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  • App Downloads during Christmas Week Break Record

    Published on: January 3, 2012 | 8:57 pm | Comments: 0

    The last week in 2011 was the biggest ever for Android and iOS. According to mobile app analytics company Flurry, over 20 million devices were activated between Christmas and New Year, and 1.2 billion apps were downloaded. That’s about 60 percent higher than every week of December before Christmas, and marks the largest number of apps ever downloaded in a single week, passing a billion downloads for the first time.

    Christmas Day was the high point of the week for activations, with 6.8 million.

    Category: World Technology

  • Elton John Wants Justin Timberlake to Play Him in Biopic

    Published on: January 3, 2012 | 8:41 pm | Comments: 0

    ‘It’s going to be a surreal look at my life,’ John tells the L.A. Times of movie in the works.

    Elton John is currently working on a biopic based on his over-the-top life, and he even knows who he’d want to play him in the flick, should it all pan out. In an interview with the L.A. Times, the singer opened up about hoping to cast pop star-turned-actor Justin Timberlake.

    “We have a director on board, and then it’s just going to be a matter of getting the script exactly the way we want it.

    Category: Latest News

  • Beckham Turns Down Paris to Stay in U.S.

    Published on: January 3, 2012 | 8:33 pm | Comments: 0

    The Beckhams are going nowhere fast.

    Following a month of media hype in France, it was announced on January 3 that Paris Saint-Germain had given up its quest to tempt David Beckham to play for its newly enriched team. He is expected to take up a one-year option to remain with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

    For once, it isn’t about the money.

    Beckham was reportedly offered an 18-month contract, at $1 million a month, to join the revolution at Parc des Princes in Paris.

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  • US Auto Industry to Post Good Sales Year

    Published on: January 3, 2012 | 6:18 pm | Comments: 0

    After hitting a 30-year low in 2009, U.S. auto sales are poised for a second straight year of growth — the result of easier credit, low interest rates and pent-up demand for cars and trucks created by the Great Recession.

    The sales forecast bodes well for the industry’s continued recovery and for the broader American economy.

    In 2009, Detroit automakers were in peril. Car sales plunged as unemployment soared, and loans became harder to get. Chrysler and General Motors filed for bankruptcy protection.

    Category: Latest News

  • Global Food Prices Remain Volatile: New FAO Head

    Published on: January 3, 2012 | 3:58 pm | Comments: 0

    Global food prices — a major catalyst for social unrest in the Middle East and Africa — will remain high in 2012, the head of a UN body said on January 3, 2012 as he warned there was no simple formula to beat hunger.

    “We are expecting that prices will not grow and not drop. There will be some reductions but not drastically, volatility will remain,” Jose Graziano da Silva said at his first press conference as boss of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

    Category: World News

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