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Senate Shows Unanimous Support For Internet Sales Tax

Senate Shows Unanimous Support For Internet Sales Tax

A number of e-retailers such as eBay, Overstock recently launched a campaign, asking the consumers to strive against a potential internet sales tax. However, despite these efforts, U.S. Senate has passed the ‘Marketplace Fairness Act’ which effectively places an internet sales tax on online retailers.

By On May 8, 2013 1 Response
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YouTube Is Ready To Launch Paid Channel Subscriptions

YouTube Is Ready To Launch Paid Channel Subscriptions

We have known for a while that YouTube has been working on a paid subscription service, although the video site hasn’t launched the service yet. Now, certain sources indicate that YouTube may be on the verge of launching the service for some of the top video channels.

By On May 6, 2013 Respond
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PayPal May Start Accepting BitCoin Payments Soon

PayPal May Start Accepting BitCoin Payments Soon

The virtual currency, BitCoins, has been around for a while. But it didn’t gain a lot of traction, until quite recently. An increasingly large number of vendors seem ready to start making use of BitCoins. In what may be a major win for BitCoins, PayPal is now considering the option of accepting BitCoin payments.

By On May 6, 2013 Respond
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Indiegogo Campaign Launched For Gathering Money To Help Survivors Of Savar Garments Tragedy

Indiegogo Campaign Launched For Gathering Money To Help Survivors Of Savar Garments Tragedy

On 24 April 2013, around at 08:50 am (BD Time), an eight-storied commercial building Rana Plaza, situated at Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, in which 5 were garments from 2nd floor to 6th floor, collapsed entirely. The incident led more than 550 garments people to death and around 2,500 to injury. Many garments workers have been rescued by cutting off their hands or legs (one or both). At present, life of those survivors of the Savar garments tragedy have come to a stop. So, to help the families of the survivors of the Savar garments tragedy, online crowd-funding Indiegogo has started to gather money.

By On May 5, 2013 1 Response
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Zero-Day IE Vulnerability Used To Target Nuclear Weapons Researchers

Zero-Day IE Vulnerability Used To Target Nuclear Weapons Researchers

A security firm recently found out that a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 has been used by hackers to install malicious trojans on the systems of nuclear weapons researchers and Department of Energy employees. Microsoft has confirmed the exploit and has provided guidelines on how to patch the exploit.

By On May 5, 2013 1 Response
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Facebook Can Lead To Psychosis, Reveals Study

Facebook Can Lead To Psychosis, Reveals Study

In the past, many studies have tried to explore the positive as well as adverse affects that excessive use of social media can have on us. A new study has come up with more drastic conclusions though. According to it, Facebook and other similar sites can induce psychosis in individuals.

By On May 5, 2013 Respond
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Online Media Fears Censorship During Upcoming Malaysian Elections

Online Media Fears Censorship During Upcoming Malaysian Elections

Elections in Malaysia are just around the corner. And many independent, online media outlets have voiced fears that the government will try to censor them, just like it has in the past. Since these online media outlets are known for independent reporting, it is understandable that the government is worried about them.

By On May 5, 2013 Respond
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Google Puts Palestine On The Digital Map

Google Puts Palestine On The Digital Map

For long, Palestine has been treated by many international bodies as a non-independent nation. Even when users visited www.google.ps, they would reach a page which mentioned ‘Palestinian Territories.’ Thankfully, the search giant has now formally recognized Palestine.

By On May 4, 2013 1 Response
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Outlook.com Now Has 400 Million Accounts, Including 125 Million Mobile Users

Outlook.com Now Has 400 Million Accounts, Including 125 Million Mobile Users

Micorosft’s Hotmail has been around for a long time. But over the years, the use and popularity of Hotmail diminished significantly. So the company recently re-branded the email service as Outlook.com, a move that seems to have paid off well. By now, the company claims that there are some 400 million Outlook.com accounts.

By On May 4, 2013 1 Response
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Sabam Sues Belgian ISPs For Providing High-Speed Internet

Sabam Sues Belgian ISPs For Providing High-Speed Internet

Sabam is the Belgian association of authors, composers and publishers. The organization has a past of launching flimsy lawsuits over copyright infringement allegations. Sabam has now launched a lawsuit against Belgian ISPs for providing high-speed internet access to customers.

By On May 3, 2013 1 Response
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iTunes Nears 50 Billionth App Download, Apple Offers $10,000 Gift Card

iTunes Nears 50 Billionth App Download, Apple Offers $10,000 Gift Card

Every time the app downloads on iTunes are about to reach a big number, Apple is sure to let the world know about it. For instance, the company has now beset the home page on iTunes with the message that App Store is about to hit the 50 billionth app download. And the lucky user will get a whopping $10,000 card.

By On May 3, 2013 Respond
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Bitcoin Mining Code Discovered Inside E-Sports League Client Software

Bitcoin Mining Code Discovered Inside E-Sports League Client Software

In the past, a number of Bitcoin frauds have been unearthed which have significantly undermined the repute of the e-currency. Now, another similar episode has been discovered: E-sports Entertainment Association (ESEA) gaming league apparently embedded bitcoin mining code inside its client software.

By On May 2, 2013 Respond
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Mozilla Warns FinFisher Not To Use Firefox’s Name

Mozilla Warns FinFisher Not To Use Firefox’s Name

FinFisher is a notorious surveillance software that is routinely used by repressive regimes around the world to keep an eye on dissidents and activists. It has been discovered that the company behind the software, Gamma International, installs FinFisher on victim computers by associating it with popular programs such as Firefox.

By On May 2, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Wins Case Against Domain Squatters

Facebook Wins Case Against Domain Squatters

Domain squatting refers to the practice of registering such domains which rhyme with popular websites. For instance, if you register a domain such as dacebook.com, you are essentially domain squatting. Facebook had filed a case against some 100 or so domains, charging them with domain squatting. The social network has won the case recently.

By On May 2, 2013 Respond
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Make Skype Calls Directly From Outlook.com Inbox

Make Skype Calls Directly From Outlook.com Inbox

Microsoft has been ramping up its email service over the past few months. The company first rebranded Hotmail as Outlook and since then, has been adding many new features to it. Microsoft has announced that Outlook users in the U.K. can make Skype calls directly from their Outlook.com inbox.

By On April 30, 2013 1 Response
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