The analyst firm predicts that 20 percent of businesses will own no IT assets by 2012, a shift that will have a major impact on IT careers .. Read more click here
Here are a few more of Gartner’s key predictions:
- Facebook will become the hub for social network integration and Web socialization by 2012.
- Most IT business cases by 2014 will include carbon remediation costs.
- In 2012, more than half (60 percent) of a new PCs’ total greenhouse gas emissions will occur before the user first turns on the machine.
- Internet marketing will be regulated by 2015, controlling more than $250 billion in Internet marketing spending worldwide.
- More than 3 billion adults worldwide will be able to transact electronically via mobile or Internet technology by 2014.
- Mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide by 2013.
The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world. It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media, and many other award ceremonies such as the Grammy Awards (for music), Golden Globe Awards (all forms of visual media), and Emmy Awards (for television) are often modeled from the Academy. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself was conceived by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio boss Louis B. Mayer.
Last year…A R Rahman proved once again why he is a composer who stands apart in the crowd. He was awarded two Oscar awards, for Best Original Score and Best Song in the movie. It was the song ‘Jai Ho’ which won the much acclaimed award and Rahman provided a glimpse of his brilliance as he performed it live at the Oscars. The other award which he received was for original score in the movie. The entire team of Slumdog Millionaire was ecstatic after grabbing 8 Oscar awards thereby making it appear like a one sided affair!
Google Inc. will stop censoring its search results in China and may pull out of the country completely after discovering that computer hackers had tricked human-rights activists into exposing their e-mail accounts to outsiders. Google Inc. will stop censoring its search results in China and may pull out of the country completely after discovering that computer hackers had tricked human-rights activists into exposing their e-mail accounts to outsiders.
As part of its investigation into that incident, Google stumbled onto another scam that was more successful. Google said dozens of activists fighting the Chinese government’s policies fell prey to ruses commonly known as “phishing” or malware. The victims live in the United States, Europe and China, Google said. Only two e-mail accounts were infiltrated in these attacks, Google said, and the intruders were only able to see subject lines and the dates that the individual accounts were created. None of the content written within the body of the e-mails leaked out, Google said. Phishing involves malicious e-mails urging the recipients to open an attachment or visit a link that they’re conned into believing comes from a friend or legitimate company. Clicking on a phishing link of installs malware – malicious software – on to computers. Once it’s installed on a computer, malware can be used as a surveillance tool that can obtain passwords and unlock e-mail accounts. To know more news from Gulf news and CityAM
 Burj Dubai, United Arab Emirates (will know the offical update today, 04th January 2010)
 Taipei 101 City: Taipei Country: Taiwan (ROC) – Height: 509m 1,671 ft – Floors: 101 – Built: 2004 – Mixed Use
 Shanghai World Financial Centre – City: Shanghai – Country: China (PRC) – Height: 492m 1, 614 ft – Floors: 101 – Built: 2008 – Office
 International Commerce Centre – City: Hong Kong – Country: Hong Kong – Height: 483m 1, 584 ft – Floors: 118 – Built: 2009 – Mixed Use
 Petronas Tower 1 – City: Kuala Lumpur – Country: Malaysia – Height: 452m 1, 483 ft – Floors: 88 – Built: 1998 – Office
Petronas Tower 2 – City: Kuala Lumpur – Country: Malaysia – Height: 452m 1, 483 ft – Floors: 88 – Built: 1998 – Office
 Nanjing Greenland Financial Centre – City: Nanjing – Country: China (PRC) – Height: 450m 1, 476 ft – Floors 89 – Built: 2009 – Mixed Use
 Willis Tower (Sears Tower) – City: Chicago – Country: United States – Height: 442m 1, 451 ft – Floors: 108 – Built: 1974 – Office
 Guangzhou West Tower – City: Guangzhou – Country: China (PRC) – Height: 440m 1, 444 ft – Floors: 103 – Built: 2009 – Mixed Use
 Two International Financial Centre – City: Hong Kong – Country: Hong Kong – Height: 416m 1, 362 ft – Floors: 88 – Built: 2003 – Office
 Jin Mao Tower – City: Shanghai – Country: China (PRC) – Height: 421m 1, 380 ft – Floors: 88 – Built: 1998 – Mixed Use
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Avatar: The Last Airbender also known as Avatar: The Legend of Aang is an American animated children’s television series
that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon and the Nicktoons Network.
The series was created and produced by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko,
who served as executive producers along with Aaron Ehasz. Avatar is set in an Asian-influenced world
of martial arts and elemental manipulation. The show drew on elements from East Asian, Japanese and Chinese culture,
making it a mixture of an anime like and US domestic cartoons.
The series follows the adventures of the main protagonist Aang and his friends,
who must save the world by defeating the evil Fire Lord and ending the destructive war with the Fire Nation.
The pilot episode first aired on February 21, 2005 and the series concluded with a widely-lauded two-hour television
movie on July 19, 2008.The show is available from the following sources: on DVD, the iTunes Store, the Zune Marketplace,
the Xbox Live Marketplace, the PlayStation Store, and its home on Nickelodeon.
Avatar is the new movie by Hollywood director James Cameron – the 3D film is nearly 60% computer generated and is
rumoured to have cost $300m (£187m). Much of the budget was spent on cutting-edge visual effects, and inventing entirely
new technologies to produce what is a live action film set in a CG world. We have a brand spanking new stereoscopic
3D camera for the live action portion of the shoot which is separate from the virtual camera and the performance capture
techniques, said Mr Cameron. Performance capture was used to record real actors’ movements which were then translated
into animated CG aliens called Na’vi. More tech info click here
Check this link : Boeing 787 – maiden flight
Al last …… after a long years of waiting….!!!!!!!!!
Boeing announced Thursday that its window for a first flight would open Dec. 15 with the actual flight timing dependent on final internal reviews, taxi testing, weather and Federal Aviation Administration documentation.
The company has said it intends to put the 787 in the air at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The scheduled first flight marks the start of the flight test program toward the goal of obtaining an FAA certification, the newspaper reported. Boeing has 840 787s on order, and the company has said it hopes to deliver the first one late next year. The 787’s arrival has been hotly anticipated, but the jet’s delivery has suffered major delays and is more than two years behind schedule.
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Hopenhagen is a movement, a moment and a chance at a new beginning. The hope that in Copenhagen this December – during the United Nations Climate Change Conference – we can build a better future for our planet and a more sustainable way of life. It is the hope that we can create a global community that will lead our leaders into making the right decisions. The promise that by solving our environmental crisis, we can solve our economic crisis at the same time.
Our hope is that in Copenhagen we can begin to build a cleaner, more livable world than the one we live in today. And this hope is more than just wishful thinking. We’re already seeing examples of how this is possible, all around the planet.
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