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The World's Most Powerful People

The world's most powerful people list extracted from Forbes.

So how they are been selected for the list? Question is tricky though!

1) Do they have influence over lots of other people?
2) Do they control relatively large financial resources compare with their peers?
3) Are they powerful in multiple spheres?

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Most Powerful People List as Forbes Listed.

1. Barack Obama
2. Hu Jintao
3. Vladimir Putin
4. Ben S. Bernanke
5. Sergey Brin and Larry Page
6. Carlos Slim Helu
7. Rupert Murdoch
8. Michael T. Duke
9. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud
10. William Gates III
11. Pope Benedict XVI
12. Silvio Berlusconi
13. Jeffrey R. Immelt
14. Warren Buffett
15. Angela Merkel
16. Laurence D. Fink
17. Hillary Clinton
18. Lloyd C. Blankfein
19. Li Changchun
20. Michael Bloomberg
21. Timothy Geithner
22. Rex W. Tillerson
23. Li Ka-shing
24. Kim Jong Il
25. Jean-Claude Trichet
26. Masaaki Shirakawa
27. Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed al Nahyan
28. Akio Toyoda
29. Gordon Brown
30. James S. Dimon
31. Bill Clinton
32. William H. Gross
33. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
34. Lou Jiwei
35. Yukio Hatoyama
36. Manmohan Singh
37. Osama bin Laden
38. Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani
39. Tenzin Gyatso
40. Ali Hoseini-Khamenei
41. Joaquin Guzman
42. Igor Sechin
43. Dmitry Medvedev
44. Mukesh Ambani
45. Oprah Winfrey
46. Benjamin Netanyahu
47. Dominique Strauss-Kahn
48. Zhou Xiaochuan
49. John Roberts Jr.
50. Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar
51. William Keller
52. Bernard Arnault
53. Joseph S. Blatter
54. Wadah Khanfar
55. Lakshmi Mittal
56. Nicolas Sarkozy
57. Steve Jobs
58. Fujio Mitarai
59. Ratan Tata
60. Jacques Rogge
61. Li Rongrong
62. Blairo Maggi
63. Robert B. Zoellick
64. Antonio Guterres
65. Mark John Thompson
66. Klaus Schwab
67. Hugo Chavez

No more McDonald's in Iceland?

As recession grows, most of the big companies shutting down and now it is McDonald in Iceland. This Saturday 31 Oct 2009 McDonald Iceland will be doing its last sale and shutting down it is operation from Iceland.

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Iphone Hits China

Iphone launched it self in to the worlds' biggest market China today. However, original Iphone packs with less applications and no Wi-Fi (According to government regulations) in China.

In addition, original Iphone sells for more than 700US$ or 1000US$ which is sold by China's Telecom Unicorn. Where market viewers’ looks at this price as high for a average buyer.

Anyhow, still you can get an Iphone for lesser price from various Chinese markets, where it bundles with Wi-Fi and more applications!

Iphone is there since year 2007 and it is been sold more than 2 million already and they were illegally imported from US, Hong Kong and other countries.

What ever we say I personally love Iphone and it Rocks.

Wish Good Luck to Iphone!

Internationalized Domain Names in your own Native Language

As I heard, in the current ongoing ICANN conference in Seoul, Korea, ICANN came to a decision on accepting on Internationalized Domain Names on none Latin Characters. This means that a domain name can be in Chinese, Hindi or any other specific languages. This technology to be launched on 16 November 2009 by ICANN.

However, as I wonder if I get name card from a person and the website refers in there own language, how do I type?

More about this announcement by ICANN and

In addition, I found this site, it is regarding a software and allows you type domain names in your own language.

Video regarding IDN announcement

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama Able to Sing

There is an audio played in a Japanese radio station recently which is a song sung by Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama in his young age. It is been ripped from one of his old music album named "Take Heart Tobitate Heiwa No Hato To". You can buy the album at

Anyhow, only a few weeks away, visit of USA president Obama to Japan. Well hope Prime Minister and President will do a good duet on stage.

Unable to login Typo3 admin after migration

Recently I had a chance to work with Typo3. Typo3 a CMS, which is similar to other Open Source CMS such as Joomla, Drupal, Word Press etc...

When you are comparing with other CMS types, there are pros and cons always there for any type of products. For me Typo3 looks more advance and complicated comparing to other CMS types.

Recently I was been migrating Typo3 from Live server to Dev server, after migrating Typo3, it worked fine without any errors. Only issue I had was, unable to log in to Typo3 admin section. After a long struggle, I found a solution, which posted on a website.

However, the solution given over there was not compatible with the current version of MYSQL I had, which is you have to replace the current variable in my.ini file as "sql_mode=MYSQL40", where I was unable to find "SQL_MODE" instead able to find "SQL-MODE".

The particular line for "sql-mode" was stated as "# Set the SQL mode to strict
sql-mode="STRICT_TRANS_TABLES,NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER,NO_ENGINE_SUBSTITUTION"". In addition, I did not add the sql-mode="MYSQL40" than I have commented existing line

Yes, it worked like charming and now I am able to log in to Typo3 admin without any problems.

I hope it helped some one else also with the similar issue. Good Luck. :)

The Google Story

No, today is not a sunny evening! Suddenly there was a storm passing through our area and total electricity break down. Yes, another day without a computer. While thinking what to do, just thought to read a book. Yes, it is been a year I bought that book and still hanging in my bookshelf.

“The Google Story” is the book. I bought it year ago, read it like five chapters, and suddenly left without reading it from chapter 6 (Burning Man). Since I am seeking technical type of story from the book, suddenly it became boring reading the sixth chapter, but later found out it is not.

In "Burning Man" story where it tells how Google guys got the idea of creating different type of Logo for events, etc... Indeed that chapter was interesting.

I started reading the "The Google Story" while doing a trip and able to finish the remaining chapters in one month time.

For me it is a big achievement, since there are many books hanging in my bookshelf!

When I ever talk with people regarding Google, I normally say "Hey you know Google have put there “PageRank” system for registering in patent office and you know the system carries around 500 million variables and 2 billion terms". People look at me ask, "How do you know it?" I say, I read it from the book! They look me weirdly, specially the day I wear a Google T-shirt and do the talk.

I always thought Page Rank means since Google rank pages and it named it as "PageRank", sorry, you are totally wrong! When Google came to do as the search engine, they want to make it powerful and make the search results relevant and especially they want to rank sites based on popular, none other than Larry Page (Yeah Page) is who created the rank system. So, yes, the ranking system named as "PageRank". I do not know how many SEO gurus know this!

I love there corporate policy about giving the employee 20% of the time to unleash there own potential.

And, yeah about everyday meal menus and different type of cuisines at Google.

How did they make it globally? Making business deal AOL Europe! Going for China investment (One of Microsoft employee moves to Google as the head with trouble).

Before IPO offering, story published in Playboy magazine and the issues they met before going public.

I, can talk lot more, it is interesting.

One way I say, "I can not imagine my self Internet without Google"!

“The Google Story” indeed was a happy ending! Cheers!