Archive for October, 2011

Microsoft acquired Skype

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Software giant Microsoft has acquired ‘Skype’, an Internet communication company in $8.5 billion and announced the acquisition on October 14, 2011. Microsoft acquired SkypeIt has been the largest ever acquisition deal for Microsoft to buy the amazing brand that is used extensively by millions of people around the world to stay connected with family, friends and clients. Skype has more than 600 million people as their registered users. It is expected that Skype CEO ‘Tony Bates’ will head the Skype Division in Microsoft for bringing together the best of Microsoft and of Skype.

In the future, it is expected that Skype will be integrated across different Microsoft products to broaden Skype’s reach and make it as a fundamental way for people to communicate online. So, may be in the next release of Windows Operating System, users will be able to use Skype and communicate using this great VoIP service.

Google Buzz to shut down its services for Google+

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Google Buzz, a social networking and micro-blogging tool from internet giant ‘Google’, which was launched in February 2010 will be out of service within few weeks. Google announced this news on October 14, 2011 as a measure to focus solely on Google+. Google BuzzEarlier this year, Google announced that it may shutdown some of the products and services which are not widely used and may merge few of its services into existing products as additional features. In June 2011, Google launched Google+, another social networking platform which received a good response from users. Because of wider acceptance, Google is planning to focus on Google plus to make it more appealing and discontinuing older service ‘Buzz’.

According to the official Google Blog, “People won’t be able to create new posts after the shut down, they will be able to view their existing content on their Google Profile, and download it using Google Takeout.” Apart from Google Buzz, Google will also discontinue few other products, Code Search, Jaiku, iGoogle’s social features from iGoogle and some other products will be replaced by other products.

Will shutting down Buzz can help Google+ create a buzz?

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HTC EVO 3D – To experience the magic of 3D world

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HTC, the smartphone maker recently launched HTC EVO 3D, the amazing 3D smartphone which does not require you to wear 3D glasses to experience the 3D magic. HTC EVO 3D smartphoneHTC EVO 3D operates on Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) operating system with 1.2 GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor. It features a 3D 4.3-inch 960 x 540 px SLCD display with dual 5 megapixel rear cameras, which are capable to capture both conventional and 3D images and videos.

EVO 3D comes packed with 4GB of internal memory and expandable to 32GB via microSD card. With the built-in mobile hotspot functionality, the HTC EVO 3D allows you to connect up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices to enjoy the benefits of 4G speeds.

So, go ahead and buy this amazing smartphone to experience the all new 3D world without glasses.

Facebook App for iPad

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Facebook released the long awaited app for iPad. It also incorporated support for social games on the mobile versions of its online service. Now, you can easily play games, chat and do much more using the facebook app on this amazing mobile device. Users can also play their favorite games in full-screen mode. Facebook, which already surpassed Amazon in earnings, will be able to generate even more revenue with the help of iPad app. Similar to PC experience; users on Facebook app will have the same experience and will receive alerts in their news feed.

As per the official statement, the iPad app will offer enhanced photo-viewing capabilities and messaging capabilities. It is expected that Apple will help Facebook to promote the new application by featuring it prominently in its App Store.

Download the facebook app from the below link:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facebook/id284882215?mt=8

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