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Friday, April 20, 2012
Top News
Deepa Goraya,U.S. Indian student has campaigned to raise an amount of $10K to support Obama on behalf of the disability community.
92 U.S. lawmakers have urged the FBI to collect data on hate crimes against Sikh-Americans as they appear to be acutely susceptible to violence.
Startup City
Many of the websites, social networks and online services that we use today almost never happened. Read to know their Pivot story.
Gridco has raised $8 million in the venture round of funding from investors, according to an SEC filing. Read to know.
US-Indian
In a development that could bolster the defence of former Indian American Goldman Sach director Gupta, U.S. prosecutors have started a new insider trading investigation.
Kamaljit Bawa, a distinguished professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts has been elected a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Technology
Twenty per cent of the spam mails that were sent out worldwide in the quarter ended March 31, 2012, originated in India, according to a recent study.
Having already invested $100 Million to support Insieme's research on 100G Ethernet, Cisco has shown clear intentions of buying it for a sum of $850 Million.
Business
Microsoft reported a modest revenue increase and profit decline in its quarterly earnings with numbers still topping analysts' estimates.
Bank of America released lower earnings for the first quarter but the results still beat Wall Street's estimates as the credit quality improved.
Magazine
With a focus on reverse innovation, Dinesh Paliwal, CEO, Harman International turned the company's fortunes and position in market. Read to know more..
2009 founded Yebhi.com is a leader in Indian e-commerce space, thanks to process oriented and customer centric approach.
Enterprise IT
Most of the softwares that Microsoft built were either a toiled effort or a result of protracted ideas.
PeekTab is the worlds first spy software released by Retina-X Studios who are the winners of the 2012 Award for Mobile monitoring software.
Real Estate City
According to a latest data, a real estate agency, Hong Kong topped the list for world's most expensive cities to rent an office.
This is what real estate developers in Mumbai need to pay to launch a new project, which has to be paid to the Municipal Corporation.
CXO Insights
One often finds that passion is something associated with the liberal arts and fields such as advertising, publishing, singing and theatre.
Right Time For A Security Management Platform
Vijay Basani - CEO & Co-Founder, EIQ networks
While the older threats continue to prevail, newer types of sophisticated threats, attacks, and breaches are evolving. Read.
Travel
The picturesque town of Bhuj has spectacular scenery. Bhuj the former capital of native state of Kutch is now the headquarters of the district.
Kodaikanal is a charming hill station, which stands amidst sylvan beauty on the southern crest of the upper Palani Hills near Madurai in Tamil Nadu.
Blogs: Editor's Choice
An elephant is worth the same, living or dead. Same are the civil engineers. If there were no civil engineers, human race would have been relegated to natural caves in the forest for living..
Recently I travelled from Bangalore to Bombay on AC2 tier. The IRCTC had sent confirmation of the ticket on my mobile. However I noted the PNR number on a piece of paper. I got into the train and the ticket checker..
QA Times
This article talks about the need for effective test data, re-using test data over time ensuring they have not been corrupted and boundary values to ensure they adequately test the application.
When we are planning to implement automation testing, always a simple question raises in everyones mind is why, how and when to implement automation, in testing.
Most Read Jokes
An elderly couple was on a cruise and it was really stormy. They were standing on the back of the boat watching the moon, when a wave came..
These are from actual resumes: "Personal: I'm married with 9 children. I don't require prescription drugs." "I am extremely loyal to my present firm..
A father and son went fishing one day. While they were out in the boat, the boy suddenly became curious about the world around him. He asked..
Humor of the Day
Husband and wife were in the midst of a violent quarrel, and hubby was losing his temper. "Be careful," he said to his wife. "You will bring..
A hunter visited another hunter and was given a tour of his home. In the den was a stuffed lion. The visiting hunter asked, "When did you..
There were five people on a crashing air plane. Britney Spears, George W. Bush, Pavarotti, the Pope, and a boy scout. There were only four..

Life & Style
Hollywood action choreographer Peter Pedrero, who collaborated with Priyadarshan for his upcoming movie "Tezz", says it was a treat to work with the filmmaker
American billionaire investor Warren Buffett has been diagnosed with stage I prostate cancer, the CNN reported.

Book of the Day
The Ramayana is the oldest poem in Sanskrit.Hence its author is known as the Adi Kavi or pristine Poet.
What makes India a nation? What has held its many disparate societies with their diverse, sometimes conflicting...
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