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Larry would be going through the sleepless nights these days for sure. Internet Giant Google's social networking website Orkut has lost yet another turf to the surge of Facebook. India stands among very few countries where Orkut is still a champion in social networking despite of hard selling by other competitors like ibibo, Facebook.com, Fropper & Twitter. But now anymore.
With growing interest and viewers, Online Video Industry is constantly making its mark in Internet era. However, Online video publishing websites like YouTube, Vimeo has been flooded with millions of Videos and its has become very tedious to find out 'best of Videos' at any given time. Analyzing this scenario, YouTube, an online video publisher, has launched "Charts" which ranks "Top Web Videos" to promises to deliver only the best.
Facebook has just confirmed that it is on verged of rolling new Facebook ‘Like’ button which is getting display all over the web these days. Most of the websites, blogs, articles and news portals are using ‘Like” button to increase popularity of their content across the web. Company assured that the new variations of the Like button to make it more seamless for people to like content and share it with their friends
Ebay, an online auction and shopping website, is trying everything to keep shoppers’ interest intact in online shopping portal. With its new Rewards Program company is expecting to see some growth in sales as well as in number of shoppers. Newly launched reward program will offer 2% cash back to all eBay shoppers who will make payment through Payapl.
In May, we have reported about IE 9.0 possible release some time next year but it seems that Microsoft is very curious to regain its supremacy in browser market. That may be the reason why company has decided to prepend the release date of IE 9.0 as 15 September in an upcoming event in San Francisco. Company is looking further to turn the market back with IE 9.0 and ensure tough time to all new released browsers like Mozila, Crome and Opera.
Twitter is all set to launch its first ever official Tweet button which can be integrated with various blogs, websites, portals etc, as reported by a Technology blog Mashable today. This Tweet button will tweet about the information directly to Twitter website besides counting the number of Tweets for that page. This tweet button could have possible launch on Thursday.
Finally it was a day when a new executive post came into existence for corporate world. In a live show, Follow me, MTV has crowned its first ever Twitter Jockey (TJ) last night. Finale, held last night, was culmination of the cable network’s several month long quest to find the social media voice and face of the company.
Mobile market is blowing so the competition. All major companies are struggling to rule the market anonymously. Undoubtedly Apple has left others behind, if not beaten, with its flagship product iPhone. Dethroning Apple's iPhone may be too big to chew for few old market leaders like LG & Nokia, who are struggling to find the pace in the market now.
Apple's overwhelmed success of iPad has pro-activated many other players. In last couple of weeks, market expectations have been raised as many companies announced few upcoming products like BlackPad from BlackBerry and Microsoft. Adding joy to competition, an Indian company EC Media (international) Pvt. Ltd has announced another eBook Reader keeping Indian contribution to IT intact.
6Waves, a leading international publisher and developer of gaming applications on the Facebook platform, has announced their tie up with Zapak.com to promote their Gaming portal in India. Indian Gaming portal Zapak.com would act as a marketing and payment solution partner in India for 6waves. According to Zapak, the company will bring all 6waves’ games, including Mall World which has attracted over 5 million users globally, to the Indian users.
Twitter, a micro blogging website, is one of the most successful venture in recent times. Just few days back Twitter crossed 20 Billion Tweets count. People have integrated Twitter service with their life and living a virtual world with it. However constant popularity growth of Twitter made people to adopt its services in many more ways. Thinking on the same thought way, a British man called Paul Smith has traveled around the world almost totally free using only Twitter to get journeys from fellow users.
According to tracking service GegaTweet, Twitter, a type of micro blogging website, has crossed 20 billion tweet mark from the time of inception. Twitter just took 2 months to reach from 15 billion tweets to 20 billion and five months from 10 billion to 15 billion which ensures that further popularity of the microblogging service will be accelerated.
There is every chance that can delay an IPO of Facebook for 2012 as learned by Bloomberg from three sources familiar with the matter. By the IPO schedule change, Mark Zuckerberg - CEO, will get more time to gain users and accelerate the sales which in turn can pay back with higher share value at time of launch.
It's a great news for all those who always be fascinated towards Video search, Video access and Video blogging. YouTube, world's largest online Video sharing website, has extended the limit of each video upload limit from 10 minutes too 15 minutes for non-partners. With the recent change company is expecting to increase the acceptance its service to people who are not aware of video editing but have amazing videos to upload with more than 10 minutes duration.
Finally Facebook started rolling out its new app called Facebook Questions. With this new rollout, Facebook is further competing with various other similar app providers like Yahoo Answers, Mahalo, Quora. By this app, Facebook gives an opportunity to its large user base to throw any questions to huge community for which interested users can reply or give their opinion.
Sensing the opportunities in gaming industry Rediff.com, an online news, information, mail service and shopping portal from India, has stepped into online gaming industry by launching Gaming platform named as RediffPlayGully. Rediff gaming platform has got the capabilities to enables game developers from across the world to integrate their games with the platform through Rediff APIs.