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Published in: on May 8, 2006 at 7:10 pm  Comments (1)  

Nokia, ATI Team on 3D Gaming, Mobile TV

Nokia said it has started a long-term strategic relationship with ATI Technologies, Canada, to develop music playback, 3D gaming, mobile TV and video functions for its handsets for Nokia's costumers worldwide.

ATI will provide the tools chain and software development kit (SDK) for multimedia developers in the fall of 2006.

Ilkka Raiskinen, senior vice president, Multimedia Experiences, Nokia, said that mobile multimedia experiences will be created in a year or 18 months time.

Published in: on May 4, 2006 at 7:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

Skype Extends Social Networking to VoIP

Skype on Wednesday released the beta version of Skype 2.5 and an early preview of live moderated conversations that allow groups of up to 100 people to talk to one another from anywhere in the world.

The Web phone service provider is attempting to take the online social networking concept to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications. Skypecasts allow people to discuss shared interests — anything from classic cars and cooking to home design and computer support. Skypecasts are moderated by the "host" who is able to mute, eject or pass the virtual microphone to participants when they wish to speak. Hosting or participating in a Skypecast is free. "Skype has always focused on making it easy for people to have conversations for as long as they like, anywhere in the world, for free. We want to make Internet calling incredibly straightforward so people can effortlessly stay in touch," said Skype CEO Niklas Zennstrom. "With the latest version of Skype's award-winning software, we've listened to our customers and made it even easier for communities of people to connect and easily talk to each other for free."

Published in: on May 3, 2006 at 6:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

Opera Mini 2.0 for your mobile phone

Opera Software releases Opera Mini 2.0 enabling ability to download MP3s, images and other Web content directly to a mobile phone

New features in Opera Mini 2.0 include:

– Content download: Download images, MP3s, etc. directly to the phone.

– New skins: Make Opera Mini your own by selecting from several new and bold skins to suit your mood.

– Multisearch: Opera Mini offers advanced searching functionality by allowing users to select extra search engines for the home page.

– Speed dial: Bookmarks displayed on the home page are assigned a shortcut key combination, giving users faster and easier access to their favorite sites.

– Visual navigation: Quick and smooth horizontal panning when browsing backwards or forwards.


Published in: on May 3, 2006 at 6:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

Google Worried About New IE Feature


Google is hoping to pressure Microsoft into changing a new Internet Explorer browser feature that could direct more people to Microsoft's online search engine instead of Google's far more popular offering.

Google has informally complained to U.S. and European antitrust  regulators about what it says are biased settings on Microsoft's latest Web browser, marking the latest spat between two companies whose business models are increasingly bumping up against one another.

Mountain View, Calif.-based Google regards Microsoft as the biggest threat to its continued success, and Microsoft has conceded that Google is a formidable competitor as well.

Published in: on May 2, 2006 at 6:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

 Dhiraagu Signs Agreements For A Submarine Cable Network System

 Dhiraagu signed a Construction and Maintenance agreement with Sri Lanka Telecom for operating the international cable system between Sri Lanka and the Maldives this morning at a ceremony held at Nasandhura Palace Hotel.

CEO of Dhiraagu Mr. Ismail Waheed signed the agreement on behalf of Dhiraagu and CEO Mr. Shuhei Annan signed on behalf of Sri Lanka Telecom.

In the same ceremony this morning, Mr. Ismail Waheed, Mr. Shuhei Annan and Assistant General Manager of NEC Submarine Networks Mr, Takahashi signed the supplier contract to lay the Dhiraagu Submarine Cable Network.

The submarine cable network project is a USD 22.7 million programme which would deliver a submarine cable system between Maldives and Sri Lanka, across the one and half degree channel and between Male’ and Hulhumale.

The project is estimated to be completed by the end of this year.

Published in: on May 2, 2006 at 6:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

Dhiraagu To Celebrate Broadband Blowout In May 2006

Dhiraagu is pleased to announce the Broadband Blowout 2006 from 1 to 31 May 2006, a month of events and special offers for both new and existing broadband ADSL customers.

Activities and special offers during the month include:

  • Free connection for customers taking up Broadband ADSL service during the month.
  • An automatic lucky draw among all ADSL customers taking up the service during the month, with 5 iPOD nanos as prizes.
  • A special “Introduce a Friend” offer for existing ADSL customers whereby they can win 100% more megabytes the following month by introducing someone to the ADSL service
  • A special set up at Dhiraagu TeleShop where customers can visit and get first hand experience of Dhiraagu Broadband Internet.

The rollout of residential broadband service to 10 new islands and the introduction of a new highly affordable home user package on 1 May, coupled with these special offers are part of Dhiraagu’s continuous efforts to make high quality, high speed Internet affordable to the people of Maldives.

Published in: on May 1, 2006 at 2:56 pm  Leave a Comment