The word tweet now officially means two things: the chirp of a bird and to post a message to social-networking site Twitter.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) the widely accepted authority of the English language has announced that it has included an official second definition for the word tweet. The new definition describes tweet as "To make a posting on the social networking service Twitter. Also: to use Twitter regularly or habitually."
The word tweet, as it relates to Twitter, is thus now officially part of the English language.
Windows XP, software giant Microsoft's more than a decade old desktop operating system, is still popular and accounts for more than a third of the global installations.
According to figures released by Net Applications, Windows XP, which was released in August 2001, still accounts for 37.74 per cent of all Windows installations worldwide.
Widely popular micro-blogging service Twitter on Tuesday scored a victory against spammers by settling a lawsuit with automated marketing tool TweetAdder, in which the terms of the settlement was in favour of Twitter.
Under the terms of the settlement, which was hit in a U. S. District Court in San Francisco, the owners and employees of TweetAdder agree not to go anywhere near a tweet in the future. Any violation of the settlement will welcome hefty fines.
Google, the world's most popular Internet search firm, is planning to connect as many as one billion more people from remote areas of the world to Internet using blimps, masts and satellites.
The Internet search giant is reportedly working on creating high-speed wireless networks in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia with the help of high-altitude blimps, masts and satellites capable of transmitting signals across hundreds of square kilometers.
Redmond-based software giant has announced the general availability of its Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS), and promised that it would match Amazon's service in pricing.
Microsoft claims that its IaaS is an all-inclusive hybrid cloud service that offers a blend of all the benefits of the public cloud and existing IT infrastructure.
Bill Hilf, General Manager for Windows Azure Product Management, wrote on the official Azure blog that customers wanted to avail all the benefits of their already made investments while also able to enjoy the flexibility of the cloud.
Intel Corporation has partnered with Chinese search engine Baidu to set up a new joint innovation lab for developing mobile apps for China’s fast-expanding mobile Internet market
The innovation lab is part of a deal signed by the two sides on Thursday this week.
The deal will provide Chinese developers with access to Intel technologies, including personal computers, tablets, and mobile phones, to test & port software for various Baidu and Intel platforms.
Blogging platform Tumblr has just hit a huge milestone by reaching 100 million blogs, the Next Web reported.
On March 2, 2013, Tumblr had nearly 93 million blogs on its network. Thus, the new figure means that the blogging platform added around 7 million blogs in less than a month.
The popular blogging platform's "About" page, which depicts the number of blogs on the site, claims that it has already reached 100.1 million blogs and nearly 44.6 billion blog posts.
In addition, there are nearly 80.2 million Tumblr posts generated each day.
There is a wide difference between fastest and slowest broadband speeds available to households in British cities, a new study by price comparison firm uSwitch. com revealed.
The wide difference leaves many consumers in cities like London, Bristol, Glasgow and Northampton in the slow lane. The biggest gap between the fast and slow broadband is being suffered by Birmingham homes, where the difference is 89 per cent.
Twitter, popular micro-blogging platform that allows users to send and receive tweets (messages) in up to 140 characters, turned 7 years old Thursday.
Co-founded and launched by Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone in the year 2006, Twitter is today one of the biggest social media giants that offers news, gossips, pictures, complaints, sports scores and all that.
YouTube, the biggest video-sharing site of the world, is getting even bigger.
Founded in February 2005 and acquired by Google Inc in 2006, YouTube recently hit one billion monthly unique users.
Announcing the milestone, YouTube team said, "Nearly one out of every two people on the Internet visits YouTube. Our monthly viewership is the equivalent of roughly ten Super Bowl audiences."
The team pointed out that if YouTube were a country, it would be the third biggest in the world after China and India, in terms of population.
Google Inc's video-sharing site YouTube has announced that the number of unique users visiting it every month has cross 1 billion.
Announcing the new milestone, the YouTube team said that nearly half of all Internet users are visiting YouTube every month to watch everything from small clips of cute puppies to depressing scenes of social unrest around the globe.
In other words, 1 in every 7 people on the plant or 14.7 per cent of the whole world population is visiting YouTube every month.
Google, the world's most popular internet search engine, posted a new doodle on its homepage to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of the renowned archaeologist & anthropologist Mary Leakey.
British archaeologist and anthropologist Mary Leakey, who is widely known for discovering the first fossilized skull of an extinct ape called Proconsul, was born on February 6, 1913.
It may be noted here that extinct ape Proconsul is now believed to be humans' ancestor. The discovery of the robust Zinjanthropus skull at Olduvai Gorge was one of the other big achievements made by Mary.
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.
On July 15, software giant Microsoft ended its 16-year experiment with MSNBC. com --- the company, in a joint disclosure with NBC Universal, revealed that it was abandoning its msnbc. com/MSNBC cable television partnership with NBC.
With NBC News’ parent NBC Universal having acquired Microsoft’s 50 percent share of MSNBC cable network for an undisclosed amount, the culmination of the Microsoft-NBC association marks the end of the first experiment in networking conventional TV media with the Internet.