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Late News: Google Art Project, Nokia May Release First Windows Phone 8 Handset, Skype's $12M Ad Campaign

The Google Art Project was launched just over a year ago, aiming to allow surfers from around the world to view paintings, sculptures and other works of art that they might not otherwise have access to. It's essentially a giant virtual museum, which incorporates a range of real world museums and galleries from across the world - the numbers of which have now been considerably expanded, with 151 new institutions coming on board.

PhoneArena today received a Windows Phone 8 branded poster along with three variants of an unknown device, claimed to be leaked directly from the Nokia labs. The poster also contains a nicely made slogan hinting towards the possibility of Nokia releasing the first device to run on "Apollo".

HP has announced that it has bagged a major contract from the US Army. The firm will provide the Department of Defense and other federal agencies with enterprise level cloud computing services, scooping up a cool $249 million to do so. The contract will allow the army to consolidate its existing data centres.

It's never a bad thing to have a bit of healthy competition, but Microsoft has taken the decision to ruffle the feathers of two of its rivals in their newly launched Skype ad campaign. Poking some proverbial fun at Facebook and Twitter, yesterday saw Microsoft announce the "It's time for Skype" scheme in the US and UK - and costing $12 million to get the message out, poking fun at two of the world's biggest social networking sites better 'pay' off.

An email sent to Nvidia employees has hinted at the use of Kepler technology within the next generation of Tegra chips, potentially offering a massive increase in mobile graphical performance in tablets and smartphones. Whilst the majority of the email covered Kepler's expected commercial uses like graphics cards, the latter half turned to praising the technology's ability to work within tight energy usage parameters.

Ravi Mandalia

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.