Saturday, 4 June 2011

Syria drops off the Internet

In what appears to be the latest bid by a government to throttle access to news and information amid growing civil unrest, the Syrian government Friday shut down all Internet services.

Internet monitoring firm Renesys reported that starting around 7 a.m. EDT today, close to two-thirds of all Syrian networks were suddenly unreachable from the global Internet.

In just 30 minutes, routes to 40 of 59 Syrian networks were withdrawn from the global routing table, said Renesys' chief technology officer, James Cowie, in a blog post.

The shutdown has affected all of SyriaTel's 3G mobile data networks, as well as several of the country's ISPs, such as Sawa, iNet and RunNet.

Lexus Hybrid look | A Hybrid Looks for Higher Ground

The Lexus CT 200h is a striking, daringly styled hatchback that projects confidence from any angle.

New Infosys sales head to face challenges | Infosys | Basad Pradhan

BANGALORE: As Basab Pradhan, a former company veteran, prepares to take over as sales head of Infosys, he faces challenges of increased competition from rivals such as Cognizant apart from visa abuse allegations in the top outsourcing market of US that threaten to dent the image of India's second biggest software exporter.

Pradhan posted a tweet confirming the development.

"I'm back at Infosys for a second innings. Last couple of days met/spoke to many old friends. Great feeling to be back. But lots to do," he said. At 45, Pradhan, who left Infosys in 2005 to start Gridstone Research, is perhaps going to face the toughest assignment of career, at a time when Infosys is trying to fend of rivals growing better, and is undergoing the biggest management rejig in its history.

"Basab Pradhan is not going to find this easy at all — Infosys now has ambitious, restless next line leaders who have grown their stature and the company itself is going through a strategic shift," said a former Infosys executive who has worked with Basab requesting anonymity.

An Infosys spokeswoman confirmed that Pradhan joined the company on June 1. ET Now reported on Pradhan joining back Infosys on May 27. The last time Pradhan took over as Infosys' sales head the company was trying to come out of a crisis with Phaneesh Murthy had resigned amid allegations of sexual impropriety.

Before he left Infosys in 2005 to launch his own venture, Pradhan handled global sales for the company and headed several key businesses like retail, consumer packages goods, healthcare and transportation.

Google chrome OS ready for sale in june | Android not merging with Chrome: Google

TAIPEI: Google Inc, the world's No. 1 Internet search engine, will keep the focus of its Chrome operating system on notebooks for now, a senior executive said.

Sundar Pichai, senior vice president for Chrome, made the comment at a news conference during the Computex PC show in Taipei in response to a question on whether Chrome would also be available for tablet PCs.

He also said the company had no current plans to merge Chrome with its Android system for mobile devices.

Web-centric PCs, made by Samsung and Acer Inc using Google's Chrome operating system will go on sale in June, as it challenges Microsoft Corp and Apple on their home turf.

The bare-bones operating system is essentially a web browser that steers users to use applications like email and spreadsheets directly on the web, instead of storing software such as Outlook or Word directly on PCs.

The fast-growing market for smartphones and tablets using Google's Android operating system has quickly taken center stage for the Internet heavyweight, and some observers say Google should reconcile or merge the two.

Why Apple taking the Cloud route?????

NEW YORK: Apple holds its annual developers' conference on June 6. As happened with previous new product introductions, like that of the iPad, the tech group's objective will be to trigger a virtuous circle whereby whatever new gadget it unveils tends to encourage consumers to buy other Apple products.

Expanding its cloud offerings, where data and programs are stored remotely, could set off more favorable feedback loops.

The company says Chief Executive Steve Jobs -- currently still on medical leave -- is addressing the crowd, and will talk about what it calls "iCloud." Characteristically, Apple is keeping its cards close to its chest.

But this appears a major effort into providing lots more music and computing services remotely via the Web, instead of being stored locally by the user. The company has built a 500,000 square foot data center in North Carolina and signed deals with multiple music labels in preparation with the launch.

Putting music, movies and other programs on the cloud offers a few obvious benefits to Apple. Its computers, tablets, and phones would potentially need less local memory. That means devices can be cheaper -- or simply higher margin -- yet slimmer and more attractive. That's important for the design-conscious Apple.

But the secondary effects are more important. If users store data and programs remotely, devices blend together. Buy a song once and it can be listened to on any gadget. Likewise, edit a spreadsheet on the cloud, and the changes can be seen and modified on multiple platforms. That makes customers more likely to stick with a suite of Apple products.

And there's an additional plus. Cloud services eat up bandwidth. Telecom companies are hungry for revenue from data transmission. That makes them more willing to subsidize iPhone sales in exchange for locking customers into long-term contracts. If Apple users start needing more expensive data plans, then companies like AT&T and Verizon are more likely to fund the purchase of Apple gadgets.

Apple revenue grew by 83 per cent in the last quarter. That must eventually slow. But its iCloud services halo affect could keep growth humming along a while longer.

--Robert Cyran

-- The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Dad kills 20-yr-old for talking to boyfriend on cellphone | Girl killed for talking to boyfrinend on mobile

NAWADA: In yet another gory instance of honour killing, a quack strangled his 20-year-old daughter to death, doused the body with kerosene and burned it before burying it in a pit after he caught her red-handed talking to her boyfriend on cellphone, at Kutri village under the Nawada district's Warisaliganj police station area on May 7.

Police said Archana Singh, a BA part II student, was having an affair with classmate Suman Singh ever since the two studied in Intermediate at SN Sinha College. Belonging to same caste, they wanted to tie the knot but the girl's father was opposed to it as he thought the boy's family was inferior to his. The boy's father, Nand Lal Singh, has retired as a head electrician of the state power board.

The girl's boyfriend has her heart-rending screams recorded on his cellphone. However, he could not muster the courage to approach police.

The killing came to light on Thursday after the girl's father, accompanied by fellow villagers, made an abortive bid to kill the boy at his residence at Mularchak, 100 metres from the Warisaliganj ps, on Wednesday evening. "If I could kill my 'own flesh and blood', I would not spare you as well," Ashok Singh was quoted as having shouted outside the boy's house. However, he and his men ran away after the boy's father fired two rounds in the air from his licensed gun to save his son's life.

Suman lodged an FIR on Thursday. A Warisaliganj police officer Suresh Singh told TOI on Friday that following an anonymous phone call that a girl was being burned around 10pm on May 7, he along with forces had gone to the village around 11pm. They, however, returned empty-handed as they could not locate the place.

Mumbai : Schoolgirl gang-raped by six over a month | Times of india

MUMBAI: The Dadar police on Thursday night arrested five people, including a taxi driver, for allegedly gang-raping a 15-year-old girl at different times in May. The police are searching for the sixth accused.

The victim, who is a resident of Worli Koliwada, was sent to the Nagpada police hospital on Thursday for a check-up and the medical report is awaited. The five arrested accused, meanwhile, were produced before the Bhoiwada court on Friday and remanded in police custody until June 9.

Officers said the girl is a class X student in a Worli based Marathi school. The victim was known to at least four of the accused, who are aged between 18 and 20, since they live in the same neighbourhood in Worli.

Khatron Ke Khiladi season 4 Photos | photos of KKK4

Top 10 Airports in the World | World's biggest 10 Airports 2008

Hong Kong Internationa Airport :

Hong Kong International Airport, ranked first in the world by Skytrax, a UK based consultancy. (AGENCIES)

sonakshi sinha's photos | Dabbang Girl's photos

Hindi movie Review | Ready: Movie review | ratting 3.5* by My 24News

Cast: Salman Khan, Asin, Arya Babbar, Paresh Rawal, Puneet Issar, Mahesh Manjrekar

Directed by Anees Bazmee

Rating:***1/2 by My 24News

Whistle-blowers rejoice! Salman is back and this time he's ditched his belt to fiddle inside his pant pockets (read: Dhinka Chika, in case you don't have a television set at home). The thing with Salman's films is that they're in a genre of their own. A genre that cannot be graded for the story, screenplay, performances or any other metric used to evaluate other films. They can just be enjoyed or suffered, depending upon the elasticity of your tolerance. I hope you would consider this vague disclaimer before reading this review and before going to watch this monsoon musical.

Advice for women | Yoga is useful for women with breast cancer | Yoga works wonders for women with breast cancer

For women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy, yoga offers unique benefits beyond fighting fatigue, according to new research.
While simple stretching exercises improved fatigue, patients who practiced yogic breathing, postures, meditation and relaxation techniques as part of their treatment plan experienced improved physical functioning, better general health and lower stress hormone levels.
They also were better able to find meaning in their cancer experience, the study done at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has found. The research was conducted in collaboration with Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana ( SVYAS) in Bangalore.

Fashion trend : Florals ti stay here

It's all about flower power this season ladies! Florals have been a big hit at the various Fashion Weeks worldwide and in India as well. Check out these models at fashion weeks in India showcasing designers Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Anita Dongre’s flowery collections (R and L respectively) for spring/summer 2011.

Style it up with scarves |

I tend to look at clothes as ‘foundation' for a look. The accessories are what really turn an outfit into a complete look with a unique style. Through my college years, my accessory mania took the form of jewelery, ranging from earrings to medallions, necklaces, anklets, rings and belts. When I started working, most of it had to be put away as it was too funky/ impractical/ irreverent/ inappropriate for office wear.
That's when I discovered another accessory - a simple length of cloth. It started with knotting a colourful scarf around my neck to break up the monotony of my office garb of drab shirt and grey trousers. That's when the world of folds, drapes, knots and related appointments like brooches & pins opened up to me.
Salwar-kameezes found a place in my wardrobe around the same time and from that direction, I came to the Indian version of scarves. Dupattas, such an integral part of Indian dressing, lend themselves to so many ways of wear, spanning the range from flirty to pragmatic, modest to seductive and accessorial to pragmatic. They add character to the clothes you wear.
Call it a stole, call it scarf or a bandana or a dupatta, the versatility of an extra piece of cloth cannot be emphasized enough. I love mixing up the conventional and this accessory allows me the freedom to do so without stumbling into inappropriate. For a bohemian look, I sometimes sport a regular cotton dupatta as a stole. What is usually known as a stole can be creatively knotted and fluffed up the front of a plain tee-shirt to make a fancy yoke. At the very least, a severe formal look can be offset by a soft, feminine (and saucy) scarf. While travelling around a polluted city, a scarf is a great way to keep the dust off your face and your hair, tangle-free.

India to become $9 trillion by 2020 and $30 trillion by 2030 : Ambani

Mumbai, Jun 3 :
India is poised to become a USD 30 trillion economy by the year 2030 from the current USD 1.4 trillion, industrialist Mukesh Ambani said on Friday.

"India is envisaged to grow from a USD 1.4 trillion economy to over USD 9 trillion by 2020 and over USD 30 trillion by 2030 in nominal terms," corporate giant Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said while addressing RIL''s shareholders at the company''s 37th AGM.

India''s continued march on a trajectory of high economic growth rate will translate into exponential growth in several sectors and RIL is well placed to participate in this growth story by aggressively "venturing into newer domains" he said.

Going Green on learn budget | Fuel Prices Hike

Fuel prices have skyrocketed in the past few weeks.

To make things worse comes the further talk of increasing the price of diesel at fuel pumps. In such times, one should look at fuel-efficient options which use alternative fuels like Compressed Natural gas (CNG) and Electric Hybrid cars.

Sleep tight with snooze foods |

There's some science behind the old wives' tale that a glass of warm milk can help you sleep better at night. Research claims that what you eat is directly related to how you sleep. As Ritika Samaddar, Regional head, Dietetics at Max Healthcare in New Delhi says, "Anyone experiencing difficulty in falling asleep, waking up repeatedly or waking up too early, and having experienced these more than five times a month, could be suffering from insomnia. Its causes can range from medical conditions and stress to erratic eating habits."

Opera unveils new browser for iPhone, iPad | World's most used browser Opera

HELSINKI - Opera Software unveiled a new version of its mobile browser for Apple's iPhone and iPad on Tuesday.

Opera is the world's most used mobile browser ahead of Google's Android, Apple, and Nokia controlling 21.6 percent of the market in May so far, according to Web analytics firm StatCounter.

The Android, iPhone and Nokia browsers all have 16-17 percent market shares.

Opera's new browser features a share button, so users can post, tweet, or share info on Facebook, vKontakte or My Opera, the company said.

In April 2010 Apple accepted distribution of Opera's browser for its iPhone after a long review, opening a market it had closely guarded.

Opera's iPhone browser was downloaded more than 2.6 million times in 2010 April alone and was at the time the most popular application in many countries.

How to use skin essentials | How to use skin shop or fresh wash

But are so many products really neccessary? We help you decide which of those bottles and jars are really essential.


The idea of using a bar of soap when there are so many fancy bottles body wash lining the shelves is surely unfashionable.

But which is more effective? Promoters of liquid cleansers claim that these are gentler than bathing bars as they contain large amounts of petrolatum - an ingredient that moisturises and lubricates the skin.

Undoubtedly soap bars are more alkaline and have a dehydrating impact on the skin. " Body washes are a more convenient and hygienic option for bathing and they spread easily over the skin. They have hydrating and nourishing ingredients too," says Dr Chiranjeev Chabra, dermatologist and cosmetic laser surgeon, Skin Alive Clinic.

On the flip side, conservatives claim that the moisturising property of liquid cleansers makes them less effective at removing dirt and reducing body odour.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Airtel lanches mobile wallet in india |Bharti Airtel india

MUMBAI: Bharti Airtel, India's largest telco by revenues and subscribers, launched its mobile wallet service Airtel Money in Delhi NCR, a company official said.

The service allows Airtel customers to make cashless payments from Rs 10 to Rs 5,000 a day for various services such as utility bills and movie tickets. The telco plans to raise the upper threshold to Rs 50,000 within two months, Airtel's m-commerce services chief operating officer Sriram Jagannathan said.

My 24news : 'Facebook rejected Google'

AN FRANCISCO: Google Inc tried to partner with Facebook but was rebuffed, denying the search giant to the social network's trove of personal information, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said.

Schmidt did not specify which deal in particular he was referring to, but noted that Google's search could be improved with access to Facebook's data about Web surfers' friends and acquaintances.

"We tried very hard to partner with Facebook," Schmidt said. "They were unwilling to do the deal," he added, noting that Facebook had traditionally partnered with Microsoft.

India to set up cluster innovation centres

NEW DELHI: India will set up cluster innovation centres (CICs) on a public private partnership basis to promote innovation in science and technology, officials.

Rahul Khanna's launched new Social networking in india| Management student set launch his own social networking site

BANGALORE: Inspired by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, a 21 year old management student is on an ambitious mission to build his own social network. Rahul Khanna, a student from Mumbai, has teamed up with some of his college mates and is on his way to launch a new social networking website which will try to "fill in the gap left by existing networks."

Says Khanna, "To be honest I was inspired by Facebook. One day when we were accessing Facebook during the exam time and nothing fruitful came out..thats when I felt why don't we fill in the gap and try to take social networking to a new level."

The social networking site,, was launched in beta mode (testing phase) about three months back. Khanna has registered a self funded company, Socheers Infotech Private Limited , along with seven others and is planning to officially launch the site in about two months from now.

The site already has more than 18,000 registered users, claims Khanna who heads marketing and strategy for the company. Khanna's site went through an incident which is strikingly similar to Facebook which managed to overwhelm the Harvard University server when it was first launched.

"After we went live, word spread fast. The shared server we rented in Australia could not cope with the incoming traffic and had to shut down all the sites hosted on the server. We are now moving to a dedicated server in Nasik," he said.

Khanna is a student of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) university. "We have not done any promotions so far. First, we want to concentrate on the user interface and features," he said.

Besides the regular social media features like the status update and sharing, the site has features like the "jukebox" which allows you discover music your friends like and regional language chat. It also lets you upload and share documents and post videos.

"Soon a new feature which has to do with women and fashion will also be added to the site. This will be a compelling reason to be on," said Khanna.

New Technology | DoP launches Mobile Money Transfer

CHANDIGARH: The Department of Posts (DoP) launched the Mobile based Money Transfer Service by the Post Offices in the country for quicker transfer of money from one city to another.

Launching the service, Union Minister of State for Communications, Information Technology and Home Gurudas Kamat said the aim of launching this service was to help those who were unable to avail banking services. The service will be operated by DoP with technological support from BSNL.

He said to begin with the service has been launched between Punjab and Bihar Postal Circles for transfer of money up to Rs 50,000. The complete roll out throughout the country would be completed in eight weeks, he added.

News World : Now, Egyptian banker held for sex assault on NY hotel maid

NEW YORK: An Egyptian businessman and one-time head of a major Egyptian bank has been charged with sexually assaulting a hotel maid at a luxury New York City hotel, police said.

The arrest on Monday of Mahmoud Abdel-Salam Omar came two weeks after former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was charged with trying to rape a hotel maid at another upscale Manhattan hotel.

Omar, 74, is accused of assaulting the maid when she delivered tissues that had been requested to room 1027 about 6 pm on Sunday at the Pierre Hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side, police said.

Serbia sends Ratko Mladic to Hague to face war crimes charges

BELGRADE: Serbia extradited most-wanted war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic on Tuesday after he lost his final legal appeal, removing a nationalist icon whose years on the run hindered Serbian progress towards EU membership.

Serbia's war crimes court rejected an appeal from his lawyer that poor health should stop the former general's extradition to the UN tribunal in The Hague, where ex-Bosnian Serb wartime political leader Radovan Karadzic is already on trial.

"Ratko Mladic has been extradited," Serbian justice minister Snezana Malovic told reporters on Tuesday evening. "That means he is in the plane en route to The Hague tribunal."

What's your dress code?

Still can’t decide if the dress on the mannequin will look good on you? Here are some pointers to decide that…

Models in Saloni Lodha creations
Summer has just got hotter and this is the perfect time to bring out those dresses which had been languishing in your wardrobe. While choosing a dress, it is important to be the body type and cuts in mind. Most of us don’t have a perfect body. However, it is not impossible to create the illusion of a perfect body by choosing the right dresses and create the appearance of perfect proportions.  The trick is to change your perceived shape to the perfect shape. Fashion designer, Saloni Lodha tells us how to dress right.

Eclipse in a month | Triple eclipse to be seen in a month!

New Delhi, May 31 (PTI) A triple eclipse treat -- two partial solar and one total lunar eclipse in a month beginning from tomorrow, is in store for sky gazers.

The first of the three, which will be a partial solar eclipse will be seen on June 1.

The eclipse, however, will not be visible from India.

It will be visible from high latitudes in the Northern hemisphere, starting at sunrise time over Siberia and Northern China, Alaska, Nova Scotia. In fact, the eclipse begins at 00 55 18 IST on June 2.

Eclipse chasers in the country should not be a disheartened lot as a total lunar eclipse will be visible on June 15.

The eclipse will be visible from the Indian region, Middle East, East Africa, South America, Australia.

During the lunar eclipse the moon will be completely covered by Earth''s shadow from 11.52 PM on June 15 to 2.32 AM on June 16.

The last of the triple eclipse will be another partial solar eclipse on July 1.

It is the first of the two total lunar eclipses in 2011, the second occurring on December 10. Earlier on January 4, a partial lunar eclipse was seen.

The last of the three eclipses is another partial solar eclipse.

This partial solar eclipse will also not be visible from India. It will be visible from southern latitudes, Antarctica. Its magnitude will be 0.097.

Japan tsunami's effect in the earth | Japan underestimated tsunami threat: IAEA

TOKYO: Japan underestimated the hazard posed by tsunamis to nuclear plants, the UN atomic watchdog said on Wednesday, while praising Tokyo's response to the March 11 disaster as "exemplary".

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) also stressed the importance of "regulatory independence and clarity of roles", touching on the fact that Japan's nuclear watchdog is part of the ministry of trade and industry, which promotes atomic power.

Japan's magnitude 9.0 seabed quake and tsunami caused the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl 25 years ago at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, which has since leaked radiation into the air, ground and sea.

The IAEA sent an 18-member team of its own experts and specialists from 12 countries, including the United States, China, Russia and South Korea, on a fact-finding mission to Japan.

"The tsunami hazard for several sites was underestimated," said the IAEA team in the preliminary report it handed to Japan's centre-left government, ahead of a full report to be presented in Vienna later this month.

"Nuclear designers and operators should appropriately evaluate and protect against the risks of all natural hazards, and should periodically update those assessments and assessment methodologies," it said.

Salman's leading ladies | Salman with Ash,Katrnian,Zarine,Madhuri,Karishma and so on..

Worlds Hot Actress 's Photos | star and piercing fetish

Monday, 30 May 2011

Sony and Epsilon Agree to Testify Before Congress

Sony has finally agreed to testify before a Congressional hearing that will be held by Representative Mary Bono Mack, the chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade.

The hearing will address the massive data breach that occurred last month on Sony’s PlayStation Network and jeopardized millions of customers personal information.

NEW Feature of Facebook | Share Media in Facebook | Facebook Is Developing Ways to Share Media

Facebook is developing features that will make the sharing of users’ favorite music, television shows and other media as much a part of its site as playing games or posting vacation photos.
The company is in discussions with several online music services, including the European company Spotify, to develop a tab or widget that would display a user’s most-played songs and provide an easy way for friends to hear them, two people involved in the discussions said.
Facebook wants to do the same for other kinds of media, like video and news, said these people, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because the talks are confidential.
Facebook, which has nearly 700 million users, would not comment on its plans. But analysts and media executives said the company’s move into media was part of its ambition to become a hub for all types of activities on the Internet. And as the company sees it, people increasingly define themselves through the media they consume, they said.
In a statement, Facebook said, “We’re always looking for better ways to help people discover the most relevant content on Facebook but have nothing to announce.”
With media highlighted as a permanent and highly visible part of a user’s profile page, the company hopes to replicate the success it has had in becoming a top destination for games in other forms of entertainment.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, hinted at the company’s plans during a presentation at the eG8 technology conference in France this week.
“Listening to music is something that people do with their friends,” Mr. Zuckerberg said. “Music, TV, news, books — those types of things I think people just naturally do with their friends. I hope we can play a part in enabling those new companies to get built, and companies that are out there producing this great content to become more social.”
Facebook has long worked to spread its tentacles across the Web, and to persuade media companies to use its data about connections between people to make their services more “social.” In France, Mr. Zuckerberg mentioned Netflix as one of the companies that had been in talks with Facebook.
Several music services, like Spotify and Pandora, already allow users to log in with their Facebook credentials, and they personalize their sites for users based on the activities of their friends. But Facebook wants to make it easier for users to tap into those activities on its site.
According to the people involved in the negotiations, Facebook’s various media partners would each have a part in a continuous feed displaying the songs a user is listening to or the video a user is watching. Friends could then gain access to the same content with a click. By using outside partners, Facebook itself would not license any content from record companies or television networks.
Facebook is known for tinkering with products until they are ready, and the features of Facebook’s new services for music and other media could change before they are released.
The effort could pay off in a big way if Facebook succeeds in devising features that would allow its members to pay for access to third-party music services using its online currency, Credits, said David Kirkpatrick, the author of “The Facebook Effect.”
“Music could be a gold mine, just like games have been a gold mine,” Mr. Kirkpatrick said.
Reports of Facebook’s talks with Spotify have surfaced repeatedly on technology blogs, leading to speculation that Facebook would work with the service to create a music channel. But people with knowledge of Facebook’s strategy say the company never wanted to tie itself to a single music service, preferring instead to work with multiple partners.
Spotify, which is available in seven European countries, has been in talks with major record labels for distribution in the United States. It already has Facebook connections: Sean Parker, an early Facebook investor, is also an investor in Spotify.
Jim Butcher, a Spotify spokesman, said, “We’re continuously working together to make the social experience on Spotify the best it can be and welcome relationships with any company looking to innovate by building more social value into the user experience.”
Last year, Facebook negotiated with Apple about bringing social features into iTunes. But the talks broke down and Apple created its own social network within iTunes, called Ping. It has not become popular with users.

Google new Travel Search | Google Unveils New Travel Search Feature, Does Not Include ITA Features | Google new Travel Search

Google is unveiling its new flight search feature today, which makes it easier to search for flight information within Google. Notably, Google says this does not include any of the services it acquired with its controversial acquisition of ITA, the flight data search company Google bought last year and went through nine months of regulatory oversight before being approved in April.The new flight schedule search feature is relatively minor by itself. It allows users to see all the flight schedules on a route as well as to explore all the outbound destinations from an airport. Yet, this is just a step in Google's plans to take over flight scheduling data and search. What can users expect when Google finally does integrate ITA software into its travel features?

ITA's best travel search feature is called Matrix. It provides airport geo-search, event search to find things to do at your destination, an interactive calendar to explore date ranges for lowest fares, real-time filters to find the best flight for your needs and color-coded time bars. Google's newest offering does none of this and is little more than flight data on a search page. Neither has Google integrated any of ITA's mobile offerings, namely its "OnTheFly" app that is available for iOS and Android.

The theory is that Google will be able to take the ITA offerings and QPX software - with the data it harvests and the interface it provides - and display it in a Google search page. Google wants to know what users are doing so as to better push advertising and offerings such as the announcement of Google Wallet, and this revamp of its travel search offers significant insight into the online and real-world behavior of people. Google's ITA purchase was as much about the rich data the company provides (and can manipulate through Needlebase) as the richer, real-time travel search options it can provide.

Will this set it apart from Bing, which partnered with travel search engine Kayak earlier this month? Bing had been using ITA data to power its search options and joined the coalition against Google's purchase of ITA. Kayak by itself is an impressive travel search engine and the other market players - Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Orbitz, Optifly - all have heavy marketing campaigns and a wide base of users.

The Art Of Videogames

The artwork that goes into today’s videogames can be museum-worthy. Many game scenes look completely photorealistic, created with crisp high-end graphics; others are highly stylized cartoon-like visuals. Some games even contain scenes that are beautifully painted by hand.

To showcase these beautiful works, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association set up an art show and contest called Into the Pixel, which hopes to highlight some of the best artwork created for video games.

The 2011 show is currently featured online, but will also be showcased at the E3 Gaming Expo, which will be held from June 7 to 9 in Los Angeles. You can also see a list of the winning artwork at the Into the Pixel site, with profiles and descriptions of the artists.

Celeb Cosmetic Surgeries

Article on celeb cosmetic surgeries. About those celebs who have undergone undergone cosmetic surgery to enhance their looks and body. Includes Shilpa shetty, Rakhi Sawant, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Shazahn Padamsee, Koena Mitra, Preity Zinta, Minisha Lamba.

Michael Jackson was known for his obsession with cosmetic surgeries that brought about drastic changes in his appearance from time to time.

Kim Kardashian engaged with Kris Humphries

Kim Kardashian has become engaged to Kris Humphries.

The 30-year-old beauty - who has been dating the basketball star for six months –went into "shock" when she walked into her Beverly Hills home to see him on one knee holding a 20.5 carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring.

Valentine 's Day SMS in English

Tags:Love SMS Collection, Mobile SMS Collection, 140 Char SMS, Valentine's Day Messages 2012

• If u Love sumone then add some wings
 to ur Love. After having wings if it still
 decide to stay with u, then it's a True Luv

• If you want the rainbow, you gotta put
  up with the rain; in order to love you
  gotta risk the pain

• A lady is a woman who makes a man
  behave like a gentleman. Thanks for
  being such a lady to me

• Love is missing someone whenever
  you're apart, but somehow feeling warm
  inside because you're close in heart. -Kay Knudsen

• Love is not how long u've been together;
  not how much u've given or receive; Not how
  many times u've helped each other –
  It’s how u value each other

• We've known each other,
  For a long long time,
  But I never really noticed,
  All the magic in your eyes,
  I've been around you,
A thousand times before,
And you've always been a friend to me,
But now I'm wanting more

Valentine 's Day SMS - Love SMS 2012

• If u r in luv, accept it, respect it & njoy it.
 But if u r not, then don't worry coz sumone,
  sumwhere must b wrapping up so much luv for u

• A Friend's Luv says: If U ever need
 anything, I'll be there.True Luv says:
 U'll never need anything, I'll be there

• Life is a book we all read it. Luv is a
  blessing we all need it. Always be happy,
  always have a smile coz. Remember
  in this world we are just for a while!

• Love many things, for therein lies the
   true strength, and whosoever loves much
   performs much, and can accomplish much,
   and what is done in love is done well. -Vincent van Gogh

• Sometimes the world gives me so many
  reasons to hate it but whenever it happens
  I just stop & think of u n say: How can I
  hate this world when u r a part of it

• Tears can sometimes be more special
 than smiles..... For smiles can be given to
 any one but tears are only shed for people we love.

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Valentine Day Text Messages

• I m feeling so happy, do u know why?

Coz I'm so lucky, do u know how?

Coz God luvs me. Do u know how? 

Coz he gave me a gift. Do u know what?

It's U my love. 


• People fall in luv not knowing why

or how. It's so special a feeling that it

doesn't require much answers. U just luv

no matter how stupid u become. 


• Loving, knowing that you are going to

get hurt is like living knowing that you

are going to die. But not loving so you

don't get hurt is like killing yourself before you die. 


• I love you not because of who you are,

but because of who I am when I am with you. 


• When I'm away from u, I'm still with u.

When my eyes are closed, I could still c u.

When I'm awake, I still dream of u.

When I feel I have everything, I still

need u & no matter what, I'll always luv u.

Valentine 's Day SMS 2012

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Dreaming of u makes my night worthwhile,
thinking of u just makes me smile, being with
u is the best thing ever & loving u is what I'll do forever.

To hear what is unspoken, to see what is
invisible, to feel without without even
touching... is the miracle called Love.
I knew I loved you when I realized that
there was no one else I would rather laugh,
cry and make memories with. Luv U!

Giving someone all ur luv is never an
assurance that they'll luv u back! Don't
expect luv in return; just wait for it to grow
in their hearts. But if it doesn't, be content it grew in urs.

Love is falling asleep dreaming of the one
that makes you smile and waking up smiling
about the one u dream of.

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• I finally got my past, present and future
  tenses correct today. I loved you. I love you.
  I will love you forever. Happy Valentine day!

• A bell is not a bell until someone rings it,
  a song is not a song until someone sings it.
  Luv wasn't put in the heart to stay,
  for luv isn't luve 'til you give it away.

• Everyone says you only fall in love once
  but that's wrong, everytime I see your smile
  I fall in love all over again. Luv You!

• When you realize you want to spend the rest of your
  life with someone, you want the rest of your life to
  start as soon as possible.

• Life is 4 livin- I live mine 4 u,
  Loves's 4 givin- I give mine 2 u
  Dreams r 4 dreamin- I dream of u
  Hearts r 4 beatin- Mine beats 4 u.

• The sun is glazing, upon the sunlight I see the path of our love shining brightly knowing that it is so great to have sumone like U! Luv You!

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• What do you give a lady so sweet who makes
  my existence so complete? Should She get a
  Long-stemmed Rose? Perhaps some very heartfelt
  pros? A store-bought card with another’s word?
  Anything that’s purchased seems absurd. I would give
  you the World if it were mine, For now,
  take my heart, and be My Valentine.

• I've notice that being with you, I smile a little
  more often, I anger a little less quickly, the sun
  shines a little brighter, and life is so much sweeter. Luv U.

• Love is a fire. But whether it is going to
  warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.

• I miss u when something really gud happens,
  coz u're the one I want to share it with. I miss u
   when something is troubling me, coz u're the only
   one who understands me. I miss u when I laugh and
   cry, coz I know that u're the one who makes my
   laughter grow & my tears dissapear.

• Don't say we aren't right for each other.
  The way I see it, we're not right for anybody
  else. Be My Valentine!

• It’s hard to find someone whom u truly love,
   much less to find someone who loves u as
   much. When the chance comes, don't ever let go.

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• So many ways to say 'I Love You',
   but not enough words in the world
   to say how much I Love U.

• Aashiq Puche Rab nu: Tu Jag nu Pyaar Da
  Dushman Kyu Bana Ditta ? Rab Hasaya te
  Bolya: Tusi Kehra Mere Naal Changi Kittim
  Tusi Vi ta Yaar nu he Rab Bana Ditta.

• Have a cigar daily - U'ill die 10 yrs early.
  Have drinks daily - U'll die 30 yrs early.
  Luv someone truly - U'll die daily.

• Your smile is my sunrise,
  your kiss is my sunset. Thank you
  for being the most wonderful friend and companion.

• No poems, no fancy words, I just
 want the world to know that I LUV
 U my Princess with all my heart. Happy Valentine's Day!

• If you were my valentine I’d search the endless skies
   to find the perfect starlight that would compliment your eyes
   and keep it in a wishing well created just for you
  and filled with my desires to make all your dreams come true.

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• True luv is eternal... Cherish the luv when
   u've got the chance, for once it leaves U,
   it would be difficult to get it back..
  Don't let luv be only a memory in U.

• To share what is difficult; to heal what is
  hurting; to think what is not possible;
  to understand without even talking is
  the miracle called Love.

• Difficult to tell what loving is like;
  Impossible to tell what missing is like;
  May you never miss whom you luv &
  may whom you luv miss you always.

• Love that we cannot have is the one that
  lasts the longest, hurts the deepest
  and feels the strongest.

• Your smile is my sunrise, your kiss is my
   sunset. Thank you for being the most
   wonderful friend and companion. I Luv U!

• On Valentine’s Day, I’m thinking about the
   special ways u have made my life better.
  The little things, the not-so-little things…
  Ur kindness, the way U always listen & pay
  attention to me. U make my world brighter n
  richer. U’re a gift to me, & I thank U for being U.