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Bing Now Shows Content From Selected Authors On The Social Sidebar

Bing Now Shows Content From Selected Authors On The Social Sidebar

Microsoft has been adding newer features and enhancements to its search engine, Bing. The company has taken large-scale efforts to improve the relevance of the search results as well as the marketing of the engine, to which end it recently launched a marketing campaign. Now, the Bing team has announced that it will be displaying content from selected authors on the social sidebar.

By On October 8, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft ‘Mistakenly’ Issues DMCA Notices Against Wikipedia, BBC, TechCrunch

Microsoft ‘Mistakenly’ Issues DMCA Notices Against Wikipedia, BBC, TechCrunch

The original idea of sending DMCA notices to websites was to help different companies protect their copyrighted content online. DMCA notices are sent in cases where a clear infringement of copyrights occurs. Google, being the most-used search engine, is often sent DMCA notices to take down different sites from its search results over alleged infringement. Interestingly, Microsoft recently asked Google to censor BBC, CNN, Wikipedia, TechCrunch and many other mainstream websites.

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Google Now Provides Direct Answers To Natural Language Queries

Google Now Provides Direct Answers To Natural Language Queries

Google has been ramping up the performance of its search engine by enhancing the search algorithm so that it would furnish precisely the results a user is looking for. This is not possible without a close enough understanding of the natural language – and now, Google has improved the performance of its search in response to natural language queries.

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Like-a-Hug – A Facebook-ian Jacket That Hugs For Getting Likes

Like-a-Hug – A Facebook-ian Jacket That Hugs For Getting Likes

The Atlantic Cities has reported a Facebook-ian jacket, called Like-a-Hug, developed by MIT researchers. By wearing Like-a-Hug jacket, a Facebook account holder would feel someone is really hugging him/her, whenever his/her Facebook friends press “like” on his/her posts (it could be photo, comment, video or status update or something else). Want to know, how?

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US Court To Decide The Future Of MP3 Music Resales

US Court To Decide The Future Of MP3 Music Resales

The content industry in the U.S. has always guarded its interests very aggressively. A new debate regarding the resale of digital MP3 music is raging in the U.S. courts right now. It has ensued as a result of the legal battle between ReDigi and EMI.

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Google Maps Web App For iOS Gains Street View Feature

Google Maps Web App For iOS Gains Street View Feature

Google Maps has just launched its highly famous Street View feature to its web application for iOS. Street View is a feature that users have begged Google to add to its web app for weeks. With the removal of Google Maps on iOS 6, users have been left without an efficient mapping application for quite awhile. Street View allows users to view picture-by-picture of the road as if they were actually driving down it.

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Now Facebook Has Over One Billion Active User

Now Facebook Has Over One Billion Active User

Mark Zuckerberg shared the news this morning. Now Facebook has over one billion active user. He also shared Facebook’s first official Brand video. Keep reading for the video and more details. We also have some interesting statistics at the end of the article.

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Earthquake Buddy Alerts Friends About Your Location When An Earthquake Strikes

Earthquake Buddy Alerts Friends About Your Location When An Earthquake Strikes

Earthquake Buddy is a brand new application developed by The App Collective to alert friends and family of your location when an earthquake strikes. The application is $3.99 on the iOS app-store and works to resolve the issue of finding loved ones in the midst of a disaster. Last year when a major earthquake struck Japan, communication was a huge issue because phone lines went down rather quickly.

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[Tips] When You Should Go For Paid Google Apps For Business?

[Tips] When You Should Go For Paid Google Apps For Business?

If your business is expanding and you asking yourself is it really convenient to hire a Google Apps for business, I must admit it is a tough question because there are many factors that must be considered. Considering that many people are accustomed to using Gmail and we have a whole suite of products that we can use (like Docs, Calendar, etc.), it is a good idea. But we have to consider some other things, because, unlike Gmail, Google Apps account is not free. Is it really a good idea to sign up for Google Apps for Business?

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FreedomPop Launched Free Internet Service Beta

FreedomPop Launched Free Internet Service Beta

FreedomPop has announced the launch of it free internet service beta for public. The current package will offer guaranteed 500 MB data every month for free. Currently, the company is using Clearwire’s 4G network, and hopes to include Sprint’s 4G LTE network in 2013. User’s will be able to enjoy free internet at 4G speed without any contract or hidden fees.

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Woman Jailed For “LOL”-ing In Facebook After DUI Accident

Woman Jailed For “LOL”-ing In Facebook After DUI Accident

“LOL” (the acronym for Laughing Out Loud) is one of the most used phrases by netizens. Where can’t you find it? Millions of tweets, statuses and comments use this expression everyday. But, using this expression has turned costly for 18-year old Paula Asher. She has sentenced to jail as a consequence of using “lol” on Facebook.

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Japan Enacts Stringent Copyright Law To Curb Piracy

Japan Enacts Stringent Copyright Law To Curb Piracy

Without much discussion, Japan’s House of Representatives (衆議院 Shūgiin) approved a revised copyright law on June 15, 2012. The new copyright law has gone into effect yesterday. The new law has started a new era into copyright infringement handling through stringent counter-measures. For example, if someone download any pirated content from the internet, he/she may face a sentence of 2 years in jail or a fine up to ¥2 million (US$25,700).

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Gmail Restored In Iran, YouTube Block Continues

Gmail Restored In Iran, YouTube Block Continues

In the wake of the controversy ignited by the YouTube video about the movie ‘Innocence of Muslims’, Iran had decided to apply a blanket ban on access to Google services, including YouTube. While it was speculated that this ban may be rather long-term, Iranian authorities have restored Gmail access.

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Facebook’s 30th Employee (Now Ex) Revealed Why He Had Been Fired

Facebook’s 30th Employee (Now Ex) Revealed Why He Had Been Fired

You night have read the harsh reality of Facebook revealed by Ex 51st Facebook employee. Now another ex employee of Facebook has revealed his story about being fired from Facebook for being a “liability”. He has also explained why he would never work there again even if he gets a second chance. Read the amazing story inside.

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Chinese Can Insult The Government Online But Can’t Criticize Censorship

Chinese Can Insult The Government Online But Can’t Criticize Censorship

China has somewhat of a tightly-secured nation-wide internet that is closely monitored by the regime. It is for this reason that the Chinese internet is said to be behind a ‘Great Firewall’ which sifts through all data from Chinese internet users. Interestingly, even if you are in China, you can easily criticize the Chinese government online without recurring any untoward repercussions.

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