Facebook Ventures to Online Gambling in UK

Facebook is getting into a new venture in the United Kingdom: online gambling. The popular social networking company, with over 955 million members, gives Gibraltar-based Gamesys the go signal to run Bingo Slots Friendzy on Facebook. The game allows users 18 years old and above to ditch traditional Facebook Credits and play using real money. […]

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Pinterest Opens Registration to Public

Pinterest, the social media website that got people create their very own visual boards, has thrown away the by-invitation-only registration and is now open to the public after two years since its launch. Anyone can sign up using their Twitter, Facebook, or their email address. “We’re really excited to have the capacity to offer Pinterest […]

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Indian Prime Minister to Give Free Mobile Phones to Poor Families

As technology continue to widen the gap between the haves and the have-nots, several sectors attempt to use technology to bridge the gap. The government of India, led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, plans to provide one mobile phone to “every family living below the poverty line” at no cost on the family’s part. The […]

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Google PayPal Verifone US Carriers Unite to Form Mobile Payments Commission

The mobile payment industry–particularly the NFC variety–remains at its infancy in the United States, with several companies jockeying for position to set the standard. However, without proper direction (not to mention the willingness to adopt to new technologies) the NFC payment system would remain an impractical curiosity for many consumers. In an effort to make […]

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Google Acquires Frommers Travel Guide Service

Google has announced it is acquiring Frommer’s, the travel brand owned by John Wiley Sons Inc., for an undisclosed amount in a bid to bolster the web search giant’s offerings of local reviews all over the world. Frommer’s provides information from a variety of destinations globally from restaurants to hotels, with its content deemed valuable […]

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Google Takes Aim at Torrent Sites

Google has re-modified its web search algorithms with an intention to demote websites with high numbers of copyright complaints, such as torrent sites. The new algorithm also changes the search results if Google suspects there will be a pirate site appearing on the list. It is also Google’s way of avoiding possible accusations from copyright […]

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