Narain is the founder & CEO for 360 Degree Interactive, a web services firm based in Chennai, India. This blog is about his personal views on Web 2.0, RoR, Social networking,Digital media, interactive advertising, SaaS, Service Oriented Architecture, India Inc, rural education, Web standards, mobile 2.0 and more.

Saturday, April 24

AFX Killer

They Killed AVID's monopoly in editing. Killed Napster in recording. Now Apple takes the next step, to kill combustion & After Effects in one shot with "Motion" What a product name to start with...releasing this summer with a unbelievable price tag of $299 this sure gonna rock. read more about Apple - Motion

Wednesday, April 7

Gmail Tested, Reviewed

Considered that was a hoax initially worldwide, now turned out to be a serious information. Very few people got to see and work on the gmail interface. Marketing Vox had a screenshot & article about the gmail's interface, information, features and others... have a lookGmail Tested, Reviewed

Friday, April 2

http is deprecated.

The folks at would like to see the ubiquitous 'http:' removed from the beginning of all our URLs. So instead of linking to "" in your pages, you would link to just "//".

This is actually quite legal. RFC 1808 specifies that URLs beginning with '//' should just inherit the scheme of the base URL.

The argument for doing things this way is appealing to paranoid future-obsessed weirdos (like me). While HTTP is currently the most common way to deliver HTML, it could conceivably change in the future. Using scheme inheritance for links will prevent you from having to change them if or when things move away from HTTP. http is deprecate. long live http.

the above info. is an extract of the info posted on WebStandards, a community striving for standard based approach to the web, than the present browser based approach to the web.

URLs worth looking at;
A List Apart
World Web Consortium

Thursday, April 1


Why is a search company goes for a free email account? and Why is MSN & Hotmail is going for a search engine? to understand their move, it is complex. but for now, it is time for google to offer email.

Hello!! dont get surprised!! it is true. Google is looking at a email option called GmailAbout Gmail

So why google is to offer a email account and what makes it different?

Going by their faqs, this is what they say about...

"Gmail uses Google search technology to automatically organize and find messages. And because Gmail includes 1,000 megabytes of storage, a typical user won't ever have to worry about deleting mail. Everything just gets archived so it can be found again if needed.

There are other differences in the way Gmail provides access to your email. For example, Gmail automatically groups an email and the replies to it as a conversation. Gmail's other distinctive features include a labeling system, a spam reporter and a system for filtering your mail as it comes into your inbox."

The interesting part of their offering is the size of the email box.

"Gmail is a free service and includes 1,000 megabytes (1 GB boss) of storage with each account.."

Just in case if this goes in public, and if the regular users of google is going to utilise this service, then just calculate the amount of space required for servicing the entire user list. Surely, there will be a plan behind this, but for now, wait till it goes public.