Saturday, March 21, 2009

eBay to ban negative feedback ratings

Online auction site eBay has said it plans to overhaul its feedback system and will ban sellers from leaving negative comments about buyers.

EBay said problems were occurring, and slowing down trade, when buyers left negative comments about sellers who then retaliated with their own views. 

The move, which will affect users worldwide, has angered many sellers. 
Sellers say it will leave them unprotected. 

The feedback forum was introduced by Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar in February 1996. 
In a message then, he said: "By creating an open market that encourages honest dealings, I hope to make it easier to conduct business with strangers over the net. 

Tricky customers 

Critics of the changes argue that by taking away a seller's right to complain about a problem buyer they will have very little recourse for action when a sale goes wrong. 
And they complain that by still allowing buyers to leave dissenting comments about sellers, eBay has skewed the whole trading process. 
When both sides have equal access and rights to leave negative comments about each other it is a well balanced trading process, they say. However, eBay counters that problem buyers can still be dealt with. 
"If a buyer doesn't pay, the seller can easily contact eBay, we will review any complaint and maybe remove the buyer," a spokesman said. 
The changes aim to "improve the overall customer experience", eBay said. 
It added that many buyers would not leave negative comments for fear that sellers would retaliate. 
As a result, buyers and sellers may not get a fair picture of what is actually happening between trading parties. 
It maintains that the majority of transactions go "swimmingly". 
EBay says that only a minority of sellers leave negative feedback for buyers. 

Bigger and better than Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, says Microsoft.

Microsoft researchers are working on a new browser called Gazelle which it promises will have some impressive new features and capabilities.

The firm released a research paper (PDF) late last week, saying that the new browser would offer significant security improvements compared to other browsers, including Internet Explorer.

"No existing browsers, including new architectures like Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome and OP, have a multi-principal operating system construction that gives a browser-based operating system the exclusive control to manage the protection of all system resources among web site principals," Microsoft said in the report.

The browser will change this tradition by being built on its own kernel, in effect allowing it to operate as an operating system. This means that Gazelle could intelligently identify traffic, and react to anything malicious.

"Our prototype implementation and evaluation experience indicates that it is realistic to turn an existing browser into a multi-principal operating system that yields significantly stronger security and robustness with acceptable performance and backward compatibility," the researchers wrote.

The browser is only open for discussion at this stage, and there are no current plans for a release in any form.

"The implementation and evaluation of our IE-based prototype shows promise of a practical multi-principal operating system-based browser in the real world," the researchers concluded.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Know your Signature Style... What does it mean!!
These persons are very confident and are good personalities. They are a little bit selfish but believe in "Happiness of human life".

These persons are considered to be Romantic, can easily change their fiancées as if they change their clothes. They prefer beauty in other persons & they themselves try to look beautiful, they easily attract others.

These persons are more inclined towards classical arts, simple & are very cool. If you loose faith with them, then these persons will never look back at you. Hence its always better to be careful with these people.

These persons enjoy their life in their own way, never pay attention to others views. These are considered to be good natured but are Selfish too.

These persons try to be very smart, hide each & every matter, never say anything in straight forward manner, never pay attention to the other person of what he is talking of.

These persons are considered to be intelligent but never think. These people change their ideas & views as fast as the wind changes its direction of flow. They never think whether that particular thing is right or wrong. You can win them just by flattering them.
These persons are very kind to us, have a good heart, selfless, are ready to sacrifice their life for the sake of their near & dear. But they seems to think a lot and may get angry very soon.

These persons are very kind hearted, can adjust themselves to any environment & to the person they are talking. These persons are very firm on their views & posses a lot of will power.

Friday, March 6, 2009

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Indian Marketing Skills(All Indian's MUST READ)

The Manager says: "Do you have any sales experience?" 
The Indian says: "Sir, I was a salesman back home in India." 

Well, the boss liked the Indian chappie so he gave him the job. "You start tomorrow.. I'll come down after we close and see how you did." 

His first day on the job was rough but he got through it. 

After the store was locked up, the boss came down. 
"How many sales did you make today?" 

Indian boy says: "Sir, Just ONE sale." 

The boss says: "Just one? No! No! No! You see here our sales people average 20 or 30 sales a day." If you want to keep this job, you'd better be doing better than just one sale. By the way, how much was the sale for?"

Indian boy says: " $101 237. 64" 

Boss says: "$101 237. 64? What the hell did you sell?" 

Indian boy says: "Sir, First I sell him small fishhook. 
Then I sell him medium fishhook. 
Then I sell him large fishhook. 
Then I sold him new fishing rod and some fishing gear. 

Then I ask him where he's going fishing and he said down on the 
coast, so I told him he'll be needing a boat, so we went down to the boating department and I sell him twin engine Chris Craft. 
Then he said he didn't think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I 
took him down to our automotive department and sell him that 4X4 Blazer. 

I then ask him where he'll be staying, and since he had no 
accommodation, I took him to camping department and sell him one of those new igloo 6 sleeper camper tents. 

Then the guy said, while we're at it, I should throw in about $100 
worth of groceries and two cases of beer. 

The boss said: "You're not serious? A guy came in here to buy a 
fishhook and you sold him a boat, a 4X4 truck and a tent?" 

Indian boy says: "No Sirji, actually he came in to buy Anacin for his headache, and I said: Well, fishing is the best way to relax your mind."

Coke signs up Vijay as brand ambassador

Well, amongst Kollywood stars it’s Ilayathalapathy Vijay who’s been constantly roped in for more brand ambassadorships. Coco-Cola had earlier roped in Vijay as its brand ambassador during the year 2000-03. 
Later, as the brand manufacturers felt that the product can peak in markets without any celebrities. Now as Vijay’s popularity is gone ahead amongst young guys especially in rural areas, the product managers have approached him for the ambassadorship deal. 

One of the sources revealed that Vijay would start filming for the commercial ad of Coco-Cola’s latest theme of ‘Open Happiness’. Also added that the commercial will be aired within next couple of weeks on all media channels… Earlier, during last year Vijay was offered the brand ambassadorship for ‘Chennai Super Kings’ in T-20 Tournament. One of the leading trade analysts of Tamil Film’s box office collection had recently stated that though Vijay’s recent films hadn’t done extremely well at box office, producers are on their heels of increasing his remuneration.

A Trillion and a half of Indian deposits in Swiss banks

CRICKET MARKETING may have dreamed up the blue billion tag to put a number to the fans of this pan-India passion, but Parliament has been rocked twice in the past two weeks over a rather different figure — a trillion and a half of Indian deposits in Swiss banks.
When Communist Party of India (CPI) Deputy General Secretary Sudhakar Reddy raised the issue of Indian deposits in Swiss banks, his mention of the $1.45 trillion figure and that it was double the country’s gross domestic product shook the Lok Sabha. External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, currently in charge of the finance portfolio, didn’t take note and left it to his deputy, Pawan Kumar Bansal, to say a probe would be ordered.
Reddy was quoting a Swiss Banking Association report of 2006-07 that said India led the top five countries in deposits — the others are Russia, the UK, Ukraine and China. “Everyone in the House was rattled,” says Reddy, whose repeated statements in Parliament were a follow-up of the two-page letter he’d written to the Prime Minister after being informed about a relatively unknown NGO.

“If equally distributed, each Indian will get Rs 100,000,” Reddy wrote in his letter, which evoked no response from the Prime Minister’s Office. But, in a late reaction, the Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPM) urged New Delhi to seek details of these deposits.
The point being made by the Left parties is that the famed Swiss banks secrecy is not an absolute. Recently, banking details of eight US clients of Switzerland’s UBS were sent to Washington, despite a late Swiss court order blocking the move. “If the US can do it, nothing prevents the Indian Government from getting the details,” said the CPM Politburo.
A report in The Washington Post says that, in addition to details of the eight clients, names of more than 240 clients have been sent by UBS. The US Justice Department is trying to break through Switzerland's legendary banking secrecy to go after American tax evaders: UBS admitted to the tax fraud and agreed to pay $780 million. However, UBS rejected the demand that it disclose identities of some 52,000 US customers who allegedly evaded taxes. The US tax office argues US citizens are hiding about $14.8 billion in such accounts.
Reddy, Chairman of the Lok Sabha Committee on Labour, has moved a motion slated for discussion on February 27, as part of the Private Members Resolution. “We have to get to the bottom of this case,” Reddy told TEHELKA.
In New Delhi, Swiss Ambassador to India Dominique Dreyer acknowledged the flow of black money from India and other countries into Swiss banks, but said that new legislation in Switzerland could make stashing such money difficult in the future. “The banks themselves monitor the origin stringently," Dreyer said while celebrating 60 years of the Indo-Swiss Friendship Treaty. “Switzerland was accused of giving shelter to black money. It would not be stopped 100 per cent (under the new law) but controlled up to a certain limit.”
But those familiar with Swiss banks say that the chances of New Delhi seeking and obtaining a greater list of names than that sent to Washington seems doomed because of the new court order that arms the European country’s national regulator, FINMA. Swiss newspaper Tribune De Geneve quoted FINMA’s Alain Bischel saying the tribunal’s order forbade the Swiss bank regulator from giving the plaintiffs’ “banking documents to third parties" or risk legal proceedings. Also, Switzerland’s populist Swiss People’s Party (SVP) has called for a Parliament debate, demanding retaliation against the US probe and threats to the prized banking secrecy.
It is estimated that nearly $2.2 trillion, a third of $7 trillion the world's wealthy have spirited into offshore tax havens, is stashed in Swiss banks. India, from where an estimated 80,000 people travel to Switzerland every year, has the largest slice of the secret pie. “There are no orders to probe,” says a senior official of the Enforcement Directorate. Agrees Admiral RH Tahiliani, former naval chief who now leads Transparency International India: “Billions have been parked in Switzerland, with Indians topping the list.”

With those levels of deposits, and Switzerland only one of the popular tax havens in the world (Lichtenstein, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands also ask no questions), it is barely surprising that the integrity score of India has been 3.4 in 2007-08 (on a scale of 10) as compared to Denmark and Finland scoring a perfect 10. But since the wealth parked in these accounts is possessed both by rich businessmen and rich politicians, the chances that any government will be pushed enough to demand their banking details are slim indeed.