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Yahoo Poaching YouTube Stars, Working On Rival [Report]

03/30/2014, It has long been rumored that Yahoo is interested in taking on YouTube. Apparently the company was looking into acquiring a major chunk of Dailymotion, but the deal is said to have been blocked by the French government. Yahoo might have given up on...

Microsoft Makes Changes To Policy After Hotmail Snooping Criticism

03/30/2014, It was recently revealed in a court filing that Microsoft had accessed a blogger’s Hotmail account as part of an investigation against an employee suspected of having leaked confidential Microsoft property. The blogger received a tip from a former...

Online Gambling Could Be Hit By Congressional Ban

03/26/2014, Under the U.S. Wire Act, online gambling was considered illegal. Towards the end of 2011, a Justice Department ruling essentially neutered the online gambling provisions of the Wire Act. Since the ruling several states have legalized online gambling, New...

Finally Upload Songs To Google Play Music Through Browser

03/26/2014, Google Play Music has been able to hold its ground despite the abundance of music services. However the existing Music Manager app for desktop left a lot to be desired, such as the ability to upload songs through a web browser. A new feature has been...

Google Denies Allegations Of Gmail Snooping To Weed Out Leaker

03/26/2014, Microsoft recently admitted that it went through a blogger’s Hotmail account to collect evidence of a leak by an employee. The proof led to the arrest of Alex Kibkalo, a former Microsoft employee who leaked Windows 8 files and Microsoft Activation...

Twitter Ban Lifted By Turkish Courts

03/26/2014, About a week ago, the Turkish government announced that they would be banning the use of Twitter in the country. Naturally this led to an outcry not just from Turkey’s citizens, but from those around the world as well who felt that the move was a little...

Gmail Experiment Shows Promotional Emails As Ads

03/25/2014, There was much debate over Google’s decision to display marketing and promotional emails in a standalone “Promotions” tab in Gmail. Incoming emails that are deemed to be offering promotions or deals are no longer shown along with the...

Depart Of Justice Lands Conviction Against Android App Pirates

03/24/2014, Just like normal software for computers, mobile apps can be pirated too, which is why the team Evad3rs received a lot of flak when they included the Taig Chinese store in their jailbreak which was found to play home to a lot of cracked and pirated apps....

Tumblr Adds Two Factor Authentication

03/24/2014, Tumblr today joins other top internet companies in adopting the two factor authentication standard. Users can configure it through the Settings section. Other companies such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google already use two factor authentication...

Turkey’s Twitter Ban Sees Spike In VPN Downloads

03/24/2014, A couple of days ago, the Turkish government decided to ban its citizens and those living within its borders from using Twitter. Unfortunately this had to be one of the worst bans put into effect because not only did Twitter themselves offer up a solution...

Twitter Experiments With View Counts To Drive Engagement

03/23/2014, We often hear about Twitter experimenting with new features, though not all of them necessarily make the cut. These days its experimenting with view counts which basically tells users how many people saw a particular tweet. This feature is similar to page...

Turkey Lays Down The Banhammer On Twitter

03/21/2014, There are places in the world where social media is not allowed. Countries like China have banned “foreign” social media from the country, instead opting to create localized alternatives which have turned out to be just as popular amongst its...