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Obama to Meet With Zuckerberg & Other Tech Execs During San Francisco Trip


U.S. President Barack Obama is paying a visit to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerbuerg and a roster of other technology executives during a trip to the San Francisco Bay Area this week.

On Thursday, February 17, Obama is slated to sit down with Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs at a private dinner during his overnight trip to the West Coast. President Obama will not be making any public appearances in the San Francisco area.

According to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, “The focus of the discussion is innovation and job creation, and these are representatives of businesses… who know a lot about private sector job growth.

 

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Toy firm, Cedar Fair offer student contest


K’NEX, a construction-toy company based in Hatfield, Pa., and Cedar Fair Inc.’s Cedar Point amusement park have launched a Great Thrill Ride Build-Off, for middle and high school classes and organizations such as science clubs.

The competition is for the most innovative and thrilling amusement park ride model using K’NEX building sets.

The contest began Monday and runs through April 3. Registered participants will receive a discount coupon to be used for the purchase of materials from knex.com. No purchase is necessary.

Participants must design and build a ride and submit a photo/video of the project on http://www.knex.com. The top five entries are to be displayed during Cedar Point’s Math and Science Week, scheduled May 16-20.


Larry Page To Replace Eric Schmidt As CEO of GOOGLE On April 4


The bigger story is that Google has just announced that co-founder Larry Page will be replacing Eric Schmidt as CEO of the company. This transition will take place on April 4, Google says.

Schmidt will take the role of “Executive Chairman” and will focus on “deals, partnerships, customers and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership,” the company says. He will also continue to act as an advisor to Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin.

Speaking of Brin, he’ll be working on “strategic projects, in particular working on new products,” the company says. His title will remain “co-founder”. So it sounds like no big change there.

Of the change at the top, Schmidt writes:

We’ve been talking about how best to simplify our management structure and speed up decision making for a long time. By clarifying our individual roles we’ll create clearer responsibility and accountability at the top of the company. In my clear opinion, Larry is ready to lead and I’m excited about working with both him and Sergey for a long time to come.

 


52 degrees … Grand Opening on WEDNESDAY 26 JAN 2011


The first of its kind concept multi-store mothering the top notch Kuwaiti talents under one roof. The store will include apparel, accessories, arts, furniture, cuisine, and much more!

52Degrees is an original melting pot for the limitless imagination and creativity of the Kuwaiti entrepreneur. The first of its kind concept store mothering topnotch Kuwaiti talents under one roof. The store will include cuisine, apparel, accessories, furniture, and much more. 52 Degrees, a place that breeds originality and local talent.

Location:

Al Tilal Complex
Pepsi Cola Street, Shuwaikh

Website:
http://www.52degrees.com.kw

 


The Little Gym 2nd Tea and Coffee Registration Event


Fantasy World attended The Little Gym 2nd Coffee and Tea Registration which held last 13th January 2011 at the gym grounds starting from 4:00 pm until 6:30 pm. The kids had a fun time playing with their friends and parents. Fantasy World had a privilege of a booth set up with key items such as Mickey Sing N Dance, Night Timmy, Bubaloo and TC Pets. Outdoor activities such as Trider Trikes, and E100 Electric Scooter. Kosmees with three different colors were being enjoyed by the youngster’s. Kids were able to try the products and experience how they were.Fantasy World were introduced to all members of the Little Gym and all the Sponsors such as Hadi Clinic, Partyland,The Original Basket Boutique, Bebelac and Shapes for Women. There is also free studio portraits for all the members of the Little Gym and there was Magic Show performed by Prasun The Magician. As brand Ambassador, Freddy Wonderman played an important role in promoting our brand. Freddy had a good time playing with his new friends, hugging and had photographs with him. Before the event ended Freddy Wondeman handed over 50 gifts to all the kids who came to the FW Booth.The said event is the annual gathering of The Little Gym to all the members and new member’s who want to register. It is important for children to maintain active fitness and reiterate the benefits of learning through fitness/exercise. In this way at their early age they will develop their skills, confidence and positive self-image needed to become healthy young adults. This also helps to improve the health and well- being of children. Madam Khaldah Al-Ghanim, Vice President and Mr. Scott, Gym Director of The Little Gym were thankful for the success and support rendered by Fantasy World and were looking forward to all future events


Royale Hayat Hospital Kuwait got Best Hospital Award (Customer Satisfaction Award for 2010)


Congratulations for Royale Hayat Hospital Kuwait for achieving Best Hospital Award (Customer Satisfaction Award for 2010)


7th CETAA Kids Cricket Tournament 2011


Fantasy World witnessed the 7th CETAA Inter Alumni Kids Cricket Tournament was conducted on January 07, 2011 starting from 7:00 am until 3:30 pm at the KOC Hockey Grounds, Ahmadi by the College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram Alumni Association (CETAA), Kuwait Chapter. The said event was participated by kids, parents and alumni’s.Fantasy World along with other sponsors such as Integrated Logistics Company, Hydrotek Engineering Company and Sunrise Restaurant were there to support the seven alumni kid’s teams namely CETAA, KEA, MACE, NIT, TKM, TEC and NSS. The format requires that the batsman retire at a personal score of 20 runs and will be allowed to return to bat only when all players except the last man are out. As has been the case over the past several years, it was an exhilarating display of enthusiasm and fighting cricket by the young talents. Parents were there to give support and cheer their kids. In the long run MACE team were declared as winners, KEA team were declared as 1st runner up and the 3rd place trophy and the individual medals to TEC team was presented by Mr. George K. John, President of CETAA. Special awards such as Man of the tournament given to Mr. Rohen Paul of MACE, Best Batsman to Mr. Dilip Menon of KEA, Best Bowler to Mr. Rohan Shaju John of KEA and lastly the Most Promising Youngster given to Mr. Joe Clifton of TEC. After the awarding the distribution of gifts followed. They all lined up to receive presents from Fantasy World. Events Coordinator, Ms Annie Centeno handed over 84 gifts to all winners and kids participants. They all had photographs with their teams and had fun.Fantasy World roll up stand was placed at the awarding area. It was really a great show by the children and it was even more satisfying to see their happy faces at the end of the day with the GIFTS in their hands courtesy of Fantasy World. CETAA Executive Committees, CETAA Kids Cricket Committee extended their gratitude to Fantasy World for the support and grand success of the tournament.


Facebook Says It’s NOT Shutting Down on March 15 [UPDATED]


There’s a silly rumor exploding on the Internet this weekend, alleging that Facebook is shutting down on March 15. It was just a rumor or mis interpretation of his interview!

Mashable.com got official confirmation that

We have official confirmation from Facebook Director of Corporate Communications Larry Yu that the rumor is false. We asked him via e-mail if FacebookFacebook was shutting down on March 15, to which he responded, “The answer is no, so please help us put an end to this silliness.” He added, “We didn’t get the memo about shutting down and there’s lots to do, so we’ll just keep cranking away like always.”

Read More on http://mashable.com/2011/01/09/facebook-shutdown/

Note : FB is funded by $450 million from Goldman Sachs and $50 million from Russian investment firm Digital Sky Technologies, on a valuation of $50 billion and lots of other firms! So putting a full stop in a short period of time is not an easy task….More over who don’t like money??? Is there anybody which can leave such treasure island???


Help Robots Take Over The Internet: The Socialbots 2011 Competition


There’s been much done, and even more written about online influence and community. But it’s time to see who really has the biggest boots in town.

Today, we’re glad to announce the first-ever competitive event in the large scale robotic influence of online social groups. SOCIALBOTS 2011.

Teams will program bots to control user accounts on Twitter in a brutal, two-week, all-out, no-holds-barred battle to influence an unsuspecting cluster of 500 online users to do their bidding. Points will be given for connections created by the bots and the social behaviors they are able to elicit among the targets. All code to be made open-source under the MIT license.

It’s blood sport for internet social science/network analysis nerds. Winner to be rewarded $500, unending fame and glory, and THE SOCIALBOTS CUP.


FACEBOOK WILL END ON MARCH 15th!


PALO ALTO, CA –Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will be shut down in March. Managing the site has become too stressful.

“Facebook has gotten out of control,” said Zuckerberg in a press conference outside his Palo Alto office, “and the stress of managing this company has ruined my life. I need to put an end to all the madness.”

Zuckerberg went on to explain that starting March 15th, users will no longer be able to access their Facebook accounts.

“After March 15th the whole website shuts down,” said Avrat Humarthi, Vice President of Technical Affairs at Facebook. “So if you ever want to see your pictures again, I recommend you take them off the internet. You won’t be able to get them back once Facebook goes out of business.”

Zuckerberg said that the decision to shut down Facebook was difficult, but that he does not think people will be upset.

“I personally don’t think it’s a big deal,” he said in a private phone interview. “And to be honest, I think it’s for the better. Without Facebook, people will have to go outside and make real friends. That’s always a good thing.”

Some Facebook users were furious upon hearing the shocking news.

“What am I going to do without Facebook?” said Denise Bradshaw, a high school student from Indiana. “My life revolves around it. I’m on Facebook at least 10 hours a day. Now what am I going to do with all that free time?”

However, parents across the country have been experiencing a long anticipated sense of relief.

“I’m glad the Facebook nightmare is over,” said Jon Guttari, a single parent from Detroit. “Now my teenager’s face won’t be glued to a computer screen all day. Maybe I can even have a conversation with her.”

Those in the financial circuit are criticizing Zuckerberg for walking away from a multibillion dollar franchise. Facebook is currently ranked as one of the wealthiest businesses in the world, with economists estimating its value at around 7.9 billion.

But Zuckerberg remains unruffled by these accusations. He says he will stand by his decision to give Facebook the axe.

“I don’t care about the money,” said Zuckerberg. “I just want my old life back.”

The Facebook Corporation suggests that users remove all of their personal information from the website before March 15th. After that date, all photos, notes, links, and videos will be permanently erased.

 


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