“Apple’s commitment to the environment includes finding the most effective ways to reuse or recycle electronic equipment at the end of its useful life, including iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC computers and displays from any manufacturer. You may even get some money from your old equipment,” Apple mentioned with the launch of its recycling drive on its website. Apple...

Imo.im, which is known to be with the name as the “multi-platform free instant messaging” service for both web and mobile devices is all set to launch its own real-time social network, starting from today. The network can be accessible currently only through its website, but the company is working towards making the feature integrate into its mobile applications,...

Facebook, the world’s largest social networking website, is now costing its advertising clients 23% more per 1000 impressions than as compared to the start of 2011, as per the report from TBG Digital. The TBG Digital Q4 2011 Facebook Advertising Report looked at Facebook’s 326 billion advert impressions it got, ran by 266 of its clients across 205 countries around the world. As per the TBG Digital analysis, there is an average increase of CPC’s in US by 10%. This could point to increasing demand as more brands are doing advertising...

BlablaCar, a European social carpooling marketplace, has successfully raised $10 million from Accel Partners and existing investors ISAI and Cabiedes & Partners. The total funding that the company has raised is $12.5 million so far. BlablaCar, a website in which drivers can register, publish their trips and contact other members who are making the same trip...

Wikipedia, an online collaborative, multilingual Internet encyclopaedia, will go offline on Wednesday to protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), as per the site’s co-founder, Jimmy Wales. The announcement was made via a multiple tweets. The tweet says, “This is going to be wow”. “I hope Wikipedia will melt phone systems in Washington on Wednesday....

Possible chances seem to be there that, Facebook, World’s largest social network, IPO is likely to come in the third week of May, report confirms. Mentioning multiple sources, All Things D mentioned that social networking giant will file its public offering somewhere by next month, given the review by the SEC, the whole process will takes three to four months. The...

Symantec, security software giant, has announced the acquisition of a privately-held cloud email archiving company, LiveOffice for $115 million. The acquisition will extend Symantec’s intelligence information governance offering to the cloud, providing customers a choice between on-premise, cloud or hybrid delivery of Symantec solutions. The advantage of intelligent Governance by implementing the proper controls for information retention and protection, organizations with this can confidently allow their employees to share information...

Beepl, on the line of Quora, opened its social question and answer platform for the public starting from Monday. The company is in full aims to challenge Quora and other similar sites. For signing up, Users can sign in to Beepl with their social network account i.e. with Facebook and Twitter accounts. Once a user has logged in his/her details, Beepl scans their social...

Flagship Ventures, a leading venture capital firm focused on healthcare and sustainability closes its year-end 2011 deal of its largest fund to date, raising $270 million for Flagship Ventures Fund IV L.P., exceeding what its target $250 million – it targets. Flagship’s portfolio companies seem to be tackling big, human-scale problems from energy to epidemics,...

Protest against Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) and Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) legislation has been gathering pace in past few days, organized by the different online advocacy groups. Adding a new name into the not-to-called as clear protest, the world’s largest social network, Facebook, has scheduled a fancy invite-only event in San Francisco this...