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Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Ever wondered why your friends were posting spammy links on Facebook (or maybe your profile has done it too) - and what to do about it?
So Google's finally unwrapped its Music Beta service (currently by invite only, and only in the U.S.), which promises to give you "instant access to your personal music collection without the hassle of wires or syncing."
Besides the promised multi-tasking and Twitter integrations, the upcoming Windows Phone 7 update, codenamed Mango, promises even more features.
The next Android operating system for smartphones will include some features that were previously exclusive to Android tablets.
Microsoft buys Skype for a whopping US$8.5 billion, making it the company's most expensive purchase of all time.
Google launches an invitation-only version of its online music service. Still in its beta phase, users get to store digital versions of songs they own in an online "locker" which they can access via Internet-enabled devices.
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
The Wall Street Journal has broke the news that Microsoft is in talks to buy Skype.
Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the co-founders of YouTube, buy yet another company, after buying bookmarking site Delicious from Yahoo last month. The latest company they're acquired is Tap11, an analytics firm which tracks social media.
With the addition of thousands of Hollywood feature films such as Inception, The King's Speech, and The Green Hornet, YouTube has officially entered the movie-rental business in the US.
Microsoft Research has just demonstrated a few new gestures for Microsoft Surface. This includes as a rock to anchor a point and a rail to act as a ruler, moving beyond the usual multi-touch pinching methods.