140 characters may seem morsel-sized but billions of them have managed to put Twitter on everyone’s radar from celebrities to marketers. What began as an experimental side project in 2006 has quickly ascended the ranks to become one of the world’s best known and most utilized social networks. Not to mention the world’s first micro-blog and real- time news feed.
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Facebook recently got into trouble when it was revealed that they were behind a Google smear campaign. Essentially, Facebook hired a PR firm to get journalists and bloggers to write negative press about Google’s privacy policies and practices. The tactic backfired when some enterprising journalists did some research and found out that Facebook was behind the campaign
We know of RIM’s primary market to be the Enterprise users and its Blackberry continues to enjoy a strong foothold. However, of late, the rapid adoption of Apple’s iPad by Enterprise users have set RIM in motion to come-up with a competitive product, the result being that of the Blackberry ‘Playbook’.
Well, the nomenclature ‘Playbook’ itself sends a signal that RIM is not solely targeting the Enterprise users but willing to spread out to the more ‘playful’ crowd vis-a-vis the youth and the younger generation-y.
Reliance Communications (RCom) has forayed into the tablet computer market with the launch of an Android-based 3G Tablet, priced aggressively at Rs. 12,999. The Reliance 3G Tab has been sourced from Chinese telecom company ZTE and is custom built for the Reliance network.
The Reliance 3G Tab has a seven-inch display with Android 2.3 OS. The device comes with a 512 MB RAM and a micro SD external storage that can support up to 32GB storage capacity. The tablet has a 2MP rear camera and a frontal camera for video calling. The Reliance tab supports a number of Android features such as document viewing/editing. Other notable features of the tablet are email on the go, Mobile TV, voice calling, GPS and video streaming.
NEW DELHI: A group of hackers, claiming to be part of Anonymous, has said it will “kill” Facebook on November 5. The group has posted a video on Facebook saying the social networking websites has poor privacy policies and it is not acceptable.
“Your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed,” a speaker said in the video. The group claimed Facebook has been selling information to government agencies and giving clandestine access to information security firms so that they can spy on people from all around the world
However, Anonymous, the hacker collective, which in recent months has gained attention its due to its politically-motivated virtual attacks, has clarified on its Twitter account that it is not related to the group threatening attack on Facebook.
After the news on “attack on Facebook” spread, @anonops, a Twitter account associated with Anonymous, claimed: “OpFacebook is being organised by some Anons. This does not necessarily mean that all of Anonymous agrees with it.”
Incidentally, November 5 is the Guy Fawkes Day in Britain. The event was used symbolically in the anti-establishment Hollywood film V For Vendetta. The mask – called Guy Fawkes mask – used by the hero of that film has seen its popularity rise in recent years after Anonymous adopted it as the group’s symbol.
Pierre Cardin, one of the world’s most famous fashion empires, has launched a new Android Tablet that combines the elegant design with the user-friendly technology. The gadget supports 3G and WiFi capability, a USB port, and a multitouch capacitive screen. The Pierre Cardin Android tablet comes equipped with a tasteful case and an exclusive black gift box. If you are interested, you can purchase the Pierre Cardin Android tablet for £275 or $447. More pictures after the jump.
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Let’s be honest: we hated Google Wave. If we’re really, really honest, we didn’t even understand Wave. No-one did.
Deep down, most people unlucky enough to access Google’s first stab at a Facebook-stomping killer social network didn’t know what the hell it was for. And even if they did, they had no idea how to use it. When it didn’t freeze your browser into an immovable slab of ice, that is.
And while Wave befuddled the few uber-geeks who bothered to play with it, Facebook and Twitter took ownership of the masses, building hooks into every life, desktop and application.
Google+, currently in invite-only beta, is designed to destroy those awful Wave memories. Google+ is clean. It’s smart. It has widgety Circles that you can waste hours creating and deleting again. And it will, in the coming months, attach itself like a limpet to every other Google service you use (including Picasa Web Albums and Google Search).
Armed with a rare invite, we’ve spent a day thrashing Google+ to within a few miles of its life. And our verdict? Google+ may just be good enough to make you go hunting for the Delete section of your Facebook or Twitter account – if, repeat if, the search giant continues to tweak the beta, and opens the toy soon to more users.