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Noon News: Google Digitises Dead Sea Scrolls, VLC Media Player for Android, Amazon Kindle Fire

Google has partnered with the Israel Museum to digitise the Dead Sea Scrolls and make them available online. According to The Jerusalem Post, Google, under the project, which has been going on since the past six months, using advanced digital scanning technology, has scanned and uploaded five complete Dead Sea Scrolls for anyone to view online.

Android developer and modder CVPCS has managed to compile the much loved VLC Media Player for Android. VLC Media Player is a desktop media player for Windows, Mac and open source platform which is particular known for playing virtual any kind of video files.

Word on the streets is that the U.S based online retail giant Amazon is all set to unveil its forthcoming Kindle Tablet in a press conference, scheduled to be held on Wednesday. The rumours about Amazon planning to launch the brand new tablet device started surfacing right after it started sending invites for the press conference to be held on Wednesday.

A key member of the social media giant Facebook’s engineering team has left the company, expressing his dissatisfaction over the way the company is currently handling the project he was working on - the official Facebook app for Apple iPad.

Microblogging platform Tumblr announced on Monday that it has managed to pocket a hefty sum of $85 million in the latest round of funding. Tumblr also announced that the amount collected in the latest funding, will be spent on renovating the services in offering from the company.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.