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Facebook is testing a way to become a virtual shopping mall

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A retailer, for example, could list and sell products directly through itsFacebook (FB, Tech30) page. People who visit the page would be able to browse, shop and pay without ever leaving Facebook’s mobile app, or Facebook.com. (This story was first reported by BuzzFeed.)

This idea is appealing for companies who want as many ways to sell their products as possible. On the other hand, if more businesses start selling on Facebook, they’ll be at the mercy of Facebook’s algorithms and probably have to start buying ads to make sure people see their products. Facebook could also start taking a cut of sales in the future, resulting in possibly higher prices for customers.

At the end of the day, this experiment will likely become a reality. It fits well with what Facebook has already become very good at doing — online communication and advertising.

During its F8 conference earlier this year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that users will be able to chat with businesses and track packages within Messenger, and transfer money between friends.

Giving companies a way to sell their products would tie these strings together. More importantly, the plan would reinforce Facebook’s message that the data it has on its users are better than anyone else’s. This is especially important for ad targeting. After all, if you’re an advertiser paying to show people a post that people can click on to buy something, you’ll see an immediate and direct pay off for your investment.

Google (GOOGL, Tech30) — Facebook’s biggest competitor — has been working on its own version of a “buy now through us” strategy. Just this week, Google launched the ability for businesses to sell products through its site, so that when people click on a Google shopping ad, they’re taken to the page where they can check out using saved payment information from their Google accounts.

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Posted by on 21/07/2015 in --Google News--

 

4 Useful Twitter Automation Tools and How to Use Them By Kristi Hines

Social media is about engagement, so there’s often quite a large debate about adding any automated elements to a social media campaign. Because let’s face it—no one wants to follow an account that’s essentially a bot. Or do they?

While some automation tools do nothing but make your social media profile look like an announcement board, other tools can be used to sync right into your normal engagement to give it a helpful boost.

 
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Posted by on 20/07/2015 in --Google News--

 

Microsoft to issue nine security updates to Windows, Office

Microsoft has released their advance notification for the October 2014 Patch Tuesday updates. There will be a total of nine updates issued next Tuesday, October 14, three of them rated critical.

The three critical updates address problems in Internet Explorer and all versions of Windows. The first update, for Internet Explorer and Windows, is rated Critical on Windows client systems and Moderate on servers. The problems are likely mitigated by the Enhanced Security Configuration in Windows Server. The other two critical updates, affecting Windows and the .NET Framework, are critical on all Windows platforms, with a couple exceptions for Server Core.

Four other updates affect Windows. One is rated Moderate and the others Important. The Moderate bug also is listed as affecting Microsoft Office 2007 IME (Japanese).

Another update to Office affects Office 2007 and 2010 on Windows, Office for Mac 2011 and the Office Compatibility Pack SP3, is rated Important on all.

The final bug is a security bypass vulnerability, rated Important, in ASP.NET MVC versions 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 and 5.1.

Microsoft will also release a new version of the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool and probably some as-yet undisclosed number of non-security updates to various Windows versions. It has also become popular for other companies, most prominently Adobe, to release security updates for their own products on that day.

 
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Posted by on 10/10/2014 in --Google News--

 

Microsoft unveils Windows 10

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MICROSOFT has offered its first glimpse of its Windows 10 software that it hopes delivers a winning formula for powering tablets and smartphones, along with laptops and desktop computers.

The US software colossus focused on its core business market while unveiling an “early technical preview” of next-generation Windows software slated for release next year.

Microsoft executives said the naming decision to skip right from Windows 8 to Windows 10 was intended to reflect that the new software will be a big leap and not a small step.

While pulling back the curtain on an early technical build of Windows 10, Microsoft heralded the operating system as a blend of what was best in the previous two generations.

“This is what Windows 8 should have been,” analyst Rob Enderle of Enderle Group in Silicon Valley said after attending the unveiling event in San Francisco.

“Now, they have the most advanced platform to deal with a BYOD (bring your own device) world.”

An “Insider Program” for developers who want to dabble with Windows 10 and provide feedback will kick off tomorrow.

“Windows 10 represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows, unlocking new experiences to give customers new ways to work, play and connect,” said Microsoft operating systems group executive vice president Terry Myerson.

“This will be our most comprehensive operating system and the best release Microsoft has ever done for our business customers.”

Pressure has been on Microsoft to win over companies that have shunned the current version of Windows, which was radically overhauled to adapt to the booming popularity of computing devices with touch screen controls.

While Windows 8 was tuned into personal lifestyles rich with smartphones or tablets, it was not a hit at companies where people still work using traditional computers with keyboards and mice.

More than a year after its release in late 2012, the number of businesses using Windows 8 were vastly outnumbered by those using Windows 7 and even using the earlier Windows XP, according to market trackers.

The operating system is crafted to automatically adapt to whichever device someone is using, from Xbox consoles and desktop computes to tablets or “tiny gadgets,” according to Microsoft.

“Windows 10 will run across the broadest range of devices ever from the Internet of Things to enterprise data centres worldwide,” the US software firm promised.

Microsoft also said the coming version of Windows will provide developers a converged platform that will allow them to write a single application that can run across the array of devices powered by the software.

Windows 10 will also boast enhanced security, including separating and securing data in ways more resistant to breach or theft.

A beloved “start menu” missed by users will make a comeback, providing ‘quick one-click access to the functions and files that people use most,” according to Microsoft.

Windows 10 is also designed to make it easier to work using multiple files or applications simultaneously.

The software can also segregate personal and work activities on mobile devices, allowing companies to wipe their information as needed but leave anything else untouched.

Windows 10 is also the first platform to aggressively handle biometrics “up through eyeball recognition,” according to Enderle.

“I had a list of things Microsoft needed to do, and they ticked off everything,” Enderle said of how Windows 10 is shaping up.

“It looks like they really hit on all the elements.”

Microsoft even improved a command prompt, addressing a long-running lament of Windows users stretching back for generations of the software.

Microsoft’s Windows remains the dominant platform for traditional PCs but has been overtaken in the fast-growing mobile segments of tablets and smartphones by Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.

 
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Posted by on 01/10/2014 in --Google News--

 

Who invent the Email ?

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As you’re reading this post on Facebook, you must be aware that to log into Facebook you need an email account. But have you ever wondered about the origins of email?

Email is  32 years old. But how many of us know that VA Shiva Ayyadurai, an Indian-American scientist invented Email when he was just 14 years old.

Ayyadurai was born to a Tamil Family in Bombay. At the age of seven, he left with his family to live in the US. In 1978, aged 14, he developed a full-scale emulation of the interoffice mail system which he called “E-mail”. It replicated all the functions of the interoffice mail system: Inbox, Outbox, Folders, Memo, Attachments, Address Book, etc. These features are now familiar parts of every email system.

Studying at Livingston High School in New Jersey, Ayyadurai began his work on the email system for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He closely observed that the desktop of each secretary, in addition to the typewriter, had an Inbox, Outbox, Drafts, Carbon Copy Paper, Folders, Address Book, Paper Clips (for attachments), etc., which they used each day to create and process incoming and outgoing mail.

Then he conceived an electronic version of this system. He created a computer program of over 50,000 lines of code, which electronically replicated all the features of the interoffice mail system.

On August 30, 1982, the US government officially recognized Ayyadurai as the inventor of email by awarding him the first US Copyright for Email for his 1978 invention. Yet his name is nowhere in modern history of computer science. Whoever claims the invention, Ayyadurai will remain the father of E-mail. We hope he gets the name in history he deserves.

 
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Posted by on 22/09/2014 in --Google News--

 
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Posted by on 21/03/2014 in --Google News--

 

Google’s Chrome browser comes to Apple’s iPhone

Google and Apple may still be at each others’ throats — remember Steve Jobs’ threat to “go thermonuclear war” on the company he felt ripped off the iPhone — but you wouldn’t know it from the way Google was talking on Thursday.
At its I/O conference for developers, Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) announced that its Chrome browser will be available in iTunes App Store later on Thursday, as will Google Drive, the productivity app suite that includes Google Docs. The news drew cheers and applause from an excited crowd of software writers.

“People have been asking us for this for a long time, but we wanted to make sure we got it right,” Sundar Pichai, Google’s head of Chrome, said during his keynote presentation.
Chrome is now the most popular browser in the world by some metrics, including Google’s own. It has 310 million active users, and a growing number of them are mobile. Google’s Android mobile operating system began using Chrome as its primary built-in browser in its most recent version.
Chrome’s portability and constant updates have made it a hit, but it hasn’t been available on the world’s most popular smartphone and tablet until today.
Apple’s (AAPL, Fortune 500) restrictions on third-party software are legendary, but browsers in particular have had a difficult time making their way into the iTunes App Store. That’s because Apple’s doesn’t approve apps that duplicate its core functionality.
Related story: A look behind Apple’s App Store curtain
If a browser gets approved, it has to render Web pages through an iOS software called UIWebView — a tool that allows apps to display Web content without ever leaving an app. But it’s slow and can’t take advantage of some of the hardware capabilities that make browsing in Safari lightning-fast.
Just a small handful of third party browsers, including Dolphin, Opera and a few others, have received approval. Like those browsers, Chrome will take advantage of its giant server farm to load pages quickly, bypassing the need to use the hardware tools exclusive to Safari.
Apple did not respond to requests for comment on Chrome’s entry into its market.

After a heavy load of Android announcements and updates on Wednesday, including a new tablet, it was slightly strange to see Google engineers proudly wielding an iPad and an iPhone on stage Thursday. But adding Chrome and Drive to the popular iOS platform will expand Google’s user base and ecosystem.
Google’s browser allows users to sync tabs, bookmarks and other settings across multiple devices. Once a user signs in to the browser on any computer or phone, they can view their opened tabs and browsing history.
That means that someone can search for and click on a restaurant’s website on a Chrome browser on a PC, then open Chrome on an iPhone and instantly view the restaurant’s page. The user can even hit the back button on the phone to go back to the search results, a feature Google showed off at its conference.
Google’s Drive App is also making its way to iOS Thursday, and it comes with some new, long-awaited features.
Beginning Thursday, Google Docs users will be able to edit their documents when offline. The app will store the document in the device’s cache, and it will automatically upload it to Google Drive when connected.
The company said offline mode for spreadsheets and presentations will follow soon. The ability to edit while disconnected has been one of the key differentiators between Microsoft Office and Google’s productivity apps.
Perhaps the coolest new feature that Google unveiled Thursday was Google Drive’s ability to search for photos without any captions or tags. For instance, a search for “pyramids” spat back a few photos that a keynote presenter had taken while in Giza.

 
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Posted by on 02/07/2012 in --Google News--