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Facebook hit by a wave of criticism by users for new ‘Timeline’ feature

While introducing the new ‘Timeline’ feature in late September, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had said that the new profile will help the over 800 million users of the social network express themselves better and tell their stories more effectively, the feature has now garnered widespread criticism especially from users who are not keen on sharing their details with all and sundry.

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Apple in talks with Canadian telecoms Rogers and Bell about possible TV set deal

Claiming that Apple is supposedly sourcing parts suppliers for it much-rumored HDTV project, a new report from Canada’s biggest national newspaper The Globe and Mail has revealed that Apple is currently in talks with two Canadian telecom firms, Rogers Communications and Bell Canada Enterprises, to strike an agreement for its expected TV set.

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How Apple cuts costs in building its gadgets

With electronics companies widely acknowledging the ‘affordability’ as well as ‘versatility’ advantages of Asian manufacturing plants, Apple has set somewhat of a standard in the tech industry in terms of finding parts, and manufacturing its devices, almost entirely overseas.

Since the Apple devices – including the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac laptops – come with an inscription, on the back side, says “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China,” it is evident that Apple is able to bring down the costs of building its devices by banking heavily on overseas manufacturers.

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Microsoft’s ‘Office 15’ project enters technical preview stage

According to reports, the next version of Office software - codenamed 'Office 15' - from Microsoft has is now entered its technical preview stage; and the process of distributing the platform to a selected group of testers is currently underway.

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Facebook set to find out value of users’ personal data

With reports making rounds that the outrageously popular social network Facebook is set to file for a public stock offering on Wednesday, it is evident that the company will soon be well on its way to find out the value of the personal data of the over 800 million users!

It is being speculated that Facebook will, via its initial public offering (IPO) look to cash in on its core aspect - users' personal information - to eventually touch a possible valuation of between $75 billion and $100 billion.

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