This Week I Learned - Week #76
This Week I Learned:
- The touch-oriented design of WinJS is its main appeal.
- Wordament is built entirely on Microsoft Azure Cloud Services with no virtual machines.
- CEOs and executives in the tech industry share a mindset that's similar to Steve Jobs's - they limit how much technology their kids use at home.
- Jobs considered Dr Edwin Land, founder of Polaroid, one of the great inventors of our time. Dr Land, was asked to leave his own company somewhat like Jobs in later years.
- While 1.75 billion people around the world already have a smartphone, the vast majority of the world’s population—over five billion more—do not
- At present, India contributes only a tiny fraction ($330 million) of Google's $55-billion revenue
- Despite enough production capacity in the India, 40% SIM cards sold in the country are imported, mostly from China. Consequently, all the secret keys used through the SIM card become available to personalised centres located outside judicial boundaries of Indian security agencies - Economic Times
- For $7 USD per month, you can adopt a HeroRat which can detect TB, explosives and landmines
- Sardar Balbir Singh (Senior) is the only player in the world to score five goals in an Olympic final of any team sport, an unchallenged record since 1952.
- India has a savings rate of 30% of GDP, and this once touched 37%. Foreign direct investment in India is barely 1-2% of GDP. - Swaminomics
- The Republic of India does not have a national language. The official languages of the Union Government of Republic of India are Hindi in the Devanagari script and English
- India does not have a national sport. Neither hockey nor cricket are official national sports.