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The White House is following through on its plans to host Hangouts on Google+ with an online interview scheduled for next week. President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address. He will lay out his vision for a nation where hard work and responsibility are rewarded, where everyone does their fair share, and where everyone is held accountable for their...

TRUSTe, the leading privacy management solutions provider, announced that it closed a $15 million Series C Financing Round – led by Baseline Ventures and followed by existing investors Accel Partners, DAG Ventures and Jafco Ventures. The company also announced its plans to expand its product suite to address the exploding global, big data privacy challenges. “TRUSTe...

Billionaire Warren Buffett has made an appearance on Chinese TV playing “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” on ukulele. Buffet’s performance was a part of China Central Television’s Annual New Year’s Gala, along with singer Leehom Wang playing a dragon-shaped guitar. “I’ve been working on the railroad, all the livelong day,” Buffett, 81, sang in...

Netflix, on-demand internet streaming media company share on Monday (ET) are trading lower probably in lieu of its Q4 financial results that are due on Wednesday. The company (trades with the name NFLX) share price this morning is down $2.63, to $97.61 – change in -2.6%. Netflix shares ranks among one of the best result oriented shares for the year. The company is an American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, and flat rate DVD-by-mail in the United States. The...

Entertainment Software Association or commonly known as ESA, has lifted out its support of the anti-piracy bill SOPA. The bill which was after the strong protest from different big and smaller websites across the globe (blackout day) and strong opposition in the white house leads the bill to wrenched from the ground. “From the beginning, ESA has been committed...

Google’s video sharing website, YouTube, added another mark in its kitty with the streaming of 4 billion online videos every day – an increase of 25 percent in the past eight months. The figure includes both PC and smartphones streaming, and according to the company, 60 hours of videos gets added every minute – compared to 48 hours a minute last may. Google...

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch added more flurries through his twitter account, this time by aligning the phone hacking scandal that has swamped the UK arm of his media empire with the recent copyright debate led by the SOPA. Murdoch who joined micro-blogging website Twitter less than a month ago, already caused a huge controversy by calling Google as a ‘piracy leader’ The proposed SOPA bill has now been withdrawn by Republican Lamar Smith after the series of opposition both by internet (black-out day) and by Whitehouse. ...

Tumblr, a microblogging platform and social networking website, reached 120 million every month, founder and CEO David Karp mentioned during Digital Life Design conference in Munich. Seeing the Quantcast figures, the website gets 15 billion page views per month. Interviewed by entrepreneur Martin Varsavsky, Karp talked about the company’s initial growth, decision...

Intelligent Apps, the company behind myTaxi, the most popular taxi ordering smartphone application with 8,00,000 app-downloads and 7,000 registered taxi drivers has raised 10 million euros from car2go, a subsidiary of Daimler and KfW Bankengruppe. myTaxi has revolutionized the taxi market in less than ten months. For the first time, the customer can order a taxi...

The Walt Disney Shareholders will not see any of the late Steve Jobs’ family members or representative during the upcoming annual meeting scheduled for March to re-elect directors. The family is having the total of 7.7 percent stake or 137.3 million shares, which is the largest media company’s shareholder. Jobs had stayed on Disney’s board until he resigned...