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GoDaddy.com, the leading domain registration service and producer of semi-pornographic Super Bowl commercials, is slated to be auctioned off, and could bring in over $1 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports. Qatalyst Partners, the boutique firm run by veteran technology banker Frank Quattrone will be shopping the comapny to private equite firms, the WSJ says.
Yahoo Inc is redesigning its Yahoo Mail services for better performance and to counter the competition from long term arch rival Microsoft and Gmail. Company is facing tough time due to rise in social networking arena where Facebook and Twitter are slowly transforming user base of Yahoo to themselves. Yahoo's recent move has been considered as a result of recent revamp by Microsoft and Gmail.
According to Twitter co-founder Evan William, Twitter has crossed the milestones of 145 million registered users and more people are using the micro blogging website service through their mobile phones now. In a post at Twitter Blog, William said that third party developers has emerged as one of the top supporter of Twitter apps and 300,000+ apps are giving strength to twitter service to make it one of the most successful micro-blogging website across the globe.
Technology Giants are not ready to compromise for any portion of the business, at least in the case of Google & Apple. Stepping up rivalry, Google Inc is in talks with Music labels to launch its music store, a competitor of Apple’s iTune, as reported by Reuters. Google’s Music Store can be launched as early as by Christmas this year.
India is moving towards phenomenon growth in Internet arena. As per the latest report by Boston consulting Group, Internet penetration rate in India will increase to 19% against current 7%. Therefore, Indian will have 237 Million Internet users by 2015. The most popular websites in india are rediff.com, shaadi.com, naukri.com and cricinfo.com which has created a significant impact in Indian internet industry.
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.