During the recent International Consumer Electronic Show, Skype’s VP of products, Rick Osterloh, revealed that Microsoft’s Skype division is gearing up to launch its Window’s phone product – Skype for Windows in the coming months. The company has not put up the details on its Skype plans so far. Joe Belfiore, Microsoft’s Director of Windows Phone program,...

Google, the search engine giant, has hit back against News Corporation Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch’s claims that internet giant was a “piracy leader”. Murdoch tweeted, “So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery,” and “piracy leader is Google who streams movies free,...

Rupert Murdoch, an American-Australian media mogul tweeted directly about Google by saying that the search engine giant is an agent of piracy who sells ads around links to pirated IP. Soon he realized and again pointed out by acknowledging Google’s value as a company. The News Corporation CEO further tweeted, “So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery,” and “piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advertisements around them. No wonder...

With the reports confirmed, Zappos, an online retailer specializing in shoes, suffers from security breach today from a hacker who had gained access to the company’s internal network through company’s server in Kentucky. The attack specifications are still not revealed, Zappos added that credit card and payments data were not affected or accessed by the criminal....

IBM Research demonstrated first of its type, world’s smallest memory bit, using only 12 atoms. IBM’s “Atomic-scale magnetic memory”, is said to achieve storage that is 100 times denser than today’s hard disk, which will stores one bit of data in about 1 million atoms. Punctuating 30 years of nanotechnology research, IBM Research scientists have demonstrated...

With more than 800 million users, Facebook is arguably the most dominant social networking platform in the world. The social network’s popularity keeps on increasing day by day resulting into a prime target for cybercriminals. An average, 50 percent of Facebook’s more than 800M+ users, log on to Facebook during any given day.  With this, one can imagine or even...

Vending machines and WiFi – Sounds little inappropriate, when listened for the first time. But what if it is true, Vending machines in Japan come with the ability to emit a free wifi signal within a 50 meter radius that anyone in range can use. The wifi-enabled vending machines are powered by Freemobile and manufactured by Asahi, allowing users to log on – whether...

Splunk, an enterprise data software company has filed for $125 million IPO on January 12. San Francisco based Splunk offers businesses software used to report, monitor and analyze the machine data produced by the applications, systems and infrastructure that runs a business. The company’s focus is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone....

Whenever you sit on the internet, the first thing we do is to open your web browser. Whether it’s Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, Chrome or Safari, the browser is one such important software or app that we use almost daily. Have you ever wondered why and how the browsers get its name? Microsoft’s web developer, Martin Beeby, has put together a wonderful history...

Obama Administration is debating a real issues concerning online piracy by responding back over the weekend, including the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the Protect IP Act and the Online Protection and Digital Enforcement Act (OPEN). Yesterday came words from White House that a key House hearing originally scheduled for Wednesday will be delayed till there is a “consensus”...