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Pinterest rolls out redesigned profile pages

Up-and-coming social player Pinterest has gone live with the first major update to its profile pages since launching a couple of years ago. The redesign lends profiles a new, more streamlined look. This is much the same approach that Facebook and Twitter took with their most recent updates. In fact, our first reaction on seeing Memeburn's new profile was something along the lines of “Hey, it looks like Timeline!” We noticed, however, that the redesign hasn’t quite been blended seamlessly into the ...

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Anonymous-OS is fake, ‘wrapped in trojans’

Anonymous OS Screengrab When we found out about Anymous-OS, we had our suspicions that it might not actually be from everyone’s hacktivist group. The worse-than-usual English was one warning sign. The warning directing users not to attack any websites was another. A warning from The Hacker News that “the OS “is not developed by any Genuine Source, can be backdoored OS by any Law enforcement Company or Hacker” didn’t help either. Now one of Anonymous' official Twitter accounts has rubbished the ...

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Tencent set to expand into search, other markets

Chinese internet giant Tencent is already a dominant player in the online space. It owns a number of chat properties, microblogging sites, social networks, and multiplayer online gaming portals both in China and around the world. Turns out that’s not enough. The company, which is part-owned by emerging markets internet giant Naspers, says it wants to expand into new business areas including search and ecommerce. "We will continue to invest selectively, but forcefully, in emerging growth opportunities, notably ecommerce and ...

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TED brings ‘ideas worth spreading’ to Android

TED App Joined This is very cool, if a little long in the making. TED, the organisation behind the renowned conference series of the same name, has just launched its Android app. The free app features over 1 200 talks from a wide variety of people, including “education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus, and music legends”. It also includes curated audiostreams The apps launch has not yet been tweeted out by the non-profit’s official Twitter account, or by its curator Chris Anderson. ...

Innovation

Why competition for the SKA Telescope is important for tech

SKA Telescope A recent article in Nature states that South Africa has won the backing of the SKA Site Advisory Committee to host the SKA Telescope. Although the report states that the victory was by a very narrow margin, it is great news for South Africa and many of the other participating African nations. If you're wondering what this has to do with your usual dose of IT news, it's actually very important. The SKA Telescope is a radio telescope that consists of ...

Blogs

4 Tips for pitching your great idea to a blog

Blog Part of being a blogger is constantly advertising your ideas as unique. Even if you maintain your own site, you have to establish credibility. Writing guest blogs on other prominent sites is one of the most effective ways to make yourself known as a thought leader in your niche. Here are a few tips for pitching ideas to other bloggers. 1. Know the blog You’ve got an amazing topic in mind, and you want a reputable site take a chance on you. ...

Social media

5 Ways real estate agents can use social media to sell houses

Mortgage Real estate agents aren't exactly renowned for their tech-savvy, and being listed among the 10 most hated professions, next to bouncers and motorcycle couriers, is a bit embarrassing. Looking for ways to turn this perception around, estate agents, like so many professions before them, are turning to social media. Memeburn decided to take a look at a few ways they can use the medium to sell houses. 1. Taking offline skills online In the world of estate agents open houses, listings and viewings ...

Gearburn

Review: Griffin Protector case for iPhone 4 and 4S

The Griffin Protector case for iPhone 4 and 4S is a $US20 piece of silicone rubber that wraps around your phone to protect the back, sides and bezel and has a matte texture on the exterior which improves grip. It has cutouts for the front and back camera, headphone jack and noise-cancelling microphone, mute switch, ear piece as well as speaker/microphone grills and Dock Connector at the bottom. The Protector is part of Griffin’s ruggedised Armored line, so it falls into the ...

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What Firefox has planned for 2012

Last year, Mozilla managed to get Firefox back on track. While the long delay of Firefox 4 gave competitors like the up-and-coming Google Chrome a chance to gain quite a bit of market share. Mozilla adapted to the changing environment and switched to a Chrome-like rapid-release schedule that is focused on releasing a new version every six weeks. Given these short release cycles, it's good to keep the larger picture in view sometimes and, thankfully, Mozilla today provided us with ...

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Google claims it’s winning the war on bad ads

Google is at war. This time it’s not with Facebook, Apple, or any of the other tech giants. No, this time its target is bad ads. According to an official blog post, the internet giant wants is looking to take the same approach to ads that appear on it and its partners sites as it does to spam on Gmail and malware on the Google Play Store. Google claims that. “Like all other internet companies, we’re fighting a war against ...

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