shouting along “software – software” … I was energized to ascertain the situation,mannn everything was so wonderful and I felt i was in a world of my own, just the way i want. Computers all around, geek talks, magazines, CDs etc etc

The scene was pretty bedlam and people were roaming here & there to search the best deal for their computer needs. The local vendors got cut throat competition there and this gives benefit to the end user. The computer hardware is pretty cheap out there, with original warranty and bill.

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Jan
19

Google Introduces Knol

Internet Tycoon google is know for its different yet useful internet applications. Continuing the same track google has landed into the market of encyclopedia, where it plans to take market share of WiKi. The concept

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Dec
20

Hide files in JPEG images

Hi all, Have you ever wanted to store your secret files more safely, so that no one but you know what is there and how it can be retrieved ? Well it is very simple

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Dec
15

Thinkofcode.com Launched

Thinkofcode.com is another of my website. It is developed in little steps just due to my heck college schedule and busy life. But i have been dying to have a website like this, where i

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Dec
15

Be Scam Smart

Just another fine day, i opened my mailbox as usual and what I see that i was rich and i got a lottery. Everything seemed to be so real as the lottery guys portrayed. Hey but one sec !! when did i just hit a lottery shop or a website ? You gotta be kidding me, i don’t play gamble nor do i believe in my own luck so much that i would waste a 100$ for lottery. But the prize money was there in my mailbox and a few easy steps can make me stand across my dream car,dream home and ofcourse 3-4 dream girls 😀

This is what everyone thinks when one looks at those charmy emails. The one i got is like this ::

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Nov
04

Google Server Down

Today seems like it is googleless day.. being a big fan of google, i open google normally after 30 mins or so, but today since morning I have noticed, google server is down. First the

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Sep
29

Google’s Web History

“mann.. i lost it .. i had that searched that yesterday, but i cant recall the link at this time” . i used to say this few months ago.. but now what made me write

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