News: Internet

Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013

Facebook Rolls Out Graph Search, Here's Why You Should Revisit Your Privacy Settings

Facebook Rolls Out Graph Search, Here's Why You Should Revisit Your Privacy Settings

Facebook is rolling out its internal Graph Search engine to all users. Graph Search has been in limited beta since the beginning of the year, it allows users to search across Facebook very much like how you'd use a search engine like Google. Here's why you should revisit your privacy settings.

Monday, 8 Jul 2013

Google Paid For Adblock Plus

Google Paid For Adblock Plus "Acceptable Ads" Whitelist Privilege?

Google has recently been accused of paying Eyeo, the creators of Adblock Plus, for the privilege of being on the company's "Acceptable Ads" whitelist. This whitelist prevents ads from Google -- and a few other unnamed companies -- from being blocked.

Thursday, 4 Jul 2013

Major Tech Companies, including Google, Facebook & Yahoo, Send Letter to MCI

Major Tech Companies, including Google, Facebook & Yahoo, Send Letter to MCI

The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), a Hong Kong-based association formed by eBay, Facebook, Google, Salesforce and Yahoo, sent a letter in June to Singapore's Minister for Communications and Information (MCI) Yaacob Ibrahim on the new licensing framework for online news sites.

Google Paid $45 Million for 7% Stake in Vevo

Google Paid $45 Million for 7% Stake in Vevo

Google has just taken up a 7% stake in Vevo for an estimated US$45 million, which means it's worth about US$650 million. Vevo serves music related videos, and is currently one of the most viewed channels on Youtube.

Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013

Yahoo Acquired Video App Company Qwiki for US$50 Million

Yahoo Acquired Video App Company Qwiki for US$50 Million

Yahoo has just announced its acquisition of Qwiki, a start-up company that created an iPhone app which lets users create short movies using photos, video clips and music tracks. The deal was said to be worth an estimated US$50 million.

Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013

Maxthon Partners with AMD to Offer Web Browser Optimized for Next Gen APUs

Maxthon Partners with AMD to Offer Web Browser Optimized for Next Gen APUs

Maxthon has partnered with AMD to release its new Windows-based Maxthon Cloud browser, which is optimized for AMD's next generation of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs).

Monday, 1 Jul 2013

Yahoo Retiring AltaVista and 11 Other Products

Yahoo Retiring AltaVista and 11 Other Products

Yahoo has recently announced that it will be shutting down a total of 12 products in order to concentrate on products that have more value to the company.

Friday, 28 Jun 2013

Internet Explorer 11 Adopts Open Standards, SPDY and WebGL

Internet Explorer 11 Adopts Open Standards, SPDY and WebGL

Microsoft has announced Internet Explorer 11 will support SPDY and WebGL. Early adopters can look forward to speedy web browsing, and interactive 2D and 3D graphics without the need for any plug-ins.

Monday, 24 Jun 2013

Mozilla Delays Firefox Third Party Cookie Blocking Feature

Mozilla Delays Firefox Third Party Cookie Blocking Feature

Mozilla announced last week that they will be collaborating on the Cookie Clearinghouse, or CCH, with Stamford Law School's Center for Internet and Society (CiS). However, this development will mean more delays to the launch of its cookie-blocking feature that was announced in February this year.

Thursday, 20 Jun 2013

Yahoo to Free Up Inactive Email Addresses

Yahoo to Free Up Inactive Email Addresses

Yahoo has just announced that inactive (for at least 12 months) Yahoo IDs will be freed up so that new or current users can sign up for the Yahoo ID they have their eye on.

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