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Archive for March 24th, 2008

Chairman Tata Sons, Rattan TataYahoo has struck an agreement with Computational Research Laboratories, a unit of Tata Sons Ltd., to pursue research on “cloud computing” technologies. Yahoo said the project with the laboratory in Pune would use the world’s fourth-fastest supercomputer and Apache Hadoop, a framework for creating software that can handle large amounts of data using several computers. (more…)

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Famous Five get a 21st century lookEnid Blyton’s The Famous Five have undergone a radical 21st-century makeover for a new Disney cartoon series Famous Five: On The Case. The members of the new Famous Five are children of the original five created in 1942 – team leader Julian, Dick, George, Anne and the dog Timmy. They are Jo, Max, Allie and Dylan together with their pet dog, Timmy.

The kids share their parents’ love of adventure and mystery-solving. However unlike their parents they are iPod-wearing children who fight off their enemies using mobile phones and other modern-day gadgets, and uncover plots like a pirate DVD factory, whose owner, a phony environmentalist, has been embedding subliminal messages in the discs to brainwash children.

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Anthony MinghellaShekhar Kappor who was in India for preproduction of his new film Paani, had to fly back to USA unexpectedly. He has been asked to direct the movie New York, I Love You that the acclaimed Academy Award winning Director, playwright and screenwriter, Anthony Minghella of The English Patient and Cold Mountain fame, was making before his death last week.

Anthony Minghella died on 18 March 2008 of a hemorrhage in Charing Cross Hospital, London, following an operation the previous week to remove cancer of the tonsils and neck

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