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Zoominfo and Microsoft have reached a deal, in which zoominfo has agreed to integrate its search engine into Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM platform.
Zoominfo is a famous business information search engine, which helps in retreiving information related to industries, companies and people.
Zoominfo’s search utility has proven to be quite useful tool when it comes to integrating it in a CRM, for a very simple reason: Its research capabilities bring to light new sales leads, expand data on existing customers and clients, create more qualified and high profile leads, and serves as a single data source to integrate sales and marketing teams.
Microsoft is not the first to use zoominfo’s search engine, SugarCRM and Salesforces.com also make use of zoominfo’s research capabilities in their respective platforms.
Zoominfo’s technology has proven to be a quite efficient basis for a good business model. The company is profitable, which is quite tough for both large and small enterprises in this economical downslide. In addition to that, zoominfo’s semantic based search engine and its ability to deliver vast information has caught the eye of many technical companies, almost 500. These tech companies include Oracle and Yahoo!
The way zoominfo operates is that it crawls the web to extract business information about companies and people from sources such as press releases, corporate bios on websites. The company has gone on to claim that their technology is capable of distingushing information related to people having the same name.
There were rumors that 32-bit version of Windows 7 Build 7048 is up, but that is no longer the case. You can download the latest build of Windows 7 right here. Initially, the torrent was uploaded by ofsound at Piratebay .
The latest build of Windows 7 contains a few impressive modifications, such as new icons for Sticky Notes, Calculator and Paint Icons.
There have been changes to the Paint toolbar. The new Paint toolbar looks something like this :
Good luck in downloading the latest build of Windows 7.
Wanna download wallpapers for Microsoft’s latest Operating System?. Well you have landed at the right place. Build 7048 of Windows 7 comes up with 45 new wallpapers. These wallpapers contain a new architecture, characters and a scene group.
You can easily download the whole collection of Windows 7 build 7048 Wallpaper set via torrent right here. The wallpapers are of excellent quality, and are available in full size. Dont believe me check it out for yourself :
Want to download Webslices for IE8, well you have come to the right place. Liveslices.com might be just the thing you were looking for. Liveslices offers downloadable Webslices that can be used with the Release Candidat (RC) of IE8. You browse through the available Webslices and install your desired one online.
Webslices offers a new way to keep yourself updated with those websites that are frequently updated using the latest version of Internet Explorer.
LiveSlices is platform for a brand new way of content delivery right to your browser toolbar. You do not have to open up browser tabs again for online updates matter most to you.
Liveslices site is not a Microsoft-owned property, but the look of its design has a similar look and feel to those sites we are accustomed to seeing in the Microsoft family of websites, including the one for IE 8. (Even similar fonts are used!) To put it in a simplistic manner, it has a clean and simple layout.
When you access the Liveslices gallery, you will see a list of available Webslices and guess what all of them are free. The company promises to add to its Webslices collection on a regular basis.
The Webslices which are currently available are quite cool and include Webslices for Flickr,Twitter,feeds, Gmail, CNN, MSNBC and more.
With twitter and Gmail slices, you can access them in order to see the latest from both your twitter and Gmail accounts.
Nokia 5800, which was just launced a few days back in the United States, is now facing issues related to connectivity. To be more specific, the issue is related to 3G connection. With reference to the Nokia statement, only the US version seem to be hampered by the connectivity issue.
Here is what Nokia had to say:
We have learned that some Nokia 5800 XpressMusic devices are having issues with 3G performance. This is a very isolated problem concerning only the North American market* and is not specific to any other region or country. We are currently investigating the matter further to find a quick remedy to the situation. Customer satisfaction and product quality are very important to Nokia and we take all quality and customer satisfaction-related issues seriously. Nokia is investigating the issue. Existing customers of the 5800 XpressMusic who experience 3G signal issue with the device are advised to contact Nokia Customer Care.”
*only NY and Chicago affected, in Dallas and Miami the devices are working OK. The investigation is ongoing on the device itself and the network used in these cases.
Yes you heard it right, first real snaps of BlackBerry 9630 Niagara have been leaked. Recall the keyboard of BlackBerry Bold and the slinky chassis of the BlackBerry Curve, combine the two eye catching features, mingle a little bit of CDMA connectivity into it, and what you will get is BlackBerry 9630 presumably. Don’t belive take a look by yourself:
From the leaked specifications , the information i got was that it is possibly a CDMA World Phone, which means not only will it play happily on Verizon’s network in the US, gobbling up EVDO Rev.A signals with gleeful abandon, but GSM too. What more, even quadband GSM is promised, with support for everything from GPRS through EDGE to UMTS for high-speed internet access. The phone also features a 3.2 megapixel camera. Thats all the information which i managed to gather from the leaked specifications, but i would be back with more information once i get access to it.
Keeping in view the ever rising growth of Google developer’s program, Google on 3rd March, announced the launch of Google Code Labs.
Google Code Labs is intended to be a home for developer and their products which are in their early stages of development. Google hopes that all of their valuable developer products mature and get huge success. Having said, one should keep in mind the very true fact that every single product ma not reach that goal. The Labs program provides engineering teams and the developer community a chance to explore ideas and get involved early.
With the launch of Google Code Labs, several well known and widely used APIs and tools are the first set of Google Code Labs to get graduated. App Engine, Maps API, Earth API, Calendar Data API, YouTube APIs are just a few among many to get graduated.
For these graduates, Google have planned of increasing their commitment with published deprecation policies and other critical support services. The Visualization API terms, Contacts Data API terms, and Picasa Web Albums Data API terms are a few good examples of transparent deprecation policies. They state that we’ll support each version for at least 3 years from when it’s deprecated or a newer version is introduced. We’re working to get policies posted for the other graduates as well, though the time period may vary a bit from product to product. It will be 3 years for most, but it might be less for some. The AdWords API, for example, has a policy of supporting old versions for 4 months.
Google, in the month of January enabled offline access for Gmail, has now enabled Google Calendar to be accessed and used offline.
In scenarios where you are travelling, or you dont have a strong internet connection, offline feature for Google Calendar makes it possible for you to view your planned schedules, events and other activities. One thing to keep in mind is that in the offline mode, you can only view your planned activities, and cannot edit them. What this feature does is that it relieves you from the burden of printing out your calendar the night before your trip. This offline feature was enabled for schools and other institutions using Google Apps for a period close to one month.
As was the case with Gmail, Google Calendar also makes use of the functionality offered by Gears, an open source browser extension, to incorporate the offline functionality.
To enable offline Calendar access and use it to its full potential , sign in to Google Calendar and look for the “Offline Beta” link in the upper right-hand corner of your respective account, right next to your username.
There are more than one ways to view your calendar, when you are not on your desk. One option is the offline access fo the Calendar. Besides that, Google provides two-way sync for iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry devices. That means wherever you go Google Calendar is there with you.
Mozilla Labs have rolled out a developer release named Weave M4 Development Milestone for the Weave Client. The current release is targeted solely towards testing.
Weave, launched way back in 2007, is an experiment by Mozilla Labs attempts to identify ways for enhancing Firefox user experience, providing users more control over their personal information. It also focuses on providing developers various options for building innovative online experiences.One important area for exploration is the blending of the desktop and the Web through deeper integration of the browser with online services.
The development uptil now has focused mainly on enabling Weave Sync to encrypt and synchronize the Firefox experience across multiple browsers, between desktop and mobile devices to be specific, in a secured manner.
The M4 development milestone is an developer release of the Weave client released early. The release is on track with the planned development milestones. This development milestone is available only for testing purposes, and to solicit wider testing and feedback from the Mozilla community.
The new features in M4 are :
- Preliminary support for Fennec for all data types, i.e. bookmarks, history, tabs, and saved passwords.
- Redesigned sync protocol and server architecture.
- Client optimization to improve CPU and memory efficiency.
- services.mozilla.com now hosted on a redesigned hardware server cluster.
If you are interested in getting yourself involved with testing and development tasks, register yourself for a Weave account, install the latest development milestone and get your hands dirty.
Yuhua, a Chinese based ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) just a few days back unveiled their latest hardware design reference. Yuhua (known more formally as “Yuhuatel”) offers a variety of handset designs that run Java and Linux, including an iPhone-like CPhone design running a 2.4-series kernel.
From the initial looks, it seems to be targeted towards an Android based handset. The phone is given the title “Xphone-SDK”. Xphone-SDK is just a design reference, and it is yet to be built.
As far as its specifications are concerned, Xphone-SDK has a 3 inch display screen with 240*400 resolution. It also provides Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g support, Bluetooth 2.0. In addition to that it comprises of a 3 megapixel camera alongwith a microSD card slot that can support maximum of 16GB data. So a lot of data can be stored.
Here is a list of the features that this design reference provides :
- Processor — Marvell PXA-310 624Mhz
- Memory — 128MB SDRAM; 256MB internal ROM
- Flash — MicroSD card slot for up to 16GB external
- Cellular — 900/1800/1900MHz GPRS/EDGE
- Display — 3-inch TFT WQVGA (240 x 400)
- WiFi — 802.11b/g
- Bluetooth — Bluetooth 2.0
- Camera — 3Mpix camera (no flash)
- Video playback — H.264, streaming, 3GPP, MPEG4, Codec 3GP
- Audio playback — G-streamer based engine supports major codec media files, including MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, MPEG4, WAV, MIDI
- Image support — JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF
- Web and messaging — HTTP, WAP Push, xHTML, SMS, MMS
- Other features — Data kits for USB/JTAG connectivity
- Battery — 1000mAh
- Operating system — Android (Linux/Java)