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ETRE 2010 Cannes, France World Technology Leaders Meet

Cannes, France, Oct 18, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / prurgent) ETRE technology showcase today announced that technology pioneers and legends from more than 39 nations will gather at ETRE 2010, in Cannes, France, October 27-29. Also attending this invitation-only event are innovative technology entrepreneurs from up-and-coming regions, including the Baltic and Southeast Asia. As technology ties among nations become more diverse and intense, the annual ETRE event plays an increasingly important role in delineating the ever-evolving web of disruptive technologies. Attendees have many opportunities to discuss ideas, secure funding, create alliances, and build relationships.

This year’s ETRE event includes keynote sessions by Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, Qualcomm Chairman and CEO, Mike Lynch, Anatomy CEO, Gil Shwed, Checkpoint Software CEO, Francois Bourdoncle, Exalead CEO, Roel Pieper, Pursuit Dynamics CEO, Guerrino De Lucca, Chairman, Logitech, Joanna Shields, Facebook VP EMEA, Joe Schoendorf, General Partner, Accel Partners, Jacques-Antoine Granjon, Chief Executive,, and Robin Saxby, ARM Holdings.

Discussions will be led by Ben Verwaayen, Alcatel-Lucent CEO, Girish Paranjpe, Wipro Technologies Co-CEO, Zohar Zisapel, Chairman & Founder, RAD Group, Chris Gent, Vodafone, Niklas Zennström, Atomico CEO and Founding Partner, Aneel Hansjee, Head of Corporate Development, Google EMEA, Bernard Charles, Chief Executive, Dassault Systemes, and Bernard Liautuad, Managing Director, Balderton Capital.

Other participants include Dennis Payre, Kiala CEO, Natalya Kaspersky, Chairman, Kaspersky Labs, Stefan Dyckerhoff, Executive Vice President, Junipter, Bruno Vaffier, Head of Global Innovation, Atos Origin, Mohsen Moazami, Vice President Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco Systems, Steve Garnett, Chairman EMEA,, and Pascal Cagni, President Europe, Apple Computer.

Talent Ekdum Loaded Contest - Tata DOCOMO declares Abhijeet Bukane as the winner

Mumbai, Maharashtra, October 14, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio / India PRwire/ -- Tata DOCOMO, the GSM brand of Tata Teleservices Limited, along with Radio Mirchi, today announced the winner Abhijeet Bukane from Nashik as winner of the unique talent hunt-'Talent Ekdum Loaded' Contest. The contest was held in 36 colleges and eight malls across six cities-Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Nashik and Nagpur-wherein participating students got a chance to showcase their talent to become the Tata DOCOMO Talent Ekdum Loaded Winner.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Abdul Khan, Senior Vice-President, Marketing, Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited, said: "At Tata Docomo, we believe in encouraging talent and providing a platform for everyone to showcase the same. We recently launched our 'Ekdum Loaded' recharge pack, catering to the communication needs of the youth-including GPRS, SMS, local & STD calls. The contest 'Talent Ekdum loaded' provides talented youngsters the chance to win recognition from acclaimed names in Bollywood and the music industry, setting the stage for them to become professional Radio Jockeys.

Asian carriers will need to improve their broadband service level - InfoCom

Manila, Philippines, Oct 11, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / prurgent) While the Asian region appeals investors from any part of the World thanks to relatively cheap cost levels of labour and land, foreign companies have then to face local conditions in terms of communications infrastructure development and havoc associated prices. This is revealed by InfoCom’s recent study on broadband business services in a number of relevant developing Asian countries. As compared to the Western World, where intense competition and advanced infrastructure secure fast, reliable and affordable communication services, telecom carriers in Asia are still beset with issues of infrastructure, cost and overall service availability. In the region, generally, costs for a business broadband access are considerably higher and bandwidth speeds for ADSL literally pale in comparison to Western countries where download speeds faster than 5 Mbit/s are establishing as standard. Additionally, the availability of other types of DSL technologies — Symmetrical DSL (SDSL) and Very High Speed DSL (VDSL) — is scarce in the majority of Asian countries.

Upto 13 hours battery life on ASUS Eee PC 1015PED-PU17-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook | Netbook Sale

The 10.1-inch Eee PC 1015PED-PU Seashell shines as the ideal netbook for the traveler looking for outstanding wireless connectivity and efficient on-the-go performance. Thanks to the exclusive ASUS Super Hybrid Engine, you can take this mobile phenom wherever you choose and enjoy up to an incredible 13 hours of unplugged freedom.1 The Eee PC 1015PED-PU is encased in a smooth matte-finished shell that captivates onlookers and features the Intel Atom N475 processor for efficient performance for your everyday tasks. Plus, it boasts outstanding comfort with a chiclet keyboard, multi-touch trackpad, and convenient hot keys – granting you quick access to Express Gate, the mini-operating system, and control of the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine that instantly optimizes system performance for the task at hand. Throw in a generous 250GB hard drive with 500GB of ASUS WebStorage2 and you get the ability to store, share, and access your important data anytime, anywhere.

Customer Review of the Netbook

"I just bought this computer after reading many many online reviews. It was chosen for long battery life, under $400 and a fast processor." says Jennifer M Burgdorfer. "I intend to use this for international travel. I am happy with my purchase and have installed full version of Microsoft Office Professional with no problems. Not sure about this Windows 7 Starter for Netbooks, but will give it a go for awhile. I have not used the online storage but really appreciate the included 500GB online storage. As my first Netbook I have to say that it is so small and light, yet I can type with no problems. The smaller shift key on the right side is a little bit frustrating, but not a deal breaker. I am not sure why people complain about the touchpad, just buy a mouse, which I will. I noticed that when I first turned it on and off it had to updated each time, which was annoying. This went away after like 5 reboots, so don't worry about that. There is an included SD card slot on the side and I missed it in the specs before I bought it and was happily surprised.

Now for some cons:
1) My other laptop can open almost all the way and this one only opens to about 120 degrees. For someone taller then me seeing it properly while its in their lap requires the screen to open almost all the way to 180 degrees.
2) My other main con is while on the internet the tool bars from the internet browser take up almost a third of the screen. I removed as many as I could but still had to zoom out of the window several times to see a whole page. The zoom in and out using the touchpad has not worked for me while web browsing.

I am overall very satisfied with this Netbook and my only complaint is that ALL Netbooks under $400 now come with Windows 7 Starter and the screens don't open more."

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  • 10.1-Inch 1024X600 WSVGA Matte Finish LED Display; 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth 3.0; Chiclet Keyboard
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India offers small and medium size Nuclear Reactors to other countries

Indian PHWRs offer a basket of options for countries that are looking for cost competitive and proven technologies in the small and medium size reactors. Therefore today Nuclear Power Corporation of India is ready to offer Indian PHWRs of 220 MWe or 540 MWe capacity for export. Indian industry is not only poised to play a bigger contribution to India's own nuclear programme but also is on the way to becoming a competitive supplier in the global market with regard to special steels, large size forgings, control instruments, software, other nuclear components and services.India is self-sufficient with regard to heavy water, zirconium alloy components and other related materials and supplies for PHWRs. A new zirconium complex has been commissioned for production of reactor grade zirconium sponge. The Nuclear Fuel Complex at Hyderabad manufactures fuel assemblies of different types of reactors, viz. PHWRs, boiling water reactors and fast breeder reactor. Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010 legislation will go a long way in increasing public confidence and in creating a predictable environment in which leading vendors can participate in India's nuclear programme.

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, September 22, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio USA - India PRwire/ - Excerpts from the Statement by Dr. S. Banerjee, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission & Leader of the Indian delegation at the 54th General Conference, Vienna, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna

Nuclear power is important for a country like India where availability of electricity will act as an instrument of inclusive economic growth. A recent study has estimated that nuclear power must contribute about half of the Indian electricity generation capacity so as to nearly eliminate the dependence of our country on import of energy resources while achieving a developed status.

We remain committed to the 3-stage nuclear programme formulated under the visionary leadership of Dr. Homi Bhabha, founder of India's nuclear programme. India attaches a high priority for adopting a closed fuel cycle and Thorium utilization on account of relatively limited domestic Uranium reserves while having large Thorium deposits. Water cooled reactors, fast breeder reactors and thorium based power generation remain the key elements of our sustainable nuclear programme.

Nextwave Multimedia bags first prize in Nokia's 2010 Calling All Innovators Contest

Nextwave Multimedia, a Chennai based company, was adjudged the top winners in the 'Entertainment' category of the 'Nokia's 2010 Calling All Innovators' competition, the finals of which was held at the 'Nokia World' event in London on September 14-15.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, September 22, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio USA - India PRwire/ - Nextwave Multimedia's 'Comics Creator' has won the first prize in 'Nokia's 2010 Calling All Innovators' contest in the Entertainment Category. The winners and runner-ups were declared on 15 September, 2010 at the 'Nokia Developer Summit 2010′ held in London.

Explosion of Nearly 40 Percent expected in Mobile Website Population in 2010

The number of Americans browsing the mobile web is on track to grow a remarkable 38% this year, according to a new market study by Mobile Web Up. At current rates, by December 2010, over 91 million US consumers will regularly be looking at websites on their smartphone or other mobile device. 

San Francisco, CA, September 15, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio, PRWEB) Mobile Web Up, a leader in creating mobile websites for businesses and nonprofits, today revealed a surprising rapid growth in the number of American mobile web users. Based on consumer activity measurements in December 2009 and May 2010, Mobile Web Up's internal analysis shows that the population of consumers in the USA who look at websites on smartphones is growing nearly 40 percent a year.

Offline Play for iPhone launched | Thumbplay Music | Also Android(TM) and BlackBerry® as well as PCs/Macs supported

Most Widely-Available Cloud-Based Music Service in the U.S. Now Offers Caching on All Major Smartphone Platforms: iPhone®, Android™ and BlackBerry®

Launch of Batman: The Brave and the Bold™ the video game

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment are teaming up for the launch of Batman: The Brave and the Bold™ the Videogame, an episodic, family-friendly adventure based on the hit animated series of the same name. The game is available today in North America and Asia Pacific for Wii™ and Nintendo DS™, and will be available and across Europe and other PAL territories beginning September 10, 2010.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold™ The Videogamefeatures the VO talent, action and hilarious dialogue of the cartoon and drops players into an action-packed melee in which Batman partners with Green Lantern Guy Gardner, Robin, Hawkman and Blue Beetle to fight crime against the most notorious villains in the DC Universe. Playing solo as the Caped Crusader or together with family and friends in two-player co-op mode, gamers will experience the ultimate side-scrolling extravaganza through four episodes of comedic fun.

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