In a move which marks Facebook’s foray into the Amazon-dominated e-commerce arena, the social network recently announced the launch of its new online gift-giving service - Facebook Gifts.
Launched in collaboration with nearly 100 partners – including Starbucks, 1-800-Flowers, and Magnolia Bakery -, the new Facebook Gifts service will essentially give the over 950 million users of the social network the ability to exchange gifts from their profiles.
Though BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) has yet to make any official disclosure about the release of its BlackBerry 10 OS, the company said in a Thursday announcement that it will launch its LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in the coming week.
According to the information shared by RIM, the new BlackBerry PlayBook version to be released by RIM will be fairly akin to its currently-available Wi-Fi counterpart, but will boast the capability of next-generation high-speed LTE data service.
After hinting at its "so. cl" social network since last December, and testing the service privately with students and researchers at a few universities, Microsoft quietly opened its `so. cl' site to the public over the weekend.
"So. cl" - which is pronounced as `social' - has been described by Microsoft as a site that deeply integrates Internet search into a social learning experience. The site essentially allows users to quickly share their search results with others on the social network, by adding them to a post with a mere click on the results or pictures.
In the opening phase of a complex trial in the Google-Oracle lawsuit pertaining to intellectual property and computer coding, Oracle lawyer Michael Jacobs presented a rather unflattering portrayal of the Internet search giant, which will counter Oracle’s allegations when its lawyers present their opening statements on Tuesday.
In a recent announcement pertaining to its expansion plans, Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment said that it has plans underway to spread out to Sweden, with the opening of a new development studio in Stockholm.
Going by the disclosure by Petri Järvilehto – the executive vice president of games at Ravio -, the company was “excited” at the prospect of expanding to Stockholm, Sweden, as the move will give it an opportunity to work in one of the “gaming and innovation hotspots” in Europe.
Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple has been asked by a U. S. Circuit Court to narrow its request for information on Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility.
Apple has long been arguing that Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility is greatly relevant to its claims in its patent war against Motorola.
Last Friday, the Cupertino firm accused handset maker Motorola of not complying with its original request for documents, but Motorola objected to the scope of the information requests.
According to several reports, citing official as well as unofficial sources, the SkyDrive cloud storage service from Microsoft will apparently get a few notable upgrades in 2012, including a Metro-style app with Windows 8.
Going by a recent post on Microsoft's Building Windows 8 blog, SkyDrive will get a desktop app for Internet Explorer, along with the capability of fetching remote files from the Web.
Apple's `iPad' trademark scuffle with Shenzhen-based Proview Technology recently suffered a setback when a lower court in southern China ruled that retailers in the country should pull out the iPads from their stores.
According to an Associated Press report, Proview's lawyer Xie Xianghui said that the ruling that retailers should discontinue the sales of the iPad came on Friday at the Intermediate People's Court in the city of Huizhou.
Google's Thursday-released Zeitgeist 2011 - the company's year-end retrospective which discloses the `hottest queries of the year' - has revealed that the fastest-rising search term round the globe on Google in the year 2011 was' Rebecca Black', whose song "Friday" was a YouTube hit.
To emerge right at the top of the annual Zeitgeist ranking of terms that witnessed the maximum growth, Black outshined Google new social networking service, Google+, which was the second fastest-rising term in Zeitgeist 2011 ranking.
The annual broadcast of Spike's Video Game Awards (VGAs) featured some truly attention-grabbing trailers that gave a glimpse of the games that will be released on the most popular gaming platforms over the course of 2012.
A minute observation of the different pieces of the digital footage that came to life at the VGAs event gave a general, though clearly not the ultimate, picture of some of the craziest new trailers which could keep the avid gamers all excited for the next year of gaming.
The HTC Corp has accused Apple Inc of violating the copyrights, the Company is presenting the copyrights that it acquired from Google in order to strengthen its suit.
The company has accused Apple for breaching the copyrights of Wi-Fi capability and processor communication technology. This was for the third time that HTC Corp had filed a case against Apple.
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