Canon today announced its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2011. Net sales for the quarter reached ¥964.8 billion (about $12.6 billion), up from the ¥916 billion the company reported last quarter, but down about 9.7 percent from Q4 2010. Quarterly operating profit, meanwhile, rose 14.2 percent on the year, to ¥94.6 billion ($1.2 billion). Profit for the full fiscal year, declined by 2.4 percent to ¥378.1 billion (approximately $4.9 billion), and compared with the ¥387.6 billion ($5.1 billion). The company raked in for all...

Fifteen companies including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo and others will be announcing on Monday a standard name DMARC.org that can be used across the Internet for blocking phishing e-mails. The stands DMARC, which stands for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance – a system for verifying that e-mails are coming from legitimate...

Editor’s Note: Guest Author Ajeet Pratap Maurya is a Software Engineer specializing in .NET technologies and iOS development. At the recently concluded Lotusphere 2012 in Florida, IBM showcased there new product IBM Doc – a new product in the IBM SmartCloud for Social Business portfolio. IBM Docs is a new office productivity suite that includes a word processor,...

Dreamhost, the low-cost hosting provider and domain registrar earlier found database breach on its system back on January 20, which they later confirmed that were a series of attacks that results in some of their customers’ FTP passwords. And, on Sunday at 4 am PST, the company has been reporting outage problems, mainly as Web, SSH and FTP services were down for many of its virtual private servers, shared and dedicated machines which continued throughout the day. DreamHost’s CEO, Simon Anderson stated, “We run Debian OS and have...

Social Media as the way we know putting affects in our lives on almost daily basis – it is more than just millions of people around the web who are swapping information about your business every other next second. Businesses use the social media to promote their brands often called as social media marketing. Zendesk, digital help desk is seeing customer service...

Arabic-language news network Al Jazeera‘s website was hacked by a Syrian hacker group in support of the government’s actions in the country. The group call themselves as the Syrian Electronic Army. Targeting the Al Jazeera’s “Syria Live Blog” which has been providing ongoing coverage of the Arab League’s observer mission to Syria and developments...

GetHired.com, the most comprehensive video-based social recruiting platform and job board, on Sunday announced that it has raised $1.75 million in seed funding. GetHired.com is basically a free service that empowers job seekers to differentiate themselves in the hiring process by creating video and audio profiles to accompany their resume – while assisting potential...

Earlier last week, NimbleBit, Tiny Tower developers raised fire on social network game company Zynga on account of their game cloning name as Dream Heights. Today, Buffalo Studios pointing out Zynga for copying Buffalo’s popular Facebook game called as Bingo Blitz. According to VentureBeat Salim Mith, VP of product marketing and operations stated, “We wanted...

Internet Censorship – the hottest big thing in town as every second internet site is making its wing in the name of “being censored”. The latest in the wing we heard is of Skype – Yes, the Skype, known as Voice Over Internet Protocol, has joined the “being censored” list and file of those users in China. CNET cites a report from the Financial Times, in...

Twitter last week announced its new way of censoring the tweets on the country-by-country basis – the ability which reactively withhold content from users in a specific country despite keeping it available to the rest of the world. The Thailand’s Information and Communication Technology Ministry will work with the micro-blogging site to ensure that tweets in the country will compliance with local law. The ICT Ministry will contact Twitter shortly to seek out the ways in which they could collaborate with the site. ICT permanent secretary...