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Police suspect racket behind Tomar's 'fake' degree: Bassi
A day after former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar was arrested in a case of an alleged forged degree, Delhi Police chief B.S. Bassi on Wednesday said that the police would probe if it was a racket.
 
Finding out those behind the forgery of documents was the "most important" aspect of the case involving Tomar, Bassi told media persons here.
 
"Who made them (documents)? Was it done by him (Tomar) or were these procured?" the police officer asked.
 
Bassi pointed out that if the documents were procured, it was important to identify the persons behind it. 
 
"Since when was the racket functioning? Who else, besides Tomar, was provided such documents?" he said.
 
Bassi said that earlier experience indicated that those involved in such rackets provide forged documents to many people. 
 
Police would seek to identify all those involved, and also persons who were given such documents.
 
The police commissioner said that such malpractices damaged the educational system and police would reach to the bottom of the matter.
 
Tomar, arrested by Delhi Police on Tuesday, is currently in four-day police remand. He resigned after his arrest. 

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Artist got shares, now worth $200 million, for painting Facebook office
David Choe, the artist who painted the Facebook Incorporation building in 2005, was not paid in cash. Instead, he was given stock and today the same stock is worth $200 million.
 
David Choe was persuaded by Facebook's founding president Sean Parker to do the work in exchange for stock when the company was just a start-up. Choe asked for $60,000 to decorate the entire Facebook building, but Parker convinced him to take stock instead, valueWalk.com reported.
 
Choe related the experience during an interview with America's famous TV and radio personality Howard Stern in 2014. He said that Parker convinced him to take the stock despite a lack of assurance that it would be worth anything.
 
At the time, Parker was a "skinny, nerdy kid" who told Choe that he was going to raise money for the company. "He got a super-sharp haircut, started working out every day, got tan, got a nice suit. I was like, 'This guy's crazy', Choe was quoted as saying.
 
However, Parker's work paid off after he convinced PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and LinkedIn Corp co-founder Reid Hoffman to get on board and invest in Facebook.
 
"I believed in Sean. I didn't care about Facebook. I'm like, this kid knows something, and I'm going to bet my money on him," Choe said.
 
Choe claims that he knew that Facebook would at least be able to give him the $60,000 he had originally asked for, because he was present when Thiel decided to invest in the company.

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Dell launches 'world's thinnest' tab
Dell on Wednesday launched what it calls the "world's thinnest" tablet and expanded its India range of products.
 
The company aims to push higher personal computer (PC) adoption in the country. 
 
The PC-maker expanded its XPS, ALienware, Inspiron and tablet series with the launch of the XPS 13, Alienware 15 and 17, Dell Inspiron 5000 laptops and the Venue 8.
 
While the Inspiron 5000 Series will be available at a starting price of Rs.39,990 for the Inspiron 15, inclusive of 2 year at home (on-site) warranty, the XPS 13 will be available at a starting price of Rs.70,990.
 
The Alienware 15 and 17 will be availavle for Rs.125,990 and Rs.145,990 respectively. The Venue 8 7000 Series tablets will be available beginning July at a starting price of Rs.34,999.
 
Commenting on the launch, Ray Wah, vice president, consumer product marketing at Dell said: "We see immense potential for technology adoption in the Indian market. The PC is the hub of creation, and our contribution to the Indian market is to design devices that not only appeal to consumers across all genres, but also consider the unique needs and preferences of that region."
 
"We are designing products that are thin and light, offer exceptional battery life, with style and performance, service and software solutions that customers can only get from Dell." 
 
The company also launched an all-in-one 19.5-inch desktop PC that will be available at a price range of Rs.27,390 to Rs.40,790 (with touch screen).
 
Commenting on the launch of the all-in-one, P.Krishnakumar, vice president, consumer & small business, Dell India said, "We believe that the future of the PC is strong and lies with the youth and their cognizance that technology is the key to the advancement of their ambitions."
 
Dell, which is seeing tough competition from rival brands, believes that the Indian domestic PC market is still unexplored and wants to make PC adoption at homes one of its primary strategies in India. 
 
"With just 10% Household PC penetration the full scope of the transformative nature of technology is still unexplored," Krishnakumar added.
 
Dell, during the launch, revealed that the XPS 13 will ship with a quad HD display and Windows 8.1 powered by a 5th generation Intel Core i7 processor and solid state drives. 
 
The Alienware 15 and 17 will come with an overclocking mode that will enable gamers to draw extra juice from the Core i7 when needed.
 
The Dell Venue 8 from the 7000 series, which the company claims to be the thinnest (6mm) will sport an Intel Atom Z3500 processor.
 
The tablet, which comes without a call function, will come with a 2560x1600 OLED infinity edge-to-edge display. It will also house a first of its kind Intel RealSense Snapshot Depth Camera. 
 
The camera is capable of capturing a depth map for every picture taken.

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