Twitter introduces User Galleries feature

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 0 comments
Twitter has added a new User Galleries feature, which brings together all of the photos you have uploaded using the site.Capture
The service will not only feature images you've added using Twitter's own photo-sharing functionality, but those uploaded through third party apps like Twitpic and yfrog.

User Galleries will be the closest thing yet to an official photo album for Twitter users.
The feature is currently being rolled-out and will appear on the right hand side of the Twitter profile page. Once you've opened the user gallery, it can be viewed in the Grid (pictured) or Detailed format.
100 images
A guide to the new functionality on the Twitter help centre site explains that your 100 most recent images will be included in the feed, but video posts will miss out.
Any images uploaded before January 1st 2010 will also not appear in your personal gallery.
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Anita Hassanandani Hot In Swimsuit Spicy Pictures

Saturday, August 20, 2011 0 comments

Anita Hassanandani Hot In Swimsuit Spicy Pictures

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Maruti Swift relaunched at a starting price of Rs 4.22 lakh

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 0 comments

Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday launched the new version of its premium hatchback 'Swift' at an introductory price ranging from Rs 4.22 lakh to Rs 6.38 lakh. New-Maruti-Suzuki-Swift-Small-Car-3

Built on an all-new platform, the company and its suppliers have invested over Rs 500 crore on the new car.

"We have launched the new Swift at a time when there was a significant demand for the outgoing model. I am confident that the new Swift will create new benchmarks with its improved fuel efficiency, stylish and sportier looks and high performance," Maruti Suzuki India Managing Director and CEO Shinzo Nakanishi told reporters here.

Launched six years back, the Swift has been a runaway success for the company, with over six lakh units sold so far. MSI is hoping that the new version will further strengthen its position.

The company is likely to launch the DZiRE on the new Swift's platform in the next 6-8 months.

The new Swift retains the round look; however elements like the headlights and tail lights have a stretched look.

The only department where the difference isn't drastic between the older model and the new Swift lies under the hood. The engines from the outgoing Swift have been carried over to the new car, essentially the K-Series 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engines.

The 1197cc petrol engine generates 87PS @ 6000rpm and a torque of 114Nm at 4000rpm whereas the 1248cc DDiS diesel engine remains the same and offers 75PS @ 4000rpm and a torque of 190Nm @ 2000rpm.

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Google+ users with bogus names to be booted out

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 0 comments

google-plus-logoGoogle+ has announced a new rule that requires users to use their real names, otherwise their profile would be deleted.

Saurabh Sharma, product manager of the social networking team, announced the new rule in a video shared on YouTube and on Google+, which tells that if a person is not using his/her real name, the profile will be removed after four days given to clean up the act.

The company said it tried to make connecting with people on the Web more like connecting with people in the real world, so those signing up for the service are need to use the name they go by in the real world, the Daily Mail reports.

"If we find that your profile name does not adhere to our policy, we'll give you a 4-day grace period to fix your profile name before we take further action," the newspaper quoted Sharma, as saying.

"Taking action means your account is closed although you will be allowed to 'take all your content with you, even after your profile is suspended. Visit Google+ Takeout for more details," he added.

The new regulations were billed as an 'update to how the company handles potential violations of its common name policy.'

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 launched in India

Thursday, August 11, 2011 0 comments

blackberry-bold-9900Canada's BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) Thursday launched its touch and type smartphone -- BlackBerry Bold 9900 with BlackBerry 7 operating system -- in India.
"The smartphone is built on a new performance driven platform powered by the latest BlackBerry software and hardware," said the company in a statement.

"In addition to supporting the new BlackBerry 7 operating system, the phone features a range of powerful hardware enhancements, including HD (hi-definition) video recording and advanced sensors enabling new augmented reality applications such as Wikitude that can be integrated with BlackBerry messenger 6," it added.

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet at only 10.5 mm.

BlackBerry 7 introduces a next generation BlackBerry browser with a significantly faster, more fluid web browsing experience with enhancements including optimized zooming and panning for smoother web navigation, the statement said.
--IANS

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Google+ set to beat Twitter, LinkedIn

Saturday, August 6, 2011 0 comments

Google+ Inc's new social-networking service may grow to claim 22 per cent of online US adults in a year, passing Twitter Inc and LinkedIn Corp. to be the second- most-used social site after Facebook Inc, a survey found. Capture

Google+ has signed up 13 per cent of US adults and will add 9 percent over the next year, according to the survey from Bloomberg/YouGov. In the same period, Facebook will lose about 2 percentage points of US adults to keep 69 per cent of that population, while Twitter and LinkedIn continue to grow their portion of users.

Started in late June, Google+ is growing faster than Facebook and MySpace Inc. did in their early days. The service, which lets people connect with and manage groups of friends on a website, gained about 25 million users worldwide in less than a month, estimates market researcher ComScore Inc Facebook has more than 750 million active users.

"Google+ is tracing a path similar to Facebook's initial growth -- building excitement in a core group of early adopters," said Michael Nardis, head of YouGov investment products, in a statement about the survey.

Katie Watson, a spokeswoman for Mountain View, California- based Google, declined to comment. Jonathan Thaw, a spokesman for Facebook, and Matt Graves, a spokesman for Twitter, also declined to comment.

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Nissan India unveils 'Sunny' sedan, is planning small car

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 0 comments
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Nissan Motor Co today unveiled its premium offering for the mid-size segment in India - the new Nissan `Sunny' - and also said it is studying the opportunity to launch a small car in the Indian market.

"We are launching the new saloon Sunny in October to coincide with the festive season. The petrol and diesel variant of the Nissan Sunny will be manufactured at the Renault Nissan alliance Orgadam facility in Chennai," Nissan Motor India's Managing Director and Chief Executive, Kiminobu Tokuyama, told reporters here.

Nissan Sunny was designed at Nissan Design and Nissan Motor Co Ltd headquarters in Japan along with inputs from 170 countries, and it would be sold worldwide. It made its global debut at the 8th China (Guangzhou)International Automobile Exhibition last December.

The unveiling of the car reinstates company's seriousness on business operations in India and "reiterates that we are as per schedule on our Indian plans", Tokuyama said.

The 10th Generation Nissan Sunny is based on the popular V- (Versatile) platform, the one used in the Nissan Micra.

Sunny will help the company triple its local sales to 40,000 units in the current financial year, Tokuyama said.

However, he did not reveal the price of the new car. The company sold 13,030 vehicles last fiscal, of which 12,000 were Micra models.

The Chennai unit is expected to expand production capacity to 400,000 vehicles a year by the middle of 2012 and the company plans to export half of them by the end of 2012, Tokuyama said.

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The Smurf' and 'Cowboys and Aliens' tie at box office with 36.2m dollars

Monday, August 1, 2011 0 comments

Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford’s science-fiction ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ and family adventure ‘The Smurfs’ finished their first weekend grossing the same amount of money, an estimated 36.2 million dollars, after going neck-to-neck all weekend.
“In all my years, I’ve never really seen a race this close,” the Daily Mail quoted Paul Dergarbedian, an analyst for box-office tracker Hollywood.com as saying.cowboys-nad-aliens-1680x1024-1

“Generally, in the world of movie box office, 1 million dollars is a close call, so to have two films in a dollar-to-dollar tie is somewhat unprecedented,” he said.

The determination of the No.1 movie can be done only after Monday as most of the studios often round off their Sunday numbers, which include Friday and Saturday, including an estimate based on how similar movies have fared in the past.

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows : Part 2’ and last week’s No.1 ‘Captain America : The First Avenger’ have slipped down to No. 4 and 3 with the release new movies this weekend.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

1 (tie). ''Cowboys & Aliens,'' $36.2 million

1 (tie). ''The Smurfs,'' $36.2 million

3. ''Captain America: The First Avenger,'' $24.9 million ($48.5 million international)

4. ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,'' $21.9 million

5. ''Crazy, Stupid, Love,'' $19.3 million

6. ''Friends with Benefits,'' $9.3 million

7. ''Horrible Bosses,'' $7.1 million

8. ''Transformers: Dark of the Moon,'' $6 million ($42 million international)

9. ''Zookeeper,'' $4.2 million.

10. ''Cars 2,'' $2.3 million ($30 million international).
--ANI

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