Thursday, December 29, 2005

Year 2005

Time Magazine Person of the Year: Bill,Melinda and Bono



Economic Times Person of the Year: Abhishek Bachan


Indian IT person of the year: Kiran Karnik

Most popular song in India : Aashiq Banaya Aapne ( Perhaps the most downloaded ringone!)

Words of the Year by New Oxford American Dictionary
'Podcast' (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4504256.stm)
The term was coined by journalist Ben Hammersley and although originally derived from combining "broadcasting" and "iPod", this definition has become something of a misnomer as podcasts can be listened to on any digital music player.

Other popular words:
Lifehack, which refers to a more efficient way of completing an everyday task.

Rootkit, defined as software installed on a computer by someone other than the owner, intended to conceal other programs or processes, files or system data. The term hit the headlines when Sony was found to have included a rootkit as part of the copy protection system on some of its music CDs.

Other words that gained popularity in 2005 are bid flu, sudoku and trans fat.

Google News - Top Searches in 2005
1. Janet Jackson
2. Hurricane Katrina
3. tsunami
4. xbox 360
5. Brad Pitt
6. Michael Jackson
7. American Idol
8. Britney Spears
9. Angelina Jolie
10. Harry Potter


Google.com - Top Gainers of 2005
1. Myspace
2. Ares
3. Baidu
4. wikipedia
5. orkut
6. iTunes
7. Sky News
8. World of Warcraft
9. Green Day
10. Leonardo da Vinci

Top Brand in 2005 :
Apple's iPod is the leading US brand along with Google, eBay, Amazon.com and Yahoo


Year 2005 In Pictures
Yahoo-Year 2005 in Review -
NBC-Year 2005 in review
CTV-2005 in review

Sports 2005
2005- Sports in review

Technology
Technology - 2005 in review
Top 10 Tech Events

Google
Google Top Searches in 2005
Google in 2005- Sets the Pace

Books
Books in 2005


India -Biz
Biz 2005 in review


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