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Oct 252007

In a six-month-long sting operation, investigative magazine has royally screwed Gujarat Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Narendra Modi over the 2002 communal riots that led to a wholesale massacre of Muslims in the state. According to the Tehelka story, Modi blessed the violence that led to mass killing of the Muslims in Gujarat after the Godhra train burning incident in which some Hindus lost their lives. The sting included interviews with Hindu activists using hidden cameras. According to the Tehelka transcripts, the Hindu activists boast on tape of having engaged in violence against Muslims with connivance of the police […]

Leopard Wows NYT, WSJ Critics

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Oct 252007

Apple’s new Leopard operating system has received favorable reviews from two key technology critics – Walter Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal and David Pogue of the New York Times. Writing on Leopard in today’s NYT, Pogue notes: Leopard is powerful, polished and carefully conceived. Happy surprises, and very few disappointments, lie around every corner. This Leopard has more than 300 new spots — and most of them are bright ones. WSJ’s Mossberg, a fan of all things Apple, is equally enthusiastic on the latest version of Apple’s OS X: [W]hile it is an evolutionary, not a revolutionary, release, I […]

VMware on a Roll – Profits Triple, Revenues up 90%

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Oct 252007

Virtualization software vendor VMware’s profits tripled while revenues rose 90% in its third quarter ended September 30. Net income in the third quarter was $64.7 million (18 cents a share) compared to $19.2 million (six cents a share) in the year earlier quarter. Revenues climbed to $357.8 million from $188.8 million in the year earlier period. VMware CEO Diane Greene was upbeat about the company’s prospects: Increased customer-adoption of VMware Infrastructure was a significant driver in growing our revenues 90%. During the third quarter, VMware launched four products including ESX Server 3i, an upgrade to its server-embedded hypervisor. The September […]