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MEA tops charts among other ministries in social media presence

Friday, 26 December 2014 08:25
New Delhi, Dec 25: As social media has emerged as a key communications tool, the External Affairs Ministry has come on the top among various ministries and government departments in terms of its presence on digital platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+. On the micro-blogging site Twitter, Indian Diplomacy with its @IndianDiplomacy handle (the official account of India’s Public Diplomacy, Ministry of External Affairs) has as many as 2.76 lakh followers – larger than…

Facebook, other Web giants unite to scale MySQL

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 17:39
Facebook has joined a number of other Internet services heavyweights, such as Google and LinkedIn, to better equip the MySQL relational database management system for large- scale work. The new group, called WebScaleSQL, includes engineers from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter. "Our goal in launching WebScaleSQL is to enable the scale-oriented members of the MySQL community to work more closely together in order to prioritize the aspects that are most important to us," wrote Facebook…

Oracle buys Westminster ad-analytics firm Datalogix

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 02:23
Oracle Corp. will buy startup Datalogix Holdings Inc., an important advertising partner to Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. The deal shows how big software companies are refashioning themselves into marketing powerhouses. Westminster-based Datalogix is working with Facebook, Google and Twitter Inc. to prove that ads bought on their websites propel people to buy the advertised products in brick-and-mortar stores. Datalogix does this by matching information about Facebook or Google users with retailers' e-mail databases and…

Facebook's key to success in 2015 is...

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 13:14
The holidays could not be merrier at Facebook. Not only does Instagram now have more users than Twitter, but the Palo Alto, California-based company's shares are up about 50 percent year to date. Now, for Facebook to carry its momentum into 2015 the key factors are mobile and advertising, Colin Sebastian, a senior research analyst at Robert W. Baird, a Milwaukee-based financial services firm, told CNBC on Tuesday. "Facebook is really at the epicenter of…

Facebook's key to success...

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 13:14
The holidays could not be merrier at Facebook. Not only does Instagram now have more users than Twitter, but the Palo Alto, California-based company's shares are up about 50 percent year to date. Now, for Facebook to carry its momentum into 2015 the key factors are mobile and advertising, Colin Sebastian, a senior research analyst at Robert W. Baird, a Milwaukee-based financial services firm, told CNBC on Tuesday. "Facebook is really at the epicenter of…

The Wall Street Journal: Oracle agrees to buy Datalogix Holdings

Monday, 22 December 2014 15:54
Oracle Corp. on Monday agreed to buy startup Datalogix Holdings Inc., an important advertising partner to Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. The deal shows how big software companies are refashioning themselves into marketing powerhouses. Datalogix is working with Facebook FB, +1.97% Google GOOG, +1.65% and Twitter Inc. TWTR, +3.64% to prove that ads bought on their websites compel people to buy the advertised products in brick-and-mortar stores. Datalogix does this by matching information about Facebook…

Facebook’s Money-Making Solution To App Discovery? A Whole Feed Of Install Ads

Monday, 22 December 2014 13:52
Finding a good app can be like looking for a needle in a truckstop bathroom. Apple and Google aren’t doing much to help you sift through their messy app stores. Facebook has tried to step up, but sometimes you don’t care about your friends and just want a new mobile toy to play with. So Facebook is taking haters’ worst nightmare and turning it into an app discovery tool. Today I noticed a new bookmark…

Google+ Can Now Automatically Enhance Videos

Monday, 22 December 2014 12:52
Sure, we're not all James Cameron, but we still want the videos we post to the Internet to look good, right? Let's get real, though — video from your phone sometimes ends up looking like something from the early 90s. It's kind of embarrassing. But it doesn't have to be that way any longer, because Google has a little something to help you out. The Web giant's social network, Google+, will now fix your videos…

Google and Facebook feel the wrath of German open source advocate

Monday, 22 December 2014 08:49
Open-Xchange CEO Rafael Laguna has hit out at the closed nature of services offered by Silicon Valley giants like Google and Facebook. Speaking in Paris earlier this month, Laguna said many of Silicon Valley's largest companies, and others like them, need to open up their proprietary systems to comply with laws around the world and uphold many of the citizen’s rights that people have fought for over the last several hundred years. “Cloud services in…

As Gundotra departs, Google gets a new leader

Monday, 22 December 2014 05:45
As Vic Gundotra leaves Google and his post heading up Google+, the company has named a new leader of its social networking business. Dave Besbris, vice president of engineering for Google+, will take over the top spot from Gundotra, who announced late last week that he is leaving Google. Gundotra had spearheaded the creation of the social network Google hoped would rival Facebook, at least from a distance. The former leader of Google+ did not…
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