Saturday, December 24, 2005

damaka 2.0 with Video launched

News Update
Latest release of damaka adds free integrated video calling. damaka Video allows users to see the contacts they are calling using a webcam. The latest release also includes Weather Forecasting for US cities.

damaka's developers have done an awesome job. The quality is incredible and is better than Skype, Yahoo & MSN.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Codecs... what are they?


Short for compressor/decompressor, a codec is any technology for compressing and decompressing data. Codecs can be implemented in software, hardware, or a combination of both.

In telecommunications, (short for coder/decoder) a device that encodes or decodes a signal. For example, telephone companies use codecs to convert binary signals transmitted on their digital networks to analog signals converted on their analog networks.

"Compressor-Decompressor" or "Coder-Decoder," which describes a device or program capable of performing transformations on a data stream or signal.

Learn more about codec on wikipedia

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Big eBay Users Shun Skype

Looks like eBay chief Meg Whitman has plenty of selling to do herself.

Russell Shaw points to a story in that claims that “Big eBay users shun Skype”.

The original article quotes the executive director of a group of high-volume eBay sellers as saying that "Skype doesn't give me a capability that I already don't have." Apparently this based on informal conversation with members. Of course it is not clear why they should feel this way.

The story doesn’t give enough supporting evidence for their claim. Nonetheless, I feel that eBay sellers can use third party VoIP tools as well instead of Skype. So I feel Skype is not going to change much the landscape for eBay.