Google announces that the YouTube Mobile Application for Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 devices is now available in five new languages. The applicationnow supports content in Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Swedish, and Czech which brings the total number of languages the app supports to 12.

Click here to get more information about YouTube App for Windows Mobile and Nokia S60 phones.

YouTube’s Mobile Application makes it easy to quickly load and watch high-quality YouTube videos on your mobile phone, even in weak coverage areas. To get the update or to try the app for the first time, simply visit m.youtube.com/app in your phone’s browser.

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Intel, a well known name in chip manufacturing, has aquired RapidMind.

RapidMind is based in Waterloo, Canada, whose Multi-core Development Platform simplifies the development of parallel applications, reducing the cost and timelines of software development when compared to multi-threaded projects, and greatly improves the likelihood of project success.

Intel has acquired the Rapidmind products and technology. Rapidmind proved itself to be an innovative company with advanced technology for helping software developers with data parallel programming for multicore processors and accelerators,as written by James Reinders on Intel in his blog.

Intel intend to work together with RapidMind’s team for the integration of Rapidmind and Intel Software Products including Intel Ct technology for data parallelism.

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Software giant Oracle Corp has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy computer maker Sun Microsystems, clearing a key hurdle in the companies’ plan to close the $7.4 billion deal before the end of this month.

Oracle said on Thursday that the deal cleared the U.S. Justice Department with no restrictions. The takeover also requires approval by the European Commission. Sun’s shareholders have approved the deal and Oracle has said it expects to close the deal by Aug. 31 .

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Twitter will offer an optional feature which will allow developers to add location details( latitude and longitude) to any tweet.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder, stated in a blog post on the official Twitter blog that :

we’re gearing up to launch a new feature which makes Twitter truly location-aware. A new API will allow developers to add latitude and longitude to any tweet. Folks will need to activate this new feature by choice because it will be off by default and the exact location data won’t be stored for an extended period of time. However, if people do opt-in to sharing location on a tweet-by-tweet basis, compelling context will be added to each burst of information.

For example, with accurate, tweet-level location data you could switch from reading the tweets of accounts you follow to reading tweets from anyone in your neighborhood or city—whether you follow them or not. It’s easy to imagine how this might be interesting at an event like a concert or even something more dramatic like an earthquake. There will likely be many use cases we haven’t even thought of yet which is part of what makes this so exciting.

Twitter is going to release geolocation to platform developers before they add the feature to Twitter.com. Later, we’ll add it to their mobile web site and Twitter.com as well.

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Google India has today announced ‘Doodle 4 Google’, its first ever ‘doodling’ competition in India, to give school students in India a chance to draw on the most exciting canvas in the world, by creating a doodle for the Google India homepage.

This contest is open for any student studiying in any school in India between 1st and 10th standards. There are 3 catagories depending upon the standard as mentioned below

1) 1st, 2nd and 3rd standards

2) 4th, 5th, and 6th standards

3) 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th standards

The opening date for receipt of entries by Google from participants is 20th August, 2009 and the closing date for receipt of entries by Google is 30th September, 2009, midnight (IST).

The final winner will have his/her doodle displayed on the Google India homepage on November 14th 2009. He/she will also win a laptop! Finally, the winner’s school will also be awarded a technology grant of Rs.1,00,000. 

For detailed information about Registration, Submitting your doodle, Judging and Prizes, other rules and regulations etc, click here.

Below is an extract from Google’s website :

We’re now giving you a chance to design a doodle for us, through our doodle competition, Doodle 4 Google. If you are currently a student in any school in India (between the 1st and 10th standards), then this is your chance to have your doodle be displayed on the Google India homepage. The theme of this competition is ‘My India’. We’d love to see what your country means to you when represented in a doodle. Whether it’s music or dance, famous Indian art, Mahatma Gandhi, the Taj Mahal, cricket, our scientific achievements or the Indian people as a community- we’re interested in seeing these representations of what India means to you and how you represent it using images.

So, don’t forget to inform and encourage your near and dear ones to participate in this contest.

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Google has added several new features that we hope will further improve the way you use Reader. Below are the same

1) Send to : This new feature will enable you to share posts you like to Blogger, Twitter, Facebook, and more. Just go the Settings->Send to tab and you will see Blogger, Twitter, Facebook etc listed there. Just enable the service you want to use and its done.  If your favorite service isn’t listed, you can create your own “Send to” link with a URL template. To share an item on one of your sites, simply click the “Send to” button and choose your service.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2) Feeds from people you follow : This feature has made it possible for you to subscribe directly to the blogs, photos, or Twitter updates that anyone you’re following has included on their Google profile. To quickly subscribe to these sites, click ‘From people you follow ‘ tab on the “Browse for stuff” page. Below is a screenshot :

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3) More control to mark all as read : At times you may feel bugged because of a number of unread items. “Mark all as read” button now has a menu that lets you choose to only mark items as read if they’re older than your specified time frame.

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The features will definitely prove handy to the users.

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All of us have someting that we do not need anymore and you don’t want to throw either. At time you give the stuff to friends.  But sometimes you don’t even have a friend who need it. Well, the stuff will remain with you which you actually don’t want. You can always post in Facebook or Orkut about the stuff which you want to give away. But there is a more interesting way to do this.

You can post your auctions in Listia.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Well its quite easy to start using the site. Everything is based on credits. So let us dig in some explanation.

What are Credits, well you can take them as points which you can use to place your bid on the free stuff being auctioned. The free items includes ipods, adobe photoshop cs3, cameras, books, cell phones and many more items in various catagories.
 

How Do I Get Credits,

1) The easiest way to get credits is to sign up! New users receive $50 in free credits (500 credits) for a limited time. Just create an account and list an item. Credits cannot be redeemed for cash.

2) One other way is to put the item, which you want to give away, in auction and earn credits if someone buy the item.

3) Get credits of $5 in free credits (50 credits) when you refer your friend after signing up and the person join Listia.

4) If you find yourself short on credits you can also buy credits to bid on items you want. Credits cannot be redeemed for cash after the return period. Seems less interesting 🙂

Now you know about credits and how to get them. So, what are you waiting for. Start placing your bids on the stuff of your choice. When the auction ends, the user who bid the highest amount of credits wins. You can also browse your required stuff category wise. Just click ‘Browse Categories’ link on the home page as shown below.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Click here for more information.

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