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Google ups video ante against Facebook with “real-time” YouTube analytics

Monday, 22 September 2014 14:35
Hot on the heels of Facebook Inc. opening up more metrics about videos uploaded to its site, Google Inc. is upping the ante with the introduction of reporting functionality for content creators on YouTube. The release marks the latest escalation in what is shaping up as a full-blown feature war between the world’s top video sharing service and the would-be successor to the throne. Upon clicking the new “Realtime” tab under the YouTube Analytics menu,…

China clamps down on firms like Google

Sunday, 21 September 2014 23:26
The company shut down its servers in mainland China in March 2010 to avoid online censorship and began directing users in China to obtain unfiltered results from its servers in Hong Kong. The Chinese government then began intermittently blocking the Hong Kong servers as well, notably by halting the ability to reach the site for up to 90 seconds if a user tried to enter anything on a very long list of banned Chinese characters,…

How China's web clampdown hurts Google

Sunday, 21 September 2014 21:24
The company shut down its servers in mainland China in March 2010 to avoid online censorship and began directing users in China to obtain unfiltered results from its servers in Hong Kong. The Chinese government then began intermittently blocking the Hong Kong servers as well, notably by halting the ability to reach the site for up to 90 seconds if a user tried to enter anything on a very long list of banned Chinese characters,…

Google easing up on mandatory Google+ signups for new Gmail accounts

Sunday, 21 September 2014 13:18
Printed from http://www.electronista.com 0 updated 01:18 pm EDT, Sun September 21, 2014 Signing up a Gmail account no longer requires a social media account setup Google is no longer forcing users to create a Google+ profile when setting up a new Gmail account according to a report from marketing blog Wordstream. By easing up on the mandatory setup of the social media arm of the search company, Google is continuing to put distance between users…

Google Docs guide, tips, and tricks

Saturday, 20 September 2014 18:05
Whether you’re a student or a member of the workforce, you probably have to use document creation software on at least a somewhat regular basis. Google Docs offers a large buffet of productivity apps and features, and you don’t even have to pay for them. This guide will walk you through the basics of Google Docs. Related:Google Drive tips and tricks Sign up for a Google account Using Google Docs requires a Google account. To…

Apple CEO Tim Cook Criticises Google and Facebook Over Privacy

Friday, 19 September 2014 03:31
Apple has launched a delicately worded attack on Google and Facebook over their invasive business practices, with CEO Tim Cook claiming that Apple doesn't "read your email or your messages". In an open letter, Apple outlined its privacy model, comparing it favourably to that of their competitors who sell user data to advertisers. It said: "A few years ago, users of Internet services began to realise that when an online service is free, you're not…

Facebook, Twitter and Google Add Cooperation to Their 'TODO' Lists

Thursday, 18 September 2014 15:23
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There is a "house of cards" problem that hit Microsoft with Windows 8, and is hitting Apple as its iOS gets bigger. The new version, iOS 8, may not load on older devices, and its bugs are delaying the company's entry into health care. These bugs could pinch investors. Writing software is like building a house of cards: The bigger it gets, the more complex it becomes, and the more difficult…

Apple CEO Tim Cook Throws Barbs At Facebook And Google In Privacy Letter

Thursday, 18 September 2014 10:13
Earlier this week, Tim Cook appeared on the Charlie Rose show to promote Apple's new products and assuage concerns that the company isn't doing enough to protect user privacy. The CEO emphasized that Apple, unlike Google and Facebook, doesn't rely on advertising and data for profits; the company sells hardware and software. Now he's doubling down. In an open letter published by Apple Wednesday evening, Cook reiterated his stance and attempted to clarify where the…

Apple's Tim Cook attacks Google and Facebook over privacy flaws

Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:12
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has fired a new salvo against Google and Facebook, emphasising in an open letter to customers that Apple doesn’t build profiles of its users from their email content or web browsing habits “to sell to advertisers”. While not mentioning either of its two main rivals, Cook’s letter marks a clear effort by Apple to play on rising concerns around privacy and the use made of peoples’ personal data. “Our business…

3D tech startup Mantis Vision unveils tablet for creating 3D content

Thursday, 18 September 2014 08:11
Mantis Vision also partnered with Google to include its technology in its Project Tango smartphones and tablets. Mantis Vision While 3D technology has attracted the attention of tech giants such as Google, Facebook, and Samsung, a small Israel-based company aims to make it easier for hardware makers to adopt the technology and for software developers to create it. Mantis Vision -- which partnered with Google on one of its 3D-tech projects -- on Thursday announced…
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