Opera9 Beta 1 Released

Opera on Thursday released its first beta version of Opera 9.

The beta version includes many new features to the browser, including Widget, BitTorrent, Content Blocking (aka ad blocking), the ability to customize the integrated search engine field, Tab Thumbnail preview, site-specific preferences, and more. A complete list of changes for this release is available here.

Download Opera 9

If you are intrested in testing the weekly builds, catch them here.

Pepsi TV

Pepsi got Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra & Kareena Kapoor for their latest AD campaign on India’s Best TV Channel – Pepsi TV. It was a two part ad series, something they had successfully done earlier with Sachin Tendulkar & Shane Warn during the 2003 Cricket World Cup. This time around I did say they screwed up real big.

The First Part did an exceptionally good job at creating all the hype. My interest grew even more when Sprite made a spoof of it. Pepsi even made a spoof on Aishwarya Rai’s Coca Cola ad in support Pepsi TV hype. So I was really waiting for the second part, even had a few debates with friends & family members on whether it’s a channel or not (My opinion was always no).

Well then saw the part 2 of it a couple of days back and, so here’s what Pepsi TV is:

Watching TV while drinking Pepsi along, make’s it Pepsi TV. The best TV viewing experience ever.

At first was really shocked, confused, a bit surprised and none the less hugely disappointed. That was huge a reality check on what Pepsi was doing with a channel.

So what has Pepsi managed to do in the process. Well they managed to get a lot of eyeballs and raise the curiosity factor galore due to superstar presence and suspense factor, and maybe increased sales a little bit. But in the process of doing so they have not just made the worst campaigns ever but also made a big joke of themselves!!!

And if you wish to watch these crappy ads, here’s the link:

(Sorry no seprate links as it’s a flash based site. Also note that the second part of the Pepsi TV series start’s first.)

Screenshots of all Winamp Versions

Winamp 0.20

Yes thats right folks, one of my forum member (rohan2kool) has posted the screenshots of allmost all versions of Winamp that have existed. The one above is Winamp 0.20. Here’s the link to the rest of the screenshots http://www.teenhungama.uni.cc/viewtopic.php?t=607

He has also given download links to all of them. So ENJOY!!!

Advani in Vashi

The Leader of Opposition Mr. L. K. Advani was in Vashi today as a part of his “Bharat Suraksha Yatra” which he is currently on. So what did he hold for us, other than his “Yada Yada” speech that I bet we all know about.

Well for starters he was supposed to reach Vashi by 10:30 AM wind up his speech by 11:00 AM and move on to another location in Navi Mumbai. So when did he arrive, a cool 1 hr 25 minutes late at 11:55 AM. They had his welcome & other yada yada stuff done and then gave a speech of 20 minutes and did a “Tata Bye Bye” at 12:25 PM. If you are thinking that we had suffered enough then you are wrong. Most of us didn’t care, the only ones waiting there were the local BJP workers & the local press (no National Media, it seems they are not interested in his Yatra Business anymore). Whereas all the locals were waiting for him to leave that’s it.
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