Wikis all the way!!
Only up to a few months there was a wiki site of only one kind, now many are building wiki type of sites using tools. These tools are majorly produced by two kinds of company called the PB wiki and wet paint. Mohr Davidow ventures gave PB wiki a bout of $2 million cash to provide tools to non techie users of wiki. Now PB wiki targets the ‘educators’ and the ‘small business’ sectors. David weekly head of PB wiki says that tools are free but up gradation needs subscription. Wiki has gained immense popularity and so have many like sites. Google has also now acquired its own wiki building site called as job spot.
Now when the ‘wiki-like’ sites are going on a frenzy to find their own targets, the founder of wikipedia, Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia is all geared to build a new wikipedia called as wikia. Need to see how this is going to reach the community with the other wikis’ existing and doing good!
Say No to Gas and Yes to Air!!
Luxemborg based company called Moteur Development International (MDI) is the new addition to the ‘Green Companies’, which has done away with Gas and has designed the all new car which runs on compressed air! This is a breakthrough and India based Tata group would be developing cars using the MDI technology, this would be a major stepping stone, especially for a country like India which produces about 10 million cars per year and the demand is growing.
Well this is how it works: Air is compressed and stored in a carbon fiber tank and released into the piston and thereby driving the crankshaft. It also has an engine which runs on battery which again is used to kick start the compression and expansion cycle.
As far as the countries other than India are concerned, MDI has signed about 40 licenses around the globe. But the company has to make some more refinements in its technology and MDI has signed up with EADS to built safer tanks, now it has to be seen if MDI would give license to this sophisticated and safe tanks to India (i.e if it is part of the agreement).