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The Big Picture

int_blog_academy,  Friday, March 20th, 2009

Scenes from the recession

A horrifying bunch of recession images which is surely of great concern to human civilization all around the globe.

(Note Courtesy : Boston.com, Alan Taylor)

Twenty Years Later, The Web Is Finally Turning Into a Computer

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

On March the 13th, the Web turns 20 years old. In the TED talk, Tim Berners-Lee recalls how he invented the World Wide Web twenty years ago. It was a “play project” that his boss let him do on the side. Berners-Lee notes that the original Web was for connecting documents together online, and then argues quite eloquently why the Web now has to evolve from linked documents to linked data.

Of course, that evolution is already well under way. The Web is becoming a massive interlinked computer, and computers need data. As more and more data becomes linked across the Web, the more that it can be accessed, analyzed, and computed. As Berners-Lee says, “Data is relationships.”

(Quoted from Erick Schonfield)

Abhishek Rungta, at SES London 2009

int_blog_academy,  Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Byron Gordon, SEO-PR, interviews Abhishek Rungta, Founder and CEO of Indus Net Technologies, exhibitor at SES London 2009. Abhishek describes Indus Net Technologies as an Internet strategy company, which started in 1997 in India and serves more than 5,000 customers around the world. Abhishek talks about Indus Net Technologies global expansion having opened new offices in the UK and stresses Indus Net Technologies key focus on the following: web design, development and Internet marketing.

Talented Designer from the Design Team

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, February 24th, 2009


I am privileged to announce that my dear friend – SUBHROBIKASH DAS from the Indus Net design team has been a winner and is been recognized by the renowned ‘American Design Awards-Monthly Design Contest‘ and has scored 72 in the month of October 2008 , out of 681 entries. The details are:

Website: www.HZ423.com
Date Submitted: 10/31/2008
Listing Appears Under: October 2008
Score: 76

Its truly a remarkable achievement and I wish to give him my heartiest Congratulations on behalf of the Design team here and also wish he makes us more proud in the near future.

My 5 Star wishes to the Great Designer of INT!

OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2008-09

int_blog_academy,  Saturday, February 21st, 2009


BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nominees:

Richard Jenkins for The Visitor (2007/I)
Frank Langella for Frost/Nixon (2008)
Sean Penn for Milk (2008)
Brad Pitt for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler (2008)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Nominees:

Anne Hathaway for Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Angelina Jolie for Changeling (2008)
Melissa Leo for Frozen River (2008)
Meryl Streep for Doubt (2008/I)
Kate Winslet for The Reader (2008)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominees:

Josh Brolin for Milk (2008)
Robert Downey Jr. for Tropic Thunder (2008)
Philip Seymour Hoffman for Doubt (2008/I)
Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight (2008)
Michael Shannon for Revolutionary Road (2008)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominees:

Amy Adams for Doubt (2008/I)
Penélope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Viola Davis for Doubt (2008/I)
Taraji P. Henson for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Marisa Tomei for The Wrestler (2008)

Best Achievement in Directing
Nominees:

Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Stephen Daldry for The Reader (2008)
David Fincher for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Ron Howard for Frost/Nixon (2008)
Gus Van Sant for Milk (2008)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Nominees:

Frozen River (2008): Courtney Hunt
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008): Mike Leigh
In Bruges (2008): Martin McDonagh
Milk (2008): Dustin Lance Black
WALL·E (2008): Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Nominees:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Eric Roth, Robin Swicord
Doubt (2008/I): John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon (2008): Peter Morgan
The Reader (2008): David Hare
Slumdog Millionaire (2008): Simon Beaufoy

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Nominees:

Changeling (2008): Tom Stern
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Claudio Miranda
The Dark Knight (2008): Wally Pfister
The Reader (2008): Roger Deakins, Chris Menges
Slumdog Millionaire (2008): Anthony Dod Mantle

Best Achievement in Editing
Nominees:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter
The Dark Knight (2008): Lee Smith
Frost/Nixon (2008): Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill
Milk (2008): Elliot Graham
Slumdog Millionaire (2008): Chris Dickens

Best Achievement in Art Direction
Nominees:

Changeling (2008): James J. Murakami, Gary Fettis
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo
The Dark Knight (2008): Nathan Crowley, Peter Lando
The Duchess (2008): Michael Carlin, Rebecca Alleway
Revolutionary Road (2008): Kristi Zea, Debra Schutt

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Nominees:

Australia (2008): Catherine Martin
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Jacqueline West
The Duchess (2008): Michael O’Connor
Milk (2008): Danny Glicker
Revolutionary Road (2008): Albert Wolsky

Best Achievement in Makeup
Nominees:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Greg Cannom
The Dark Knight (2008)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Nominees:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Alexandre Desplat
Defiance (2008): James Newton Howard
Milk (2008): Danny Elfman
Slumdog Millionaire (2008): A.R. Rahman
WALL·E (2008): Thomas Newman

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Nominees:

Slumdog Millionaire (2008): A.R. Rahman, Gulzar(”Jai Ho”)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008): A.R. Rahman, M.I.A(”O Saya”)
WALL·E (2008): Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman(”Down to Earth”)

Best Achievement in Sound
Nominees:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
The Dark Knight (2008): Ed Novick, Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
WALL·E (2008)
Wanted (2008)

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Nominees:

The Dark Knight (2008)
Iron Man (2008)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
WALL·E (2008)
Wanted (2008)

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Nominees:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Eric Barba, Edson Williams
The Dark Knight (2008): Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Timothy Webber, Paul J. Franklin
Iron Man (2008)

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Nominees:

Bolt (2008)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
WALL·E (2008)

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Nominees:

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008)(Germany)
Entre les murs (2008)(France)
Revanche (2008)(Austria)
Okuribito (2008)(Japan)
Vals Im Bashir (2008)(Israel)

Best documentary Feature
Nominees:

The Betrayal – Nerakhoon (2008)
Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
The Garden (2008/I)
Man on Wire (2008)
Trouble the Water (2008)

Indus Net team Kick starts the Book Fair

int_blog_academy,  Friday, January 30th, 2009


The Indus Net Academy and the E-Learning team kick starts the Book Fair with pretty promising enquiries and purchases beyond expectations. People are showing there interests and are willing to know more about the range of CD’s we have and also expecting to see more titles in the near future.

Indusnet @ The Kolkata Book Fair 2009

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Indus Net Technologies has long been in this IT industry and has proven its worth as the biggest Web Design/Service company in Eastern India with various awards and recognitions, as per the latest (Rated #1 IT SME in India – 2008 by Dun & Bradstreet)

We have recently diversified our services into a new Venture of Training & E-Learning named as Indus Net Academy with a range of career courses to boost an aspirants skills and knowledge in the field of Web Design and Web Programming and developing Professional E-Learning CBT’s on wide range of Web Services concepts.

The professional E-Learning Team has developed quite a number of E-Learning CBT’s till date. For that we are going to participate in the 33rd Kolkata Book Fair, 2009 which is scheduled to start on 28th January, Wednesday at the Milan Mela grounds, opposite Science City targeting audiences who are interested in the field of Web Services and also people who are professionals and also students pursuing a career in this field. We have quite a number of titles to fill the racks and prove a mark among all so that Indus Net continue its journey of success.

I would like to mention the titles which we have developed with a great deal of dedication and professionalism so that these CBT’s match the international standard and can surely benefit people of the concerned field.

1. 101 Photoshop Effects (3 CD pack)
– which is a wonderful exhibition of 101 mind blowing photoshop effects.

2. Photoshop Tutor
– helping to learn Photoshop in an interactive classroom environment.

3. 101 Web Design Inspirations
– containing some of the world’s best website designs to inspire your creativity.

4. 101 Print Design Inspirations
– with a collection of best print design samples for inspiration.

5. Dreamweaver Tutor
– is a quick start to the world of Web Page designing.

6. HTML & CSS Tutor
– helping to learn HTML & CSS in an interactive classroom environment.

7. Best Flash Applications
– is a wonderful exhibition  of world’s best flash applications.

8. Micorsoft Office Word 2007 Tutor
– helping to make start to the most popular word processing software.

9. Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Tutor
– which is a quick start to the most popular spreadsheet application.

10. Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2007 Tutor
– which will also be making easy working with the most popular presentation software.

11. Google Guide
– which contains valuable tips and tricks for smart searching.

12. Career Launcher
– which contains soft skills and tips for making a successful job interview.

All these CBT’s are packed with key features such as giving a Personal Classrooom environment, throroughly researched and developed by expert professionals working in the industry, interactive multimedia tutorials, a complete glossary and an interactive Quiz with Questions and answers.

I wish Indus Net will be able to prove its capability again in this field and emerge out a winner with all the love and support of professionals, students, aspirants, and everyone……..making this Book Fair a sure success and help us to develop more such valuable titles in days to come.

Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

int_blog_academy,  Thursday, January 8th, 2009


Know about 3G

int_blog_academy,  Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

3G stands for the third generation of wireless communication technology. It refers to pending improvements in wireless data and voice communications through any of a variety of proposed standards. The immediate goal is to raise transmission speeds from 9.5K to 2M bit/sec. 3G networks enable network operators to offer users a wider range of more advanced services while achieving greater network capacity through improved spectral efficiency. The recent IPhone has also been fully equipped with the 3G technology.

3G Wireless Combines a mobile phone, laptop PC and TV
Features includes:
– Phone calls/fax
– Global roaming
– Send/receive large email messages
– High-speed Web
– Navigation/maps
– Videoconferencing
– TV streaming
– Electronic agenda meeting reminder.

The first pre-commercial 3G network was launched by NTT DoCoMo in Japan branded FOMA, in May 2001 and the first commercial United States 3G network was by Monet Mobile Networks, on CDMA2000 1x EV-DO technology, but this network provider later shut down operations. The second 3G network operator in the USA was Verizon Wireless in October 2003 also on CDMA2000 1x EV-DO, and this network has grown strongly since then.

Google Earth 4.3

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Get the latest version of Google Earth which has added features that make it a necessity for those whose topographic desires are more serious. Version 4.3 adds day and night lighting, Street View, more 3D models, and faster rendering speeds.

Most of the interface’s real estate displays a rendering of the globe, which slowly zooms in on a satellite image of your destination once you’ve keyed it in. The control panel has changed again, but the real draw is the addition of Street View, an on-the-ground 360-degree look at the premises that users may recognize from Google Maps. Also gracing the virtual globe is an option to illuminate it in real-time.

Everything from roads and restaurants to crime statistics can be displayed; subcategories and individual items can be unchecked to show only what you need. Google’s driving directions are incorporated, and the user community has produced several nifty mods, including historical maps. There’s also integration with Google’s 3D rendering program SketchUp, which you can use to place buildings and other ornamentation in a real-life setting.

The only downside to the program is that it can consume a large amount of RAM.