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Google Confirms Schemer Shuts Down On February 7th

01/12/2014, Schemer was launched over a year ago with the aim of motivating people to do “more awesome stuff.” The service required users to have a Google+ account, however it wasn’t promoted that much by the company and for the past couple of...

Facebook Sued For Falsifying ‘Likes’

01/12/2014, The world’s biggest social network just can’t seem to catch a break. Only recently a lawsuit was filed against the company alleging that it intercepted users’ private messages without them knowing. It now has yet another claim to...

Twitter Brings Achievements To Tweets With @AchievementBird

01/10/2014, The point of Twitter, we guess, is to share your thoughts with the world, and see what else other people are thinking or get up to. This means that in order to successfully reach a wide audience, you need to build up a following, as well as be able to...

Facebook To Retire Sponsored Stories

01/09/2014, A while back, Facebook introduced the idea of Sponsored Stories which was basically taking what you had done on Facebook and selling them to advertisers who might in turn use it as part of their ads, but packaging it in such a way that it looks like you...

Gmail Now Lets You Email Anyone On Google+

01/09/2014, Google has slowly been integrating Google+ in its most widely used services. The social network is baked into search, as search plus your world and into YouTube as its default comments system. Gmail is the latest service to receive the Google+ treatment,...

Yahoo Mail Now Encrypts All Connections

01/08/2014, Back in October 2013, after a string of leaks by Edward Snowden pushed major internet companies to do more with regards to user privacy, Yahoo announced that it will add automatic encryption to Yahoo Mail by early 2014. This means that all emails will...

Pinterest Might Be Forced To Change Its Name In Europe

01/06/2014, Launched back in 2011, Pinterest has grown into one of the biggest social networks on the internet. Despite boasting hundred of millions of users around the world, the social network might be forced to change its name in Europe if it wants to continue...

Ads On Yahoo’s Website Found To Have Contained Malware

01/05/2014, Malware can be introduced to computers in a number of ways, and sometimes the user does not need to do anything except visit the website in which the malware is hidden. Of course most of the time these malware-ridden websites tend to be of the shady...

Vine Introduces ‘TV Mode’ And Web Profiles

01/05/2014, Vine really took off this past year. The Twitter owned service lets users post six second videos, and there’s a loyal user base that uploads interesting clips. It did hit a hump last year when Facebook owned Instagram unveiled its Vine competitor, a...

Firefox For Windows 8 Sees A March 18th 2014 Release

01/02/2014, When it comes to browsers on our computers, we have a few options to choose from. We have the default Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, and Mozilla’s Firefox, just to name a few, and the good news for Firefox fans is that if you were waiting for...

Three New States Join List That Pays Sales Tax On Amazon Purchases

01/02/2014, One major advantage that Amazon has over physical retail stores is that customers usually don’t have to pay sales tax. The company has fought hard to retain that edge, but as it has continued to grow its warehouse network, it has had to budge in a...

Skype Twitter Account Hacked, Group Posts Anti-Microsoft Sentiments

01/01/2014, It looks like 2014 is off to a series of hacks, with our report earlier claiming that Snapchat was hacked, compromising some 4.6 million user names and phone numbers in the process, and now it looks like Microsoft’s Skype Twitter and Facebook accounts...