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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.
Japan's Top internet search portal Yahoo has just signed a deal for Google Search to have collaborative efforts in Japan Search market. By having such search deal, Yahoo will predominantly dominate the Japan market and it will come to as blow for Microsoft who have partnership with Yahoo on global level.
With steady growth of 30%, Info Edge (Nauki.com), has announced Net profit of $3.6 Million from Q2 operations ended on 30 June 2010, compared to $2.9 Million in corresponding quarter of the last fiscal year. Subsequently Total income has been raised by 17% to $16.5 Million compared to last corresponding quarter in 2009 which stood approximate $ 13.3 Million.
Internet commerce company Ebay Inc beats the expectations of speculators with strong Q2 results with net profit of $412 Million. Ebay share rose 3.6% hours after company predicted that PayPal results would strong throughout the year. For Q2 company has booked $2.2 Billion in revenue. The company had a 15 percent gain in adjusted revenue, which excluded Skype, eBay's former Internet telephone unit, which it recently sold.
With the recent announcement of its Q4 results, Microsoft has surpassed Apple in quarter sales performance, leaving no doubt about company's future objective and road map. With $16.04 Billion Revenue in last quarter, company has also announced magical figure of Windows Licenses which has been sold in last nine months :- 175 Million Copies. Approximate 15 Million each month. Amazing!!!
Its official now ! Facebook has crossed 500 Million long anticipated users base yesterday. On his blog post Mark Zuckerberg, CEO - Facebook, announced yesterday. Mark further writes "I could have never imagined all of the ways people would use Facebook when we were getting started 6 years ago. I want to thank you for being part of making Facebook what it is today and for spreading it around the world.”
On Tuesday PlayBoy, an American Men’s Magazine founded in Chicago Illinois in 1953, has launched a new non-nude website which is claimed to be safe-for-work and a "satirical antidote to the drudgery of the work day."
Top Social Networking website Facebook has been rated among Web Worst’s company in an American Customer satisfaction Survey conducted by ForeSee. Surprisingly, company’s ranking is lower than any other business in its category besides MySpace which stand at the lowest in the list. Larry Freed, CEO- ForeSee, says that “blow on privacy issue, constant change in design, data flow, frequent app upgrades and integration of advertisement section and commercialization are the main cause behind posted ranking for Facebook.
Finally Facebook registered victory over a lawsuits filed in US court towards ownership dispute with New York resident Paul Cegli, preventing any assets transfer, when a New York federal court judge struck down a restraining order preventing the company from transferring its assets.Just couple of days before I have mentioned in one of my posts that a New York resident Paul Cegli claims over 84% of ownership over Facebook and filed a lawsuite against Facebook and Mark Zuckerber - CEO and Co-Founder of Facebook.