23 January 2008

Facebook in talks with Nokia

Two communication giants to start a partnership? Facebook could be coming to a Nokia near you sooner than you think! According to a report yesterday social media giant, Facebook is currently in talks with mobile manufacturer Nokia to have its software built into thousands of handsets. The Finnish mobile company is apparently developing ways to promote a mobile version of …

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22 January 2008

Pownce Opens To Public Tonight At Midnight

It is a service that allows uses to send messages, files, links and events to friends. The site has been in beta for more than six months and founders Leah Culver, Kevin Rose and Daniel Burka have decided that it is ready to officially releases and at midnight tonight PST Pownce will leave private beta. This will of course allow …

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22 January 2008

Yahoo! integrates Delicious into results

The latest news on Yahoo! is that they are testing the integration of Delicious user generated bookmarks into the search results. This comes as no surprise considering Yahoo! acquired Delicious in late 2005. In the weeks to come, some users will see a Delicious icon as part of their search results. The icon will tell how many people have bookmarked …

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22 January 2008

Video Search in China

According to iResearch, there were 77,342,000 Chinese people searching for videos online in November 2007, this was a 17.1% increase when compared to October.   The rate has maintained a systematically high level of growth over the last 6 months.  This is mainly due to the gradual development of video websites services in China and the increasing demand for online videos. …

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21 January 2008

Is China the biggest internet user in the world?

US under threat as #1 for internet usage Last week, the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) issued its 21st Statistical Survey Report on the Internet Development in China (so far in Chinese only, unfortunately). They reported that mainland China had 210 million internet users at the end of 2007, making China the second highest Internet user population in the …

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21 January 2008

Google Announces Checkout Trends

The Official Google Checkout Blog announced on Thursday that they now have Google Checkout Trends. Patterned after Google Trends, Google Checkout Trends charts the data of relative revenues from merchants using Google Checkout. This allows the user to see  a picture of what items are popular over time, and how two items compare with one another. For example, you can …

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18 January 2008

MySQL for a Billion Dollars

Probably one of the biggest stories of the week is that Sun will be purchasing open source database vendor MySQL for a whopping $1 Billion. The price tag might have set tongues wagging, but even more tantalising is the question which immediately arose in the minds of IT managers world wide: Now that Sun owns MySQL, what on earth are …

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18 January 2008

Work’s a breeze at Google

Employees at Google’s new development center in Fremont, Seattle have it easy. In between the three daily catered meals employees are able to play air hockey, darts and Foosball in the games room. If they need to de-stress they can pop down to nearby Lake Washington Ship Canal where kayaks are available for a midday paddle. The ‘office’ also boasts …

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18 January 2008

Google News Comes Good!

Finally they get it right, well sort of! We often give Google a hard time over the implementation and quality of their News results, and rightly so. But yesterday it was good to see them in action in a good way. The unfortunate plane crash at Heathrow showed just how quickly and accurately Google could amass information on a breaking …

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