Friday, 12 Jul 2013
Google has recently just announced that next generation Chrome packaged apps can now be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. Simply put, these are offline apps that give the browser more access to your system's resources, effectively blurring the lines between browser and OS.
Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013
Dropbox has just announced new APIs at its first developer conference to help apps sync data across multiple devices. The Datastore API helps developers store and sync app data across multiple devices. The new Chooser and Saver drop-ins allow apps to access and save files to a Dropbox folder.
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 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
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 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 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 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 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
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.