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Google Plus racks up followers, but not all are devoted
Social media enables interactive jukebox
Social media puts HR ethics under the spotlight
Zuckerberg, Brin join forces to extend life
LinkedIn buys news app Pulse to broaden content
China, Romania key sources of hacking, report says
Japan, China, S. Korea to cooperate on air pollution
UP fitness wristbands get in stride with Android gadgets
More videogame players moving online
The new consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony
Tablet sales surge as consumers shun PCs
Coupled particles cross energy wall
High-efficiency zinc-air battery developed
Facebook unveils its 'home' on Android phone
A smartphone app to verify halal products
Google's Motorola to cut 10% of workforce
Google's recipe for excitement
Genetic analysis saves major apple-producing region of Washington state
Android gains US share at Apple expense, survey finds
China social media hailed after official toppled
Twitter tightens security after high-profile breaches (Update)
Tumblr deal sparks talk on next big tech target
Social game star Zynga slashes staff, closes studios
Apple prepares for first debt issue
Google Plus racks up followers, but not all are devoted
When Google launched its social networking service, Google Plus, during the summer of 2011, tens of millions of people clamoured to sign up for an account. But within months, critics had panned the new service, pointing to user pages bereft of meaningful content and exchanges. They said the new social site just wasn't, well, social. It seemed as though Facebook had cornered the market—Google was too late to the party.
Social media enables interactive jukebox
A digital jukebox which uses social networking to select music has been developed by researchers at Lancaster University. CheckinDJ allows people to choose what music should be played based on the combined preferences of the group and is linked their social media accounts.
Social media puts HR ethics under the spotlight
Social media has definitely changed the game for job-seekers and recruiters. Traditionally, HR recruiters placed an advertisement, sifted through the responses, and interviewed the shortlisted candidates before appointing the best interviewee with the best references. Those days are over.
Zuckerberg, Brin join forces to extend life
Famed founders of Internet rivals Google and Facebook joined forces on Wednesday to back big-money prizes for research aimed at extending human life. Sergey Brin and Mark Zuckerberg, along with their spouses, joined Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner to award 11 scientists $3 million each to launch the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.
LinkedIn buys news app Pulse to broaden content
LinkedIn said Thursday it bought news reading app-maker Pulse, boosting the content offerings of the career-focused social network. Pulse applications for Apple and Android powered smartphones or tablets were designed as a "fast, fun and beautiful way to read your favorite blogs, magazines and newspapers."
China, Romania key sources of hacking, report says
China and Romania were by far the largest sources of confirmed hacking attempts last year, with China's mostly from state-controlled sources aimed at data theft, a new report said Tuesday. Verizon's 2013 Data Breach Investigations report said 30 percent of 621 confirmed attacks were sourced back to China, 28 percent to Romania, and another 18 percent to the United States.
Japan, China, S. Korea to cooperate on air pollution
Japan, China and South Korea agreed Monday to continue cooperating in the fight against cross-border air pollution, despite strained relations between the neighbours because of territorial disputes. The annual environmental meeting in Kitakyushu, southern Japan, on Sunday and Monday, came after acrid haze blanketing swathes of China earlier this year sparked health warnings in Japan as the smog spread across the ocean.
UP fitness wristbands get in stride with Android gadgets
UP fitness wristbands have gotten in stride with Android, keeping in step with the popularity of smartphones powered by the free Google software. The move to take UP beyond Apple mobile devices came as the San Francisco-based company announced the release of the wristbands in Europe and plans to expand to Asia, Australia and the Middle East next month.
More videogame players moving online
More than seven in 10 Americans who play videogames are now doing so online, a survey showed Thursday. The NPD Group study showed the figure of 72 percent of online gamers was up five percentage points from a year earlier.
The new consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony
Microsoft is the last of the three big video game console makers to unveil its latest gaming system. Tuesday's unveiling comes nearly eight years after the Xbox 360 went on sale. It follows last fall's debut of Nintendo's Wii U and a preview in February of the upcoming PlayStation 4 from Sony.
Tablet sales surge as consumers shun PCs
Global sales of tablet computers surged by 142.4 percent in the first quarter of 2013 as more and more consumers chose small-screen devices over PCs, research figures showed. The International Data Corporation (IDC) research firm reported Wednesday that tablet shipments in the first quarter of the year had totaled 49.2 million units, eclipsing the total for the entire first half of 2012.
No health risk from Fukushima radiation, UN says
How flames change the sound of a firefighters' personal safety alarm
New Zealand police ordered to return Dotcom material
Australia spy chief says new building safe
Dell board recommends Michael Dell buyout offer (Update)
Micro-capsules and bacteria to be used in self-healing concrete
New nerve and muscle interfaces aid wounded warrior amputees
Ultrasound 'making waves' for enhancing biofuel production
USSR's old domain name attracts cybercriminals
Researchers design sensitive new microphone modeled on fly ear
New speaker system creates separate 'audio zones' for front and rear
Transportation fuels from woody biomass promising way to reduce emissions
Our ambiguous world of words
India's Infosys recalls founder as woes mount
Google interns meet their Hollywood counterparts
China trying new form of 'Internet censorship'
Motorola on authentication: We're talking tattoos and pills
US judge orders Google to turn over data to FBI
Yahoo! wraps US music tour with fun
Berlin company counts on the autistic
Adamant Apple in court to fight ebook conspiracy
Thousands rally against nuclear power in Tokyo
Push for US Internet 'wiretap' law faces tough road
Google nixes face-recognition features in Glass eyewear
3-D printing goes from sci-fi fantasy to reality
India's Infosys surges on founder Murthy's return
Apple battles ebook conspiracy in US court
Solar plane to get inflatable hangar after Midwest storms
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Facebook joins Web freedom group
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Taiwan makers showcase computers at Computex
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Microsoft aims to simplify with Windows 8.1
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Cherished 'Start' button returning to Windows software (Update)
Android antiviral products easily evaded, study says
Hagel to broach topic of cyberthreats with Chinese