Microsoft has also signed a multi-year contract to license Foursquare data for its Windows Phone operating system and Bing search engine.
"So, in the near future, when you use Microsoft devices powered by the Windows and Windows Phone operating systems and products like Bing, places will be enhanced by Foursquare — to provide contextually aware experiences and the best recommendations of any service in the world," Foursquare said.
Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/02/05/microsoft-invests-15m-foursquare/#ixzz2sX7pIz6W
Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the first day of the year of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name.
Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year's Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the "Lunar New Year".
The source of Chinese New Year is itself centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. Traditionally, the festival was a time to honor deities as well as ancestors. Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Philippines, and also in Chinatowns elsewhere.
Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the lunar new year celebrations of its geographic neighbors.
The Year of the Horse
What type of people are born on the year of the horse?
Those born within these years are recognised as energetic, bright and intelligent. This kind of person is sometimes referred to a "Qianli Ma" - a horse that covers a thousand li a day (one li is equivalent to 500 metres).
It is believed those born in the year of the horse have excellent communication skills and enjoy being in the limelight.
In general, it is suggested that they are cheerful, popular, talented and enjoy entertaining. They are associated with success and cannot stand failure.
Feb 15, 1942 to Feb 4, 1943
Feb 3, 1954 to Jan 23, 1955
Jan 21, 1966 to Feb 8, 1967
Feb 7, 1978 to Jan 27, 1979
Jan 27, 1990 to Feb 14, 1991
Feb 12, 2002 to Jan 31, 2003
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