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Industry's First 2 TeraByte Hard Drives launched by Western Digital

Industry's First 2 TeraByte Hard Drives launched by Western DigitalThe maiden 2 terabyte (TB) hard drive was today announced by WD. As per industry experts, this hard drive is the world's highest capacity drive and the newest member of WD's well-liked, environmentally friendly, cool and quiet, WD CAviar Green hard drive family.

It should be noted here that the latest 3.5-inch platform is based on WD's industry-leading 500 GB/platter technology (with 400 Gb/in2 areal density) with 32 MB cache, producing drives with capacities of up to 2 TB.

Sales of Asia PC down 5 pct in Q4, first fall in a decade

Sales of Asia PC down 5 pct in Q4, first fall in a decadeThe Q4 saw a decline in PC sales in Asia by 5% compared to a year earlier. It should be noted that it is the region's first such decline in a decade and it has come due to the global downturn causing decline in demand.

The data tracking firm International Data Corp said that the fourth-quarter drop in Asia, excluding Japan, was well ahead of 0.4 percent drop in global PC sales for the period.

It should be specified here that since Q3 of 1998, it was the region's first decline.

BSE Sensex closes 196 points higher, NSE Nifty gains 70 @ 3.30 p.m.

Indian Stock markets opened strong on Monday and gained further ground during first few hours. The markets, however, could not sustain at higher levels and slipped during the last one hour of trading session. BSE Sensex closed at 9161 with a gain of 196 point. NSE Nifty closed 70 points higher at 2784. Buying was witnessed in select counters in Power, Telecom, Real Estate, Metals and Capital goods sectors.

BSE Sensex touched and intraday high of 9432 and a low of 9095.

BSE Auto index started the day stronger but towards of the end of the session, ended only 1.2% up. Banking, Capital Goods, Metals, PSU and Technology counters ended the day stronger. Midcap stocks were marginally down while smallcap stocks gained.

Effie 2008: Lead India makes JWT agency of the year

At the Effie 2008 awards, JWT India and Bennett, Coleman & Co managed to gather the limelight. The agencies were awarded last night at Mumbai’s Turf Club. The moment was a perfect replay of this year’s Cannes Lions awards. 

The Lead India campaign for The Times of India, revived its magic all over again by claiming four big awards—including the prestigious Grand Effie—that were given last night, following making a good impression on Cannes juries and winning India’s first ever Grand Prix Lion in June this year. 

Asus Eee PC 1000H to be Replaced by 1002HA

Asus Eee PC 1000HSoon, the Asus Eee PC 1000H model of netbooks would be replaced by the company with the 1002HA. Though almost similar design is featured by the new netbook, it has a thinner profile.

A brushed metal external shell and front mounted speakers and the same system specifications as the older model with a 1.6 GHz Intel N270 Atom Processor, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard disk would also be featured by 1002HA. The new model will be powered by Windows XP.

Google SearchWiki to Customize Search Results

Google SearchWiki to Customize Search Results Google is all set to open its search results to annotation, alteration, and public comment with the aim to enhance user engagement and improve ad revenue potential. 

On Thursday, Google unveiled SearchWiki, a way to customize search results as they appear to one specific Google Account. The good thing is that users can re-rank search results, delete them, add new ones, and maintain notes about specific sites.