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Date: 2007-06-20 07:51
Subject: http://techwinter.com/2007/06/19/apple-merges-with-google-you-have-to-be-kidding-right/
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Apple merges with Google⦠You have to be kidding right?

Posted by Roger as opinion, google, yahoo, apple

As mentioned earlier Yahoo! is an excellent choice and cheap too. If I owned Apple shares and the board asked me how I was going to vote on a Yahoo!/Apple merger I would say â˜YES YESâ™. Yahoo would make Apple an instant â˜globalâ™ web player. Also it would bring Yahoo!s many web properties into Appleâ™s product portfolio. Apple would then be able to tie iPod/iTunes into a variety of services with a greater global reach which is going to be important, more so now than before with the trend towards DRM-free (legal) music. Apple could broaden the reach of its iLife products and Webify them allowing them to play nicely with MS Windows world via the web but not in a way that enhances the MS platform due to its web-based focus.

What do you think? Off my â˜rockerâ™ or does this make sense?

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Date: 2007-06-20 08:18
Subject: Rama Setu
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Rama Setu as national monument: Govt. of India directed by Madras HC to respond to the plea

Posted in Civilization at 3:47 pm by kalyan97

The Sethu is coming in the way of the Central Governmentâ™s Sethusamundram Ship Canal Project (SSCP), which proposes linking of the Palk Bay and the Gulf of Mannar between India and Sri Lanka.

The plan envisages dredging a 44.9 nautical mile (83 km) long deepwater channel in the shallow sea to provide a continuous navigable sea route around the Indian Peninsula.

Ram Sethu man-made, says Madras HC

The BJP and the Vishva Hindu Parishad are demanding that the project be scrapped, as it would destroy the mythological bridge built by Lord Rama of Ayodhya.

The project was conceived as early as 1860 by Alfred Dundas Taylor. It recently received the approval of the Centre.

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Date: 2007-06-20 08:30
Subject: Users rage against China's 'Great Firewall'
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Users rage against China's 'Great Firewall'

BEIJING, China (Reuters) -- Yang Zhou is no cyberdissident, but recent curbs on his Web surfing habits by China's censors have him fomenting discontent about China's "Great Firewall."

One blogger posted an image of a voodoo doll, calling it the Great Firewall and inviting users to -- digitally -- stick pins in it.

"Have you got the link? Maybe I'll go stick a pin in it," he said.

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Date: 2007-06-20 08:54
Subject: Coconuts Banned at Hindu Temple by Shadmia
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Coconuts Banned at Hindu Temple

Posted by shadmia on June 19th, 2007


âœAs of today we have asked people not to bring in coconuts,â said Subash Mayekar, a trustee at central Mumbaiâ™s Siddhivinayak Temple. He said worshippers are also prohibited from bringing floral garlands, but added, âœa few flowers in their hands are all right.â

âœIt is sacrilegious not to offer coconuts. It goes against Hindu faith and custom,â said S. Ganesan, who has written a book on the temple. âœThey should instead update their security. If a terrorist wants to create trouble, he does not need a coconut.â

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