Angus Fraser on the Indian pace trio

Independent UK :: For a country that has produced very few high-quality fast bowlers Ìü¦ only Kapil Dev, with 434 Test wickets, stands out Ìü¦ Srinath and the two left-arm quicks, Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra, are providing India with the best pace attack in their history, and they have benefited from working under a new fitness- oriented regime.

Verizon Promises DSL Ramp-Up, Fiber Exploration

Broadband Daily :: In an obvious bid to rebut a lobbying campaign by its long distance foes, New York, NY-based incumbent telco Verizon made a splash 3/19 with an announcement that it plans to deploy DSL to an additional 10 mil. new lines in 2003 and will ?explore? other ways to advance broadband deployment, including the ultimate broadband technology, fiber to the home (FTTH).

USB-2-Go technology gets $$$$

ransdimension, a company that adds USB functionality to portable and non-PC devices such as personal digital assistants and Mp3 players is proving to be quite a draw for venture capitalists. The Irvine, California company recently received $6 million in Series C funding and can receive an additional $4 million by the time the Series C round closes.

Los Angeles-based GKM Ventures led the round, which included another new investor, Englewood, Colorado-based iSherpa Capital, along with existing investor Shelter Capital Partners, which led the company’s prior $13.0 Million Series B round. Series B investor Rolling Oaks Capital is also expected to participate. The funding news comes on the heels of TransDimension’s recent announcements of design wins with Qualcomm, ATI and Motorola for its USB On-The-Go (OTG) technology.

I have been keeping an eye on this little chip maker for sometime and so far it has met every single target it said it would strive to meet. One of the technology forces behind the company is David Murray of TransDimension, one of the original creators of USB. In an interview with EverythingUSB.com, he said, “Because it solves a basic problem (connectivity) in a “standard” way rather than a proprietary way. This means that mobile devices can connect to various peripherals that are not necessarily specially made for that mobile device.”

Mister Zaheer says his piece

The Dawn :: They played badly and unimaginatively. They can be absolutely no doubt about that, and I am all for accountability. The Board should go ahead with it. After all, players are professional cricketers who get paid hefty amounts for their hard work. When they fail to deliver, and fail so miserably, they must be taken to task.

Intent and intimidate :: Semi-Final #1 preview

Ricky Ponting wants to initmidate his rivals and the task has been given to his quickies – Brett Lee, Glen McGarth and Andy Bichel. Their first target is Sri Lanka.The West Australian :: Australia always adopted themes under previous captain Steve Waugh. The 1999 World Cup triumph came under the banner of ‘No Regrets.’ Ponting has been less eager to go public with his team’s mantra but he let it slip on the eve of its sudden-death playoff.

sittin’ on the dock of the bay

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Here I am still trying to figure out how to work and finish the story which i promised my editor, but something out there is distracting me… is it dire straits on my IPOD or is it the beauty of the landscape that lies in front of me…

Ex-Global Crossing HQ Up for Sale

Washingtonpost.com :: Gary Winnick, founder and chairman of Global Crossing, is looking for a buyer for the opulent former headquarters of the failed telecommunications firm. Winnick bought the landmark complex through his investment firm Pacific Capital Group for $41.5 million in 1998 and then leased it to Global Crossing through a subsidiary, North Crescent Realty, for $400,000 a month.