Tuesday, 28 May, 2024


Private Facebook Data Becomes Big Business

When a security researcher made personal profile information of more than 170 million Facebook users available to the public on BitTorrent--a peer-to-peer file sharing site--many questioned why he did not attempt to sell that information to an interested party. Names and profile data on

Microsoft Will Try to Block Google-Yahoo Japan Deal

A legal battle is brewing between Microsoft and Google for control of Japan`s lucrative search market.Microsoft will try to convince Japan`s Fair Trade Commission that a search advertising agreement struck earlier this week between Google and Yahoo Japan will be harmful to competition,

Blackpad Could Compete with Apple iPad

Research In Motion will introduce a tablet computer in November to compete with Apple Inc`s iPad, Bloomberg News reported on Friday. The Waterloo, Ontario-based maker of the BlackBerry smartpnone will call the device the Blackpad, according to one of the sources.The Blackpad is expected

YouTube Increases Video Length Limit

YouTube is said to increase the video length limit from the current 10 minutes to a whooping 15 minutes. There’s no confirmation from Google, but it would be a pretty significant move for the biggest video site in the world. While most videos on the site are significantly smaller that

Oldest Tweeter Ivy Bean dies at 104

Britain`s oldest Tweeter has died in her sleep at the age of 104, staff at her care home have said. Pat Wright, manager of Hillside Manor where Mrs Bean lived, broke the news on her Twitter feed.The centenarian had clocked up an astonishing 56,300 followers on the social networking site,

Sky to launch 3D channel

Sky will fully launch its 3D channel on October 1 but will only be available to those with the Sky+ HD package and a 3D-enabled television.The station has been live since April 3, but other than six Premier League football matches, has only been playing promotional snippets of 3D footage.

Facebook launches Facebook Questions

Facebook has introduced a new `ask a question` option for a small number of beta testers. Sitting next to “update status” on a user’s wall, questions are automatically public to all users of Facebook, and will allow people to tap in to the collective wisdom of Facebook’s 500

Yahoo! Japan adopts Google search engine

Yahoo Japan Corp. said Tuesday that it will use Google technology to run its search engine and search ad delivery system, after a similar deal in the U.S. was derailed by regulators concerned about a monopoly.The decision by Yahoo Japan, which is largely independent from its California

Microsoft sells 10 Windows 7 licenses per second

Microsoft sold nearly 10 copies of Windows 7 every second over the last month, according to numbers the company released Thursday. 25M sold in last 29 days, 175 million since launch, crows Company. Peter Klein, Microsoft`s chief financial officer, announced the latest Windows 7 milestone.

Banglalion launches WiMAX at Khulna

WiMAX internet service provider, Banglalion Communications Limited, launched its WiMAX service in Khulna this time after Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet and Rajshahi.Banglalion authority disclosed this in a press conference at a local hotel on Saturday.  Chief Commercial Officer of the company

Unmanned solar plane lands after 14 days

A British-designed, solar-powered aircraft today finally landed after shattering the endurance record for an unmanned plane.The Zephyr completed two weeks of non-stop flight above a US Army range in Arizona before finally coming in to land.It has more than doubled the unofficial record of

IBM launches new mainframe computer

IBM unveiled a new mainframe computer called "zEnterprise," which it said was the most powerful mainframe ever and is more cost-efficient than previous-generation products.IBM said its zEnterprise is 40 percent to 60 percent faster than its predecessor, System z10, but uses about the same

Cheapest Tablet Unveiled by India: Costs $35

In another attempt to bring a usable computer to the masses at an extremely affordable price point, India has developed a touchscreen-computing device, which will cost only $35. India`s Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal this week unveiled the low-cost computing device that

Education goes hi-tech with projector

Epson officially unveiled the EB-450wi Ultra Short throw Interactive projector. Targeted mainly towards schools, colleges, universities or even offices. This projector is capable of displaying a 97" screen from a distance of just 0.766m. Based on 3LCD technology, the EB-450wi has a

Nokia seeking new CEO

Nokia is reported to be searching for a new chief executive as its CEO for the past four years, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, struggles with the company\\\`s falling profits and market share, notably in the smartphone market. The Finland-based company\\\`s board of directors could make a decision

Facebook reaches half a billion users

The social networking site snagged its 500 millionth user , according to Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who announced the news in a blog post.   The site, which launched in 2004, has gained around 100 million new users in the last six months. The UK currently has around 26m

iPad goes to nine more countries

Apple Inc plans to start selling the iPad tablet PC, its latest hit product, in nine new international markets, making the device available in a total of 19 countries.   The new markets are Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and

E-book sales outstripping real books

Sales of digital e-books have outstripped real books for the first time, according to Amazon. The firm said that it has sold 143 e-books for its Kindle e-reader for every 100 hardcover books over the past three months. That rate has accelerated with Amazon selling 180 e-books for every

Paul the Octopus now an iPhone application

Paul, the psychic octopus who predicted World Cup matches with uncanny accuracy, is now an iPhone application. Paul, an octopus at an aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, earned worldwide attention during the World Cup with his predictions, which included Spain`s victory in the final against

Boeing unveils spy plane

Boeing has unveiled an unmanned hydrogen-powered spy plane called Phantom Eye, which can fly for days on end without refueling.The hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system, a demonstrator that will stay aloft at 65,000 feet for up to four days. The aircraft is designed for