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Updated: February 15, 2012 20:57 IST

Weekly Window: Hide and seek

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Dhanush Photo: R. M. Rajarathinam
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Dhanush Photo: R. M. Rajarathinam

National-award winning actor and YouTube sensation Dhanush’s anthem for Sachin Tendulkar played a bit of hide-and-seek on the video-sharing network last week. The song with a tune very similar to the sensational ‘Kolaveri Di’ got a lukewarm response in terms of quality, but still managed to go viral. On February 10 though, it suddenly went off YouTube forcing the actor to rant on his Twitter handle (@dhanushkraja): “Sad dat sum1 removed sachin song link.v worked so hard 4 a week wout a mins sleep.”

But things did change soon. The song was back, and had crossed 2 million views. Dhanush did concede though that it had received ‘mixed reactions’. So, it was probably a short-lived infatuation with glocal Englees. Soup story?

Enough with the rumours

The rumour mill has gone into such an overdrive about the impending Apple iPad3 launch that it borders on the unbearable. Almost every technology blog is betting that the gadget will be out on March 7, and that it will most probably feature a powerful quad-core processor and an improved Retina display.

With no Steve Jobs around, it would be interesting to see who will take the role of wowing the awaiting masses should the gadget indeed be unveiled in the first week of March. Will Tim Cook display the flair and showmanship of Jobs that has thus far marked every product launch or advancement of the company as if, as his biographer Walter Isaacson put it, they were epochal moments in the history of technology?

Privacy conundrum

Google’s decision to roll out a unified privacy policy across all its services from March 1 ran into rough weather after Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) challenged the decision with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the U.S. It had said that the change in policy went against the guarantees the company had made previously. Google said it was open to constructive talks with EPIC but also said the watchdog was wrong in its interpretations. The coming week could be critical as the District Court of Columbia in the U.S. has agreed to expedite the hearings.

Really a youth exhilarating song for the cricket&cinema fans. A song in the lines of Kolaveri Di will surely enchants the people.

from:  Sampath Reddy
Posted on: Feb 15, 2012 at 21:45 IST
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