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Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 : coming up Technology.

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on 31 Dec 2011 - If it feels like you are forever playing catch-up in the digital world, it's probably because you are.Technology analysts say 2012 looks set to be another bumper year -- with a dizzying crop of innovations set to come to market.



Friday, December 30, 2011

Venture Capitalist Roger McNamee: 'Google Is Done'.

Uploaded by ForaTv on 30 Dec 2011 : Roger McNamee notices a precipitous decline in Google's search business as a result of the iPhone and other mobile devices, which use apps to access the internet instead of the world wide web. "Because search is falling, I believe that we're being liberated," says McNamee.



 Roger McNamee is a managing director and co-founder of Elevation Partners. Prior to Elevation, Roger was a co-founder of Silver Lake Partners, the leading private equity fund focused on technology and related growth industries. He was a member of Silver Lake's Investment Committee and was involved in all aspects of that partnership. Prior to Silver Lake, Roger was a co-founder of Integral Capital Partners. Integral is a leading technology investor in late-stage venture and public company investments. Founded in 1991 by Roger, John A. Powell, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Integral pioneered the crossover investment strategy, which seeks maximum capital appreciation by making investments in expansion-stage private companies and growth-stage public companies in the technology and life science industries.



Thursday, December 29, 2011

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Firefox & You
From Mozilla, a non-profit organization and developer of Firefox
Hi there,

As 2011 comes to a close, we at Mozilla want to say thank you to all of our Firefox users, supporters and community members. Quite simply, we do what we do because of you.

Mozilla is the force behind Firefox, but we're also a whole lot more than that. And the more people I talk to, the clearer it becomes that not everyone knows what Mozilla is and how we're different. So today, I wanted to make sure you understand it because you're such an important part of our story.

Mozilla is a global non-profit fighting to keep the Internet safe, accessible and awesome. Our goal is to put the power of the Web in people's hands and to innovate for users everywhere. That means a better experience for you and a brighter future for the Web.

So what does that look like? We put together a short video that tells the story of what is possible when a small group of people – a community of idealists, innovators and collaborators – comes together to create, shape and build the future of the Web. Please take a moment to watch the video. If you like it, share it far and wide and consider making a tax-deductible gift to help support the work that we're doing together.

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Mozilla is always developing new projects that allow people to dream, discover and create online. Whether it's Hackasaurus, our project that teaches kids to remix and shape the Web in a way that sets them up for a lifetime of creation, or Popcorn, which lets anyone bring the Web into video, we're building software and programs that will create the next generation of webmakers.

But as a non-profit, we can only do that if folks just like you support us.

As the year is almost over – and as part of our ongoing fundraising efforts – I'd like to ask you to make a gift of just $10 or more:


With your help, we can continue to innovate on your behalf without any pressure to compromise, and make the future of the Web brighter than ever. We invite you to be part of something bigger than the Web – something bigger than all of us.

Sincerely,

Mark
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Mark Surman
Executive Director
Mozilla Foundation


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Monday, December 5, 2011

Facebook 'buys Gowalla to bolster location offering'

The social network is understood to have struck a deal with the Texas-based location start-up. Facebook has declined to comment. However, Josh Williams, the founder and chief executive of Gowalla, did not deny the deal was going through in an email to AllThingsD, an American technology site. 

He wrote: “The ink on the deal is not dry, so our holding pattern is that we do not comment on rumours and speculation. I have another email penned that was ready to send you today, assuming you would get this news before the story was officially released. “But now it is all over Twitter, so you have likely heard. A longer email will be sent soon.” 

Gowalla, a mobile phone app, allows people to share the details of their location by checking-in to different venues. People can score points by checking-in multiple times to the same place and create a visual picture of their day using the service.

daily telegraph Dec 5,2011 |  full news.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Computing With Light Is Now Closer To Reality.

November 25, 2011 | There has been enormous progress in recent years toward the development of photonic chips — devices that use light beams instead of electrons to carry out their computational tasks. Now, researchers at MIT have filled in a crucial piece of the puzzle that could enable the creation of photonic chips on the standard silicon material that forms the basis for most of today’s electronics.

In many of today’s communication systems, data travels via light beams transmitted through optical fibers. Once the optical signal arrives at its destination, it is converted to electronic form, processed through electronic circuits and then converted back to light using a laser. The new device could eliminate those extra electronic-conversion steps, allowing the light signal to be processed directly.



The new component is a “diode for light,” says Caroline Ross, the Toyota Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, who is co-author of a paper reporting the new device that was published online Nov. 13 in the journal Nature Photonics. It is analogous to an electronic diode, a device that allows an electric current to flow in one direction but blocks it from going the other way; in this case, it creates a one-way street for light, rather than electricity.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

GOOGLE WAR CRIME COVERUP MUST STOP

Uploaded by THElNFOWARRlOR on Oct 29, 2011 - Kurt Nimmo

 Alex Jones reveals the hypocrisy of the transnational corporation Google and its popular video asset YouTube. Libya, Wikileads



Saturday, October 29, 2011

World's cheapest computer

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on 5 Oct 2011 - At the low price of $45, the world's cheapest computer tablet, made in India, is targeted mostly at students. In a country where laptops range from anywhere between $400 and $1,000, and where the average income is much lower, the hope is that more people, particularly the country's youth, will have greater access to technology. In the next few months over 100,000 such computers will be available in select universities. If successful, India may even sell it commercially, but experts say the design still has a long way to go.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

BlackBerry users suffer blackout.


Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on 10 Oct 2011 - With no emails, instant messaging, or social networking, BlackBerry users in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India suffered a communication's blackout on Monday.The service disruption could not have come at worse time for Candian firm Research in Motion or RIM - the makers of the device - which faces stiff competition for corporate users as well as regular customers. 



Last month, RIM had to deal with another disruption of its Messenger service in the Americas.Critics say there is growing concern that its servers are not secure enough. 




Thursday, October 6, 2011

Study: Texting while driving doubles danger risk.

Published on 6 Oct 2011 by CBS - New research shows that texting while driving can more than double your reaction time, making it comparable to driving while drunk. Scott Pelley




Friday, September 30, 2011

Social Media Brings China New Challenges, Opportunities

Uploaded by VOAvideo on 30 Sep 2011 - China has more people online than any other country in the world despite strict government controls on the the web. As China marks National Day, October 1, VOA's William Ide examines the growing pressures facing China and its leaders in the modern information age.



Wednesday, September 28, 2011

US military creates fake online personas

The US military awarded a contract for software to create 500 fake personas on social networks in order to secretly influence online debate in its favour, it has been reported.


Facebook: Soldiers banned from MySpace and Facebook
Facebook: The move has angered troops who regularly use networking sites to keep in touch with family and friends Photo: GETTY
The $2.76m contract was won by Ntrepid, a Californian firm, and called for an "online persona management service" that would enable 50 military spies to manage 10 fake identities each.
The personas should be "replete with background , history, supporting details, and cyber presences that are technically, culturally and geographacilly consistent", a US Central Command (Centcom) tender document said.
It added: "Individual applications will enable an operator to exercise a number of different online persons from the same workstation and without fear of being discovered by sophisticated adversaries.
"Personas must be able to appear to originate in nearly any part of the world and can interact through conventional online services and social media platforms."
The project would be based at MacDill Air Force base in Florida, The Guardian reported. The contract was first revealed by The Raw Story, a US news website.
UK Telegraph | read full post 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Face Book Privacy issue crop up again:

CIA’s Facebook Knows Where You Go On the Web


Remember when Mark Zuckerberg said you need to get over the fact that there is no privacy on the internet? He meant it. Many of you have likely viewed the video below. It documents Facebook’s connection to the CIA. Many people, however, think the fun of posting on and the interaction of Facebook overshadows the downside, or they merely ignore the negative aspects. 

Well, it turns out it is worse than we previously thought. Hacker and writer Nik Cubrilovic has a post on his blog today revealing some really scary and downright police state Stasi-like aspects of the popular “service” that doubles as a data-mining operation for the CIA. Cubrilovic writes that Facebook keeps track of every website destination you visit, even if YOU ARE LOGGED OUT OF FACEBOOK. 

It does this through the cookies it routinely plants on your computer. This is somewhat of an overstatement. In fact, Facebook is only able to do this on pages that have its “Like” button on it, which is to say a lot of webpages, although hardly all.

Full report & video | Pakalert Press - 26 Sept 2011


Friday, September 23, 2011

Google launches latest tool in social networking

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Sep 22, 2011 - A war is brewing in the cyber world. Google has launched a social networking tool called Google Plus. It is aimed at dethroning the field's crowned king - Facebook.



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Julpan Acquired by Twitter


I am very proud to announce that Julpan has been acquired by Twitter.
We founded Julpan more than a year ago. In that time we've created innovative, early-alpha-stage search technology that analyzes social activity across the Web to deliver fresh and relevant content to users.
Twitter houses an industry-leading engineering team that is tackling some of the Internet's most interesting opportunities. With more than 230 million Tweets per day on every subject imaginable, Twitter gives us a chance to make an even greater contribution toward instantly bringing people closer to what is most meaningful to them. We look forward to joining forces with Twitter's engineering team to explore how we can best integrate and optimize Julpan's innovations.
I'd like to personally thank the talented engineers, architects and designers of Julpan. I couldn't have asked for a better group of people with whom to invent some of the world's best social search technology.
Ori Allon, Director of Engineering, Twitter (former Founder & CEO of Julpan)
(Twitter Acquires Julpan, The Startup By The Guy Who Helped Perfect Google Search)

Everything You Need to Know About the Facebook Update



You might have noticed that Facebook changed last night. Inline photos are a little bigger, the top bar a little blockier, and a news ticker now rests in the upper-righthand corner for real-time updates. Overwhelmed? We're here to help.



This latest flurry of updates caps off a steady flow of tweaks over the past few weeks. You now subscribe to your friends' updates as you would an RSS feeds. You can subscribe to people you're not even friends with. You can organize friend groups by type (in Google+ fashion), not just for chat purposes. And you also have more on-the-fly control over who does and doesn't see your wall posts. All of these features come together to make Facebook feel different, even if it's fundamentally unchanged at its core. Here's a look at the new Facebook.


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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Brazilians leading social media boom.

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Sep 16, 2011 - Brazil is a country quickly becoming one of the most avid consumers of social media anywhere.



Monday, September 19, 2011

Blackberries - 4 new models.

Published on Sep 19, 2011 by france24english : TECH 24 - The new technologies and their impact on our society. Blackberries, androids, iphone, ipads, smartphones & mobiles.



This Is the Internet.






The Internet isn't only on your screen. Or behind your couch. Or in Google's data centers. It's also underwater, where fiber-optic cables stretch across oceans and loop around continents.
Satellites are like dial-up. Nobody uses them. Undersea cables make the Internet global, with the most sophisticated of them capable of transmitting nearly ten terabits of data per second, compressed through just a handful of fiber-optic strands. There are only hundreds of these cables in waters around the world. And they are all preposterously proportioned, as thin as a garden hose and as long as-actually, nothing. No human construction matches them. They are the longest tubes ever made, and, for the first time ever, there's a truly accurate interactive online map of them.
For a decade, Washington DC-based Telegeography has been publishing an undersea cable map. But it's always been on paper, delivered in a cardboard tube, and sold for $250. But starting today (right this second, actually) the company has put its map online, for free, and made it interactive. And rather than scraping data from Wikipedia, Telegeography's Internet cartographers get information the old fashioned way: They ask the cable owners, who happily share the location of their landing stations and the current bandwidth capacity of their systems.


Full report :



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Window 8


Windows 8, which was fully unveiled at the Windows Build Conference in Anaheim, California, is here, and it looks much, much different from Windows 7. Sure, it has the start-bar-and-icon "Desktop" look that Windows users are familiar with, but it also has a new, touchscreen-optimized interface called 'Metro,' which looks more like the Windows Phone operating system and which looks like the future of Microsoft Windows from here on out. 

The touch-optimized interface was all Stephen Sinofsky, President of Windows, and Julie Larson-Green, Corporate Vice President of Windows, were talking about when they showed off Windows 8 to developers at the conference. (They did not, however, mention when the new OS would be available to users.) Here are some screenshots of the new Windows 8 from Sinofsky and Larson-Green's presentation, along with explanations of the newest features and interfaces that users can expect on their new tablets and PCs. Which of these features are you most excited for? Share your thoughts about Windows 8 in the comments.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Firefox 6 ships, but we shouldn't really pay attention.

By Peter Bright | Microsoft contributor (hence that explain the title) 

Firefox 6 ships, but we shouldn't really pay attention
The Mozilla organization has shipped Firefox 6, eight weeks after the release of Firefox 5. Just as with Firefox 5, not a lot has visibly changed. The domain name in the address bar is now highlighted, to make phishing more apparent—mimicing a similar feature already found in Internet Explorer—sites with "extended verification" certificates appear slightly differently in the address bar, and Mozilla is claiming that there's some speed improvement. And that's about the extent of it. More substantial improvements are in the pipeline for Firefox 7—most notably a JavaScript engine that uses much less memory—but nothing so substantial is evident in version 6.
This smaller release—bug fixes, behind-the-scenes improvements, but little user-visible difference—is likely to be the norm for future Firefox versions. Bigger features will still arrive from time to time, but for the most part, users will just experience a continuous improvement. Firefox updates should be automatic and essentially invisible. Even articles such as this one, which attach some significance to the new release, are probably not what Mozilla wants—press coverage should focus on features, not version numbers. Mozilla—as with Google—wants developers to cease targeting specific browser versions, and instead target standards; the regular releases are one step towards achieving that goal.
Another key part is downplaying version numbers. Again, Chrome is the obvious example here; if you look at the Chrome download page, for example, there's no indication of which version of Chrome you're going to get. It's just "the latest."

Monday, August 1, 2011

Future of Facebook: Economy

FutureOf Facebook on Jun 30, 2011 - the first in a six part series exploring the relationship between social networks and Society, Technology, Environment, Economy and Politics.




Sunday, July 3, 2011

Google search goes personal!





How the net traps us all in our own little bubbles


An invisible revolution has taken place is the way we use the net, but the increasing personalisation of information by search engines such as Google threatens to limit our access to information and enclose us in a self-reinforcing world view, writes Eli Pariser in an extract from The Filter Bubble

internet search customisation eli pariser

A slide from Eli Pariser's TED Talk presentation which discusses how major internet players are tailoring information to individuals. Illustration: Justin Kemerling and Eli Pariser
Few people noticed the post that appeared on Google's corporate blog on 4 December 2009. It didn't beg attention – no sweeping pronouncements, no Silicon Valley hype, just a few paragraphs sandwiched between a round-up of top search terms and an update on Google's finance software.
Not everyone missed it. Search-engine blogger Danny Sullivan pores over the items on Google's blog, looking for clues about where the monolith is headed next, and to him, the post was a big deal. In fact, he wrote later that day, it was "the biggest change that has ever happened in search engines". For Danny, the headline said it all: "Personalised search for everyone".
Starting that morning, Google would use 57 signals – everything from where you were logging in from to what browser you were using to what you had searched for before – to make guesses about who you were and what kinds of sites you'd like. Even if you were logged out, it would customise its results, showing you the pages it predicted you were most likely to click on.
Most of us assume that when we google a term, we all see the same results – the ones that the company's famous Page Rank algorithm suggests are the most authoritative based on other pages' links. But since December 2009, this is no longer true. Now you get the result that Google's algorithm suggests is best for you in particular – and someone else may see something entirely different. In other words, there is no standard Google any more.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Name your dot & pay the money, anything goes.

AlJazeeraEnglish on 20 Jun 2011 - The regulatory body that oversees internet domain names, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has voted to revamp the naming system for websites, allowing them to end with words like "apple" and "orange".It will accept applications for new suffixes from January 12 next year at $185,000 per domain.

Today, just 22 gTLDs exist -- .com, .org and .info are a few examples -- plus about 250 country-level domains like .uk or .cn. After the change, several hundred new gTLDs are expected to come into existence.

Al Jazeera speaks to Larry Magid,a Los Angeles-based technology journalist for more.





The Google hacker!

Chinese cooking school named

AlJazeeraEnglish on 13 Jun 2011 - Google recently accused hackers in China of breaking into the personal accounts of U-S officials. They say the attack originated from a cooking school in the city of Jinan.Beijing has denied any state involvement, despite admitting the existence of an elite cyber wing of the People's Liberation Army.

Melissa Chan reports from Jinjan, China.





Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cyberlocker: What Is a Cyberlocker?

Why Are They Considered Music Pirate Tools?

Question: Cyberlocker: What Is a Cyberlocker? Why Are They Considered Music Pirate Tools?
 
MegaUpload, DropBox, HotFile, RapidShare, MediaFire, MegaVideo: these are just some of the cyberlocker services today. But what exactly do they do? And why are cyberlockers a threat to music and movie copyright?

Answer: Cyberlockers are 3rd-party file-sharing services. Cyberlockers are also known as 'file hosting' services. Driven by advertising and subscriptions, these cyberlockers provide password-protected hard drive space online. You have the option of sharing the cyberlocker password information with friends, who can privately download whatever contents you put in those folders. The cyberlockers range in size from a couple hundred megabytes for their free services, all the way up to 2 or more gigabytes for their paid subscriptions. These storage sizes will increase as hardware becomes cheaper and bandwidth becomes more efficient over the months ahead.

Tools for work and personal life: Much more convenient than sending file attachements, these cyberlockers are very useful for transferring documents and photos between friends. Perhaps you are collaborating on a PowerPoint show for a wedding, or you want to show your cousins your vacation photos from New Zealand. Instead of the annoying email blizzard of sending 46 photos through Gmail, you can simply drop them into your cyberlocker window through your browser. Your friends will access the content without worrying about a clogged inbox, and they can return the favor by sharing files with you.

Tools for music piracy: This is the concern for copyright authorities - because cyberlockers are so convenient and sophisticated enough to house large movie and music files, it is a common practice for people to share copies of .avi movies and .mp3 songs through their cyberlockers. And unlike bittorrent file-sharing which is traceable, cyberlockers are very hard to monitor, as they employ one-to-one connectivity which is essentially invisible to surveillance tools. Because of this convenience and anonymity, cyberlockers are an ideal tool for trading pirate movie and music files.

What are the good cyberlocker services?

There are several cyberlocker services. They each offer varying size limits for either free subscriptions (i.e. blinking advertising), or paid subscriptions (larger size limits, no advertising). Some of the more popular cyberlocker services include:

 About.com | by Paul Gil

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Apple - Introducing OS X Lion.

6 Jun 2011 - Get a closer look at OS X Lion, the world's most advanced desktop operating system. With features like Mission Control, Launchpad, full-screen apps, and new gestures, OS X Lion takes Mac further than ever.




Apple unveils iCloud to cover device storage.

7 Jun 2011 - First came the iPod followed by the iPhone and then the iPad - now, the umbrella tool to service them all... the iCloud.  Apple's CEO Steve Jobs briefly returned to work from medical leave to unveil his newest baby: a remote online data storage and sharing service for the Apple platform. But its a convenience that's also raising some eyebrows over security concerns. - Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports.










Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Microsoft Agrees to Buy Skype for $8.5B

AssociatedPress on May 10, 2011 - Microsoft has agreed to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype. The $8.5 billion deal is the biggest in the software maker's 36-year history. (May 10)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Assange: Facebook, Google, Yahoo spying tools for US intelligence.

May 2, 2011  -  The man behind WikiLeaks says his website's revelations are just the tip of the iceberg. In an exclusive interview with RT, Julian Assange said it is only a matter of time before more damaging information becomes known.




Friday, April 8, 2011

Google acquisition of ITA Software approved, with conditions

FinancialNewsOnline on Apr 8, 2011 - The Department of Justice said it had approved Google's (GOOG) acquisition of travel software maker ITA Software with a number of conditions. The department will require Google to develop and license travel software, to establish internal firewall procedures and to continue software research and development. The department said that Google will also be required to provide mandatory arbitration under certain circumstances and provide for a formal reporting mechanism for complainants if Google acts in an unfair manner.





Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Google could be target of Anti-Trust Probe.

FinancialNewsOnline on Apr 5, 2011 - Google (GOOG) is down 2.2% to $574.58 on news the company could be a target of a U.S. Federal Trade Commission anti-trust probe.

The FTC is considering a broad antitrust investigation into the company's dominance in the Internet-search industry, Bloomberg reports.

The commission is awaiting the Justice Department's decision on whether it will challenge Google's planned M&A of ITA Software Inc.



Saturday, March 12, 2011

The big business of little apps.

france24english on Mar 11, 2011 - TECH 24 - This week on Tech 24 hosts Rebecca Bowring and Eric Olander explore how those little apps on your mobile phone are now a very big business. Also, a sneak peek at the highly anticipated Nintendo 3DS portable game player.




Technology at the forefront - Quake: internet and social networks in Japan




Wednesday, March 9, 2011

VDownloader - How to download YouTube videos for free

DownloadOnlineVideos on May 30, 2010 - This YouTube Downloader is vailable for free at http://vdownloader.com

VDownloader is the highest rated YouTube downloader on the market today.Would you like to watch your favorite videos from YouTube, Facebook, Blip.tv, MegaVideo, Veoh, Vimeo, Metacafe, DailyMotion, Google Video, Yahoo Video,



Thursday, March 3, 2011

Android hit by rogue app viruses


Android robot, Getty

Android is becoming a popular target  
for writers of mobile malware

More than 50 applications available via the official Android Marketplace have been found to contain a virus.
Analysis suggests that the booby-trapped apps may have been downloaded up to 200,000 times.
The malicious apps were copies of existing applications, such as games, that had been repackaged to include the virus code.
All the apps found to contain the malicious code have now been removed from the Android Marketplace.
Remove and recall
The virus-laden apps were discovered by a Reddit user called Lompolo who realised that one program was listed under the name of a publisher he knew had not written it.
He found that the app, which let people play guitar on their handset, was the same as the original but for a name change and some virus code buried within it.
BBC News | 3 Mar 2011 - Read full report 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Faster - Google Chrome 10 beta, try it?


ZDnet - Google has just released Chrome 10 beta (10.0.648.82 for all you perfectionists) and it brings with it a whole slew of new things to play with.
First off, there’s a significant JavaScript performance boost thanks to the updated V8 engine. According toGoogle, this version of the V8 engine offers a 66% performance advantage over the current stable release. That alone is pretty impressive.

This beta also adds GPU acceleration for video. For those running video in full-screen mode this can mean a decrease in CPU usage of as much as 80%. A good thing for those living off battery.
Another new feature is that the browser setting page now opens in a tab of its own rather than in a separate window. A small change but one that makes a lot of sense. There’s also a handy search box to allow you to find the specific setting you are looking for. Might not be needed by geeks, but dead handy for everyone else (Hey, Microsoft! Here’s a setting that would be really handy for IE users … fire up those photocopiers!).






By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | February 18, 2011 - read full post
To download the beta

Friday, February 18, 2011

'Significant' cyber attack on Canada linked to China

AlJazeeraEnglish | February 17, 2011 - The Canadian government has confirmed that its computer systems have fallen victim to what they call "significant" cyber attacks. Hackers using China-based servers reportedly broke into computer systems at key Canadian ministries last month.And now authorities say more protection measures are needed.

Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports.




Sunday, February 13, 2011

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 web browser goes live.

IE9 Homepage
Microsoft has said the latest version of its internet explorer web browser puts it ahead of competitors like Google and Firefox.



The software giant, which is losing market share, made the bold claim as it unveiled what is known as the release candidate of IE9.
This is the final test drive for the new browser - a chance to catch any last-minute bugs before its debut.                                                               

Privacy and speed set IE9 apart, Microsoft said

Browser market share
Read more |  BBC News - 10 February 2011 




Friday, February 11, 2011

Bill Gross Just Acquired TweetDeck!


The number of companies in the Twitter ecosystem keeps contracting. But not for a necessarily bad reason, but because they keep getting purchased. And what’s crazy is that it’s largely one person who has been buying them up:Bill Gross. We’ve just learned that his company, now calledUberMedia, has just acquired TweetDeck.

We’re hearing that the deal, which happened recently, was in the $25 – $30 million range. And this is clearly the largest deal they’ve done yet as TweetDeck is the largest Twitter client outside of Twitter’s own properties.
This deal follows Gross’ company scooping up UberTwitter last month — a popular Twitter client for both BlackBerry and iPhone devices. And prior to that, earlier in January, they bought EchoFon, another popular Twitter client. But again, TweetDeck instantly becomes the crown jewel of the empire. And it means that UberMedia now owns a significant part of the overall ecosystem.
UberMedia has actually changed its name a few times now, partially due to these acquisitions. In April 2010, they launched as TweetUp, then they became PostUp, and then, following the UberTwitter deal, they became UberMedia. The company also own the popular Android Twitter client Twidroyd and Popurls (both of which they bought in July of last year), as well as the ad product, FollowMe. Overall, they fall under Gross’ Idealab.
The UK-based TweetDeck had raised a little over $5 million in funding.
TechCrunch | 1hr ago - read all

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stop the presses: Facebook CTO says news next in social revolution


Each week we ask chief technology officers and other high-profile tech decision-makers three questions.
Facebook CTO Bret Taylor

This week, Bret Taylor (pic), chief technology officer at Facebook and co-founder and former chief executive of FriendFeed, which was acquired by Facebook in August 2009, is providing the answers.
Founded in February 2004, Facebook is a social network utility and website, with over 600 million active users. The company is privately held, so does not publish results, but says it is cash positive as of 2009. Facebook employs over 2,000 people and has offices in 12 countries.


What's your biggest technology problem right now?
Probably the biggest technology problem we have is delivering Facebook to all the people who use it, in the places they want to use it. The past couple of years has seen a rise in really advanced mobile devices.

BBC News | 10 Feb 2011 - read Full report 

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Utube : Introducing Chrome TweetDeck 

TweetDeck | December 07, 2010 |An introduction to Chrome TweetDeck ("ChromeDeck"), presented by Richard Barley (@richardbarley) TweetDeck Community Manager.
TweetDeck is available in the Google Web Store now. Get it here http://bit.ly/chromedeck