Bobby Jindal: Republicans surrendering on amnesty, Obamacare

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Hillary Clinton deleted 32,000 'private' emails, refuses to turn over server

Google takes on Facebook, Samsung, Microsoft with virtual reality Android

Monday, 09 March 2015 04:58
As virtual reality expands beyond gaming, many industry leaders are working on applications. Facebook has talked about how VR headsets will let friends communicate as if they're together in the same room. At Google engieners are building a version of Android for virtual reality applications, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing two people familiar with the project. "Tens of engineers" and other staff are said to be working on the project. The OS would…

Facebook is cranking up its Atlas network to take on Google, bringing a bunch of new partners on board (FB)

Sunday, 08 March 2015 23:54
Scott Olson / Getty ImagesFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. See Also The mobile app-install ad is driving a boom in mobile ad spend — and not just among game makers Don’t fall for this Facebook hoax (and 6 things you can do to ensure Facebook privacy) Facebook's Mobile Ad Revenue Will Utterly Dwarf Its Desktop Revenue Next Year Facebook is rapidly scaling Atlas — the ad network that puts it in direct competition with Google’s DoubleClick…

Microsofts pulling Facebook, Google chat from Outlook.com

Sunday, 08 March 2015 18:10
Pretty soon chats in Outlook.com are going to be all Skype, all the time. Microsoft is pulling the plug on Google Talk and Facebook chat in Outlook.com. The company recently sent out email notifications to Outlook.com users to let them know about the change. Microsoft doesn’t explain why it has decided to end Facebook Chat integration. For Google Talk, however, Microsoft blames it on “Google’s decision to discontinue the chat protocol used by the Google…

Google, Facebook update plans to connect the world

Sunday, 08 March 2015 15:07
Drone - Source: iStockSci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook are taking different routes to expanding internet use and access among the unconnected in developing countries. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that in the past year, Internet.org, Facebook's fledgling effort to create new users in countries with little or low Internet use, has launched its application with basic free services in six countries.

Microsoft to drop Facebook, Google Chat integration in Outlook.com

Sunday, 08 March 2015 14:06
Within "the next couple of weeks," Microsoft will discontinue support for Facebook Chat and Google Chat in Outlook.com. Microsoft notified Outlook.com customers of the pending change via an e-mail message from the Outlook.com team sent on February 24 (Thanks @lindhartsen) Microsoft attributed the decision to drop Google Chat integration to Google's decision to discontinue the chat protocol used by the Google Talk platform. A link to the Google decision points to a page noting that…

Will This Deal Help Microsoft Corporation Challenge Facebook Inc.?

Saturday, 07 March 2015 12:48
Microsoft could soon buy "social news reader" app Prismatic for about $30 million, according to a recent TechCrunch report. Prismatic recommends articles based on users' interests, what their friends are reading, and how they interact with the stories it suggests. Apple , Google , Facebook , and other companies were also reportedly interested in buying the start-up. Prismatic. Source: Google Play. Microsoft's hidden social networking agenda Microsoft generally isn't associated with social networking, an industry…

Driven by Mobile: Social, Search, and Publishing Captive Ad Platforms Expected to Grow 150% from 2015 to Reach US$111 ...

Saturday, 07 March 2015 04:08
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Major companies acting worldwide in the captive advertising space—namely Yahoo, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, AOL, and IAC—are competing for advertising revenue across display and search markets, including the mobile market. “The mobile market is the key focus for companies serious about advertising,” says Eric Abbruzzese, Research Analyst at ABI Research. “Consumers are continuing to switch to a mobile-centric lifestyle, so those that capitalize on the mobile advertising market early will benefit the…

Google is developing a virtual reality version of Android, report says

Friday, 06 March 2015 21:03
Android, in all forms, is a big part of Google I/O. Google is reportedly developing a virtual reality version of Android that will compete with software being built by Facebook, Samsung, Microsoft and others. Virtual reality is being eyed as the next big thing, and not just for gaming. Facebook has talked about how VR headsets will let friends communicate as if they're together in the same room. A team of engineers at Google is…

The new 'Horsemen of the Nasdaq' - how long will they ride?

Thursday, 05 March 2015 14:02
By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - Will the tech leaders of today be the has-beens of tomorrow? Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon hold dominant positions in the tech sector and have been among the biggest engines driving the Nasdaq above the 5,000 mark this week for the first time since 2000. But analysts are far from confident that they will maintain their perch in the tech stratosphere. Such an upheaval would fit with previous…
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