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After mobile Messenger app, facebook has now launched the messenger for Windows to let the facebook fans easily connect with their friends. The application will let you chat, receive notifications, and read news feed from your Windows 7 desktop without being on facebook.com website.
Download this wonderful app from the following link and get more addicted with facebook.
After installing this app, you will receive notifications about new comments, photo tags and more as soon as they happen.
This facebook messenger application has few limitations as it is available only for Windows 7 and no other operating system is supported yet. So, users with Windows XP, Vista and Mac will either be disappointed or may have to wait for some time to use this wonderful messenger. Also, users will not be able to perform video chat (through Skype) and group chat which are available with regular web interface.
Google is certainly looking to have only great and popular services. After Buzz, the company is all set to axe several more services like Google Wave, Knol, Bookmarks list among few others. Here is the list of some of the services that Google will be shutting down in the months to come:
Google Bookmarks list – To be shut down on December 19, 2011.
Google Friend Connect – To end on March 1, 2012.
Google Gears – To be shutdown on December 1, 2011.
Google Wave – It will be turned off on April 30, 2012.
Google Knol – Google Knol will no longer be available after October 1, 2012.
Now, we have to wait and see whether Google will simply continue to enhance the existing products or if there are surprises for internet users in the months to come.
Google has already acquired more than 50 companies this year. And now before this festive season, the Internet giant has acquired two startups – ‘Apture’ and ‘Katango’. The acquisitions will help Google to enhance the user experience for its browser and social networking services. Apture basically focuses on providing instant access to information with the in-page search technology that will help Google for its web browser – ‘Chrome’.
Katango builds algorithms for sorting friends that improves online social interaction, which will help Google with their social networking platform ‘Google Plus’ to organize circles in a smarter way. Google has bought more than 100 companies and many of which have been startup firms in the past few years to enhance the user experience.
If you feel somewhat uncomfortable while surfing internet or while typing a long email on your lovely iPad using its virtual keyboard; do not worry, now you can use wireless keyboard with your iPad to easily type those long emails or surf internet. You may not be willing to carry a laptop just for fast typing, but idea of using iPad also keeps you away from typing long emails.
So, if you are also among those who wants some easy way for typing on Apple’s iPad then you can use iPad case. It contains a Bluetooth keyboard attached with it to let you easily use your iPad and increase your speed and productivity while on the go. The attached keyboard has its own internal battery that can be charged with a USB cable and also possess iPad function buttons on it for much better experience.
Software giant Microsoft has acquired ‘Skype’, an Internet communication company in $8.5 billion and announced the acquisition on October 14, 2011. It 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, 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+. Earlier 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?
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.
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After the differences in agreement with twitter, Google’s Realtime Search was down in July 2011. Twitter discontinued the access to its warehouse of data and without twitter stream of results and updates, the product was less useful. Google’s real time search used to gain much traffic especially during major world events, which displayed relevant data from Twitter, Facebook and other social media services in real time.
But now Google is confident to bring back this feature and is actively working to add the data from Google+ and other real time sources. Now, we have to wait and watch when Google will start its real time search after integrating the Google plus results.