Facebook Ventures to Online Gambling in UK

Facebook is getting into a new venture in the United Kingdom: online gambling. The popular social networking company, with over 955 million members, gives Gibraltar-based Gamesys the go signal to run Bingo Slots Friendzy on Facebook. The game allows users 18 years old and above to ditch traditional Facebook Credits and play using real money. […]

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Pinterest Opens Registration to Public

Pinterest, the social media website that got people create their very own visual boards, has thrown away the by-invitation-only registration and is now open to the public after two years since its launch. Anyone can sign up using their Twitter, Facebook, or their email address. “We’re really excited to have the capacity to offer Pinterest […]

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Indian Prime Minister to Give Free Mobile Phones to Poor Families

As technology continue to widen the gap between the haves and the have-nots, several sectors attempt to use technology to bridge the gap. The government of India, led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, plans to provide one mobile phone to “every family living below the poverty line” at no cost on the family’s part. The […]

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Google PayPal Verifone US Carriers Unite to Form Mobile Payments Commission

The mobile payment industry–particularly the NFC variety–remains at its infancy in the United States, with several companies jockeying for position to set the standard. However, without proper direction (not to mention the willingness to adopt to new technologies) the NFC payment system would remain an impractical curiosity for many consumers. In an effort to make […]

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Google Acquires Frommers Travel Guide Service

Google has announced it is acquiring Frommer’s, the travel brand owned by John Wiley Sons Inc., for an undisclosed amount in a bid to bolster the web search giant’s offerings of local reviews all over the world. Frommer’s provides information from a variety of destinations globally from restaurants to hotels, with its content deemed valuable […]

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Google Takes Aim at Torrent Sites

Google has re-modified its web search algorithms with an intention to demote websites with high numbers of copyright complaints, such as torrent sites. The new algorithm also changes the search results if Google suspects there will be a pirate site appearing on the list. It is also Google’s way of avoiding possible accusations from copyright […]

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Kaspersky Lab Seeks Help to Crack New Malware

Online security company Kaspersky Lab is facing a blank wall in cracking the mystery of a new malware and is seeking the help of those who have what it takes to defeat the virus. Last week, the security firm has uncovered Gauss, a malware that has attacked users in the Middle East. It aims to […]

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Google Encourages Hackers to Poke into Chrome Browser

For the second time this year, Google has set up its own hacker competition. The web search giant is hosting the Pwnium 2, which is being held at the Hack in the Box 10th anniversary conference in Malaysia. The challenge is simple: look for security holes in Google’s Chrome browser. Over $ 2 million worth […]

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Microsoft Unveils New Logo

Microsoft has just revealed a logo makeover, incorporating elements of its Windows logo from the font design to the window pane symbol on the left. The new Microsoft logo comes months after the company reveals the Windows 8 logo, which bares similar elements except that the window symbol is turned slightly. It has been 25 […]

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Facebook Cracks Down on Fake Likes

Social networking giant Facebook has announced it is taking steps to eliminate bogus Likes posted in Facebook brand pages. These fake Likes are often from users who do not exist or do not have any knowledge of the page’s subject or business. Clamping down on fake Likes is not only to keep pages filled with […]

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