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According to an estimate from Gregory Lyons, iCrossing, if Facebook continues at the same rate, it will hit a billion users mark by August 2012. The company claimed that it has 800 million users in September, so it’s not surprising that the world’s largest social network achieve the billion marks. Using a process of linear regression on the data from the end of...

A survey of 714 Japanese who either owned or were interested in portable gaming device, confirmed that their maximum interest is in PlayStation Vita gaming device. The survey was a private internet-based questionnaire that was conducted between 22nd and 26th December 2011 by the members of the CLUB BBQ, located in Japan. The audience surveyed was 57.0% male, with 30.0% in their twenties, 49.9% in their thirties, and 20.2% in their forties. Over 83% of them said they owned a Nintendo DS, and 48.9% said they owned a PSP. Slightly over 16%...

Intel has teamed up with NCIIA to offer young entrepreneurs an opportunity to take home a whooping amount of $100,000 for their technology idea. The company has launched “Intel Innovators” – Intel built up the platform with their Facebook community allowing young entrepreneurs (of age group mainly 18 to 24 year olds in U.S.) to share their business ideas. This...

Hewlett-Packard Co. complained that Oracle Corp. used discriminatory practices of its licensing and support for products based on Intel Corp. systems. Oracle is currently under investigation by France’s competition regulator on the basis of the complaint. The competition authority said that it opened a probe against Oracle on HP’s July complaint, on Oracle’s...

Google’s new social search feature, “Search Plus You World”, will potentially results in make it to face the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its integration of Google+ in its search. The EPIC group, Electronic Privacy Information Center, may be filling a complaint with U.S. FTC. Google introduced big changes to its search engine in the start if this...

With the next Olympics 2012 around the corner, the organizers restrict the volunteers for the use of social media during the games. The London Olympic 2012 is going to held from July 27 till August 12. Organizers are in the process to recruit around 70,000 volunteers for the games. The game committee announced on Friday that volunteers are not allowed to post locations, details, about their roles, details about athletes or other VIPs online through the social medium websites like Facebook and Twitter. Britain government is even providing...

Wits between the biggest search engine, Google and the biggest microblogging website, Twitter takes a new turn on Wednesday, when Google officially commented back on Twitter’s on its criticization that they day is “bad day for the internet”. Twitter on Tuesday (PST) fall out on Google for pushing its Google+ in search for its feature – Google, Search Plus...

Apple today confirmed the reports for its Israel-based flash memory Anobit company acquisition. The company products and technologies are already integrated into Apple’s iPhones and iPads. Steve Dowling, Apple’s spokesman confirms that the acquisition had taken place. He did not disclose the amount of the deal but with the last month’s report, suggest price...

TiVO, leading television services and advertising solution provider, claims that only 38 percent of their users watch live TV, whereas nearly two-third watch on-demand video or delayed TV. TiVO provides broadband OTT access to Netflix, Youtube, Hulu Plus and other video options, among which the viewership of TiVO users down to 27 percent. As people watch less live...

Reddit, popular news sharing website, announced today through its official blog to shut the website down on January 18 in protest of proposed legislation against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), an act, if passed would give U.S. federal government the power to disable a website that...