Monday, September 27, 2010

Its Google's 12th Birthday Today

It’s Google’s birthday today, the company turns 12. Earlier today, Google released a special doodle to mark its 12th anniversary. Made by artist Wayne Thiebaud, the Google birthday cake ‘doodle’ painting isn’t flashy or cool like earlier animated doodles released by Google in recent memory -- mystery HTML5 doodle, buckyball’s 25th anniversary, Pac-Man’s 30th anniversary, to name a few.

As we all know, there’s more to Google than just its doodles -- which project a lighter side of the online behemoth. On Google’s 12th birthday, let’s take a look back at Google’s major milestones over the years.
1998 -- Google named Top Search Engine
If you didn’t know, Google’s birthday -- Sept 27 -- is actually the day when Google was incorporated as a company back in 1998. The domain was registered on Sept 15, 1997, when Google decided to shed its uncanny name - BackRub. And within no time, in December, topped PC Magazine’s list of top search engines on the Internet.
1999 -- Google changes its logo
Apart from opening its first Palo Alto office and shifting to new Mountain View offices, Google dropped the exclamation mark from its logo. It also added a permanent link to search U.S. government documents on its Google homepage.
2000 -- Google supports 10 languages
Not just satisfied to serve English-speaking netizens, expanded its scope and added support for 10 additional languages: French, German, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian and Danish.
2001 -- Google Image Search, Eric Schmidt on board
Apart from Eric Schmidt joining Google’s Board as Chairman on March 26, 2001, Google also began its acquisition binge by acquiring’s Usenet Discussion Service. Google later added search and browse features and relaunch it as Google Groups. Google Image Search also began its online journey in 2001.
2002 -- AOL Partnership, Google Labs for public
A major break for Google came in the form of a partnership with AOL to offer Google search and sponsored links to 34 million customers using Netscape and This was also the year when Google launched Google Labs for people to try out Google’s beta technologies.

2003 --, AdSense launched

This was the year when Google acquired and launched AdSense which allowed websites to access Google’s vast network of advertisers -- earn a share of its revenue.
2004 -- Gmail, Orkut are born
This was an important year for Google, as it started looking beyond its search engine roots. It launched Gmail on April 1, 2004 -- no April Fools joke -- and its own social networking website, Orkut -- currently India’s No. 2 social networking website. Engineering offices also opened in India for the very first time, in Bangalore and Hyderabad.
2005 -- Google Maps, Earth, Talk, and more...
A busy year for Google as it launched Google Maps and Google Earth for navigation. This was also the year when Google Talk, a free downloadable IM chat client was released. Google also released Google Reader for feed addicts amongst us.
2006 -- Google buys YouTube, releases Picasa Web Albums, Docs
Google entered China with domain, providing localized search results -- not knowing it would threaten to move out of China in the coming years. 2006 also saw the birth of Google’s Picasa Web Albums initiative which allowed users to upload and host their photos and images online. Google Apps for domain and Google Docs was also flagged off this year.
YouTube -- the online video sensation -- was acquired by Google for $1.65 billion.
2007 -- Gmail for everyone, AdSense for Mobile
This was the year Gmail was finally made available for everyone by Google -- until then Gmail was only an invitation-based email service. You needed an invite to join. Google also announced AdSense support for mobile platforms. Google also acquired Postini, a crucial stepping stone for greater security for cloud-based services. Presentation also came to Google Docs.
2008 -- DoubleClick acquired, Google Sites launched
Google further strengthened its stronghold on online advertising by acquiring DoubleClick to serve context-sensitive ads more precisely and also greatly empower publishers. Google also launched Sites, an initiative to better collaborate and serve videos, documents, and calendars online. Google Chrome Web browser was also publicly released in December, 2008.

2009 -- New Google Favicon, Latitude service

Google launched a brand new favicon this year -- not a big deal but still an exercise to rebrand the company. Google Picasa was also launched for Macs at Macworld 2009. Google Latitude -- a new Maps feature -- also saw the day of light in 2009.
2010 -- Instant Search, Caffeine Web-indexing
In August, Google released a new Web indexing technique called Caffeine. And soon after it was finished revamping the way it indexed the Web, Google unveiled Instant Search -- possibly the biggest refresh to its end-user interface Web page.
So, today on it’s 12th birthday, Google has become an indispensable part of our online lives and looks ready to enter its teenage. Let’s all hope Google gets past its puberty years relatively unscathed, and all for the better. For more in-depth information on Google's timeline since its inception, visit Google 10th birthday.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rama Rajamouli expected two more Awards for Magadheera.

It was touted to be one of Tollywood’s most expensive films. With its impressive special effects and star cast, the film even ran to full houses for several weeks breaking box-office records. And now the Ram Charan Tej, Kajal Agarwal-starrer Magadheera has added another feather to its cap by bagging the National Award for Best Special Effects and Choreography.

In the past too, Telugu films like Hope, Kittu, Kamli and 1940 lo Oka Gramam bagged the National Awards in different categories. However, an award in the Best Film category continues to elude Tollywood.

The movie that propelled Ram Charan and Kajal into superstardom was made with a budget of Rs 42 crores and collected a whopping Rs 70 crores. Many film personalities agree that the film, which was directed by S.S. Rajamouli, went on to become a blockbuster only because of its visual effects, music and choreography.

Needless to say, the cast and crew of the film is thrilled at having received the prestigious award. Actor Dev Gill who played the villain in the film admits that he was surprised with the news. “We worked very hard on the movie for 2.5 years and the national award is truly gratifying. I am proud to be a part of Magadheera. The award is a recognition of our hardwork.”

However, director Rajamouli’s wife Rama, who designed the costumes for the movie, is a tad disappointed. They were hoping to bag awards for the cinematography and art director categories too. “We were sure that we would win the award for visual effects and choreography. But we were also expecting it for cinematography and art direction. It is a little disappointing because then the appreciation for the film would have been complete. Nevertheless, we are happy at having bagged this award,” she says.

While both Ram Charan and Kajal remained unavailable for comment, Kajal’s mother Vinay says, “Kajal will be ecstatic. Tremendous hardwork went into making this film and this is a just reward for the team.”

On top of the world
Padmapriya (of Andari Banduvaya fame) bagged the special jury award for her roles in Pazhassi Raja and Kutty Sharnku. The actress is ecstatic. “Four of my films won awards in several categories. It is rare that the special jury award is given to actors and I am glad I bagged it. I must give due credit to all my filmmakers who helped me showcase my skills,” she says.
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Sumanth's Latest Flick 'Rim ZIm'

Sumanth and Priyamani Movie 1 300x227 Priyamani and Sumanth Lip Lock Sequence
New director Vijji is directing a film to be titled ass 'Rim Zim' with Sumanth  and Priyamani in the lead roles. The sources says that on screen chemistry between Sumanth and Priyamani is fantastic. The new director who wanted to add some spice to this chemistry has filmed a first lip lock kiss scenes with Sumanth and Priyamani. Sumanth who is shy guy is said to have enjoyed this thrilled scenes if lip lock with Priyamani.
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Pavan Kalyan's Latest flick Komaram Puli Collects Rs.12 Crores.!!

Irrespective of the talk at the box office- Pawan Kalyan Komaram Puli surprised one and all with its huge collections. Film collected Rs. 12 Crs in first three day. With this Power star Stamina is once again proved at Box-Office. Pawan fans are saying this as their Heroes win and no other Heroes can get such huge collection even after flop talk.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

57Th National Film Award Winners

The 57th National Film Awards 2010 for the movies released in 2009 will be announced today evening. Weeksupdate will provide you with the full list of winners here.

57th National Film Awards 2009
Best Feature film - Kuttysrank (Malayalam)
Best popular film providing wholesale entertainment - 3 Idiots
Best feature film on National Integration -  Delhfi 6
Best Director - Rituparna Ghosh
Best Actor - Amitabh Bachchan
Best Actress - Anania Chatterjee
Best Screenplay (Original) - Kuttysrank
Best Dialogue writer - Pandiraj Pasanga
Best Audiography - Subash Sagu (Kaminey)
Best Sound designer - Resul Pookutty (Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja)
Best Editing - Mitra (Bengali)
Best Production design Sameer Chanda - Dilli-6
Best Film track - Dev D (Hindi)
Best Background score - Ilayaraja (Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja)
Best Lyrics - Behti Hawa - 3 Idiots
Best Editor - Sreekar Prasad (Kaminey, Kutty Srank, Pazhassi Raja)
Best Special Effects - Magadheera Telugu R Kamalkanal
Best Hindi film - Paa
Best Choreographer-Magadheera Telugu (Shiva Shankar)
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22 Year Lady Arrested for her rash drive led to an accident

A 22-year-old woman in a Mercedes Benz rash drive led to an accident involving 10 vehicles in Pune yesterday, injuring 10 people.

Aditi Jagtap, whose father is a doctor at Ruby Hospital, caused the massive accident at Kondwa Road, Pune. Her Mercedes hit six cars, three autos and one bus.

She was later arrested for rash and negligent driving, but was released on a bail of Rs. 15,000.

As per medical reports she has not drunk, but the cause of the accident remains unknown. No casualty has been reported.
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Engg Day 2010 is the 150th Birth Anniversary of Sri Visvesvarayya

n India, Engineers' Day is celebrated on 15 September commemorating the birthday of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya,.

Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, was an eminent Indian engineer wizard and statesman born in Muddenahalli-Kanivenarayanapura in present day Karnataka. He served as the chief engineer during construction of Krishna Raja Sagara on the Kaveri River nearMysore and also many dams in Bombay presidency (Maharashtra).

He has also won Bharat Ratna for his contributions in this field.

September 15, 2010 is the 150 anniversary of the birth of Sir Visvesvarayya.

We wish you all a very happy Engineers Day.
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Big B Awarded with Best Actor for his performance in Paa


Bollywood marked its stamp on the 57th National Film Awards as Amitabh Bachchan won the best actor award for his performance in Paaand Aamir Khan-starrer 3 Idiots was adjudged the best popular movie but it was Malayalam drama Kutty Srank which walked away with five awards, including the Best Feature Film.
Kutty Srank, with Mammoothy in the lead, also won awards for Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Costume and a Special Jury Recognition, which it shared with Bollywood hit Kaminey and Malayalam film Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja
Raykesh Omprakash Mehra's Delhi 6, shot in the bylanes of Old Delhi, bagged the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration while Shyam Benegal's Well Done Abba was chosen as the Best Film on Social Issues.
R Balki's Paa, was also named the Best Hindi Film, besides winning recognitions in the Best Supporting Actress category (Arundhuti Nag) and Best Make-up (Christein Tinsley and Dominie Till).
Amit Trivedi got the Best Music Director Award for Anurag Kashyap's Dev-D, a modern take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's classic Devdas.
The emotional number 'Behti hawa sa tha woh' from 3 Idiots bagged the Best Lyrics Award for Swanand Kirkere.
Ananya Chatterjee was named the best actress for her role in the Bengali film Abohoman, which also fetched the Best Direction award for Rituparno Ghosh and Best Editing for Arghyakamal Mitra, besides being adjudged the Best Bengali movie.
Farooq Sheikh was named the Best Supporting Actor for his role in Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan's Lahore, which also won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film.
Rupam Islam was chosen as the Best Male Playback Singer for his rendering of Kolakata in the Bengali film Mahanagar while the Best Female Playback was awarded to Nilanjana Sarkar for another Bengali movie Houseful.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tourists Spotted At Yadagiri Gutta

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Friday, September 10, 2010

SS Rajamouli......Clicx

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Champions League T20 (CLT20) - Indian Timings

A1 Chennai Super Kings
A2 Warriors
A3 Victorian Bushrangers
A4 Wayamba Elevens
A5 Central Stags

B1 Mumbai Indians
B2 Highveld Lions
B3 South Australian Redbacks
B4 Royal Challengers Bangalore
B5 Guyana – West Indies Domestic T20

Fri 10 Sep Mumbai Indians v Highveld Lions Johannesburg 9 pm IST

Sat 11 Sep Warriors v Wayamba Elevens Port Elizabeth 5 pm IST
Chennai Super Kings v Central Stags Durban 9 pm IST

Sun 12 Sep Highveld Lions v South Australian Redbacks Centurion 5 pm IST
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Guyana Centurion 9 pm IST

Mon 13 Sep Warriors v Victorian Bushrangers Port Elizabeth 9 pm IST

Tue 14 Sep Mumbai Indians v South Australian Redbacks Durban 9 pm IST

Wed 15 Victorian Bushrangers v Central Stags Centurion 5 pm IST
Chennai Super Kings v Wayamba Elevens Centurion 9 pm IST

Thu 16 Sep Mumbai Indians v Guyana Durban 9 pm IST

Fri 17 Sep South Australian Redbacks v Royal Challengers Bangalore Durban 9 pm IST

Sat 18 Sep Warriors v Central Stags Port Elizabeth 5 pm IST
Chennai Super Kings v Victorian Bushrangers Port Elizabeth 9 pm IST

Sun 19 Sep Highveld Lions v Guyana Johannesburg 5 pm IST
Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore Durban 9 pm IST

Mon 20 Sep Victorian Bushrangers v Wayamba Elevens Centurion 9 pm IST

Tue 21 Sep South Australian Redbacks v Guyana Johannesburg 5 pm IST
Highveld Lions v Royal Challengers Bangalore Johannesburg 9 pm IST

Wed 22 Sep Wayamba Elevens v Central Stags Port Elizabeth 5 pm IST
Chennai Super Kings v Warriors Port Elizabeth 9 pm IST

Fri 24 Sep Semi Final 1
1st Group A v 2nd Group B
9 pm IST

Sat 25 Sep Semi Final 2
1st Group B v 2nd Group A
9 pm IST

Sun 26 Sep Airtel CLT20 Final
(Winner Semi Final 1 v Winner Semi Final 2)
9 pm IST

All Times in Indian Standard Time (IST) subtract 3:30 to get South African Standard Time (SAST)
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Akai India Launched Mobile Handsets in Indian Market

Akai India has launched 10 new mobile handsets in the Indian market.

The new models launched will have diverse features such as Dual Sim, high capacity battery, full touch 3-D user interface, wi-fi, wireless FM with recording, social networking applications etc and will be available from Rs.1,895 to Rs.7,995.

Currently AKAI has no production capabalaties in India and all models will be imported. The company will also launch 3G capable handsets this year.

Akai Electronics is not a new player in India, it has already has television, audio systems launched in the Indian market way back in the 1990s.
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Malayalam Actor Venu Nagavally Passed Away

Venu Nagavally, leading actor, director and writer of  Malayalam cinema died at Trivandrum today morning. He was aged 61.

His funeral will be held at Thycaud crematorium, Trivandrum today.

 Venu Nagavaally debuted in the movie Ulkadal in 1978. His noted films as an actor include Shalini ente kootukari, Meenamasathile suryan, Aarante mulla kochu mulla,  Yavanika, Chillu, Devadas, Minnaram, Baba Kalyani, etc

His last film  as actor was Bhagyadevatha by Sathyan Anthikadu.

He has directed several superhit movies such as Sukhamo devi, Sarvakalashala, Lal salaam, Aye Auto, Kizhakkunarum Pakshi, Kalipattam, Aayirappaa, Agni Devan, Rakthasakshikal Zindabad. His last directorial venture was Bharya Swantham Suhruthu which was released in 2009.

He was also a noted broadcaster who worked at All India Radio, Trivandrum
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Movies India Launched New Website.

Movies India is one of the leading online movie ticket booking service. The website is available at

Through easy movies, you can select movies, theatres, book tickets, and even print them.

Easy Movies has also launched an sms ticket booking service at
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Google Instant Search launched Dynamic predictable tool

Google has launched its new innovation in search called the 'Google Instant'. Google Instant is search-before-you-type tool in which it automatically provides the results based on predicting your query.

Google Instant searches the web as you type and display results, thus saves time and produce dynamic and relevant results.

According to Google an average a user takes 9 seconds to enter a query, 800 ms for networking time, 300 ms for serving results, and 15 seconds to select a search result. Google Instant will drastically reduce this time limit and offer speedy results as you type the search query.

For eg: when you type the letter'w' Google Instant will offer results for weather first, then according to the subsequent letters it will give you relevant search results.

Google Instant has been made available at for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE 8 for people from US, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and the U.K. Indian version is expected to roll out after some weeks.

You can test Google Instant here

Article by Godwin AG
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Tamil Actor Murali Died

Popular tamil actor Murali died in Chennai due to a sudden Cardiac arrest. He was 46.

Murali one of the leading artists in the 1990s in Tamil Cinema debuted with the movie 'Poovilangu' in 1984. His last movie is Baana Kaathadi in 2010 in which he did a cameo appearance. Some of his noted films include Pagal Nilavu, Pudhiya Kartu, Unnudan, Desiya Geetham, Vetri Kodi Kattu, Aanandam, sundara Travels etc.

He is survived by his wife Shobha, daughter Kaavya and son Adharva. Murali's son, Adharvaa, has acted in movies.
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Kim Sharma Married Ali Punjani Secretly

Bollywood actress Kim Sharma has secretly married business tycoon from Kenya, Ali Punjani, media reports.

The marriage ceremony was organised in Mombasa, Kenya, last week which was attended by close friends and relatives of Kim and Ali.

Kim Sharma debuted in bollywood with Aditya Chopra's directorial venture Mohabbatein in 2000. She has acted in many bollywood movies including Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai (2002), Fida (2004), Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav (2005), Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story (2005), Zindaggi Rocks (2006), Nehlle Pe Dehlla (2007), Heyy Babyy (2007) etc

Kim's name was earlier heard associated with Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh.
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Match Fixing Scandal Hits IPL?

According to a report in The Australian daily quoting two unnamed IPL officials, "a leading batsman had played so suspiciously that they could not explain his behaviour."

The team found the player's performances puzzling, particularly scoring slowly towards the end of an innings and had to change his batting order.

However the player has not been named.

For the last two weeks the cricketing world is filled with the news about the spot fixing scandal from the Pakistani players, now the much money spinning Indian Premier league IPL is going to be hit. It is interesting to note that the last edition of the IPL did not involve any one of the Pakistan players
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Dancing RObot

Two students from Chennai Kaustubh Sridhar and Sathya Narayanan studying in 8th and 9th standard respectively has built a robot which can perform Bharathanatyam.

The two has created this dancing robot at the Indian Robot Olympiad.

The skeletal structure of the robot is made using Lego blocks (interlocking plastic bricks) and 10 mini motors. The robot dances similar to Bharatanatyam when played with classical music.

Hope superstar Rajinikant will use the robot to perform dance in his latest movie Endhiran.
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Nokia 5MP Camera WIth Wireless FM Launched

Nokia India has launched the Nokia X2 multimedia mobile phone in India.

Nokia X2 is a midlevel 5 megapixel, 2.2-inch QVGA candybar phone.

The phone is one of the rarest wireless FM radio phones with stereo speakers available from Nokia Dedicated keys for music and FM radio is also available.

Other features include

Display Size: 2.2"
Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA TFT)
Up to 260,000 colours
Five-way Navi™ key with soft keys, call and end keys
Dedicated camera key
Dedicated music keys
Ringtones: mp3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA and 64-tone polyphonic
Video ringtones
BL-4C 860 mAh Li-Ion battery
Talk time: up to 810 mins
Standby time: up to 540 hours
MicroSD memory card slot, hot swappable, up to 16 GB
Internal memory: 48 MB
TCP/IP support
Capability to serve as data modem
Stereo Bluetooth version 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
USB charging
Ovi Store
My Nokia
Opera mini browser
5 megapixel camera (2592 x 1544 pixels)
48 MB internal memory, up to 16 GB additional memory with microSD card

The X2 will be priced at Rs 5,999 which makes it a good price for a camera phone.
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Missles Test Fired by India List

India successfully test fired the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from Chandipur, Orissa today.

Brahmos missile is jointly designed by India and Russia and is capable of carrying conventional warheads upto 200-300 kg and have a range of 290 km.

Till today India has test fired more than 25 missiles which include Air to Air, Surface to Surface, Surface to Air, Cruise Missiles, Ballistic missiles etc.

Here is the list of Missiles available in the armory of India.

Air-to-air missiles

Anti Ballistic Missiles'
Prithvi Air Defence Missile (Exo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile)
Advanced Air Defense Missile (Endo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile)

Surface-to-surface missiles
Short Range Ballistic Missiles
Prithvi I
Prithvi II
Prithvi III
Agni I

Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles

Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
Agni V
Surya(under development/not confirmed)

Cruise Missiles
Subsonic Cruise Missiles

Supersonic Cruise Missiles

Hypersonic Cruise Missiles
BrahMos II

Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles
K-15 Sagarika

Surface-To-Air Missiles

Guided Missiles
Anti-Tank Guided Missiles
Nag Anti-tank guided missile
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Tournament Format of IPL-2011

The IPL governing council meeting held today has taken decisions regarding the tournament format in the forthcoming IPL 2011 season.

The fourth edition IPL will see the following changes:

Total number of matches increased from 60 to 74

10 Teams will play in two groups

Each team will play a minimum of seven matches

A total of four players can be retained by each franchise, which includes a maximum of three Indian players.

The auction for new players will be held in the 2nd week of November, 2010.

Sahara Warriors Pune, and Kochi Rendezvous teams are the two new franchises which will take part in the tournament. If each team had to play in the league format which will make 94 matches with home and away games.
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