Internet firm Yahoo has recently announced yet another acquisition --- that of social-video startup Ptch, which is backed by Dreamworks Animation. The announcement of the Ptch acquisition by Yahoo comes with the disclosure that Yahoo will shut down the startup on January 2, 2014.
In a recent blog post, Google has announced that its Infrastructure-as-a- Service (IaaS) cloud - the Google Compute Engine - is now generally available; nearly 18 months after the product was first introduced by the company.
Internet firm Yahoo has revealed in a Monday announcement that it has acquired natural language processing (NLP) startup SkyPhrase. While the financial terms of the acquisition have not been officially disclosed by Yahoo, the company has said that the four-member SkyPhrase team will join the Yahoo Labs business unit in the New York City offices.
According to a latest report, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are not meant only for good business and shopping opportunities, but it is also a great time to travel, as many companies offer great deals in order to enjoy this holiday shopping weekend.
In a blog entry posted earlier this week, Google's popular video-sharing site YouTube has acknowledged that its recent move in the direction of Google+ comment integration has flooded the new comments system with spam messages.
In a Wednesday blog post, security researchers from Symantec revealed that they have discovered a new Linux worm, which has been dubbed Linux. Darlloz. The worm has been categorized as a low-level threat, as of now, because its existing version targets only those devices which run on CPUs made by Intel.
The use of Google's futuristic Glass wearable computing device has been outlawed inside a Seattle restaurant called Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge. In a last week incident, one of the restaurant's Glass-wearing patrons - Nick Starr - was asked to leave the place if he did not put the device away.
According to reports, the season for cyberscams has apparently begun; with cybercriminals having started to take aim at Black Friday and Cyber Monday which are just around the corner. And, with `money' determining the course of action of the cybercriminals, the chief focus of cyberscams this time round is on mobile devices and social media.
In a Tuesday post on its Google+ social network, Google announced the release of a Chrome extension which brings the previously-mobile-only Google Voice Search feature to PCs and laptops.
In a Wednesday blog post, Internet search giant Google has revealed that it has kicked off its `Project Link' initiative under which it plans to construct high-speed fiber-optic networks in countries that lack fast broadband connections, starting with Kampala - the capital of Uganda, Africa.
In a Monday announcement, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said that the Internet firm is expanding its efforts to protect its users against online surveillance. Mayer said that all the communications and other information flowing into Yahoo's data centers across the world are being encrypted, so that the users' online activities can be protected from prying eyes.
In the latest announcement pertaining to its Street View project, Internet search giant Google has recently revealed its first 360-degree look at `Floating City' Venice, Italy. Google's Street View team has beautifully documented Venice through the lens of the Trekker backpack camera.
Social network Facebook revealed in a Wednesday announcement that it has launched an updated version of its iOS Messenger app, which boasts a new look and comes with additional functionality.
Broadband measurement firm Sandvine has revealed in its latest report that, in the last six months, the share of BitTorrent protocol in total Internet traffic in the US has witnessed a decline; marking the first ever plunge in BitTorrent traffic.
Internet search giant Google is set to roll out a new `Shared Endorsements' feature on Monday. The new feature will give Google the right to use the image as well as public comments of the users of Google properties in display advertisements on the company's network.
Google started rolling out new features to its Maps service on Wednesday. The new features underscore some incremental changes which Google is bringing to the Maps service, in an effort to make it an indispensable interactive mapping solution in future.
In an attempt to give more privacy to its business users, Google announced the addition of new privacy controls to its Google+ social network on Tuesday.
Earlier this week, Facebook acknowledged the findings of recent research which hinted at a trend that teenagers are cooling on the social network; and confirmed that there has been a plunge in teen use of late.
- Finnish startup Jolla Oy launches its self-titled Jolla headset in Europe
- HTC to launch dual-SIM variant of flagship HTC One handset in UK
- Nokia quietly unveils Lumia 525 Windows Phone 8 smartphone
- Acer unveils its first touchscreen Chromebook – the $300-priced C720P
- Microsoft’s launch-day sales of Xbox One surpass 1 million units