Twitter recently announced in its blog post that to limit the content according to specified countries’ freedom of expression – the company added ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country – while keeping it available in the rest of the world. On the note of this, the micro-blogging site is facing a series of criticism from users across the world. The new system, which can filter tweets on a country-by-country basis and has already been incorporated into the site’s output, will not change Twitter’s...

According to a new study by the London School of Economics and Political Science, the development of cloud computing will promote economic growth, increase productivity and shift the type of jobs and skills required by businesses. The study, commissioned by Microsoft, looked at the projected economic impact of cloud computing on the aerospace and smartphone services...

According to a job posting on the Microsoft’s website, the software giant is gearing up to enable Linux on its Windows Azure cloud platform. The company is seeking a software development engineer at Microsoft that calls for Linux knowledge and experience. The job posting states: Write high-quality Linux kernel code in the C programming language and the associated unit tests. Demonstrate an understanding of Linux virtualization methods, approaches and deployment. (Including but not limited to Hyper-V, Xen and KVM) Demonstrate an understanding...

Search engine giant, Google has recently filed its 10-K with the SEC, revealing the “big numbers” of its past outgoings – the company revealed the number of acquisitions it has made with the amount it spent on the purchases in the year. As of the quarter ended December 31, 2011 the company reported revenues of $10.58 billion – an increase of 25% compared to fourth quarter 2010. Google completed around 79 acquisitions, spending $1.9 billion – including both cash and stocks in 2011. With some of the biggies too in the list included...

Reading reviews and checking star ratings on different websites are very common and this we do and on what we believe normally – but what happen when the companies fraudulently increase their reviews into “five-star.” According to a report by the New York Times a company called VIP Deals, an Amazon merchant,  has been offering its customers a complete refund...

Steve Jobs has been named the second greatest innovator of all time, behind Thomas Edison, in the 2012 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index, followed by Alexander Bell, Marie Curie and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. The data comes from a survey asking 1,010 Americans ages 16 – 25 to identify the greatest innovator of all time. The majority of surveyed young Americans –...

The Workers’ Party in North Korea has issued the stern warning stating that any of its citizen if caught trying to defect to China or if found using mobile phones during Kim Jong-il 100-day mourning period will be declared as “war criminals” and will be punished accordingly. Kin Jong-il died on December 17 after suffering from a heart attack and in sigh of that North Korea is having the 100 days long mourning period. The worker’s party stated if any person who is caught in an attempt to flee the poverty and political oppression...

Good news for music lover who desperately never wants that the songs that store or purchased get lost in anyway. Google Music has just gained a new feature that lets you to download your entire library including purchased songs. The Google Music already allows users to upload upto 20,000 songs for free and stream them to their Android devices.  Now with the add-on...

A day after a NY Times report stating harsh working conditions at Apple’s component suppliers in China. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company cares about every worker in its supply chain and that any suggestion to the contrary was patently false and offensive in nature. Cook addressed the issues highlighting the report in an e-mail sent to employees today. The New York Times published a report that profiled hazardous factory conditions – recounted an explosion at a plant in Chengdu that killed four, focusing on the final months...

Twenty-two states of European Union have attended the ceremony in Japan and signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on Thursday, January 26. An ACTA is a global treaty that is somehow similar to SOPA and PIPA – which try to normalize copyright protection and IP standards. Parliamentary Vice-Minister Nakano expressed his welcome for the signing on the Agreement by the EU and its Member States and stated that he was confident that this signing would create a further momentum towards early entry into the force and expansion...