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Smart move by Obama Campaign , Launches Iphone Application

Obama campaign launched a new iphone application called Obama 08 over the weekend. This is a real smart move considering there are around 4 million iphone users.

The free application is compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch. It will organize your contacts by key battleground states, and measures statistics to see how you are doing compared to other leading callers. It also provides you with information about the campaign via text messages and e-mail, offers coverage of national and local campaign news, helps you find local events, share the information by e-mail, and get maps and directions. You can also use the application to browse videos and photos from the campaign.

The Internet and technology is positioned to play a huge role in elections. Probably Mccain campaign does not get it.

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Google Project – 10 to the power 100th

Robert Collier (don’t know who he is) once said “A single idea / the sudden flash of a thought / may be worth a million dollars.” Well , Google has just proved this to be true . Infact Google is offering 10 Million Dollars for that “Single Idea”  which can change the world by helping as many people as possible. 

Google has recently launched project 10100 (pronounced “Project 10 to the 100th”). Here is how it works

1. Send in your idea before October 20th

2. Selection of one hundred ideas will be put forward with, the public, to choose twenty semi-finalists. Then an advisory board will select up to five final ideas.

3.  Google will bring those ideas to life.

Criteria:

  • Reach: How many people would this idea affect?
  • Depth: How deeply are people impacted? How urgent is the need?
  • Attainability: Can this idea be implemented within a year or two?
  • Efficiency: How simple and cost-effective is your idea?
  • Longevity: How long will the idea’s impact last?

Click here for more details

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Confessions of a hacker

 After the password recovery was reenabled, it took seriously 45 mins on wikipedia and google to find the info, Birthday? 15 seconds on wikipedia, zip code? well she had always been from wasilla, and it only has 2 zip codes (thanks online postal service!)

The second was somewhat harder, the question was “where did you meet your spouse?” did some research, and apparently she had eloped with mister palin after college, if youll look on some of the screen[shots] that I took and other fellow anon have so graciously put on photobucket you will see the google search for “palin eloped” or some such in one of the tabs.

I found out later though more research that they met at high school, so I did variations of that, high, high school, eventually hit on “Wasilla high” I promptly changed the password to popcorn and took a cold shower…”

Interesting isn’t it. It just takes 45 minutes for a person to hack into your account using the security question feature  used by all email service providers.

During signup even if you choose a strong password there comes point where the strength of your password becomes irrelevant i.e security question . Because people know what your mother’s maiden name was, the name of your pet, where you met your spouse , your first car etc. However only google does something different here and provides you with the option of writing your own question.  

It is time these multi billion dollar companies come up with something other than asking users their favorite color during signup.

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Im a PC , I Say Fish???

Finally Microsoft has released a new ad. The guy in the end actually says “I am a PC go FISH” or do they mean something else??? 

We will have to wait and see what Apple has to say next.

Watch this old ad from Apple as well (Featuring Gisele)

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