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RoundUp: Windows Live Planet, Helix & Learning Mate, Monster-Dish TV, ToI Online, Sterlite & BSNL, RCOM

Microsoft's Social Networking Site Windows Live Planet: Too Late? Sounds like something a Bollywood actor would say about a role, "But this is different!" Microsoft has launched a social networking site Windows Live Planet targeted at surfers aged 18- 25 years. But it claims it is 'not just another social network', AlooTechie reports. The difference lies in what the company has added to the site - such as Match Meter which suggests friends (Facebook already has it) and integration with chat (again, Facebook's a step ahead!). With the Messenger Web Bar, users on the site can chat using Windows Live messenger (ex-MSN Messenger). The interesting bit is that the social network has been launched in India first, yet there has been no hoopla: the site has had a quiet launch and it's only attempt to entice users to register is a 'personal portfolio session' with fashion photographer Tarun Khiwal. We wonder if it is too late for MS to leap into this market, what do you think? ToI Online is world's No.1 newspaper website? In the terms of the page view, TimesofIndia.com has emerged as the top English newspaper site in the world. Quoting ComScore figures, the company has announced it pulled ahead of other international news sites such as The Sun, NYT, UK's Daily Mail and The Washington Post. The top 5 English newspaper websites in the world in May 2009 were: Timesofindia.com (159 million),TheSun.co.uk (142 million), NYTimes.com (124 million), Dailymail.co.uk (73 million) andWashingtonpost.com (61 million).  Visitors to the NYT website spend an average…

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