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Now, a website that prays for those too busy to pray!

Now, a website that prays for those too busy to pray!New York, Mar 26 : Too busy to offer prayers? Well, don't fear the Lord, for He has come up with a unique idea to make you stay connected with him: InformationAgePrayer. com!

A website that charges you a monthly fee to say prayers for you has been launched.

A typical charge is 4.95 dollars per month to say three prayers specified by you each day. All you need to do is select your religion and the prayers you want, reports The New York Daily News.

Google introduces two new algorithm tweaks on its search-related pages

Google introduces two new algorithm tweaks on its search-related pages  Google has introduced two new algorithm tweaks with regard to the search-results pages of its web-dominating search engine. While the first additional feature offers longer site descriptions, the second provides for a longer list of searches. The company said in its blog
post that the changes are aimed to "help guide users more effectively to the information they need."

NASA and Microsoft to make planetary images and data available to public via Internet

NASA and Microsoft to make planetary images and data available to public via InternetWashington, March 25: NASA and Microsoft Corporation have announced plans to make planetary images and data available to the public via the Internet under a Space Act Agreement.

Through this project, NASA and Microsoft jointly will develop the technology and infrastructure necessary to make the most interesting NASA content, including high-resolution scientific images and data from Mars and the moon, explorable on WorldWide Telescope, Microsoft’s online virtual telescope for exploring the universe.

Even online, politics is a rich man’s game

London, March 24: In a new research, it has been determined that like in the real world, politics is a rich man’s game even online.

“Real world” political activities, like writing a letter to an official or signing a petition, are known to vary with income.

Almost 80 per cent of those in the wealthiest fifth of the US population get involved, compared with less than 40 per cent in the bottom fifth.

According to a report in New Scientist, Henry Brady at the University of California, Berkeley, has generated a similar breakdown for online activities, such as emailing politicians or donating money over the web.

Facebook users revolt against site's redesign

Facebook users revolt against site's redesign San Francisco - More than 1.7 million Facebook users have joined a protest against another redesign of the popular social networking site, in one of the biggest consumer revolts seen in the online world.

As of midday Monday, the Facebook group called Petition Against the New Facebook had 1,727,394 disgruntled members, while a Facebook- sponsored poll on the redesign had received more than 1.2 million votes, with just 75,000 approving the new look.

New Zealand backs down on copyright law

New Zealand backs down on copyright lawWellington - The New Zealand cabinet on Monday abandoned a controversial new copyright law, which was widely condemned overseas, and decided to go back to the drawing board.

Prime Minister John Key told reporters that the law, designed to counter illegal downloading of films and music on the internet, was unworkable in its present form.

It was originally to have come into effect on February 27 but the government postponed it for a month to allow representatives of New Zealand's recording industry and internet service providers to negotiate a compromise agreement.

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