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RIM to Acquire a Mobile Ad Provider?

August 21, 2010 Comments off

In order to stay in a boat, RIM is looking for an acquisition target in the mobile space. It is expected that the possible target of the company is Millenial Media, which is considered to be a mobile ad provider. According to the paper, negotiations between companies stalled over disagreements on a purchase price.

As a matter of fact, RIM considered that its rivals, such as Google and Apple overpaid for the mobile ad acquisitions, for that reason the company does not want to repeat the same steps. Apple purchased Quattro Wireless for an undisclosed sum.

But still it is unknown whether the purchase of a mobile company is a good move for RIM. In fact, the company does not have enough money to play cat and mouse in the acquisition market. Also one should not leave the fact, that a big part of consumers are more interested in the iOS as well as Android platforms.
It is obvious that RIM should focus its attention towards the BlackBerry.

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Lenovo Unveils New Y-Series Notebooks

August 21, 2010 Comments off

Lenovo has rolled out its two new Y-series notebooks that are equipped with improved multimedia as well as audio system. They come under the name of the Lenovo Y460 as well as Y560. The notebooks with stylish chassis have the price tag of Rs. 46,325.

The 15-inch Y560 as well as 14-inch Y460 have an artistic design bearing. The IdeaPad Y460 features an HD LED display and is powered by Intel Core i5-450M microprocessor. Moreover, the device comes with an 8GB DDR3 RAM, which provides an opportunity to run Windows 7 smoothly. Among other features, one can name an integrated 1.3-megapixel camera, multi-media card reader, 3 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port, LAN port as well as Wi-Fi.

The IdeaPad Y560 is a 15-inch notebook that is also enabled with an HD LED display and integrates Intel Core i5-450M processor. The maker added massive 750GB HDD along with 8GB DDR3 RAM. Furthermore, there is ATI Radeon HD 5730 graphics available with 1GB video memory. One can also take advantage of HDMI port as well as optical Blu-ray drive.

Both devices come with One Key Theatre feature, due to which one can turn the notebooks into mini theatres. With the help of JBL speakers as well as integrated Dolby headphone technology users can enjoy realistic and clear sounds.

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Lenovo introduces its latest range of multimedia notebooks- Y460 and Y560

August 19, 2010 Comments off

Lenovo, the ace PC makers has unveiled its latest trendy premium multimedia Notebooks-the Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 (14”) and Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 (15”).

These Notebooks aimed at gaming may also turn into a sleek home theatre. Both these slim products offer artistic cover pattern in the classic orange loop.

The Y-series notebooks are powered by Intel Core i5-450m processor facilitating various features like One key theatre for super cinematic experience, awesome audio with JBL speakers and Dolby Headphone technology and Multi-touch touchpad.

They also offer safety applications like Lenovo Veriface Face recognition technology and the One-Key rescue system.

The cost of these notebooks start from Rs. 46235.

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Sony announces to launch new PS3 models with enhanced storage capability

August 19, 2010 Comments off

Sony Computer Entertainment all set to launch two new PlayStation 3 models-160GB HDD PS3 and 320GB PS3 with PlayStation Move controller.

At Gamescom 2010 convention in Germany, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe CEO Andrew House announced to release 160GB HDD PS3 model for $299 and 320GB PS3 for $400 on Sept 19.

Apart from PlayStation Move controller, the 320GB HDD PlayStation 3 model would be available with PlayStation Eye Camera, Sports Champions on Blu-ray Disc and Bonus Blu-ray game demo disc.

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Preity Zinta goes international, Rang the opening bell of NASDAQ

August 18, 2010 Comments off

It seems Bollywood dimpled fame actress Preity Zinta who could not do much with her filmy career is following the hit Jodi of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol to go international. Zinta rang the NASDAQ bell today at Times Square, New York which was last year done by SRK and Kajol.

The moment Preity got the invitation; she revealed it on her twitter account, “Yeah! I am invited for the opening bell ceremony at NASDAQ Tuesday morning! Hope I can list one of my companies there someday.”

The actress and executive committee members of Federation of Indian Associations Tri-State visited NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square and presided over the NASDAQ opening bell.

Preity was recently there to attend the India Day Parade for India’s 64th Independence Day.

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Salman Khan’s Dabangg’s team and friends donated blood

August 18, 2010 Comments off

Bollywood actor Salman Khan who never lags behind when there is a chance to do something for humanity and recently as soon he came to knew about a blood donation camp at Santa Cruz’s Khera Nagar, he reached the venue with his Dabangg team and donated blood.

He took Arbaaz and Sohail, Sonakshi Sinha, and director, Abhinav Kashyap along with him for the cause. The actor called his friends as well and in no time his buddies including Ameesha and Ashmit Patel, Farah Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Dia Mirza and Dino Morea, sister Arpita and sister-in-law Malaika Arora Khan turned up. Moreover, Sallu’s security also donated blood.

Later on Salman’s recent ‘close friend’ Kangna Ranaut also showed up.

Riteish Deshmukh and Aamir Khan also came forward. Deshmukh said, “It was great to see so many people participating in the drive.”

Well done Bollywood!!!

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Arjun Rampal backed out from the Sequel of Farhan’s DON

August 17, 2010 Comments off

Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal who was seen in a crucial role in SRK starrer, Don, has walked out from the film’s sequel to be directed by Farhan Akhtar.

Farhan and Arjun messed up with other due to Arjun’s role in the sequel which didn’t appeal the actor much.

A source reveals, “Arjun and Farhan are extremely close to each other. Arjun’s character in Don was an integral one and was appreciated by everyone. After Don, Arjun worked in Rock On with Farhan’s company and his role received a lot of critical praise. Arjun was quite excited about working in the sequel to Don. But on account of some problems cropping up at the script level, Arjun and Farhan have parted ways.”

Now the production house Excel Entertainment is looking for another actor to play the iconic role of Jasjit.

The spokesperson of Excel Entertainment said, “Don 2 embarks on a new journey and the script requires some fresh characters to be introduced. This means that there will be new actors playing these parts.”

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