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Facebook Announced To Kill Sponsored Stories By April 9

Facebook Announced To Kill Sponsored Stories By April 9

Facebook launched ‘Sponsored Stories’ in 2011. Sponsored Stories are a type of ad unit that appear on a user’s news feed when a friend engages with a certain brand that pays for the exposure. However, lately, Facebook has announced that it will kill the Sponsored Stories by April.

By On January 11, 2014 Respond
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Burger King Encourages Fans To Dislike Its Facebook Page, Gives Free Big Macs In Return

Burger King Encourages Fans To Dislike Its Facebook Page, Gives Free Big Macs In Return

These days, most of the companies take social media to be a game of numbers. Get that many likes, this many followers and you will be all set. But Burger King’s Norway unit decided to take an entirely different approach by asking fans to unlike its Facebook page.

By On January 10, 2014 Respond
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KickStarter Concludes 2013 With $480 Million In Funding And A Focus On Entertainment

KickStarter Concludes 2013 With $480 Million In Funding And A Focus On Entertainment

KickStarter originally started out as a way of crowdsourcing funds for tech ideas but over the years, it has come to fund all sorts of cool ideas. The site has now revealed that it received $480 million in funding from the users during 2013.

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Snapchat Finally Apologizes, Offers Opt-Out Option For ‘Find Friends’ Feature

Snapchat Finally Apologizes, Offers Opt-Out Option For ‘Find Friends’ Feature

It was recently reported how Snapchat ran into a PR disaster when the phone numbers and usernames of its 4.6 million users were leaked online. The company has now apologized, offering an opt-out option to avoid a similar debacle in the future.

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Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP Expires With the OS In April

Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP Expires With the OS In April

Microsoft is all set to shut down all support and security updates for Windows XP come April this year. The company has now revealed that Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP will also expire at the same time.

By On January 9, 2014 Respond
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Twitter Founder Announces Jelly, A Social Q&A Network For Mobile Devices

Twitter Founder Announces Jelly, A Social Q&A Network For Mobile Devices

Jelly is a new social network which lets you ask questions and get answers from other humans. Launched only a day ago by Twitter founder Biz Stone, the new service is exclusive to mobile devices and comes with brilliant visuals.

By On January 8, 2014 Respond
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Apple Tops $10 Billion In 2013 App Store Sales

Apple Tops $10 Billion In 2013 App Store Sales

Apple has broken quite a few tech records in the past few years. Marching forth, the company has now reported that its App Store sales went past $10 billion in 2013.

By On January 8, 2014 Respond
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Malware Targets Users Visiting Yahoo.com, Security Firm Reveals

Malware Targets Users Visiting Yahoo.com, Security Firm Reveals

In the past, Yahoo has been criticized often for its numerous security breaches. The company is yet again in difficult waters, with security experts citing that a malware is being used to target any Yahoo.com visitors.

By On January 5, 2014 Respond
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US’ First Bookless Public Library BibiloTech Opens In Texas

US’ First Bookless Public Library BibiloTech Opens In Texas

BiblioTech is the world’s first library in the United States that only provides digital copies of books to patrons rather than stocking paper copies as well. Now, a new branch of this public library has been opened in Texas.

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Data Risks Persuade Digital Ocean Cloud Services To Start Scrubbing Hard Drives

Data Risks Persuade Digital Ocean Cloud Services To Start Scrubbing Hard Drives

When data saved in cloud storage is deleted, the hard drive need to be scrubbed to totally annihilate the data, or someone else may access it later. Digital Ocean had a policy of not scrubbing hard drives until quite recently when a developer exposed this flaw in the cloud service’s data management.

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Coca Cola Has 16 Million Mac Addresses

Coca Cola Has 16 Million Mac Addresses

Coca Cola may not exactly be the first company that pops up in your head when you read about technology. But that wouldn’t change the fact that Coca Cola has been allocated a whopping 16 million Mac addresses.

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New York Times Will Soon Redesign Its Website, Introduce Native Ads

New York Times Will Soon Redesign Its Website, Introduce Native Ads

New York Times has been in a financial fix for some time and now has come up with a plan to resolve it. The paper will revamp its website on Jan. 8 while at the same time, introducing native advertisements embedded within its regular content.

By On January 3, 2014 Respond
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Check If Your Snapchat Account Been Compromised

Check If Your Snapchat Account Been Compromised

We recently reported the massive Snapchat breach, letting the hackers lay their hands on as much as 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers. Not sure if your Snapchat account was among these? Given below is a quick look-up tool to help you confirm.

By On January 2, 2014 Respond
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NSA Can Hack Into Your Wi-Fi Network From Up To 8 Miles Away

NSA Can Hack Into Your Wi-Fi Network From Up To 8 Miles Away

It was recently reported that NSA has specific units of elite hackers, tasked with hacking into all kinds of hardware and networks. Further details on the subject reveal that these NSA hackers can hijack a Wi-Fi network, even while they are miles away.

By On January 2, 2014 Respond
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Official Facebook & Twitter Account Of Skype Got Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army

Official Facebook & Twitter Account Of Skype Got Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has decided to celebrate the new year with a solid dose of hacking. The pro-Assad group recently gained control of Skype’s social media accounts, demanding an end to online spying.

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