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Google Chrome enables users “to remove thumbnails from the New Tab Page”

Google ChromeAccording to the Google Chrome Program Manager, Anthony Laforge, in the Thursday-released Chrome 2.0.174.0 update, the open source browser now includes a new feature that enables the users the "ability to remove thumbnails from the New Tab Page." Earlier, the option was accessible in default mode.

MTNL to launch 3G services in Mumbai by next month

MTNL to launch 3G services in Mumbai by next monthState-run telecom service provider MTNL intends to launch its third generation (3G) services in Mumbai next month as it targets a user base of 1,00,000 for the third generation mobile service by the year end.

The company has already embarked Rs 200 crore for building optic fiber networks in Delhi and Mumbai for providing fiber-to-the-home, or FTTH services.

The company had recently launched its 3G services `Jadoo' in central and some of parts of South Delhi. The company plans to expand its 3G services to the remaining parts of Delhi in the next two-three months.

Airtel negotiating a deal about outsourcing ‘last-mile’ broadband connectivity

broadbandThe Bharti Telemedia subsidiary of the telecom giant Bharti Airtel is reportedly negotiating a deal with two infrastructure service providers Cisco and Alcatel-Lucent, related to outsourcing the 'last-mile' connectivity of its broadband operations.

The 'last-mile' concept essentially constitutes the last lap of delivering connectivity from an operator's end to the customer's place. In the case of broadband services, 'last-mile' connectivity can be either through wired lines or over the wireless. By outsourcing its 'last-mile' operations, Bharti will be able to not only reduce its operational costs, but also concentrate on its core competencies.

Swedish court orders jail term for the four defendants in the Pirate Bay case

Swedish court orders jail term for the four defendants in the Pirate Bay caseA Swedish court has finally handed down its verdict to the four defendants in the Internet file-sharing case! Each of the four - Peter Sunde, Frederik Neij, and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, and Carl Lundstrom, - has been sentenced to a one-year jail term. The court has also ordered them to make a 30-million kronor payment in damages to top entertainment companies, like Warner Bros, EMI, Columbia Pictures, and Sony Music Entertainment.

Amazon.com apologises for ‘embarrassing book cataloguing error’

Amazon.comLondon, April 14: Amazon. com has apologised for an error due to which the sales ranking were removed from tens of thousands of books, and it became difficult to search for tomes.

Making a statement on Sunday, the online retailer said that a "glitch" had caused the problem, and promised that the numbers would be restored.

However, sales numbers were still missing until Monday afternoon.

Hit by the error were recent works like Chelsea Handler''s My Horizontal Life, as well as classics like Gore Vidal''s The City And The Pillar and James Baldwin''s Giovanni''s Room.

Amazon’s “cataloging error” results in deletion of over 57,000 titles

Amazon’s “cataloging errorAn awkward and blundering "cataloging error" by Amazon. com Inc resulted in the deletion of over 57,000 titles from online retailer's main search function on Sunday. Initially terming it as a 'glitch,' Amazon said that the affected titles will soon be restored; but that did not happen even till Monday afternoon.

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