Yahoo sells Delicious to YouTube founders

Thursday, April 28, 2011 0 comments
 Yahoo sold Delicious to YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, who promised to continue and grow the popular social bookmarking site.

Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Hurley and Chen, who sold YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion in 2006, said they planned to integrate Delicious with their new San Mateo, California-based Internet company AVOS.

"We're excited to work with this fantastic community and take Delicious to the next level," AVOS chief executive Hurley said in a statement.

"We see a tremendous opportunity to simplify the way users save and share content they discover anywhere on the Web," Hurley said.

The YouTube co-founders said they would seek to use Delicious to "develop innovative features to help solve the problem of information overload."

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Shraddha Kapoor to debut in movie ‘Love Ka The End’

Monday, April 25, 2011 0 comments

shraddha-kapoor3Shraddha Kapoor to debut in the bollywood movie ‘Love Ka The End’. Shraddha Kapoor, who is participated on the Indian TV reality show ‘Roadies’ on MTV. Shraddha Kapoor is the daughter of Bolywood actor Shakti Kapoor. Love Ka The End Movie director have been worked with Shraddha Kapoor previously as he is the of the show Roadies. Get here all the latest news related to bollywood.
Shraddha Kapoor is the upcoming celebrity with the Movie Luv Ka The End as she is again going to debut 2nd time as Shraddha Kapoor already has debuted last year in the movie Teen Patti, which remained as a sex comedy at the box office. Shraddha Kapoor going to play as a betrayed girlfriend in the movie “Luv Ka The End”.
Shraddha Kapoor born on March 3, 1989 is an Indian film actress who works in Bollywood Films. Shraddha Kapoor made her acting debut in the film Teen Patti alongside Amitabh Bachchan, R Madhavan, and Raima Sen. The film was released in 2010. She recently signed a three-movie contract with Yash Raj Films. Her aunt, Padmini Kolhapure, is also a Bollywood actress.

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Amazon failure takes down sites across Internet

Saturday, April 23, 2011 0 comments

 downloadAmazon.com struggled Friday morning to restore computers used by other major websites such as Reddit as an outage stretched beyond 24 hours.

Though better known for selling books, DVDs and other consumer goods, Amazon also rents out space on huge computer servers that run many websites and other online services.

The problems began at an Amazon data center near Dulles Airport outside Washington early Thursday. On Friday morning, Amazon's status page said the recovery effort was making progress, but it couldn't say when all affected computers would be restored.

Most of the sites that were brought down by the outage on Thursday were back up on Friday, but news-sharing site Reddit was still in ``emergency read-only mode,'' and smaller sites were still reporting trouble.

Location-sharing social network Foursquare and HootSuite, which lets users monitor Twitter and other social networks more easily, appeared to have recovered.

Many other companies that use Amazon Web Services, like Netflix Inc. and Zynga Inc., which runs Facebook games, were unscathed by the outage. Amazon has at least one other major U.S. data center that stayed up, in California.

It's not uncommon for Internet services to become inaccessible due to technical problems, sometimes for hours or even days. But the outage is notable because Amazon's servers are so commonly used, meaning many sites went down at once.

Amazon, which had not responded to requests for comment, has not revealed how many companies use its Web services or how many were affected by the outage.

No one knew for sure how many people were inconvenienced, but the services affected are used by millions.

Amazon Web Services provide ``cloud'' or utility-style computing in which customers pay only for the computing power and storage they need, on remote computers.

Seattle-based Amazon has big plans for AWS. Although it now makes up just a few percent of the company's revenue, CEO Jeff Bezos said last year that it could eventually be as large as Amazon's retail business. Competitors include Rackspace Hosting Inc. and Microsoft Corp.'s Azure platform.

Some people consider cloud computing more reliable than conventional hosting services in which a small company might rent a handful of computers in a data center.

If one of them malfunctions, the failure can take down a website. But ``clouds'' like AWS use vast banks of computers. If one fails, the tasks that it performs, such as running a website or a game, can immediately be taken over by others.

When a company needs more capacity, maybe because of a surge in visitors to its website, it only takes minutes to rent more computers from Amazon.

But cloud computing isn't immune to failure, either.

Lydia Leong, an analyst for the tech research firm Gartner, said that judging by details posted on Amazon's AWS status page, a network connection failed Thursday morning, triggering an automatic recovery mechanism that then also failed.

Amazon's computers are divided into groups that are supposed to be independent of each other. If one group fails, others should stay up. And customers are encouraged to spread the computers they rent over several groups to ensure reliable service. But Thursday's problem took out many groups simultaneously.

Outages with Amazon's services are rare but not unprecedented. In 2008, several companies lost access to their own files for about two hours when one of Amazon's data centers failed. The companies included DigitalChalk Inc., which delivers multimedia training over the Web.

In general, Amazon Web Services have been more reliable and, above all, cheaper than many other hosting systems, said Josh Cochrane , vice president of product development at Palo Alto Software in Eugene, Ore.

But the firm's websites and Web-based applications that create business plans were all brought down by Thursday's crash.

``It's a pretty vulnerable feeling,'' he said. ``This is a really big message to us that we need to revisit our strategy.''

That might include spreading the applications more widely over Amazon's network, so that problems at one data center won't bring down everything, he said.

Amazon engineers struggled throughout the day to rectify the problem. Leong said the problems are of a type that's not covered by Amazon's money-back guarantees.

Amazon shares rose $2.02, or 1.1 percent, to close Thursday at $185.89.

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Friday, April 8, 2011 0 comments
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Friday, April 1, 2011 0 comments

20-year-old Mumbai model Poonam Pandey said she will go nude.

"I'm a cricket fanatic and I'm a diehard supporter of my nation," she reportedly said. "India needs a lot of support and this is my way of supporting the team."

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