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Ello ready to take on Facebook

Ello ready to take on Facebook

Facebook has been dominating the realm of social media for more than a decade already; however, a new social media by the name of Ello is gaining a lot of attention that has been described as “anti-Facebook”. It has a strong appeal for its stand on advertisement and users’ privacy, and armed with these potent tools, Ello looks ready to take on Facebook. Ello is one year old and has survived as a private social network all this time. Recently, it has become available on “invitation only” basis. This new social media seems to have created a demand for itself…

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Another boost by Google for content creators

Another boost by Google for content creators

YouTube is nine years old and it gets about one billion visitors a month, in addition, the amount of time spent by its visitors is growing at a pace of 50 per cent annually. Nevertheless, YouTube faces competition from other online elites for video space, especially from Facebook, the social media giant that is supposedly convincing some of YouTube’s star producers to choose Facebook instead of YouTube. Content creators with status at YouTube have been given incentives for the past three years; during this period, $100 million have been channeled for professional content development. Coming this time is another boost…

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Will Bleep survive on BitTorrent

Will Bleep survive on BitTorrent

Concern over privacy while chatting on the internet is not a new phenomenon. You never know whether somebody is bugging you while you are online. The majority of the chatting apps rely on some kind of a “central” server that facilitates communication between two persons sending messages back and forth. These servers are quite capable of snooping; so, whatever seems to be private between you and the person you are chatting with is actually vulnerable to exposure by the host server. Bit Torrent has just released “Bleep” that may excite you as this app establishes peer to peer communication, eliminating…

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Sony is bringing game streaming to the PS3

Sony is bringing game streaming to the PS3

The leading gaming console provider in the world Sony has shown why it has been able to sell such a high number of its flagship consoles and made the world know that one doesn’t need to spend exorbitant amounts of cash on a new console in order to incorporate new features. The company is launching a service called the PlayStation Now for the PS3. This service will allow customers to rent PS3 games and immediately start playing them because they stream over the Internet. This new technology was released on the PS4 and previous generation consoles in order to attract…

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Can Google salvage Google+

Can Google salvage Google+

Google’s social media platform Google+ has not been successful compared to Facebook or Twitter so far; apparently there is an effort to popularize the network as the team that operates Polar will be joining Google+ soon. Polar is an opinion tracking service that started about two years ago and was co-founded by Luke Wroblewski and Jeff Cole. Recently, David Besbris, Google’s Vice President of Engineering, has announced that the company has acquired Polar; the Polar team is supposed to enhance Google+ experience among its users. It is yet to be seen whether through this step Google can salvage Google+ by…

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MSN Messenger’s final nail in the coffin to be hammered on October 31st

MSN Messenger’s final nail in the coffin to be hammered on October 31st

Microsoft is taking a new initiative that will enable the company to mold a prosperous future for itself. Unfortunately, the company’s Messenger platform is not going to be a part of the utopic vision the company’s CEO Satya Nadella has for the tech giant. The objectives that Nadella has laid out are extremely ambitious; there are several sacrifices that will have to be made for the company to reach the platform that has been laid out in the timeline. Not long ago, nearly 18,000 employees were laid off as part of the changes that the company plans to implement in…

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GoTenna will allow you to text even without service

GoTenna will allow you to text even without service

The past few decades have seen technology breaking a number of boundaries; however, still there are some limitations that are left to be overcome. These limitations often have to do with traveling to those locations that have little to no reception at all, which will limit you from browsing the internet or engage in a texting and calling spree. However, a nifty gadget being called the GoTenna will reduce that limitation gap even further. GoTenna, the product of a Brooklyn situated hardware startup, has a vision to provide cellular service at a mobility level, especially in those regions where there…

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Facebook launches new social networking app just for celebrities

Facebook launches new social networking app just for celebrities

Facebook, the world’s biggest social networking site, was originally created exclusively for college students; but, eventually Facebook’s business model changed making it accessible to billions of users around the globe. However, this time the social network has brought in a new kind of exclusivity in the form of an iOS app called Facebook Mentions. The new app can only be accessed by public figures or individuals whose names are well known to common people; for instance: Celebrities Journalists Government officials Brands/businesses To put it more bluntly, any person who is famous and owns an iPhone or iPad will be able…

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Emojli is here, care to take a look?

Emojli is here, care to take a look?

The newly announced inbound messaging app Emojli is a unique social media platform that will allow users to communicate only through emojis (emojis, aka smilies, are used to express different ideas and emotions). What’s more, to use this new platform one would need to have an emoji as his or her username. Emojli is a brainchild of Tom Scott and Matt Gray. Scott and Gray believe that users can take part in meaningful conversations using emojis and are assuring that the app will soon become a reality. Although it’s not yet known when exactly the messaging app will be launched,…

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Google acquiring Baarzo, the video search startup

Google acquiring Baarzo, the video search startup

It’s only been a few days since Google owned Nest (the digital thermostat manufacturing startup acquired by Google for $3.2 billion) acquired Dropcam for $555 million, but the advertising giant is all set to make another acquisition. This time, the company is planning to acquire the video search startup Baarzo. What’s more, according to the technology news website TechCrunch, information provided by a third source is suggesting that Baarzo has already been acquired by the tech biggie. Google acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion in an all-stock transaction. So, it’s obvious that the company will keep on looking for ways to…

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