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.

Microsoft Adds PDF Viewing to Word Web App; Excel Web App Now Supports Freeze Panes

Microsoft Adds PDF Viewing to Word Web App; Excel Web App Now Supports Freeze Panes

In an effort to give Office Web Apps users a comprehensive productivity experience, Microsoft will be adding many new features in the coming months. PDF viewing is now possible in the Word Web App, and Excel Web App now supports freeze panes and data validation.

Friday, 5 Jul 2013

Android Flaw Leaves 99% of Devices Vulnerable to Hackers

Android Flaw Leaves 99% of Devices Vulnerable to Hackers

Mobile security firm Bluebox stumbled upon a security flaw on Android where hackers can modify any app into a Trojan program to steal personal data or take control of the system.

Samsung Buys Streaming Entertainment Startup Boxee

Samsung Buys Streaming Entertainment Startup Boxee

Samsung has confirmed that it has acquired streaming media startup Boxee. The Korean company will use Boxee's technologies to further improve the user experience across its connected devices.

Thursday, 4 Jul 2013

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.

Facebook for Windows Phone 8 Gets a Facelift

Facebook for Windows Phone 8 Gets a Facelift

The new Facebook 5.0 app for Windows Phone 8 features an overhauled UI, improved navigation, and timeline, just to name a few, with Facebook chat being built into the Messaging app on the Windows Phone as well.

Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013

Witching Hour Studios Unleashes

Witching Hour Studios Unleashes "Ravenmark: Mercenaries" Multiplayer Wargaming Mayhem for iOS

Now available on the iOS App Store as a Universal app, Ravenmark: Mercenaries is a free-to-play game featuring asynchronous multiplayer battles against friends or random strangers.

Microsoft to Discontinue TechNet Subscription Service

Microsoft to Discontinue TechNet Subscription Service

Microsoft has announced plans to discontinue the TechNet Subscription service. Currently, it allows subscribers to try full version and beta software from Microsoft's extensive library, for an annual fee as low as US$199. However, this service will be retired by the end of August 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).

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