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ISRO to re-launch GSLV in one year

Kolkata: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to relaunch the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) with a home-grown cryogenic engine in a year’s time after the failure in April this year. “We have come across a few scenarios ...

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Facebook founder facing death penalty in Pakistan

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is under investigation by Pakistani legal authorities for violation of that country’s anti-blasphemy laws surrounding the recent Draw Muhammed contest. The penalty for violating the Pakistani anti-blasphemy law can be death. Section 295-C of the Pakistani ...

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Now .xxx for porn sites

Brussels: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which oversees the Internet on behalf of the US government, has in the past resisted creating a .xxx generic domain name system akin to those for .com and .net. It ...

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Google defeats Viacom in copyright lawsuit

New York: Google Inc won a landmark victory over media companies as a Manhattan federal judge threw out Viacom Inc’s $1 billion lawsuit accusing the Internet company of allowing copyrighted videos on its YouTube service without permission. Viacom claimed “tens ...

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Facebook earned $ 800 mn in 2009

San Francisco: Facebook’s financial performance is stronger than previously believed, as the Internet social network’s explosive growth in users and advertisers boosted 2009 revenue to as much as $ 800 million, according to two sources familiar with the situation. The ...

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