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San Francisco - If you no longer enjoy watching your favorite program on regular television, then perhaps you might be interested in switching it up with Google TV devices. LG Electronics is making a big bet on Google TV and plans to introduce an extended lineup at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where the South Korean company will be taking the wraps of two brand new Google TV devices, as well offer seven models and five different screen sizes of HDTVs featuring the search giant's Web-meets-living-room platform. (more…)
San Francisco -- Microsoft earns its bread-and-butter via its two major software products that generate the vast majority of the company's revenue. But, in a precisely planned move to uproot its dominion, arch rival Google has steadily been pushing Google Apps, its own online productivity suite, a direct alternatives to Microsoft's Excel, PowerPoint and Word as well as software for collaboration and video conferencing to battle Microsoft Office a long time ago.(more…)
Mountain View, California -- In a fresh move, the kind-hearted folks over at Google must be looking forward are extending the goodwill amongst its popular Gmail user base that it has in store for them for the next year by being nice to millions of people living in the US and Canada, as Google on Wednesday said that free Google Voice calls via Gmail, allowing you to perform free domestic calls through the year of 2013 within the US and the Great White North, making it a snap to connect with friends and family scattered all over.(more…)
Los Angeles -- In a rigorous attempt to curb online child abuse, several private Twitter accounts have been disabled after it was discovered that they contained indecent images of children.(more…)
San Francisco -- In a surprising turn of events, Google has updated its field trial of new search features with further Gmail integration: Those who have signed up for the experimental features can now unearth relevant information from their inbox on flights, restaurant bookings, or purchases directly into search results, as long as you are logged in.
The new capabilities are now an indispensable part of Google's search “field trials” that began earlier this year, and are limited to @gmail.com users in the U.S. You can sign up for it here, and you should be able to use the new features after you receive a confirmation email.(more…)
Los Angeles -- Barely a week after rumors cropped up about a Facebook product that mimics the hot new app Snapchat, the social network giant over the weekend announced the launch of the Poke app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that lets you send messages, photos and videos to your friends on the social networking service that disappear within 10 seconds of someone opening them.
Last week, news was ripe that Facebook has reinvented its Poke feature with a new standalone clone of the controversial feature with a new product called Poke for iOS.(more…)
Mountain View, California -- Attempting to help users find businesses tied to its popular products, thus, in an interesting update last week, search engine Google has embedded indoor photography for businesses from search results pages, allowing users to see if the ambiance of that downtown restaurant matches the online review. This way, users have a way of seeing what the inside of a business looks like.
As the service is growing rapidly, Google is making it even easier to take a virtual tour of business interiors without leaving home. Google Business Photos present 360-degree panoramas, allowing businesses who have been able to participate in this get the added bonus of letting users to scope out businesses without actually visiting.(more…)
San Francisco - Would you like to be able to send a direct message to someone you are not familiar with on Facebook? Well, how much would you pay then to contact a stranger? The social media giant has discovered a new revenue generating stream, and is sprucing up its messaging system, and the most interesting change is a move to charge people to send a message to someone outside their network. The social networking giant is testing such a paid service at $1 per message. (more…)
Los Angeles - In a fresh move, it appears that users of the hugely populated social network Facebook may have to gear-up for some more design tweaks to their Timeline, as the company is looking for ways to simplify the timeline design. The social media leader is experimenting with some significant changes that are already showing up for a small number of users - and may roll out to the masses very soon.(more…)