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Windows Azure Gets Auto-Scaling For Web Apps

Windows Azure Gets Auto-Scaling For Web Apps

Microsoft conventionally makes a lot of significant announcements during its Build developer conferences. This year, the company has announced that it has added the option of auto-scaling to its Azure cloud-computing platform.

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PayPal Envisions Galactic Money Transfer Initiative For Space Travelers

PayPal Envisions Galactic Money Transfer Initiative For Space Travelers

Space travel by anyone but astronauts seems too far in the future still. But PayPal believes that the time is upon us and is collaborating with a number of other companies to launch a galactic money transfer initiative. The initiative would attempt to devise ways through which payments could be made for, let’s say, moon-bars.

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FTC Sends Warning Letters To Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Over Ads Labels

FTC Sends Warning Letters To Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Over Ads Labels

Search engines conventionally display such results towards the top which are most relevant to the user’s query. Same is usually true for the ads that are displayed alongside this content. However, search engines increasingly display paid ads without explicitly stating so. FTC has now sent warning letters to a number of companies over such practices.

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Austrian Student Group Files Complaint Against Internet Companies Over PRISM Leaks

Austrian Student Group Files Complaint Against Internet Companies Over PRISM Leaks

In the wake of the PRISM leaks which alleged that a number of technology companies had collaborated with NSA, an Austrian student group has launched legal action against these companies. Citing the European privacy laws, the group thinks that these companies might have tried for sharing user data with NSA.

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20% Users Unable To Access Apple iTunes Store Due To Outage

20% Users Unable To Access Apple iTunes Store Due To Outage

Apple’s iTunes Store recently suffered from a rather widespread outage. According to different reports, nearly 20% users of the online store were unable to make purchases. Thankfully, Apple was quick to resolve the issue.

By On June 27, 2013 Respond
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Technology Company Proposes Security Standard For Apps

Technology Company Proposes Security Standard For Apps

A number of apps dish out ads from shady advertisement networks, many of which comes equipped with malware. Not only that, many apps are able to tweak the settings of a given handset without explicitly gaining the users’ permission. A security technology company has now proposed to curb this by devising a security standard for apps.

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Kinect For Xbox One Won’t Work With PCs

Kinect For Xbox One Won’t Work With PCs

When Microsoft released the original Kinect for Xbox 360, hackers were able to tweak it and plug it into their PCs before soon. However, such liberties won’t be possible with the next-generation Kinect that will arrive with Xbox One, says Microsoft.

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O3b Launches Satellites To Offer Low-Cost Internet Connectivity

O3b Launches Satellites To Offer Low-Cost Internet Connectivity

For long, internet connectivity through satellites has been hailed as an effective solution for such regions where fiber infrastructures are not in place. Acting by this idea, O3b Networks has launched its first satellites which aims to bring low-cost and high-speed internet connectivity to remote regions.

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Woman Consumes Cola Instead Of Water For 16 Straight Years

Woman Consumes Cola Instead Of Water For 16 Straight Years

Doctors usually warn against cola drinks since they contain high sugar content and are prone to cause many health problems. However, discarding all such untoward opinions, a 31-year old woman in Monaco consumed cola, in place of water, for 16 continuous years. Predictably, she had to be hospitalized to save her life.

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President Obama Details Out Climate Change Action Plan

President Obama Details Out Climate Change Action Plan

President Obama has long been stating that he intends to take concrete actions towards curbing environmental pollution and tackling the issue of climate change. After a lot of wait, he has finally announced a 21-page climate change initiative which outlines the efforts his government will undertake in order to tackle the issue.

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Xbox Music Will Launch On Web Next Week

Xbox Music Will Launch On Web Next Week

Xbox Music has long been available on a number of Microsoft platforms. These include the likes of Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Windows RT and Xbox 360. A recent round of rumors suggested that the company may be bringing out a web-based version of it. And now, Microsoft has affirmed these rumors.

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Firefox 22 Arrives With WebRTC Support And Built-In Asm.js

Firefox 22 Arrives With WebRTC Support And Built-In Asm.js

The Mozilla team has been trying to incorporate the WebRTC protocol in the Firefox browser for a while now. Thanks to their efforts, they have finally launched Firefox 22, which is the first Firefox browser with stable WebRTC support. At the same time, Firefox 22 packs build-in support for Asm.js.

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Microsoft Joins Hands With Deem To Offer Local Deals Through Ads

Microsoft Joins Hands With Deem To Offer Local Deals Through Ads

Deem is an e-commerce platform that helps advertisers reach out to the relevant audience. The platform is usually focused in letting a local business target users within that locality. Microsoft has now inked a deal with Deem, hoping to offer more local deals from Deem through the ads displayed across Microsoft products.

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Google+ Photos App Offers Quick Photo-Sharing For Chromebook Pixel Users

Google+ Photos App Offers Quick Photo-Sharing For Chromebook Pixel Users

Google recently made a number of significant changes to its social network, Google Plus. The key changes focused on enhancing the visual appeal of the platform by making it look more image-centric. Now, complementing those changes, Google has offered a Google+ Photos app for Chromebook Pixel users.

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Just Ahead Of Google Reader’s Exit, Digg Reader Goes Live

Just Ahead Of Google Reader’s Exit, Digg Reader Goes Live

The Digg team has been hard at work in trying to create a viable RSS aggregation alternative to the outgoing Google Reader. Now, just one week before Google Reader is scheduled to be shelved, Digg has started offering the Digg Reader beta to a limited number of users.

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