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  • 1. WEEKLY NEWS (October- First Week)
  • 2. PORSCHE EMPLOYEES BANNED FROM SOCIAL NETWORKING
    • Luxury car manufacturer Porsch banned employees from using internet sites such as Facebook, Google Mail or Ebay during office hours, for fear of industrial spying.
    • Company feared information could be leaked via social networking site Facebook.
    • Foreign intelligence agencies used Facebook to contact company insiders & win their trust to obtain information.
    • Quarter of Porsche's 13,000 global employees use Facebook & other social networking sites.
  • 3. STRIKE ENDS AT ARCELORMITTAL'S PLANT
    • Workers at steelmaker ArcelorMittal's Algeria plant resumed work after a strike over pay on Thursday. 
    • ArcelorMittal employs 7,200 people at the plant in town of Annaba in eastern Algeria.
    • The strike is the third at the plant this year & follows action in January & June.
    • The complex produced about 750,000 tonnes of flat & long steel products in 2009 most of it destined for Algeria's domestic market.
  • 4. NOKIA LAUNCHES C3 IN INDIA
    • Nokia announced launch of Nokia C3 in India, first device to bring a full QWERTY keyboard to world's most popular mobile phone platform- Series 40.
    • Nokia C3 allow users to:
      • View
      • Post
      • Comment
      • Share locations
      • Update their status on social networks such as Facebook & Twitter straight from homescreen .
  • 5. CONTD…
    • It is for the first time preloaded with:
      • Ovi Mail: to set up email
      • Ovi Chat: to create chat accounts straight from the device without PC.
    •   Other features include:
      • Megapixel camera
      • Rich colour screen
      • Support for up to 8GB memory card
    • Price: Rs 7249 at Nokia Priority Centres.
  • 6. GOOGLE TESTING CARS THAT DRIVES BY ITSELF
    • Using artificial-intelligence, Internet giant Google is secretly developing a car that can drive itself.
    • Seven test cars of Google have driven 1,000 miles without human intervention & more than 140,000 miles with only occasional human control.
    • It uses artificial-intelligence software that senses anything near car & mimic decisions made by a human driver.
    • Device atop the car produced a detailed map of environment used to navigate safely.
  • 7. INDIA TO DEVELOP ITS OWN COMPUTER OS
    • India to develop its own futuristic computer OS to thwart attempts of cyber attacks & data theft as complete architecture & source code with us, nobody else knows.
    • Supearheaded by DRDO in partnership with software companies in & around Bangalore, Hyderabad & Delhi as also academic institutions like IIS Bangalore & IIT Chennai.
    • India currently uses operating systems developed by western countries.