Google, News

Chrome Time Machine: see the history of the world’s favourite browser

google_chrome_by_eliasdesigner Google just announced its Chrome Time Machine, a website which takes you through the dynamic changes and developments of Chrome from 2008 up until 2012. And the browser has definitely grown and improved over the years since it was born on 2 September 2008. One of the biggest milestones was reached on 5 August 2009 when HTML5 capabilities were built into Chrome as default. This is why Chrome is the overall winner and the rest of the browsers do not even ...

Gearburn

MacBook Pro with Retina Display — there is no equal

MacBook Pro Humankind is governed by fear. The fear of the unknown being the most prevalent. It's this sticky enigma of hope and desire that separates PC and Mac owners. For decades now, the war between Apple and everyone else has raged on and the losers were always the PC crowd, we just didn't know it yet. Clarification, I didn't know it. Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display is one of the fastest, most hassle-free laptops ever produced and while there are faster ...

News

Tencent’s WeChat hits 200m users, doubles in six months

Over at the China Internet Conference earlier today, Pony Ma, CEO and co-founder of Tencent (HKG:0700) took to the stage to talk about all things mobile. He began by pointing out that mobile internet users have surpassed PC internet users in China. Referring to Tencent’s data, he shared that today, more than half of the users on QQ, the company’s huge IM service, are accessing it via mobile phones. Furthermore, he noted that Weixin (aka WeChat to international users), its Whatsapp-style ...

News

Pinterest users complain of mass hacks

pinterest It was bound to happen. Pinterest users claim the social network has been hacked, with many noticing that their friends and followers were pushing spam onto Facebook and Twitter. Pinterest users then flooded to Facebook and Twitter to complain about the hacks, with some saying that it had been an ongoing issue: My Pinterest boards were hacked last night... one more time, and I will ditch it until they can fix their act!— Dushyant Shetty (@dustyplanet) September 11, 2012 ugh my pinterest ...

News

Apple IDs: Antisec didn’t hack the FBI… no one did

Well this is awkward... Antisec didn't hack an FBI laptop: it seems the US government agency in fact had nothing to do with it. It appears that our friendly neighbourhood hacktivists lied when they claimed responsibility for hacking an FBI agent's laptop to extract a file with millions of personal details about Apple users. What had actually happened was that app publisher Blue Toad's database was hacked and files were copied. The company describes itself as "a digital publishing company providing digital ...

News

Anonymous member claims responsibility for taking down GoDaddy

Anonymous A member of hacker group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for taking down the website of GoDaddy, the world's largest domain registrar and hosting company -- and the outage seems to be affecting at least some of the millions of GoDaddy clients. A number of users have reported that they are unable to access websites or email services which are hosted by GoDaddy, and attempts to access GoDaddy.com are met with error messages. The user operating the Twitter account @AnonymousOwn3r has ...

News

Bridezilla to bashtag: Collins dictionary gets 86 new crowdsourced words

A while back we told you about a campaign HarperCollins was running to crowdsource words for the next version of the Collins dictionary. Turns out there's a fair few amateur lexicographers out there. The British publisher today approved its first batch of 86 new crowdsourced words and definitions. This after receiving some 4 400 submissions through CollinsDictionary.com, which will be updated once a month with the best user suggestions. All the new words -- including bridezilla (“a woman whose behaviour ...

News

Twitter now lets you upload pics from its mobile site

Looks like Twitter's trying to give its users even more reason to use its own products instead of third-party apps. If your smartphone runs iOS 6 or Android Ice Cream Sandwich and up you will soon be able to upload photos directly from the social network's mobile web app. According to Sociable, the new feature was first revealed when Twitter product manager Sung Hu Kim tweeted a picture of the sun setting over San Francisco. He then revealed that the ...

News

Wikipedia wants photos of your country’s monuments

What better way to get all of the world's monuments in one library than run a contest. Wikipedia has launched a global version of "Wiki Loves Monuments" an initiative that crowdsources cultural heritage monuments through a photo contest. The project started two years ago in the Netherlands and a European project was run in 2011 this year the user curated encyclopedia has decided to go international. The project will run throughout September and anyone can take part: Everybody can participate ...

Advertising & Marketing, YouTube

Is there a way to guarantee that your video will go viral on YouTube?

YouTube iPad Virality. It’s the new holy grail, the mecca of marketing. Everyone wants it but nobody knows how to get it. It just happens: it’s a matter of luck. Or is it? With YouTube becoming such an overwhelming force for marketing, with 800-million unique users every month, it’s no surprise that whole schools of thought are developing around how to tap into this market. Marketing professor Brent Coker claims he has found an algorithm that explains why some things go viral ...

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