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More Than 60 Investors Form BitAngels, Meant For Bitcoin Startups

More Than 60 Investors Form BitAngels, Meant For Bitcoin Startups

Bitcoin finally seems to be gaining momentum in the cyber arena. Although the virtual currency has suffered many setbacks, it is now being increasingly used by more and more vendors and users. Now, more than 60 investors have joined hands to create BitAngels, which will serve as an incubator for Bitcoin startups.

By On May 29, 2013 Respond
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Facebook May Overhaul ‘Notes’ To Compete With Tumblr

Facebook May Overhaul ‘Notes’ To Compete With Tumblr

Facebook ‘Notes’ have been around for nearly as long as the social network itself. In Facebook’s early days, Notes really did take off, but they have declined in popularity in recent times. Facebook may be on its way to regain its audience by overhauling ‘Notes’ and pitting it directly in competition with Tumblr.

By On May 28, 2013 Respond
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Chinese Hackers Steal Australian Spy Agency Headquarter Blueprints

Chinese Hackers Steal Australian Spy Agency Headquarter Blueprints

Over the past few years, Chinese hackers have regularly indulged in cyber espionage, stealing sensitive information ranging from that about weaponry to industrial designs and a lot more. Now, it has transpired that these hackers have stolen the blueprints of the headquarters of Australia’s top spy agency.

By On May 28, 2013 1 Response
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US Entertainment Industry Tells Congress It Wants To Use Illegal Methods

US Entertainment Industry Tells Congress It Wants To Use Illegal Methods

In its attempts to go after online pirates and save the precious few bucks that it loses via piracy, the U.S. entertainment industry is ready to cross all lines. In fact, it asked the Congress to allow it to use all kinds of illegal tactics and target common users.

By On May 28, 2013 Respond
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Authorities Shut Down Liberty Reserve, Arrest The Founder

Authorities Shut Down Liberty Reserve, Arrest The Founder

Liberty reserve, a portal for money transfer, had been under money-laundering investigations for a long while now. The authorities have apparently found evidence that links the website to the said charges, leading to the arrest of Liberty Reserve’s founder.

By On May 27, 2013 Respond
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Google Intends To Add Galapagos Islands To Street View

Google Intends To Add Galapagos Islands To Street View

Galapagos islands feature a unique landscape that usually feels out of this world. That, and the creatures that inhabit the islands, was precisely what led Charles Darwin to coin his theory of evolution. Now, Google intends to add the Galapagos islands to Street View.

By On May 27, 2013 Respond
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US Accuses Iran Of Hacking Energy Firms

US Accuses Iran Of Hacking Energy Firms

In the past, it was discovered that a nefarious and highly advanced malware, Flame, was used to target machines in Iran and Middle East. Attacks were also made on Iran’s energy sector. Now, U.S. has accused Iran of a similar act, citing that Iranian hackers have been targeting energy companies based in U.S.

By On May 26, 2013 1 Response
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Flickr Dishes Out A Secret ‘We’re Hiring’ Ad

Flickr Dishes Out A Secret ‘We’re Hiring’ Ad

If a company hid an ad for a job opening in the source code of a web page, how many people would possibly stumble across it? Our guess is, only the software and computer engineers who regularly go through the source codes will be able to discern it. Flickr has now dished out a clever ad, based on the very assumption.

By On May 26, 2013 Respond
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Top Social Network In Russia Gets Banned By ‘Mistake’

Top Social Network In Russia Gets Banned By ‘Mistake’

VKontakte is a social network based in Russia and is among the most popular social media sites all over Europe. Especially in Russia, VKontakte effectively replaces Facebook as the top social network website. Recently, VKontakte got banned in Russia over what the authorities claimed to be a ‘mistake’. Access to the site was restored briefly.

By On May 25, 2013 Respond
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Pandora’s Q1 Revenue Reaches $126M, Exceeds Wall Street Expectations

Pandora’s Q1 Revenue Reaches $126M, Exceeds Wall Street Expectations

The numbers on Pandora’s performance during the first quarter of this year are out. And in light of these numbers, the company has been able to perform far better than what Wall Street gurus had been predicting. During Q1, Pandora’s revenue rose by 55 percent, reaching $126 million.

By On May 25, 2013 Respond
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GIF Is Pronounced With A Soft ‘G’, End Of Story

GIF Is Pronounced With A Soft ‘G’, End Of Story

Recently, a debate sparked on the social media when White House opined that GIF, the popular images format, is pronounced with a hard ‘g.’ However, the creator of GIF has taken the White House to task over this, affirming that the pronunciation is made with a soft ‘g’ and all contrary speculations are invalid.

By On May 24, 2013 Respond
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Cyber Espionage Launched Against Pakistan, Emanating From India

Cyber Espionage Launched Against Pakistan, Emanating From India

In recent years, cyber espionage seems to be becoming a tool that is seriously used by nefarious organizations as well as individuals around the globe. Recently, it has been discovered that a number of malware attacks have been launched on Pakistani systems from India.

By On May 23, 2013 Respond
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Chinese Hackers Accessed Sensitive Information By Hacking Google: US Officials

Chinese Hackers Accessed Sensitive Information By Hacking Google: US Officials

Back in 2010, Google reported that Chinese hackers had been able to breach its systems. This triggered a very real concern from the U.S. government, leading to an investigation by FBI. Now, government officials have revealed that during the hack, Chinese hackers were able to access databases of highly sensitive information.

By On May 22, 2013 Respond
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Pinterst Makes Pins More Informative, Invites Businesses To Join

Pinterst Makes Pins More Informative, Invites Businesses To Join

Pinterest revolutionized the social media when it came up with its pins-based visual design. The company is now hoping to take things to the next level by offering ‘rich pins’ which will essentially feature more detailed and relevant information to go with them.

By On May 22, 2013 Respond
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Yahoo Gives Flickr A Visual Revamp, Offers 1TB Free Space

Yahoo Gives Flickr A Visual Revamp, Offers 1TB Free Space

Flickr is among one of the most popular photo-sharing websites online. However, in recent years, the website’s popularity has significantly declined. Yahoo, the company that owns Flickr, has now announced the rollout of a thorough visual revamp for Flickr, making the platform more image-centric.

By On May 21, 2013 Respond
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