Widely popular social-networking site Facebook on Wednesday announced the launch of refurbished its `Like' and `Share' buttons, and ditched the iconic "thumbs up" button.
Facbook buttons, which can be seen on millions of websites, allow users to connect with Facebook regardless of where they are on the Web.
The "thumbs up" button that used to drive Facebook referral traffic has been ditched. The refurbished `Like' button now features the same format as its `Share' counterpart. More precisely, the new `Like' button features a blue and white rectangle with the company's logo.
Google Inc has expressed its displeasure over the recent French court ruling that directed the Internet search giant to remove links to images of former F1 chief Max Mosley with prostitutes.
A court in France on Wednesday ruled that Google must remove links to 9 images of an orgy that involved Max Mosley.
Responding to the court ruling, Google argued that such a ruling would be a matter of worry for all those who support freedom of expression on the internet.
Daphne Keller, associate general counsel at Google, also said that the company would appeal the ruling.
Google Maps will in near future produce more customized, individual views, according to Google Maps product management director Bernhard Seefeld.
Speaking at the GigaOm Roadmap 2013 conference, Seefeld said that Google Maps in future will produce views based on users' history on various Google services. In other words, it would take into account the places that users had previously reviewed or searched for, such as baseball grounds or restaurants.
Lavabit secure email service's former operator Ladar Levison has announced the launch of a Kickstarter project for raising funds to release the site's code as an open-source project.
It may be noted here that the Lavabit secure email service was once used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Lavabit was shutdown in August this year. It is widely believed that Levison decided to release the code as an open-source project under pressure from a subpoena to turn over his users' data.
According to reports, the Android 4.3 `Jelly Bean' rollout, which commenced in early October, is now coming to the UK; with the first smartphone to get the upgrade being the Samsung Galaxy S4.
The update boosts the Galaxy S4 handset from its current Android `Jelly Bean' version 4.2 to version 4.3. In addition, the update - which may take a few days to reach to all Galaxy S4 handsets in the UK - also brings along support for Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
Media reports have indicated that the US Carbon Emissions fell to 1994 Levels during 2012 mainly due to fracking and horizontal drilling revolutions in the country.
Fracking involves creating little explosions underground and then flooding with water and chemicals to obtain gas trapped in shale rocks. There were concerns that the controversial fracking technique for extraction gas trapped under the rocks could damage the environment and pollute the ground water.
Rockstar Consortium, the acquirer of Nortel Networks' patents, recently filed patent infringement suits against a number of global tech giants; including the U. S.-based Internet search giant Google and South Korean consumer electronics maker Samsung.
The suits filed in the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Rockstar and its subsidiary MobileStar Technologies accused Google, HTC, Samsung, and five other firms of infringing several of the patents that it acquired from Nortel.
A young man from Atlanta along with a two-man crew set a new record for fastest drive from New York City to Los Angeles.
Ed Bolian, 28, his co-driver Dave Black and support passenger Dan Huang set the new record by finishing the 2,813-mile trip from New York City to Los Angeles in just 28 hours and 50 minutes.
The trio used a 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG for the drive. They left New York City's Red Ball Parking Garage on 31st Street at 9:55 p. m. on October 19 and arrived at Marina in Redondo Beach, California at 11:46 p. m. local time on October 20.
Elon Musk's highly-ambitious Hyperloop project on Thursday announced its official name - Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT).
The Hyperloop project aims to develop an enormous hamster tube transportation system with a hovercraft in it that will transport humans from one place to other at a speed of 800 miles per hour.
The official name for the startup was chosen through a vote on the JumpStartFund website, from a number of options like Tube X, Wrap T, MagTube, The Loop and ScramTram. HTT was selected as it sounds a far more grown up name.
Facebook shares gained as much as 15 per cent in extended trading on Wednesday after the Menlo Park, Calif.-based social-networking giant reported better-than-expected results for the third quarter.
The world’s No. 1 social-networking giant yesterday announced that it pocketed a profit of $425 million, or 17 cents per share, in the July-September quarter, as against a net loss of $59 million, or 2 cents per share in corresponding quarter of last year.
Adjusted earnings of the company increased to $621 million or 25 cents a share, 6 cents better than analysts’ average projection.
Microsoft's search engine Bing on Wednesday unveiled full-page search ads, which crop up when a Web user makes a search for a specific company by name.
It means if a Web user makes a search, for instance, for "Walt Disney World," "Home Depot," and "RadioShack" using Bing search engine, he/she would see the so-called "Hero Ads."
San Diego-based Intel Corporation on Wednesday announced the commercial availability of its eagerly-awaited LTE modem targeted for smartphones and tablets, posing a major threat to rival chipmaker Qualcomm.
The Intel XMM 7160 modem supports 4G and also allows mobile devices to switch back to 3G and 2G networks when LTE network is not available.
The XMM 7160 is not the first Intel 4G modem. The company's first LTE modem was launched 2012. But, that modem didn't support the ability to switch back to 3G and 2G technologies. But, the new modem fixes that problem.
Google's social-networking platform Google+ enjoyed an impressive increase of 58 per cent in the number of users in the half-year period, a senior executive from the Internet search giant claimed.
Vic Gundotra, head of social at the company, yesterday revealed fresh data claiming the company's social network now has 300 million monthly active users, as against 190 million in May this year.
Gundotra added that the total number of Google+ users who have interacted socially with any of Google services in the last 30-day period jumped from 390 million in May to 540 million now.
San Francisco-based Buffer, a service that helps schedule social media posts, on Sunday assured that it had greatly increased cyber security and had the confidence to cover all the security holes that allowed hackers to break into its system.
On Saturday, unknown hacker/s managed to break into Buffer’s system and pushed spam messages using Buffer accounts to popular social media sites Twitter and Facebook, forcing Buffer to stop all social media postings.
Linkedin's new Intro practicality, started by CEO Jeff Weiner prior without much fanfare, is proposed to make the business systems administration more versatile well disposed.
James Lyne, Global Head of Security Research for against malware organization Sophos, says in an online journal posting that Linkedin has "set up a huge sign promoting to digital offenders, country states and others 'hack here, we've got loads of succulent information'. "
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