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Facebook’s Nearby Friends connects mobile users

April 18, 2014 |

Facebook has begun rolling out a new feature dubbed Nearby Friends which will help users know which of their friends are nearby.

Nearby Friends is an opt-in feature and helps users find out how close they are to their friends’ … Read More

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Samsung: Milk Music’s ‘$3.99 premium service’ coming soon

April 18, 2014 |

It hasn’t been long since Samsung launched Milk Music – a free Internet radio service without ads. And the Korean electronics giant has already revealed that it is “soon” going to add a price tag with an all new premium … Read More

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European Media Tycoon: ‘We are afraid of Google’

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One of Europe’s leading media tycoons has accused Google of abusing its monopoly position in the digital sector to build up a ‘superstate’ free of anti-trust and privacy laws.

Mathias Dopfner, chief executive of Germany’s Axel Springer SE publishing house, … Read More

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Twitter starts pushing mobile app-install ads

April 18, 2014 |

Twitter on Thursday announced a new advertising platform through which it intends to grab a share out of the increasing app advertising vertical. The microblogging site said the new mobile advertising suite will make it easier for advertisers to promote … Read More

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WordPress 3.9 ‘Smith’ brings new editing features

April 17, 2014 |

WordPress.org on Wednesday announced the arrival of the much-awaited WordPress 3.9 with a host of new and improved features. The new WP 3.9 release is available for download for new users and update in WordPress Dashboard for existing users.

The … Read More

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Cryptocurrency exchange Cryptsy pauses trading

April 17, 2014 | 1

Users of Cryptsy, the cryptocurrency exchange, which allows for trading of over 100 different types of cryptocurrencies has been having troubles since a few hours following which trading has been suspended for maintenance.

According to reports, user started noticing negative … Read More

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Virgin Media apologises for the email glitch

April 17, 2014 |

Virgin Media on Wednesday offered an apology to thousands of its customers whose e-mail inbox were bombarded with spam emails, following a mailing list error.

The issue was that one of the company’s suppliers had sent a message to inform … Read More

Tor: ‘We’ll lose about 12% of guard and exit capacity’ because of Heartbleed

April 17, 2014 |

Tor (The Onion Router), the internet traffic anonymising service, is bleeding due to the Heartbleed vulnerability, claims a recent report.

According to the Register, some of the Tor nodes are running compromised versions of OpenSSL, which leaves a possibility of … Read More

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Game of Thrones season 4 episode 2 breaks previous torrent swarming records

April 15, 2014 |

Episode 2 of Game of Thrones season 4 has managed to break previous torrent swarming records with over 193,000 people sharing a single copy of the latest episode yesterday evening, a new report has claimed.

According to data from Demonii … Read More

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Google explains email scanning practice in its latest TOS update

April 15, 2014 |

Google on Monday has updated its terms of service that explicitly illustrates company’s email scanning practices.

The updated terms of service includes a new paragraph that explains how Google’s software scans and analyses user email content and messages automatically when … Read More

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