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  • Author James Patterson Is Big Winner In E-Book Business With 5 Million Sales

    04. January 2012

    Famous author James Patter is earning well in the business of e-books. (Photo: Associated Press)

    The business of electronic book (E-book) is a growing business around the world and earning millions for its authors.

    An e-book is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, and produced on, published through, and readable on computers or other electronic devices. Sometimes the equivalent of a conventional printed book, e-books can also be born digital.

    The Oxford Dictionary of English defines the e-book as “an electronic version of a printed book,”but e-books can and do exist without any printed equivalent. E-books are usually read on dedicated e-book readers.

    According to reports, noted novelist James Patterson has already earned five million in sales for his e-books that were sold online. The Hachette Book Group which distributes the books of Patterson online said the e-books of the author is fast selling online since it was first released.

    It can be recalled that Patterson hit the million mark for e-books in July 2010. Sources said aside from e-books the hardcover and paperback sales of Patterson’s work is also earning well as it already sold 4.7 million copies, as tracked by Nielsen BookScan, which compiles around 75 percent of the non e-book market.

    Patterson is largely known for his series about American psychologist Alex Cross. He also wrote the Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, and Witch & Wizard series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, nonfiction and romance novels.

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    Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol Takes Weekend Box Office For 2nd Straight Weeks

    03. January 2012

    Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol tops the weekend box office race for the second straight weeks. (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)

    Hollywood veteran superstar actor Tom Cruise is one happy man at the end of 2011.

    This developed after his movie Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol was still able to retain its crown as the top grossing film in the weekend box office race in North American cinemas for the second straight weeks. According to reports, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol earned a whopping $31.3 million last week to stay on top of the movies being shown in North America.

    With it strong box office showing, the movie now earns $134.1 million in North America since it was first released two weeks back. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is a 2011 action spy film, and the fourth installment in the Mission: Impossible series.

    It stars Tom Cruise, who reprises his role of IMF Agent Ethan Hunt, and is director Brad Bird’s first live-action film. Ghost Protocol was written by André Nemec and Josh Appelbaum, and produced by Cruise, J. J. Abrams (director of the third film) and Bryan Burk.

    It is the first Mission: Impossible movie to be partially filmed using IMAX cameras. Taking the second spot in the list is “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” which earns $22.1 million.

    Here is the complete list of the 10 top earning films in North America last week:

    1. “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” $31.3 million.

    2. “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” $22.1 million.

    3. “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” $18.3 million.

    4. “War Horse,” $16.9 million.

    5. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” $16.3 million.

    6. “We Bought a Zoo,” $14.3 million.

    7. “The Adventures of Tintin,” $12 million.

    8. “New Year’s Eve,” $6.7 million.

    9. “The Darkest Hour,” $4.3 million.

    10. “The Descendants,” $3.7 million.

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    Rude UPS Delivery Man Fired For Flipping Middle Finger At Camera

    01. January 2012

    Here is a lesson to all the delivery men around the world.

    When you deliver the package to your clients, make sure you deliver it safely and with proper courtesy. A delivery man from UPS was recently fired from his post after he was caught on a surveillance video flipping the middle finger at the camera before throwing the package roughly on the door step.

    According to reports, the man was delivering a package in Long Island last December 15. UBS spokesperson Natalie Godwin said they do not tolerate bad acts from their employees and immediately fired him from his job. It was learned that the erring delivery man is only a seasonal employee of the company. 

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    Dozens Of Dogs Ready For Slaughter, Gets Christmas Gift Of Life In Philippines

    31. December 2011

    These dogs find a new lease of life after they were rescued by the police before they are killed and cooked in the Philippines.(Photo: Associated Press)

    The Christmas  season of 2011 is a happy year for 60 dogs in Northern Philippines.

    According to reports, 60 dogs who were placed inside a crowded cages and transported to be slaughtered and cooked were rescued by members of the Philippine National Police (PNP). The animals were being transported on-board a van towards a slaughterhouse for pigs and chickens in San Carlos town, Pangasinan province when they were intercepted by the PNP.

    The PNP were able to rescue 60 dogs and arrest the driver and his assistant for cruelty towards dogs. Unfortunately however, 12 other canines died due to suffocation upon arrival of the police.

    It was learned that eating of dogs is quite popular in many parts of the Philippines. The eating of dogs is prohibited by law in the Philippines and anyone who violates it will face a criminal case. Animal advocates expressed joy over the rescue of the 60 dogs and hoped animal cruelty will finally end in this side of Asia.

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    Facebook Founder Spent Christmas In Vietnam Where FB Is Banned

    27. December 2011

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had a grea time visiting Vietnam during the Christmas season. (Photo: yahoo.com)

    Who says you cannot spend Christmas to a place where the most popular social networking website is not allowed?

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg spent Christmas in Vietnam where FB is not allowed by its communist government. According to reports, Zuckerberg arrived in Vietnam last December 22 and stayed at its widely popular tourist destination Ha Long Bay.

    Zuckerberg reportedly had a great time in Vietnam and even spent Christmas on the emerging Asian country. It was learned that despite the restrictions, many Vietnamese were still able to access Facebook through hard-work and perseverance.

    With the visit of the 27-year-old Facebook CEO, many are hoping the Vietnamese government will lower down its restriction on FB for the sake of its people, who love to access the social networking website. Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc.As of July 2011, Facebook has more than 750 million active users.

    Users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Facebook users must register before using the site. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics.

    The name of the service stems from the colloquial name for the book given to students at the start of the academic year by university administrations in the United States to help students get to know each other better. Facebook allows any users who declare themselves to be at least 13 years old to become registered users of the website.

    Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The website’s membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University.

    It gradually added support for students at various other universities before opening to high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over, but based on ConsumersReports.org on May 2011, there are 7.5 million children under 13 with accounts, violating the site’s terms.

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    Flying During The Christmas Holidays Is Fun With Dancing Filipino Flight Attendants

    23. December 2011

    Flying during the Christmas season is fun and exciting especially if you are doing it with your family.

    If you happen to be flying this Christmas season it would be best if you will do it with Cebu Pacific Airline. Cebu Pacific Airline is a Filipino company that offers domestic and overseas travel to passengers.

    This Yuletide season travelling with Cebu Pacific is more colorful and exciting since its flight attendants are dancing through a Christmas tune while giving their flight safety demonstrations. Dancing through Mariah Carey’s smash hit All I Want For Christmas Is You makes every flight with the airline memorable.

    Spokeswoman Candice Iyog explained ‘Now that it’s Christmas, we wanted to bring a little more fun into the flight’. Based on this video, the passengers looks happy with the Christmas treat offered by the airline. So if you want to travel these Holidays, take Cebu Pacific Air now!

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    Golden Christmas Tree In Japan Is Creating Huge Buzz Worldwide

    13. December 2011

    One of the things that spices up every Christmas celebration is the presence of Christmas trees.

    People around the world always celebrate Christmas by putting their own Christmas tree to show the spirit of the Yuletide season. Recently, a jewelry store is making huge waves around the world after it decided to mount its own Christmas tree made of pure gold.

    (Photo: japantoday.com)

    Yes, your ears did not betray you! The golden Christmas tree weighs 26 pounds, is 2.4 meters tall and worth $2 million. So if you are a man who love a glamorous lifestyle, take time to visit Japan and see this Golden Christmas tree now.

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    This Smarphone Car Is Very Cool

    12. December 2011

    This smartphone car is one cool ride. (Photo: telegraph.co.uk)

    Having a car that acts like a smartphone is awesome and very cool.

    Recently, Toyota unveiled its Fun-Vii concept, a smartphone car in the future at the Tokyo Motor Show. Toyota’s Akio Toyoda, grandson of the man who founded the company, says it’s a smartphone on wheels.

    If you have the money and is a real lover of car you better own this one of a kind wheels now!

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    $315-million Worth Of Fake Drugs Busted In China

    19. November 2011

    Some 315-million worth of fake medicines were seized in China. (Photo: google images)

    The Chinese government scored on its efforts to weed out fake products in their country.

    According to reports, the Chinese police recently seized $315-million Worth Of fake medicines in a recent raid on the Asian country. The Ministry of Public Security revealed the raid conducted by 16,000 policemen resulted to the arrest of 1,770 suspects and broke up more than 1,400 dens that engaged in the illegal sale and manufacture of counterfeit medicines.

    The police revealed the suspects used prohibited chemicals as ingredients for the counterfeit drugs. The policemen added the suspects also re-packaged expired pharmaceuticals and forged qualification documents to achieve their illegal trade.

    Authorities said the suspects also copied prescription tablets and injections from more than 100 domestic and overseas pharmaceutical firms. The policemen revealed the fake drugs were sold online or to illegal pharmacies or clinics.

    The Chinese authorities is currently conducting an all-out war against fake products after the Asian country had been criticized as the piracy capital of the world. The piracy capital of the world emerge after China was able to produced many counterfeited products to buyers around the world.

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    Facebook Suffers Wave Of Spam Messages

    17. November 2011

    Spam messages recently hit users of the widely popular social networking website Facebook. (Photo: indotraveltips.wordpress.com)

    The widely popular social networking website Facebook is hit with a series of spam messages that aims to get vital information from its members.

    The administrators of Facebook already warned its members to be always on the lookout for these spam messages that their account will not hacked by the brains behind this activity. According to reports, these spam messages contain pictures showing graphic sex and violence.

    Computer experts explained social networking sites are favorite targets of spam messages since people trust these sites. Facebook revealed they made the warning after many of their members complained that they receive many links on their Facebook pages taking them to images depicting jarring violence and graphic pornography.

    The social networking site said the latest spam attack enticed users to click on links offering some sort of promise — free plane tickets, a fun new video or answers to a quiz. Facebook called all its members to calm down since their computer experts are now dealing with the problem to ensure it cannot create headache to them.

    Moreover, Facebook said they have already built an enforcement mechanisms to quickly shut down the malicious pages and accounts that attempt to exploit the vulnerability. Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc.As of July 2011, Facebook has more than 750 million active users.

    Users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Facebook users must register before using the site. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics.

    The name of the service stems from the colloquial name for the book given to students at the start of the academic year by university administrations in the United States to help students get to know each other better. Facebook allows any users who declare themselves to be at least 13 years old to become registered users of the website.

    Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The website’s membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University.

    It gradually added support for students at various other universities before opening to high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over, but based on ConsumersReports.org on May 2011, there are 7.5 million children under 13 with accounts, violating the site’s terms.

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    Newest ‘Call of Duty’ Video Game A Huge Hit Among Gamers

    13. November 2011

    The latest edition of the Call of Duty video game is a huge hit among gamers around the world. (Photo: videogames.co.nz)

    Looks like everybody who loves to play video games are addicted to the “Call of Duty” video games.

    This developed after the latest edition of “Call of Duty” is a huge hit among gamers 24 hours after it was released in stores. According to reports, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3″ earned $400 million on the first day it was sold to customers.

    The huge revenues eclipsed the sales of second edition of Call of Duty released last year, “Call of Duty: Black Ops” raked in $360 million in its first 24 hours on sale. The first Call of Duty game “Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 2,” sold 4.7 million copies in its first 24 hours to reap $310 million.

    Call of Duty is a first-person and third-person shooter video game series franchise, created by Ben Chichoski. The series began on the PC, and later expanded to consoles and handhelds. Several spin-off games have also been released.

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