Google launches new Chromecast TV dongle

Google launches new Chromecast TV dongleInternet giant, Google has announced the launch of its new Chromecast, which is a low-cost TV dongle to compete with rival Apple TV.

The new Chromecast can be attached to a television's HDMI port and it allows users to stream media from various devices including smartphones, tablets and computers. Google will launch the device in the US market priced at $35 and the company has not announced plans for its global launch of the device yet.

Google now offering three new tabs in Gmail

Google now offering three new tabs in Gmail Internet giant, Google has overhauled its emailing service, Gmail and is now organizing its e-mails under three tabs under three tabs: Primary, Social and Promotions.

The Primary tab includes e-mails from friends and family, social tab includes Facebook and G+ announcements and Promotions includes LivingSocial updates, banking alerts, etc. According to reports, the company will include advertisements that look like regular emails on the promotions tab. The emailing service also has an `updates' tab containing all the Android updates.

Google reports lower than expected second quarter results

Google reports lower than expected second quarter resultsInternet giant, Google has reported a lower than expected second quarter results as the company faced lower prices of ads and higher losses from its Motorola mobile phone business.

Women now shop online the most!

shopping-onlineNew Delhi, July 13 : Didn't women just love window shopping? If a new survey is to be believed, they're doing this online.

The study, conducted by cuponation. in, a portal which offers coupons and vouchers from leading online retailers, shows that 70 percent of respondents shopped online more than three times a month.

Five out of six respondents in India admitted to using coupons while shopping.

The survey also indicates how a majority of these shoppers are women, aged between 20 and 35.

Google brings IIFA closer to fans

IIFA-2013New Delhi, July 4 : So what if you're not in Macau for the glitzy International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) weekend and awards! This year, the event will reach Bollywood fans through a unique digital medium organised by Google.

Google will bring the weekend action to users through Google+, YouTube and Search. Bollywood stars will join a Hangout On-Air live from the green carpet, YouTube will capture the glitzy pre-event parties, and Knowledge Panels across Search will showcase everything one needs to know about the nominees.

60 million women use Internet to manage everyday life: Survey

Indian-woman-use-InternetNew Delhi, June 20 : Out of the total 150 million Internet users in the country, around 60 million women in India are now online and use the online medium to manage their day-to-day life, according to a survey conducted by Google India.

The web search engine released a report titled “Women & Web study” Thursday to understand the Internet usage pattern and its influence on purchase decisions of women using the online medium in India. It reveals that around 60 million women use the Internet to manage their day to day life, said a statement.

Dads rely on Google to solve children's problems: Survey

Dad-Kids-GoogleLondon, June 19 : What do dads do when their children approach them for help or for advice? They go to Google for answers to their kids' query or problems, reveals a new research.

The survey conducted by Plusnet reveals that 67 percent of children said they go to their dads for help and advice and 63 percent of dads will then go to Google to find the answer for them, reports femalefirst. co. uk.

Fathers mostly struggle with homework, for which they rely on the web search engine. But even when their children grow up, fathers continue to use Google to solve their problems.

Facebook received 10,000 data requests during July to December 2012

Facebook received 10,000 data requests during July to December 2012Social networking giant, Facebook has received about 9,000-10,000 data requests from various from US government entities during the second half of 2012.

The company said that the request were relating to issues from petty crime to national security. The requests were relating to 18,000 to 19,000 of its users' accounts on the social network. Released data has shown that the US government is running a much larger electronic spying operation than anticipated. The government runs its programme to track terrorist and prevent attacks.

Google might integrate Waze features in its services

Google might integrate Waze features in its services Internet giant, Google has acquired a social mapping and navigation platform and app called, Waze and it is believed that the company will soon integrate its features in its own services.

Google acquires social mapping app, Waze

Google acquires social mapping app, WazeInternet giant, Google has acquired a social mapping and navigation platform and app called, Waze and is likely to offer its services to its millions of Android customers around the world.

Yahoo! Planning to acquire Tumblr for US$ 1.1 billion

Yahoo! Planning to acquire Tumblr for US$ 1.1 billionMarissa Mayer, the Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo! has hinted that the company is planning to acquire Tumblr for about US$ 1.1 billion to expand its presence in the social media.

Mayer said that the discussions are going on with Tumblr's David Karp for the proposed acquisition. The takeover will allow Yahoo! to expand its reach to the internet users with 15 billion page views a month. Tumblr has been doing well with the marketers and investors where Yahoo! has faced problems in recent times.

Yahoo! India to organise ‘Open Hack India’ in Hyderabad

Yahoo! India to organise ‘Open Hack India’ in HyderabadInternet giant, Yahoo! India has said that it will soon organise its `Open Hack India' event in the southern city of Hyderabad during the month of July or August this year.

Yahoo!'s second largest global research and development (R&D) facility is located in Bangalore and the company generally holds the event in the city. The event had recorded a participation of 800 developers in the Open Hack competition in the previous year but the company expects only a modest participation this year in Hyderabad.

Facebook might be planning to acquire Waze

Facebook might be planning to acquire WazeSocial networking giant, Facebook has indicated that it is planning to take over a Israel-based GPS mobile navigation app Waze in a deal valued at US$ 1 billion.

Some reports suggest that discussions are taking place between the companies but no deal has been finalised as yet. Waze has more than 40 million users and its integration with Facebook will allow the social networking giant to expand into the new field of navigation and possibly add a new source of income for the company looking to create avenues of generatingrevenues.

Dropbox to host its first developer conference on July 9th

Dropbox to host its first developer conference on July 9thDropbox, a well-known Cloud storage company, has announced that it would host its first developer conference on 9th of July at Fort Mason in San Francisco.

The developer conference, which is being DBX by the company, will be used as a source to promote the Dropbox Platform.

Dropbox said in a blog post that the event would allow developers to meet other developers, engineers and designers, and share their ideas.

Researchers running Quantum Internet for more than 2 years

Researchers running Quantum Internet for more than 2 yearsResearchers at New Mexico's Los Alamos National Labs have revealed that they have been running a so-called quantum Internet for the last two and a half years.

Quantum Internet is reportedly a form of Internet or communication that theoretically can not be hacked. Quantum cryptography industry will thus open opportunities to fully secure and reliable Internet connections.

Gmail faced outage this morning

Gmail faced outage this morningSeveral users of Google's popular email service, Gmail took to the social media to express their anger over their inability to access their email accounts this morning in India.

Many users in India, UAE and other Asian countries say that the service remained down for more than an hour this morning. Several wrote on social micro blogging site that they received 502 error message while trying to access their Gmail accounts in the morning of 2 May, 2013.

Zapak games cross 100 mn downloads on Nokia store

Zapak-Mobile-GamesMumbai, April 20 : Zapak Mobile Games, a mobile gaming division of Reliance Entertainment Digital, has achieved a milestone record of 100 million game downloads on Nokia Store, a company official said here Saturday.

Known for its hit titles like "Real Steel", "Total Recall", "F1 2011", "Ben 10" and "ICC Cricket", 22 games from the Zapak kitty like "Chhota Bheem Racing", "Ninja Strike" and "WWE Raw" pushed towards the 100 million mark.

Majority don’t want boss on Facebook friends list

Majority don’t want boss on Facebook friends listAccording to a new survey, overwhelming majority of the respondents said that they do not wish to have their bosses on their friends list on social networking site, Facebook.

The survey showed that about 81 per cent of the respondents did not wish to connect to their boss on the social networking platform. The survey by poll site SodaHead and feedback site YouTell also showed that women were more hesitant in adding their bosses to the contact list on the social network than their male counterparts.

Government not trying to regulate social media: Sibal

Kapil-SibalNew Delhi, April 18 : IT and telecommunications minister Kapil Sibal Thursday reiterated that the government doesn't want to control social media but stressed the need for some regulations.

Sibal, who has been labelled in some sections of media as an enemy of social media, said social media is the most powerful tool but can also be very dangerous.

"It is not about control but how to have some regulations. We don't want to control the social media," said Sibal on the sidelines of the launch of enewspaper of India.

Infosys to combat cyber security threat with Belfast varsity

QUB-Infosys-LogoBangalore, April 16 :  Indian IT bellwether Infosys Ltd has tied up with Queen's University in Belfast, Ireland, to combat the global cyber security threat.

Invest Northern Ireland, the Irish government's regional business development agency, will also collaborate in the project.

"The partners will set up a research, education and commercialisation model, develop solutions and intellectual property for combating cyber security threats arising out of digital and cloud-based business models," the global software major said in a statement here Tuesday.

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