Google introduces Facebook competitor, emphasizing privacy

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Google took its biggest leap yet onto Facebook’s turf on Tuesday, introducing a social networking service called the Google+ project — which happens to look very much like Facebook. The service, which will initially be available only to a select group of Google users who will soon be able to invite others, will let people [...]

Firefox 5 Now Available For Download

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While the official announcement of Mozilla Firefox 5 Final release is still not made, as happened in the past the Firefox 5 Final release build is already available on official Mozilla FTP servers, open to public access. The official scheduled date for Firefox 5 launch is after two days on 21st June, but the download is now online so nobody [...]

Facebook to launch music service

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Social network Facebook will launch a new music service on its website in partnership with other online music services, a media report said. The launch is likely to be announced at a conference in August, Xinhua reported citing U.S. media. The dashboard will feature friends’ recommended songs, top songs, top albums and a “happening now” [...]

Google suspends Street View service

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In a setback to its global mapping project, internet search giant Google said that it has suspended its ‘Street View’ service in Bangalore following an order from the police. “We can confirm that we received a letter from the Commissioner of Police regarding Street View. We are currently reviewing it and have stopped our cars [...]

‘Operation India’ removed from Facebook and Twitter

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The famous hacker group Anonymous has been on the news for their fight against corruption. And their latest move that has been making news is their newly opened account ‘operation India’ against corruption in, Facebook and Twitter. Recently they hacked the website of government IT organization, National Informatics Centre (NIC) in support of Baba Ramdev. [...]

India’s mobile workforce expected to reach 205 million by 2015:Study

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The number of people using mobile for work will grow by 53 percent over the next four years to reach 205 million by 2015, says a study by IT industry research company Springboard Research. “We spoke to top authorities of 55 large and medium size companies in India and found that most of their are using [...]

Joomla Quietly Crosses 23 Million Downloads, Now Powering Over 2,600 Government Sites

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According to BuiltWith, of the top million websites using content management systems (or CMSes), three systems own more than 75 percent of the total market share:WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. (All of which are open source, by the way.) Many are likely most familiar with WordPress, which TechCrunch hascovered quite a bit (and uses to power most its sites, [...]

India to have 24 million rural Internet users

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According to a new research study by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB International, the rural India’s internet users are growing day by day. In their report titled ‘Internet in Rural India’, they have mentioned that the total number of active internet users in rural area is projected to rise by 98 percent to touch 24 [...]

Microsoft finally loses Word patent battle

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Software giant microsoft finally lost its battle over Word patent with Toronto’s i4i Inc.Rejecting Microsoft’s appeal, the US supreme court upheld the 2009 lower court order against Microsoft to pay $290 million in damages to the Toronto firm for infringing its patent. The Canadian company had taken the software giant to court in the U.S. in 2007 [...]

MotionCAPTCHA – Easier, More Practical Approach To Annoying CAPTCHA’S

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CAPTCHA’s are a necessary evil, nobody likes them but they are needed to thwart away the real evil. Various alternative solutions to image based CAPTCHA’s are now being developed and tested to make things as simple as possible for humans still protecting automated exploitation of web-services. MotionCAPTCHA is one such promising development, the jQuery CAPTCHA plugin is [...]

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