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Google’s ‘lottery registration’ for this year’s I/O to open from April 8 until April 10

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:37

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Google has recently announced that it would be - via a 'lottery registration' system - randomly selecting the attendees for the 2014 Google I/O developer conference which is scheduled to be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on June 25 and June 26.

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IRS declares Bitcoin Property not Currency

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:57

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The Internal Revenue Service has finally taken its stand on the virtual currency. Bitcoin's virtual currency will not be taxed as currency, but as property. Though it may seem that the IRS has taken out the fun part of dealing in Bitcoin, many users will continue to trade in virtual currency. The value is only going up in the short term.

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Google launches new field trial for Gmail to make ‘Promotions tab’ more photo-focused

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:38

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In a Tuesday blog post, Google has revealed that it has launched a new field trial for Gmail, with the aim of giving the 'Promotions tab' feature of the company's popular email service a Pinterest-like makeover.

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Google slashes the pricing of its cloud platform services

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:26

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At the Google Cloud Platform Live event in San Francisco on Tuesday, Internet search giant Google announced that it is slashing the cost of its cloud platform services by 2.6 cents per GB.

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Quora rolls out Verified Profiles, starting with President Barack Obama

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 09:54

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The question-and-answer social network Quora has finally started rolling out Verified Profiles, beginning with the US President Barack Obama. On Monday, Obama became the first person to get the big blue check of authenticity on the Quora network when he answered two questions related to the Affordable Care Act.

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Microsoft to implement stricter policies to protect Hotmail accounts

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:13

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Software giant Microsoft has recently stated that it plans to bring more stringent policies in place to ensure that its Hotmail account holders are protected against spying and searching activities.

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Google unveils Android OS version for wearable technology

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 09:25

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In a strategic move which marks Google's foray into the smartwatch arena, the company unveiled a version of its Android operating system - dubbed the 'Android Wear' version - for wearable technology on Tuesday.

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Larry Page bemoans deterioration of Internet privacy

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 09:14

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At the TED conference in Vancouver on Wednesday, Google CEO Larry Page made a rare public appearance, and talked about the deterioration of Internet privacy. However, despite bemoaning the situation, Page also said that he sees real advantage in more online openness with medical histories.

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Former House Speaker criticizes Commerce Department’s decision to relinquish control over Internet administration

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 09:32

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In a Friday post on microblogging service Twitter, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has sharply criticized the newly-announced move by the US Commerce Department to relinquish its control over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) --- the organization which administers the Internet.

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Google drastically drops price for storage on Google Drive

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:51

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In an aggressive price-cut move, Google has recently announced that it is slashing the cost of its Google Drive cloud storage solution drastically, along with increasing the capacity for consumers.

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Password protection for updated Google Play Store

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 19:07

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The rising instances of people “accidentally” downloading paid applications from Google’s Play Store has prompted Google to come up with the password protect feature in its updated version.

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US federal government to relinquish control over the administration of Internet

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 09:15

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In a highly significant announcement made on Friday, US government officials have said that the federal government will relinquish its control over the administration of the Internet.

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Report: Desktop search spending to decline this year as mobile search spending grows

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:21

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According to the latest statistics released by market research firm eMarketer, there will probably be a fall in the amount of money spent by advertisers on desktop search spending in 2014, evidently because an increasing number of people are now using their smartphones to search information.

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Internet inventor Tim Berners-Lee seeks digital bill of rights

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 08:43

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The World Wide Web turned 25 on March 12, 2014. In commemoration of the milestone achieved by the Web, its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee - who first proposed the World Wide Web ion March 12, 1989 - has urged Internet users to come to the Web's defense.

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Twitter hit by service outage for nearly one hour

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:02

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Popular microblogging service Twitter experienced a service outage on Tuesday. The outage, which took down the Twitter service for nearly one hour, began at around 11am PST/2pm EST.

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World Wide Web’s inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls to ensure web freedom

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 09:42

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In a statement released in coincidence with the 25th birth anniversary of the World Wide Web, British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee - the inventor of the World Wide Web - has called on people to ensure the freedom of the Web.

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Twitter bug allowed unauthorized followers to read tweets from protected accounts

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:18

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In a recent report on its official blog, popular microblogging service Twitter has revealed that a bug in Twitter has, since November 2013, allowed users to read tweets which they otherwise should not have even seen.

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Internet hits ‘25 years’ milestone on March 12, 2014

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:12

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On Wednesday, March 12, 2104, the Internet will complete 25 years of its existence --- with the idea of the Internet having been first proposed by British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee in March 1989.

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Competition Commission of India Investigating Case against Google

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 17:38

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Google is currently facing a Competition Commission investigation for possible violation of the competition norms laid down by India. The investigation for this accusation is being conducted by CCI, the watchdog for fair trade in the country.
 

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Google preparing to release Android-based SDK for wearable devices by March end

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 09:26

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During the course of his recent address at the South by Southwest (SXSW) event, Google's Android/Chrome SVP Sundar Pichai said that the company has efforts underway to release an Android-based Software Development Kit
(SDK) for wearable devices.

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