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Tech industry braces for more antitrust scrutiny

Tech industry braces for more antitrust scrutiny

WASHINGTON – After eight years of light antitrust scrutiny under a Republican White House, the technology and telecommunications industries are bracing for stepped up oversight by the Obama administration’s Justice Department. Christine Varney, the head of the department’s antitrust division, vowed in a May speech that her office will take a tough look at potential […]

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Microsoft to enter social networking space

Microsoft to enter social networking space

Microsoft has always been in adopting internet trends. But, better late than never. Hence, its no surprise that it has decided to enter the social networking space now. Microsoft has created a research group to look into how the company can extend its reach into social networking. The new research team will be called Future […]

By On October 10, 2009 4 Responses
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FCC launches probe into Google Voice service

FCC launches probe into Google Voice service

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a probe on how Google treats calls to certain rural areas that phone companies need to connect. The probe has been launched following a complaint placed by AT&T, accusing Google of failing to live up to the Net neutrality rules it has long supported before the U.S. government, and […]

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Apple Gets A Mapmaker. Where Does That Leave Google?

Apple Gets A Mapmaker. Where Does That Leave Google?

In case you haven’t had enough location-based news tonight, here’s another very interesting bit. It looks like Apple has very quietly bought an online mapping company, Seth Weintraub of Computerworld reports tonight. Apple’s purchase of Placebase actually took place this past July, and a founder of a partner company that was using Placebase maps tweeted […]

By On October 2, 2009 2 Responses
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Facebook rolls out Lite site

Facebook rolls out Lite site

Facebook, the world’s largest social network site, has finally rolled out Facebook Lite, a stripped-down version of Facebook. The new site is simpler and faster than the Facebook main version. The Lite site offers fewer features compared to the main site, and drills Facebook down to its core features. The Lite edition of Facebook is […]

By On September 13, 2009 4 Responses
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802.11n Wi-Fi standard approved finally

802.11n Wi-Fi standard approved finally

After a seven year long wait IEEE has finally ratified its 802.11n high throughput WLAN standard. Finalization of the standard took six years since the first version was released. The standard has gone through a number of drafts. News of the ratification broke via a blog post showing an email sent by Bruce Kraemer, Chair […]

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Yahoo Brings Meme: New Extended Twitter

Yahoo Brings Meme: New Extended Twitter

It finally comes. Yahoo first starts it in Portuguese now here comes In English. Its a New Extended Twitter Type Micro Blogging Tool. It dont have twitter 140 Letter limit, and it comes with new rocking feature like directly viewable image, video, mp3 sharing option. Lot easier interface. Yahoo! Meme is still in its close […]

By On September 12, 2009 1 Response
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Buzz grows as Apple media event is scheduled on Wednesday

Buzz grows as Apple media event is scheduled on Wednesday

What will it be this time? Will be a new product launch? Will it be an enhanced iPod launch? Will it be Steve Jobs meeting the press? What it will be? The buzz is growing up ahead of Apple media event scheduled Wednesday. The event will be held at 10:00 am Pacific time (1700 GMT) […]

By On September 8, 2009 8 Responses
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South Korea halts rocket launch minutes before lift-of

South Korea halts rocket launch minutes before lift-of

The launch of the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) is postponed minutes before lift-off. The exact reason of the halt was not been announced. However, the problem is rumored to be a technical glitch. The launch was stopped Wednesday exactly 7 minutes and 56 seconds before the firing. It was not immediately known why the […]

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Biggest case of Identity Theft : 130M credit card number stolen by US man

Biggest case of Identity Theft : 130M credit card number stolen by US man

Federal prosecutors accused a US man of stealing 130 million credit card numbers. The charge filed on Monday is said to be the biggest case of identity theft in US history. Albert Gonzalez, 28, the prime accused of the case, is already facing a charge of theft of 40 million credit card numbers. According to […]

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Wikipedia’s Video Player Cooming Soon

Wikipedia’s Video Player Cooming Soon

In an interview with Bee.tv Erik Moller, deputy director of the Wikimedia Foundation, have reiterated that the vidoe capability in Wikipedia will be unveiled soon. Though this is a much anticipated feature being added to Wikipedia (or Mediawiki, the underlying Content Management System that runs Wikipedia), the choice of codec by the Wikimedia foundation has […]

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So the Apollo 11 Consipiracy Theory is False!

So the Apollo 11 Consipiracy Theory is False!

For over two decades, conspiracy theoriests have cried foul over the American claim of conquering the moon. But the restored video footage released by NASA recently seems to end the controversy. A NASA official claims in an offical press conference that the video released is not altered or created but only the restoration of the […]

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Twitter Hacked Again!

Twitter Hacked Again!

Twitter has been hacked again. And not just admin panel is hacked this time but over 300 internal documents had been stolen. Read the financial, business, technical strategies at TechCrunch

By On July 18, 2009 Respond
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National park

National park

A national park is a reserve of land, usually declared and owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. National parks are protected areas of IUCN category II. The largest national park in the world is the Northeast Greenland National Park, which was established in 1974. According to The World Conservation […]

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International Space Science Institute

International Space Science Institute

The International Space Science Institute (abbreviation: ISSI) is an Institute of Advanced Studies based in Bern, Switzerland. The work at this institute is interdisciplinary, focusing on the study of the solar system, and encompasses planetary sciences, astrophysics, cosmology, astrobiology, and the Earth sciences. A main activity is the interpretation of experimental data collected by space […]

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