Notable Thoughts : Tuesday Edition

“A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all” - Anonymous. Few notable thoughts that are worth sharing and spreading. More notable thoughts here.

Novatium To Raise Second Round Funding of $10-15 Million
The Chennai based thin client company Novatium Solutions is in the market to raise more capital. The company, which did a ‘nano’ to the PC’s much before Tata did that to the auto market, plans to raise about $10-15 million in its next round of funding, reports The Hindu Business Line. It had earlier raised an undisclosed amount of capital from US based venture capital fund New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Novatium had last year commercially launched low-cost personal computers – Nova netPC. It’s a sort of thin client intended to provide computing access to the bottom-of the pyramid computer users in developing countries of Asia and Africa.

Disney aims to raise Bollywood stake - Times Online
Disney owns 14.9 per cent of UTV Software, the parent conglomerate that runs businesses from videogaming to cable television and is one of the most visible presences in India's booming media sector.

AOL to Drop Support for Netscape Browser
AOL will stop providing technical support for the Netscape browser, which gave millions of Americans their first experience in surfing the Web. But Netscape lives on with Firefox, an open-source alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

More treatment isn’t always the best option
If you or someone you care about is facing decisions about treatment for a serious illness, keep the following in mind: You don’t have to accept the first recommendations you receive Insist on a meaningful conversation with your doctor, spelling out the risks and benefits of tretament Make sure you understand the side effects and success rates of the treatments you’re offered Balance those side effects and success rates against your own quality of life preferences Seek a second or even third opinion if necessary

Here Comes Trouble: The Future of Free
Imagine a world where Internet usage was billed the same way as telephone calls, where visiting a web site on the other side of the world costs more than visiting a web site hosted on the other side of town, and the bill that shows up each month reflects a charge for every link followed. This unthinkable scenario remains a fact of life in the telephone business, thanks to the usage-based financial arrangements involved in network interconnection


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