Thursday, October 13, 2011

Black berry outage affects North America..

Source: eWeek

My memory is still afresh with the news..Black berry outage affects Europe, Middle East & Africa. Now, time has come to north america.
Again, details are yet to known and coincidentally today is the iOS5 upgrade day and many of my friends 'bricked' their iPhones :). Seems the Apple servers are overloaded and today may be a good day to look for some device called 'land line'

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Black berry outage affects Europe, Middle East, Africa

Source: CNA

I'd think this could be due to the DC issue or their GRX peering issue. DC is in London (or Slough to be more specific), where by the largest peering point is @ Amsterdam.
Looking at the problem, I'd say this is more likely due to the DC issue as some of the large operators have direct links with RIM but the DC @ Slough is the single point which consolidates the traffic.

Hopefully the Engineers can make it up fast :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Google + traffic dropped (or increased based on how you see it)

Source: Forbes

I did joined the Google+ at a pretty early stage and extended the invitations to couple of hundreds. But lately I realized, I am going back to Facebook as a habit but not even looking at G+ for weeks. May be it's the critical mass issue, where by there is/are no critical mass for Google Plus to generate content and keep people occupied.
Today I see almost all my friends in Facebook and new posts just floods in (I've to mute some of the 'chatty' friends even). But in Google Plus, I can only see one of two folks making some noises.
Google has to do something to encourage people to go in. May be start some new stuff (games or whatever) exclusively in G+ or some sort of free android phones or ipads or whatever @ a mass scale. I don't know whether it works or not but certainly increases the awareness and brings people.
For any social network (or user generated content hosted sites), traffic/content is the key and Google need to get that :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

RIP.. Steve Jobs

World lost a visionary person, leader, best salesman and most importantly an engineer.
Though I am not a great fan of apple or it's products, I admire the way it changed the TELCO industry. The industry is not the same and with almost more than half of Singapore population holding an iPhone, I'm sure how the nation going to miss him.

R.I.P Steve Jobs.