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You know the problem with the “plug and play” products is that they work really easy for you but once when things get screwed, you really are on your own. All in One SEO is one of the most downloaded and used plugins on Wordpress today and it deserves the popularity.

But unfortunately, not all of the people using All in One SEO knows exactly what it does, or what it is up to. I’ve been a fan of Headspace (recommended here) and for its features and flexibility. But its not as popular as All in One SEO, probably because of its “not-so-easy-to-use” interface. (Also, migration from ‘All in One’ to Headspace could run in to problems, like I had once here at DSB.)

Anyways, QOT, a popular blog from India has come out with an interesting observation recently, where they suggest that the recent drop in PageRank, could be because of a setting in All in One SEO, which was automatically updated during an upgrade.

Though we don’t have complete evidences, PChere has discovered some very believable clues that point us to the reason. All in One SEO had a canonical element add that was auto checked on upgrade, so it confused the engines with its canonical tag. This happened probably becuase QOT was in a subdirectory and AllinOne SEo wasn’t clever enough to detect it, as it only followed the standard addition without any conditions.

The same could have happened to anyone, who is on a subfolder, and uses All in One plugin. Well, the perils of using a plugin that you cannot completely configure to your needs !

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After undergoing in vitro fertilization in India, a Calgary woman who tried for decades to have a child has given birth to a pair of baby boys – at the age of 60.

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IT spending in the Asia-Pacific region will grow at a slower rate in 2009. But Asian economies will fare better during the current economic crisis than those in the West, according to a study. IT spending in the Asia-Pacific region will grow at a slower rate in 2009 than in 2008, but Asian economies will fare better during the current economic crisis than those in the West, according to Springboard Research.

The research company expects growth in IT spending in the Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) region to be 7.1 percent in 2009, a decrease from 10.2 percent in 2008.

Springboard’s Asia-Pacific IT Market Predictions 2009 released Thursday, noted that even though all countries in the region will be affected by the economic crunch, the degree of fallout will vary.

India and China will continue to grow, albeit at lower rates, the analyst said. The two countries’ relative strength in IT spending will help power the region’s growth and increase their dominance in the Asia-Pacific IT market.

Mature IT markets in export-oriented economies such as Taiwan will be most affected. Similarly, those heavily dependent on the financial services industry including Hong Kong and Singapore are at risk of a significant IT spending slowdown in 2009, Springboard predicted.

Thailand will also experience comparatively slower growth as it deals with both the economic crisis and its ongoing political troubles that have increased business uncertainty in the country.

According to Springboard, Indonesia and Vietnam will face relatively lower risk of a spending cutback, as the combination of limited existing IT investments and solid domestic demand in these countries will ensure ongoing IT expenditure.

“Even with slower growth, Asia will continue to emerge as a critical region for IT vendors and we will continue to see a substantial shift in investment moving to Asia and other global emerging markets,” Dane Anderson, Springboard’s CEO and executive vice president of research, said in a media statement Thursday.

“While the crisis will affect Asia, it will also further cement the region as crucial to any global company’s growth strategy moving forward,” he noted.

The report added that over the next two to three years, the economic crisis will help drive the ongoing transfer of wealth, power and innovation from the West to the East.

Multinational vendors will continue to view Asia as a critical growth market for IT, Springboard said. It expects many more U.S.-based companies to transfer more resources–budgets and people–into the region and set up special teams at their corporate offices to focus only on emerging markets.

“Many of the larger IT vendors are already doing this and these initiatives will continue to expand, with other mid-tier vendors also adopting this strategy,” the research firm said in the report. These investments will help continue the education and awareness of IT within the region, which will help spur on more IT spending, especially in the small and midsize market space.

Springboard added: “We therefore believe that an increase in Asian IT spending will be an early indicator that the crisis is abating. At the end of this crisis, we will see Asia emerge as a much bigger part of many companies’ global strategies–both from IT vendors investing more in the region as well as other vertical industries funneling more investments into Asia; thus creating the opportunity for more IT spending related to these investments.”

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AFP – NEW DELHI (AFP) – India said Friday it would hold an auction of airwaves to offer so-called third generation or 3G mobile phone services in mid-January, a report said.

“The electronic auction date is January 15,” Telecom Secretary Sidhharth Behura told reporters in New Delhi, according to the Press Trust of India.

The reserve price for a licence for 3G spectrum — or radio bandwidth — is 20.20 billion rupees (412 million dollars) for licences covering all of India but Communications Minister Andimuthu Raja said last August he expected to “realise significantly higher amounts” — between 300 and 400 billion rupees.

India became the latest nation on Thursday to have 3G technology after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched a free 3G trial service of state-run phone company MTNL.

All radio frequencies for providing 3G services are being offered in the auction in which all telecoms companies — existing operators, licence holders and international players — can bid.

Even if it appears the sale will bring in less money than initially expected due to the global financial turmoil, Raja has said India will go ahead with the auction as “it is the progress of the country that counts.”

The move will give mobile users access to high-end data applications on their phones, including high speed interactive gaming and Internet access, video conferencing, video streaming and other multimedia features.

India has the world’s fastest growing mobile market. Indian mobile telephone operators signed up a record 10.42 million mobile users in October, bucking a slowdown in the rest of the economy.

The country had a total of 364 million telephone subscribers at the end of October, including 326 million wireless users.

With the mobile sales boom, scarce spectrum has become a sore issue with Indian mobile operators who are eager to get next-generation frequencies to ease airwave congestion in the country of over 1.1 billion people.

The government expects the telecom subscriber base to nearly double by 2012 to 700 million users as operators penetrate the vast rural areas.

Teledensity, or the number of phone users for every 100 individuals, in rural areas stands at 13 percent and 72 percent in urban areas. The national average is 32 percent.

India allowed private mobile operators in the mid-90s but subscriber growth has only significantly gathered pace since the turn of the century, rising around 25 times between 2002 and 2007.

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