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Archive for April, 2010

There is no shortcut, give it all that you’ve got!

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Massive ash cloud shuts down Europe’s skies

LONDON: Millions of passengers were stranded on Friday after a huge cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland swept across Europe, grounding thousands of flights in the biggest air travel shutdown since World War II. Europe’s air traffic control centre said 16,000 flights were cancelled on Friday because of the “unprecedented” situation and more would follow, [...]

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Google: a new signal in search ranking algorithms!

You may have heard that here at Google we’re obsessed with speed, in our products and on the web. As part of that effort, today we’re including a new signal in our search ranking algorithms: site speed. Site speed reflects how quickly a website responds to web requests. Speeding up websites is important — not just to [...]

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Exceptionally strong growth ahead for Singapore, and stronger dollar

Singapore: Exceptionally strong growth was seen in the first quarter of 2010 and the Trade and Industry Ministry (MTI) says it now expects Singapore’s economy to grow by 7.0 to 9.0% during the current year. The revision upwards from an earlier 4.5-6.5% GDP growth is in view of the “exceptionally strong growth for the Singapore [...]

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What a week!

Delightful insight. Wonderful surprise. Tired as usual.

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bladder control

Sometimes I wish I can work without the need to go to toilet

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Thai PM declares state of emergency in Bangkok

BANGKOK – Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared a state of emergency in Bangkok on Wednesday, handing the army broad powers to restore order after weeks of disruptive street protests by anti-government demonstrators. The announcement came after protesters broke into Parliament and senior government officials had to be evacuated by helicopter. Some lawmakers scaled the [...]

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The 10 most surprising things about the iPad

1. It screams The early reviews all said that the iPad was “wicked fast,” and boy, they weren’t kidding. Applications literally fly open, and browsing the Web on Safari is way faster than on the iPhone. I could get used to this. 2. It’s heavier than I thought it would be One-and-a-half pounds sounds pretty [...]

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Manchester United 1 Chelsea 2

I was slightly disappointed when I checked my mobile phone for the score between Man U and Chelsea. Chelsea was leading 1-0 through Joe Cole then. I wanted to rush home straightaway to support my team. I didnt know it was an early kickoff. When I reached home, turned on the tele, within like 20 [...]

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Google’s April Fools’ prank: We’re now Topeka

Google’s April Fools’ prank: We’re now Topeka By Aaron Smith, CNNMoney.com staff writerApril 1, 2010: 11:22 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — In the rich tradition of April Fool’s Day pranks, Google has renamed itself after Topeka, Kan., accompanied by an absurd explanation from the company’s chief. On Thursday morning, the company’s home page was [...]

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