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Microsoft: Four Million Windows 8 Installs Down, 396 Million More to Go

    Back in September, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made  an ambitious prediction: “One year from now – between Windows phones, Windows tablets and Windows PCs – we’ll see close to … 400 million new devices running those new operating systems.” Now, not two months later, Microsoft is 1 percent of the way toward that […]

Microsoft announces Windows 8 App Fest in India

Microsoft India  has announced the world’s largest App Fest for Windows 8, which kicks off on September 21-22, 2012 at the KTPO, Bangalore and is open to the global developer community. This 18-hour-long coding event is a non-stop software jam where developers will design, build, test and submit apps. Microsoft’s on-site staff will be available […]

Job search: Social media startups beating job portals

Startup companies building applications usingsocial-media tools  to pinpoint the right candidate for a job are prompting a wave of change in  corporate hiring. With their ability to reach out to people who are not even scouting for a job, these technology-enabled startups look set to steal a lead over  internet job portals  that feature only […]

Google launches new initiative for mobile Internet users

Internet ( search Engine ) giant  Google  today launched a new initiative to help businesses reach out to over 70 million  mobile Internet users  in the country. Under the ‘Let’s talk Mo’ initiative’, Google will help businesses create mobile sites for free, Google said in its official blogpost. According to Nielsen Informate Insights for smartphone […]

India helps create new record for WhatsApp?

    WhatsApp  messenger hit a new high on Thursday as it sent 10 billion messages in a single day, 6 billion outbound and 4 billion inbound. The company tweeted “new daily record: 4B inbound, 6B outbound = 10B total messages a day! #freebsd #erlang” on its official Twitter handle. The difference between the number […]

Facebook sued for ‘stealing‘ Timeline feature

Facebook  has reportedly been sued by a Chinese technology firm that claims the social networking giant has stolen its Timeline feature. Facebook recently made it mandatory for people to use Timeline, the new-look profile, which allows people to tell the story of their lives on a single page. Cubic Network, a four year-old Chinese technology […]