Bing and Twitter search deal renewed, Google not interested

The two year search deal between Microsoft’s Bing and Twitter was renewed for the next two years. Google had similar search deal with Twitter for the last two year, that ended on July 2. But, Google decided (or was it Twitter?) not to renew it again leaving Bing the sole search service provider of Twitter….

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Google Plus – Killing itself with ‘real name’ policy

A writer with an unusual name, Violet Blue (yes, it is the real, legal name) almost got booted from her Google account all because Google thought the name was not ‘real’. Blue has written a long story explaining how "Google Plus has the user experience problems of a startup and its risks come with the…

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See, your email can’t filter this Spam – Google

I got a spam email from Google. It seem to be trying to prove that Google’s Gmail knows better not to allow such spamy emails. But, I don’t like such blackmailing. I have used Gmail before and I know what I expect from email clients. Thanks, but no thanks to your spams, Google! The email…

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Skype in Facebook video calling – compared with Google Hangout

Thanks to Skype, video calling has arrived in Facebook. Yes it is in partnership with Skype as expected. The new video calling feature will give a boost required to compete with Google’s new effort to enter the social networking with Google+.   Here are some comparison of Facebook video call with Google Hangout. unlike Google+’s…

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Is Skype coming to Facebook ?

People are speculating on what might be the ‘awesome’ product Facebook is launching on July 6th. Some say, it is Skype coming to Facebook as a browser video chat feature. If the rumor is true, it would be a huge user boost from 750 million Facebook users. Skype currently has 170 million user. Neither Skype…

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‘Something Awesome’ from Facebook, is it going to be a reply to Google+ ?

Facebook’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has told reporters that the company is planning to announce ‘something awesome’ by next week. Well, Google’s year-long preparation on the secret Google+ project has created an awesome product. I have no doubt, Google makes awesome product. But, every awesome thing don’t get popular. It has also learnt from…

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Is Google’s innovation and creativity saturated?

Google has launched Google+ a whitewashed copy of Facebook – an invitation-only social network. The tactics worked in Gmail and it seems everybody was asking the same question, “Do you have any Google+ invites?”, at least in Twitter, among geek community. But, I have some big questions. Where is the innovation? Isn’t this “invitation-only” 2004ish?…

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