In the court papers filed in the federal court in San Jose on Friday, Yahoo has leveled new accusations of intellectual property theft against Facebook, in its lawsuit filed against the social network six weeks back.
Claiming that the popular Facebook social network infringes 12, instead of the earlier-mentioned 10, of Yahoo's Internet patents, Yahoo also said in the Friday filing that Facebook had violated a deal between the two companies about notifying each other of the probable patent infringements before taking any legal action.
In its long-awaited data breach report released on Thursday, Verizon said that a small number of data breaches in 2011 were a result of the activities of hacktivists, and that most of the cyberattacks during the year could have been avoided had the companies not overlooked basic security-related precautions.
Based on an assessment of over 850 data breaches, Verizon's 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report was compiled with assistance from the US Secret Service as well as law enforcement agencies in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and The Netherlands.
Google has recently pulled a Reddit app - dubbed `Reddit for Fun' - from its Google Play app store; and has, in explanatory e-mail to the developer, revealed that the app has been removed because it contained sexually explicit content.
While Google has decided to yank the Reddit app for sexual content, the fact is that the Reddit platform does not actually distribute illicit content itself. In other words, the third-party Reddit app's content is not created by the app developer; and it basically comprises content which users browse from news sharing site Reddit.
In what can be seen as an evident indication that Google is seriously pursuing a new social strategy, the Internet search giant has recently revealed that its popular YouTube video-sharing site now boasts a better integration with its Google+ social network.
Amid apprehensions that Google's recent moves in the direction of its new social strategy indicate that the company has seemingly lost its core vision and has started focusing solely on advertising and social networking, Google has come up with the new YouTube channel feature which is closely linked with Google+.
In a move which Google claims will notably enhance the shopping experience at the company's digital marketplace for mobile apps, music, books, and movies, the Android Market has been given a new name - the Google Play Store.
Though the new name - which marks a complete revamp of Google's media outlets - will apparently bring about no change in the manner in which buyers interact on their handsets, the Google Play Store will now include Google's eBookstore as well as the company's recently-debuted music service.
According to a Tuesday report by MSNBC's Bob Sullivan, potential employees applying to the Maryland Department of Corrections are asked to log into their Facebook account during in-person interviews --- a trending move which underscores that employers are making attempts to know the latest about the online activities of their staff.
According to a new Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report hinting at the possibility of Google's foray into the paid TV business, a Google subsidiary - called Google Fiber - last week filed applications in Missouri and Kansas, for operating a video/TV service.
In the application - filed on Friday in the Kansas Corporation Commission as well as the Missouri Public Service Commission -, Google is reported to have mentioned that it will be sending IPTV (internet-based TV) across a private network to subscribers, by making use of "national and regional video headend facilities."
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.
Growth of Google+ has really stepped up during recent weeks, and the new social networking service may more than 400 million users by the end of 2012, a self-appointed “unofficial statistician” of the service said.
Paul Allen, founder of Ancestry. com, said that Google+ has gained as many as 625,000 new users per day over the recent weeks, and move at that rate it should have more than 400 million users by the finish of next year.
Micro-blogging service Twitter Inc. on Thursday announced a face-list for its website to attract more advertisers and make it easier and faster for users to navigate.
The updated look features a four-column layout which remains unswerving across the website, Android and iOS applications, and the TweetDeck desktop app.
The rolling out of the updated site will take several weeks. One the redesign takes effect, a user will see his/her Twitter Profile in the ‘Me’ section on the far left side of the page.
Amazon Santa, popular online retailer Amazon's free app, which makes it easy for children to create holiday Wish Lists and share them with friends & relatives, is now available for the Kindle Fire and Apple iPad.
The Amazon Santa app provides children with a visual Wish List creation experience. With the help of the app, users can browse and make a search for more than 500,000 children-friendly items.
Children can create a holiday Wish List and share them with friends or relatives, making it easier for them to choose the right gifts this holiday season.