Google now lets you explore Antarctica from the comfort of your desk

Antarctica is cold, foreboding and extremely hostile to human life. But there's something about it that's been drawing people there for years. Now you can try to figure out precisely what is that's sent explorers and scientists to the ice continent, all without having to leave your chair. Google today launched a series of extra StreetView images of historic locations in Antarctica. The locations -- which include the South Pole Telescope, Shackleton's hut, Scott’s hut, Cape Royds Adélie Penguin Rookery ...


Microsoft’s latest mistake could cost it $7bn

As mistakes go, this is a pretty catastrophic one. Microsoft has revealed that the Browser Choice System it has to offer in the EU, doesn't work on millions of PCs. It's an error that could also end up costing it big time. The measure, which was forced on it in 2010 by the European Commission, in a bid to make sure that people knew that browsers besides Internet Explorer existed. In an official release, the Redmond-based tech giant admitted ...


UK police investigate racist tweet against top footballer

Police in the UK are investigating allegedly racist comments made against Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole on Twitter. According Sky Sports, a Twitter user referred to the sports star as "choc ice" on the social network. Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand then responded, saying "I hear you fella! Choc ice is classic hahahahahaha!!". A UK police spokesperson said: "We have received complaints from members of the public regarding alleged racist comments made on a social networking site. "These concerns will be fully ...

Advertising & Marketing, Social media

3 ways to lose social media followers fast

facebook social media dislike If you are busy with a social media campaign, one of the most likely main goals is to raise your brand’s awareness and visibility. We are making connections on the social web to increase our personal visibility and the visibility of our business, products, and services. When starting with a social media campaign, do your best to research and find the best practices for each social media channel you will be diving into. It really isn't that hard. Follow a ...


What does Marissa Mayer see at Yahoo! that we don’t?

marissamayer By now you know that Google's top female executive, Marissa Mayer, has jumped ship to take the helm at Yahoo!. Admit it, you did not see this coming. This is a big deal for the company that once sat at the top of the Silicon Valley pile. As Cnet columnist and former Mashable editor-at-large says "Yahoo! has pulled off an incredible coup." Since the controversial axing of Carol Bartz, the contentious position as head of the struggling tech giant has ...


Don’t have a mobile strategy? You could soon be screwed

people with mobile phones Today, even though only eight percent of mobile apps are paid for, they generate more revenue than mainframes and the expenditure on devices are growing more than four times as fast as that of PCs. But more important than the devices and applications themselves are their impact on business. Think of retailers today. They are now not only able to detect all potential customers in a mall that come within 100 metres of their stores, they are also able to zone ...


10 of the funniest tweets around Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo! appointment

Today is Marissa Mayer's first day on the job as Yahoo! CEO. Taking the wheel of an apparently sinking ship isn't going to be an easy task, however upbeat Mayer herself might be about the decision. Of course going from "employee number 20" at one of the biggest tech companies on earth to heading up a company whose shares have gone into free fall, declining more than 40% in the last five years, was bound to draw reaction from Twitter. In ...


Microsoft Office 2013 installed, previewed, loved

After what seemed like ages installing Office 2013 I was good to go. A word of advice to anyone ready to try out this new version of Office, don’t listen to what the dialog boxes are telling you. Anyway, when it was finally installed I gave it a whirl. As a person who practically lives in Office I was interested in how this new version of Microsoft's productivity suite would affect my everyday life. As I type this article on Word ...

News, Yahoo!

Marissa Mayer to take Yahoo! top spot

682px-Marissa_Mayer This is big. Google exec Marissa Mayer is set to take the top seat at Yahoo! According to the New York Times Google employee number 20 announced her resignation via phone earlier today. Interestingly Mayer, who has been at Google for 13 years and was its first female engineer, said the decision was a relatively easy one. Mayer seems intent on taking the ailing Yahoo! back to its glory days, when “people didn’t understand the difference between Yahoo! and the ...

Microsoft, News

Microsoft Office 2013 launches, head firmly in the cloud

New Office The all new version of Microsoft Office is here. Sort of. The Redmond-based tech giant today released a customer preview for the latest iteration of its wildly popular productivity suite, Office 2013. The familiar names -- Word, PowerPoint, Excel-- are all there but everything has distinct taste of "cloud" about it. In Outlook, for instance, you can view multiple email accounts, Facebook updates, and LinkedIn. You can also get ongoing updates on specific documents, sites and people delivered to ...






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