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Getting paid for reading the campaigns?

Ah! well introduced inadvertently by a friend to this gingerly startup’s efforts :D, I now keep getting some-good, some-vain campaigns to read on mah mobile….sometimes about getting rented movies (now which one was dat.. guess it was seventymm something), then bout getting 50% off on some designer jewellery, low-rate flying, and medical insurance….etc etc….

oh ok… well going back to something I was reading about Chaitanya’s baby mGinger, a garage startup, introduced solicited mobile advertising services in India based on social networking. In a short span of time the company has near 1 million users whom it pays for reading the campaigns. The services are being offered across the country over all major cellular operators.

Well, permission based advertising is in-vogue.. eh!

Well! its the idea that matters…. and the idea that clicks with the masses that sells…. 🙂

Well, if nothing else, working with startups connects me with one more 🙂 – with the entire burden on your tender shoulders, the risks, the zeal, hmmm… nostalgic… 🙂


Peony Nebula Star

Is this not just Beeeeutiful! WOW!
It looks like a rangoli in space 😀

If our galaxy were to host its own version of the Olympics, the title for the brightest known star would go to a massive star called Eta Carina. However, a new runner-up, now the second-brightest star in our galaxy, has been discovered in the galaxy’s dusty and frenzied interior. This image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope shows the new silver medalist, circled in the inset above, in the central region of our Milky Way.

Dubbed the Peony nebula star, this blazing ball of gas shines with the equivalent light of 3.2 million suns. The reigning champ, Eta Carina, produces the equivalent of 4.7 million suns worth of light. However, astronomers say these estimates are uncertain, and it’s possible that the Peony nebula star could be even brighter than Eta Carina.

If the Peony star is so bright, why doesn’t it stand out more in this view? The answer is dust. This star is located in a very dusty region jam packed with stars. In fact, there could be other super bright stars still hidden deep in the stellar crowd. Spitzer’s infrared eyes allowed it to pierce the dust and assess the Peony nebula star’s true brightness. Likewise, infrared data from the European Southern Observatory’s New Tech
Source: NASA