Wednesday, October 31, 2007

New arrivals at Google.....

Google Indic Transliteration.

Now it is easy to write in Indian languages with the help of Google Indic Transliteration.
Google Indic Transliteration offers an option for converting Roman characters to the Devanāgarī characters used in Hindi. This lets you type Hindi words phonetically in English script and still have them appear in their correct alphabet. Note that this is not the same as translation -- it is the sound of the words that are converted from one alphabet to the other, not their meaning.

Gmail with IMAP

You now have the ability to use the IMAP protocol for Gmail (including
Google Apps) free of charge. Unlike the POP protocol, IMAP enables you
to keep your inbox synced across all devices, so that whatever you do
in your email -- whether on your phone, desktop mail client, or web
browser -- shows up everywhere you access your email. Reading,
sending, deleting and other actions you take on your messages are
reflected automatically and instantaneously any place you get Gmail.

YouTube layer now in Google Earth

The arrival of a YouTube video layer for Google Earth is really exciting. It's not only a new way to explore and discover YouTube videos; using Google Earth as a navigation tool, you can zoom in on remote regions of the globe and watch videos tied to that specific
location (for example, surfers in Hawaii).

Google Desktop 5.5 beta

New features in Google Desktop 5.5 (beta) include the ability to run
Desktop gadgets in iGoogle, a better looking Quick Search Box, and
improved Microsoft Outlook search functionality. You can use Desktop
gadgets like the virtual flower pot, wireless signal meter, and media
player remote on iGoogle.

Docs for mobile

Now you can access your list of documents and spreadsheets, and view
all of these Google Docs, on your BlackBerry, iPhone or Windows Mobile
device; iPhone users can also view presentations.

Google Maps Profile Pages

When you come across a map someone created or a review someone wrote,
the new Profile Pages in Google Maps let you hover over the person's
name to see a snippet of information about the author. Click on the
nickname to access his or her complete profile page, which aggregates
all the public maps and all the review he or she has created on Google
Maps. You can also customize your own profile picture and information
by clicking on the "My Profile" link.

Google Experimental

Now you can temporarily add these experimental features to your Google
searches: for example, see your search results on a timeline, navigate
using keyboard shortcuts, change how your result snippets appear each
time you do a search on Google, and a few other features.

Courtesy : Google Friends Newsletter

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Hurdle for FII Bulls…..Well done SEBI

Well , making money is not as easy as the FIIs thought.

They have been caught because their bulls were running unexpectedly and our Indian bulls were not able to compete with them.

C'mon it is quite obvious……Rs vs $.

But anyways…..thank to the SEBI finally putting some hurdle for them.

Hurdle ???

I should not say it’s a hurdle, I should say putting some rules.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Thursday announced new rules for foreign investments through financial instruments such as Participatory Notes (P-Notes).

The market regulator has asked the Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) to wind up P-Notes for investing in derivatives within 18 months.

SEBI announced the decision after a meeting of the Board, which also approved imposing curbs on P-Notes for investing in spot market. The new norms will come into effect from Friday.

In derivatives, FIIs and their sub-accounts cannot issue fresh P-Notes and will have to wind up their current position in 18 months, he said.

In spot market, FIIs will not be allowed to issue P-Notes more than 40 per cent of their assets under custody. The reference date for calculating such assets will be September 30, SEBI said.

The provision will come into effect from close of trading hours on Thursday.

Those FIIs who have issued P-Notes of more than 40 per cent of their assets, could issue such instruments only if they cancel, redeem, or close their existing P-Notes. Those FIIs who have issued P-Notes less than 40 per cent of their assets under custody can issue additional instruments at the rate of five per cent of their assets.

Well done SEBI !!! Being a TRUE Indian ,I liked it ……