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Twitter Considers Creating A Marketplace Similar To Square Market

Twitter Considers Creating A Marketplace Similar To Square Market

Until now, Twitter has heavily focused on generating revenue through advertising. And while that is going fairly well, the company now aims to diversify the profits by considering a marketplace on its platform, somewhat similar to Square Market.

By On January 17, 2014 Respond
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Smart TVs And Refrigerators Are A Huge Security Threat

Smart TVs And Refrigerators Are A Huge Security Threat

A few years ago, handsets and tablets were the only smart devices which were commercially available apart from regular computers. Today, there are smart TVs and refrigerators, ovens and even smart toys. And all this is putting the users at risk.

By On January 17, 2014 Respond
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In 2018, Less Than 1 In 10,000 Apps Will Be Successful

In 2018, Less Than 1 In 10,000 Apps Will Be Successful

Today, apps are considered the life-line of any mobile platform. The more apps a mobile platform has, the more is it preferred by the users. But given the explosive growth of app stores, Gartner has forecasted in a recent report that in 2018, less than one in 10,000 apps will be successful.

By On January 16, 2014 Respond
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Anonymous Hacks, Defaces MIT Site On Aaron Swartz’s First Anniversary

Anonymous Hacks, Defaces MIT Site On Aaron Swartz’s First Anniversary

Aaron Swartz, the notable internet luminary and the co-founder of Reddit, committed suicide last year on Jan 11, 2014. In his memory, Anonymous recently hacked and defaced MIT’s site since the university was involved in litigation against Swartz.

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Syrian Electronic Army Takes Over Microsoft’s News Twitter Account

Syrian Electronic Army Takes Over Microsoft’s News Twitter Account

Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has pulled off a number of high-profile hacks in the recent past. The notorious hacking group apparently took over Microsoft’s News Twitter account recently, sending out many tweets against the company itself.

By On January 12, 2014 Respond
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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.

By On January 10, 2014 Respond
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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.

By On January 10, 2014 Respond
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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.

By On January 5, 2014 Respond
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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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