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Wikipedia access free for Aircel Mobile users!!

Good news for the Aircel users!! Wikimedia Foundation has joined hands with Aircel, the Indian mobile operator. The Aircel customers can smile as Wikipedia mobile websites can be accessed free of cost

Britbing: Bing teams up with Britannica Encyclopedia

The “Britbing” partnership aims to equip the users with brief answers to search queries within the Bing search results page by inserting a snip of relevant information, few historical facts, and a thumbnail image among the list of the standard 10 blue links.

Google Stumbles in TV Playground

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), the company known for innovation, has stumbled in what was to be its main offering this holiday season. It has asked several of its partners to delay their rollouts of Google TV so that the company can further refine it.

A Great Stock to Stuff Your Stocking

 Most Fools have launched headlong into preparing for the end of this year, while attempting to determine which sectors may offer upside surprises in 2011. It's the latter task that continues to be akin to pulling one's own teeth.


Calif. space company eyes Florida launches

Mojave, Calif. -- A private rocket company says it has reached a deal with a Florida organization for possible demonstration launches of its reusable suborbital spacecraft.

Private aerospace company Masten Space Systems of Mojave, Calif., announced a partnership last week with Space Florida to explore the possibility of launches from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, reported.

Space Florida was created by the Space Florida Act, enacted in 2006 to pursue the growth and development of a sustainable aerospace industry in the state.

"We have been looking at Florida as a launch option for some time now," Masten founder and Chief Executive Officer David Masten said in a statement.

BBC sells stake back to Discovery

London -- The BBC announced Monday it is ending its 13-year-old partnership with Discovery Communications to focus on its own branded channels.

The English broadcaster is selling its 50 percent stake in international channels such as Animal Planet and Liv back to America's Discovery for $156 million.

"The launch and growth of BBC-branded international channels is an important strategic priority for BBC Worldwide and the sale of the 50 percent interest in Animal Planet and Liv will enable us to bring increased focus to these fast-growing channels, and to progress a number of other strategic priorities," John Smith, chief executive officer of BBC Worldwide, said in a statement.

Madonna opening fitness-club chain

Mexico City -- U.S. pop star Madonna says she is opening a chain of fitness centers around the world in partnership with her manager Guy Oseary and New Evolution Ventures.

The first Hard Candy Fitness location is a 30,000-square-foot space scheduled to open in mid-November in Mexico City's exclusive Bosques de las Lomas area.

Madonna is scheduled to visit the gym Nov. 29 for the official opening.

"Throughout her career Madonna has been devoted to fitness and well-being and has worked out in literally hundreds of gyms around the world," Hard Candy Fitness said in a news release Monday.

Facebook and Skype enter partnership

Social networking giants Facebook and Skype have entered into a partnership, according to several media reports.

HP settles lawsuit against Mark Hurd

Hewlett-Packard has announced the settlement of the law suit that centered on Oracle’s appointing their former chief executive Mark V. Hurd, as their president.

Wal-Mart partners with APU for Lifelong Learning Program for employees

World's largest retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has partnered with American Public University (APU) to launch Wal-Mart's Lifelong Learning Program, a program designed for Wal-Mart workers who can study while working.