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Facebook Ranks Second in the World for Online Ad Sales
/ December 23, 2013 12:15 pm
Facebook Ranks Second in the World for Online Ad Sales

VentureBeat reports that Facebook became the number two seller of digital advertisements in both the U.S. and worldwide. The social networking site moved up from the fourth position between Google, which is in the first position, and Microsoft, which is in third position. . Read More

Yahoo Acquires PeerCDN
/ December 18, 2013 4:01 pm
Yahoo Acquires PeerCDN

VentureBeat reports that Yahoo has acquired PeerCDN, a peer-to-peer CDN that makes sites faster and reduces bandwidth costs. With the acquisition, Yahoo is focusing on providing rich media content requiring more bandwidth. “The team has a solid background in domain expertise and a passion for video that makes them a perfect fit for Yahoo,” said a Yahoo spokesperson. . Read More

TiVo Co-founders to Launch QPlay
/ December 17, 2013 5:05 pm
TiVo Co-founders to Launch QPlay

Gigaom reports that TiVo co-founders, Jim Barton and Michael Ramsay, are planning to release a new TV device that will focus on merging video discovery and curation with smart TV functionality. QPlay has been created by a San Jose-based company called InVisioneer. Read More

Google Purchases Robotics Company Boston Dynamics
/ December 16, 2013 4:25 pm
Google Purchases Robotics Company Boston Dynamics

TechCrunch reports that Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, creators of bi-pedal and quad-pedal robots known as PETMAN and Big Dog. This deal from Google is its eighth robotic purchase. Boston Dynamics was launched in 1992, and is working on creating gas-powered robots for the past 10 years. Read More

Tech Giants Urge World Leaders to Reform Government Surveillance
/ December 9, 2013 2:07 pm
Tech Giants Urge World Leaders to Reform Government Surveillance

Eight of the largest technology giants are calling for the world's governments to reform their Internet surveillance practices, with the goal of limiting their authority to collect user data, implementing checks and balances and making the process transparent. In an open letter, published on the website below as well as in newspaper ads, AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo laid out five core "principles" in their effort, which they are labeling "Reform Government Surveillance.". Read More

Square Acquires Photo-Sharing App Viewfinder
/ December 4, 2013 5:08 pm
Square Acquires Photo-Sharing App Viewfinder

VentureBeat reports that Square has acquired the photo sharing app Viewfinder. Viewfiinder is a social network to allow users to send photos. With the acquisition, Viewfinder will join Square’s engineering team. Viewfinder was founded by two former Google employees, and is a hybrid between a privacy-first social network and a photo sharing app. . Read More

Google to Release Google Wallet Debit Card
/ November 21, 2013 5:03 pm
Google to Release Google Wallet Debit Card

AllThingsD reports that Google is on the verge of releasing a revolutionary product called the Google Wallet Debit Card. The new card allows people to pay at stores which accept MasterCard. The card holders are now entitled to withdraw cash from their Google Wallet accounts using the ATM. Currently, the card is available only in the U.S. territories, and can be ordered for free using the Android Google Wallet app or from the Google Wallet account page. . Read More

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