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Chinese child auctioned online

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Angry that they didn’t had a boy, a Chinese couple auctioned their daughter on the Internet, setting an initial price of 1 yuan (equivalent to 15 cents).

The announcement was posted on one of the most important auction sites in China, taobao.com, by the child’s uncle, two weeks ago.

He assured everyone that the baby is perfectly healthy and vigorous, and to convince the potential buyers he also published two pictures, one with the baby immediately after birth, in April 2008, the other – at one year old.

“The child has very pretty large eyes and I hope that everyone will be attracted to her”, he wrote in the message.

The man, original from the city of Zhangsu (Jiangxi Province) identified by the surname Hu, said that the auction start price is one yuan, and delivery charges will be borne by the sender.

A few days after posting, the site administrator removed the ad. Investigated by the authorities, Hu explained that his only intention was to give the unwanted children up for adoption.

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Google Launches Fast Flip

Fast Flip, the new application launched by Google, allows faster reading of online news , drawing on the layout of magazine pages.

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In an attempt to make the selection and reading of online news faster and more attractive, Google has designed an application meant to evoke the appearance of pages of printed publications, allowing readers to “surf” the news pages and quickly access those who are most interesting.

Each image has a link that directs readers to the publication in which the story appeared. Along with the news appear advertisements; the revenue from this ads will be split between Google and the publications that signed partnerships for use of the application Fast Flip.

Over 30 publications – newspapers and magazines – were associated with the project, seen by Google as a way to increase the number of news read by users and, consequently, the exposure to advertising, which would generate higher revenue from advertising, for the publications involved in the project.

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