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Facebook Loses First Round in Suit over Storing Biometric Data

Facebook Loses First Round in Suit over Storing Biometric Data

Facebook Inc lost the first round in a court fight against some of its users who sued the social networking company, alleging it ‘unlawfully’ collected and stored users’ biometric data derived from their faces in photographs. The judge in a California federal court last week turned down Facebook’s motion seeking dismissal of the suit. Facebook filed the motion arguing that ... Read More »

‘Baahubali’ poster breaks Guinness World Record


S S Rajamouli’s blockbuster ‘Baahubali’ has broken the Guinness World Record for making the largest poster of more than 50,000 sq ft. The reference book made the declaration on its official website. “The largest poster has an area of 4,793.65 m² (51,598.21 ft²) and was achieved by Global United Media Company Pvt Ltd (India) in Kochi, India, on 27 June ... Read More »

Amazon plans to produce 12 ‘independent’ movies a year

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First the small screen, now the big screen. Amazon’s entertainment ambitions come in all sizes. Amazon Studios announced on Monday that it will significantly expand into movie production by acquiring films for theatrical release and early window streaming through its endowment service, Amazon Prime Instant Video. A key part of the new activity is to shrink what’s historically been a ... Read More »

‘I’ creates history in Kerala with houseful shows

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The most awaited movie of the year ‘I’ hit the theatres yesterday with overwhelming responses from across the country. The movie has been in headlines over few months for its hype created by the crew. Actor Vikram’s changeover is the major highlight of the movie. Spectacular locations and melodious music by maestr AR Rahman added more charm to this visual ... Read More »

Aamir Khan’s PK Makes Rs 95 Crore in First Weekend


Aamir Khan’s new movie PK is a monster hit, according to the producer’s film’s weekend collections at Rs 95.21 crore. “PK collected record Rs 38.24 crore on Sunday which is 30 per cent growth from Saturday, taking the film’s total weekend net collection to Rs 95.21 crore (Friday: Rs 26.63 crore; Saturday: Rs 30.34 crore and Sunday: 38.24 crore),” said ... Read More »

Miss South Africa crowned Miss World

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LONDON (AP) — Miss South Africa, 22-year-old Rolene Strauss, was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant’s final in London on Sunday. Edina Kulcsar of Hungary was the runner-up and Elizabeth Safrit of the United States took third place. The winners were announced Sunday after a lengthy competition involving contestants from more than 120 countries. Each had won the right ... Read More »

Kerala Chief Minister Inaugurates Kochi Muziris Biennale


KOCHI: Kerala CM Oommen Chandy officially inaugurated the 108-day long festival.It is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi, Kerala. The evening began with a two-hour traditional ensemble featuring 305 artistes playing ethnic drums, cymbals, pipes and horns. In the middle of their performance it began to drizzle, which was followed by a slow and continuous rain. Yet ... Read More »

Rajanikanth’s birthaday celebration with his filim Linga


Thalaivaa Rajinikanth turned 64 today and made the occasion a memorable one by dishing out his latest flick “Lingaa” to frenzied fans who turned up to witness their matinee idol deliver famous punchlines after about four years. The ‘Lingaa’ fever had already gripped Rajinikanth’s fans and eager ones, both domestic and international, who hit Chennai theatres to have a glimpse ... Read More »

Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, Shah Rukh’s ‘Fan’ shuffle release dates?


New Delhi: It’s not always that superstars Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan happen to work under the same production house and their films see eye-to-eye for a release date. Well, the latest that we hear, is that Sallu’s film ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and SRK’s ‘Fan’, made under the prestigious Yash Raj Films banner might swap release dates. According to a ... Read More »