Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Google Launches Loksabha Election Website

Today Google announced a new website for 2009 Indian general elections. According to the press release today, anyone can check his/ her name in the voters list, can know about his/ her polling booth and search maps of the constituencies.

This website has been created with the help of Hindustan time and some other NGOs and can be found here -http://www.google.co.in/intl/en/landing/loksabha2009/

It is an excellent feature to search voters name in the voter list but it seems that the website is still under development. Right now covers only Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune and Nagpur. Hope to see Agra in this list soon ;-)

Also note Yahoo is already having it's website at http://in.elections.yahoo.com/. Yahoo India website looks more like a news website.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Rediff, Indiatimes, Yahoo Ad-Rates for Online Advertisement

Today I was searching for advertisement rates of online ads. I was primarily interested in some of the big portal names like yahoo, indiatimes, and rediff etc. It took quite a while to come up with the search results having all these figures. I found two articles having some information and thought sharing with you -
Exchange4media article was written in 2004, so slightly outdated. Business World article is of year 2007 and gives sufficiently latest information.

Here is the summary from the Business World article -