Sunday, July 31, 2011

How IT Companies Got their Brand Names...find out :

How did they come up with thier companies name and is there any significance or story behind it?

By now, WE have heard the story of how Google got its name. But Google isn’t the only company out there with an odd name. And it certainly isn’t the only name with an interesting story. Here is the list of stories behind the naming of popular tech companies.

Friday, April 16, 2010

China earthquake death toll pass :1000

The death toll crossed the 1000-mark in China's quake-hit Qinghai province, where rescuers raced against time to save hundreds of people buried under the rubble, three days after the 7.1 magnitude temblor flattened the remote northwestern region.The death toll had climbed to 1,144 and another 417 remained missing as of this evening.
Thousands of rescuers fought altitude sickness and chilly weather to rescue as many people as possible ahead of the end of the "golden 72 hours" tomorrow morning.Premier Wen Jiabao who has put off his foreign tour, personally led rescue teams goading them not to give up efforts to save lives.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

MTV Video Music Awards -- With Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Green Day, Many More

It's hard to believe that all the action of the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards can possibly be contained in just a few hours of prime time — especially considering that the first half hour alone will feature a hotly anticipated performance from Lady Gaga, another from Taylor Swift, a show-opening tribute to Michael Jackson featuring sister Janet Jackson, plus appearances from Eminem, Pete Wentz, Justin Bieber, Jack Black, Shakira, "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner and Kristin Cavallari.

A year after he needled the Jonas Brothers, Madonna and then-President George W. Bush, host Russell Brand has promised a kinder, gentler hosting stint for his second go 'round. This time, he says, it's all about the love — we'll see!

The stage itself, festooned with towering video screens and a series of "West Side Story"-inspired scaffolding, will play host over the course of the night to performances by Beyoncé, Green Day, Pink, and Jay-Z with Alicia Keys; there will also be performances from Taylor Swift and Muse.When it comes to the elusive, fashion-fast-forward Gaga, though, no one will even tell us just what her performance will be like. But good pal Perez Hilton has promised it will be "next level" and VMA Creative Director Lee Lodge predicted it would be a "classic VMA performance" that he compared to Madonna's iconic set piece from 1984.

Missing student case now a homicide investigation

New Haven, Connecticut, police said they found the remains of a person inside the Amistad Building of Yale University and they assume it is Le.
Le was last seen on a Yale security camera entering a medical research building at about 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Authorities have not found images of her leaving the building.The 24-year-old was to be married Sunday in Long Island, New York.Investigators were testing bloody clothes Sunday and searching a landfill.

The clothes were found hidden in ceiling tiles in the Yale medical research building where Le was last seen Tuesday, a law enforcement source close to the investigation told CNN.The FBI said only that it is examining materials that have been discovered and may be linked to the case.

"All I can say is items that could potentially be evidence have been seized. None have yet been associated with Annie Le," FBI Agent in Charge Kim Mertz said Saturday at a news conference in New Haven, Connecticut .

Mertz said the items found are being tested in more than one laboratory, but declined to say where. It is not uncommon for the FBI to help local police departments by using its laboratory in Quantico, Virginia. The Connecticut State Police also has a forensics lab in Meriden.

William Reiner of the FBI's New Haven office said Sunday that investigators are searching a waste facility that normally handles garbage from the Yale lab. He described it as a routine step.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

This Friday, the much anticipated blockbuster "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" opens in theaters across the country.
In the film, Channing Tatum leads a super elite group of soldiers, who are trying to save the world from an evil femme fatale played by Sienna Miller. Miller and Tatum, and their respective action figures, joined Early Show co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez to discuss the exciting blockbuster.

Rodriguez put Tatum on the spot and showed a video on YouTube where Tatum does an impression of Patrick Swayze in "Dirty Dancing." Miller won't be taking on comedy, but she will be taking on Broadway. She will take on the role of Miss Julie in "After Miss Julie" written by Richard Marber.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Jon & Kate Plus 8

Reality TV mom Kate Gosselin says she feels a sense of peace after making the decision to separate from her husband. So should fans of "Jon & Kate Plus 8," who may have fretted that this family-oriented reality show would be jeopardized by the co-stars' estrangement. For better or worse, the TLC series is as warm and fuzzy as ever, if two new episodes that aired Monday are any indication.
The episodes marked the end of a hiatus that began in June, when the Gosselins revealed to a huge audience of 10.6 million viewers their decision to split. The TLC network said then the couple needed time to "regroup," an odd word choice for a broken marriage."This was my first official turn with the kids," Kate said. "It didn't feel very much different. It just felt more like the future."Kate supervised a camp-out for the kids in the yard.
"This is a very, very difficult time right now," she told the camera from her interview chair, a change from the couch she and Jon had shared on the series in the past. "But my main goal is to make this transition as easy and painless ... for the kids as possible."
But "Jon & Kate" fans (and TLC) needn't worry about the scandalmongering. The show still tells a different, squeaky-clean story — almost as if nothing had changed

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Who will get the $700 Million?

A 2002 will of Michael Jackson grants the custody of his estate to his mother and his three children but excludes his father.However, pop star's family has not seen the document, the Journal said quoting family lawyer L Londell McMillan.However, Michael Jackson's family has not seen the document.Family Lawyer McMillan said that No will has been presented to family or us. We will review any will when we see it.

Jackson's former lawyer, John Branca has come out claiming that he has the will. Sources close to the singer said that Branca may submit the will to the Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday.The will names Branca who was Jackson's lawyer between 1980 and 2002 and veteran music executive John McLain as its executors. Branca also claims that he was rehired by the singer just a week before his death.The document has reportedly cut out Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, who shared an uneasy relationship with his legendary son.TMichael Jackson had a troubled childhood and had openly blamed his father for abusing him as a child.The latest development is expected to cause further confusion over ownership of Jackson's property.
According to the Journal, Jackson left a debt of $500 million but the value of his estate estimated at $700 million.
Meanwhile, Jackson's 79-year-old mother Katherine Jackson was granted temporary custody of her three grandchildren in a court hearing. The children will be under the care of Katherine till August 3, after which she will make her case to be their permanent guardian.
The pop star's ex-wife Debbie Rowe, the mother of his two elder children is also expected to claim custody of her children and there is also the possibility that the mother of Jackson's youngest child, Prince Michael II, may emerge to reclaim the boy.
But, speaking outside a music awards tribute in Los Angeles on Sunday, Joe Jackson had claimed that he was following his son's wishes.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

World's Largest Diamond

World's Largest Diamond In South Africa On January 25th 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, a 3,106-carat diamond was discovered during a routine inspection by the mine's superintendent. Weighing 1 1/3 pounds, and christened the "Cullinan," it was the largest diamond ever found.
Frederick Wells was 18 feet below the earth's surface when he spotted a flash of starlight embedded in the wall just above him. His discovery was presented that same afternoon to Sir Thomas Cullinan, who owned the mine. Cullinan then sold the diamond to the Transvaal provincial government, which presented the stone to Britain's King Edward VII as a birthday gift. Worried that the diamond might be stolen in transit from Africa to London, Edward arranged to send a phony diamond aboard a steamer ship loaded with detectives as a diversionary tactic. While the decoy slowly made its way from Africa on the ship, the Cullinan was sent to England in a plain box.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Madonna on a child adoption spree

What Madonna is doing verges on a puppy parade. People like her are looking for the most beautiful child. They wouldn't choose a child with a disability or special needs.

Madonna was recently accused of conducting a "puppy parade" by children's charity Save The Children.

she looks very preety here:
Pop star Madonna, left and her daughter Lourdes during a visit to Malawi. The singer arrived in Malawi in a bid to adopt a four-year-old girl Mercy James, according to a local social welfare official

She is shown drawings of the new school she is reportedly helping to build during a visit to Chinkhota, Malawi

The girl would become the second child Madonna has adopted from the impoverished African country.

Madonna was recently accused of conducting a "puppy parade" by children's charity Save The Children.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Microsoft and Yahoo

Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Steve Ballmer is still signaling an interest in a deal to buy part of Yahoo Inc.
Ballmer said at a technology and media summit that a deal would help improve Microsoft's Web search business by expanding the base of users. More people using the search engine means more advertisers therefore a larger pool of advertisers will allow for more tailored ads next to search queries.

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He then added that he had only one conversation with Carol Bartz since she became Yahoo's chief executive in January. Ballmer said he congratulated her and said he'd like to chat at some point about a possible deal.
Bartz's predecessor as Yahoo CEO, Jerry Yang, rebuffed a $47.5 billion takeover offer from Microsoft last year.
Yahoo shares rose 38 cents, 2.8 percent, to $13.80 in morning trading. Microsoft shares were up one cent at $16.97
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