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Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Nexus 7 at a Glance: • Cost: $199 for 8GB, $249 for 16GB • In the UK pricing is at £159 with 16GB of storage – £110 less than the same-capacity iPad mini. There is also a 32GB Wi-Fi-only Google Nexus 7 for £199, and a 32GB Wi-Fi + 3G model for £239. • Overall Look and Feel: The Nexus is sleek and smooth, with a leathery back to keep it from slipping right out of your hands. It’s light... 

Post IPO – Facebook is sliding downhill.

Facebook’s historic $16 billion IPO last Friday is quickly showing signs of turning into flop. First there were technical problems with the NASDAQ systems on the day of the launch – this resulted in investors losing out on shares and orders being cancelled or lost.  Then later on the same day as the launch, the share price started to slide down – it was rescued when Wall Street banks bought... 

Outrage as Twitter announces the sale of user tweet data to advertisers

Twitter In Privacy Outrage In ever continuing privacy invasions by corporations and governments, Twitter has announced it will be selling user tweets to advertisers / marketing companies.  A UK company Datasift has access to two years’ worth of Tweets. Companies will also be able to buy users’ history including any GPS information. More than 1,000 companies have joined a waiting list to... 

Smart Phone Apps Spying on Users

Corporations including Social networks and software  houses are using smartphone apps especially free ones as ‘fronts’ to allow them to spy on cameras, intercept calls, users’ text messages, and even track their location, it was revealed to the public and media. Users are normally just keen on installing chosen apps and readily agree to accepting lengthy small-print terms and conditions when... 

Google Major Privacy Change 1st March

Google Most web users are still unaware about the major privacy change that Google will implement on 1st march 2012. This new change enables them to gather, store and use personal information about its users from all the various Google services. The new policy, which has been criticised by privacy campaigners across the globe and some of whom have filed a complaint to U.S. regulators, comes growing... 

Government Working on Huge Spying programme

The Home Office is planning to monitor and record every text message, email, phone call, and every website visited by UK citizens. They been in discussion with ISP’s and telecoms companies for a few months and plans could be officially announced in May this year. Under the proposed plans, the Government will order broadband providers, landline and mobile phone companies to save the information for... 

Twitter caught harvesting contact details from smart phone users

Following a recent discovery, privacy concerns have been raised regarding Twitter. This  follows admissions that they are harvesting data from its customers’ iPhone mobile phone address books without consent. Twitter said it copied lists of email addresses and phone numbers from those who used its smartphone application amid claims it kept them on its database for 18 months. Its management on Thursday... 

iPad 3 March Launch

It seems that Apple is rushing to complete the iPad 3 before it’s officially launched next month. It is expected to be similar to the current iPad 2, however it is likely to have a a faster processor (the A6), with a higher-resolution display and improved graphics as well Siri voice control. Ezra Gottheil, an analyst with Technology Business Research said that the March debut of the gadget was a... 

Google Launching Cloud-based Online File Storage Service

Google is planning to launch a ‘cloud’ file storage service similar to existing ones such as DropBox, Microsoft SkyDrive and IDrive etc according to reports. Google’s service will be called ‘Drive’ and will be free to all Google account holders, said according to reports in the Wall Street Journal. The service will allow videos, documents and music to be stored remotely in Google’s... 

Facebook IPO

Facebook filed papers for its much anticipated IPO (initial public offering) last week.  Facebook seeks to raise $5 billion in an IPO that looks likely to be the largest by a web company since Google in 2004 and could place the social network’s value between $75 billion to $100 billion. Some interesting facts emerge from Facebook’s 150-page S-1 filing with the SEC (Securities and Exchange... 
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