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Monday, May 21, 2001
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Ramalinga Raju, chairman, Satyam Computer Services smiles in his office in Hyderabad in this undated handout photograph. Satyam Computer Services Ltd, India's fourth-largest software exporter, has priced its American Depositary Shares (ADS) at $9.71 each on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). 


A cashier works underneath a mobile phone advertisement in Beijing. China's Ministry of Information Industry said the country's mobile phone subscribers totalled 100.3 million in March, a 100 per cent growth rate from last year. China is expected to overtake the USA as the world's largest mobile phone market this year."


Princess Fiona (L) shares a moment with ogre Shrek in the computer animated comedy "Skrek," opening in US theatres . Actors Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow are the voices for the fairy tale characters in the film, based on a children's book by William Steig.


Evan Knapp (L) and Morgan McGovern (R) play at children's iMac workstations at the first Apple retail store at Tyson's Corner Mall in McLean, Virginai, during an announcement ceremony last week. Earlier, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the opening of Apple's first retail store during a news conference.


Sing Wang (L), CEO and executive director of Hong Kong's tom.com Ltd, shakes hands with Jan Hung-Tze, CEO of PC Home and chairman of Cite Publishing Ltd in Taiwan, during a news conference in Hong Kong . Internet portal tom.com Ltd, back by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing, said it had agreed to invest T$1.3 billion for 49 per cent of a joint venture to be formed with Taiwan-based PC Home Publishing Group and Cite Publishing Ltd.


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