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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How to add Google +1 in websites ?

Google has now allowed to add Google Plus +1 button in WordPress sites easily. Webmaster have been in hurry to add +1 button in their sites in hope that it might influence the Google search engine ranking and influence SEO. Otto has posted a code to make a pulgin for WordPress. But, it is crude…

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+1 Button – Google’s new social push

Google has realized the potential of social networking and it has been trying to create a better social networking feature to counter Facebook. Although several of Google’s previous attempts (Buzz, Orkut, Google Me, Wave etc.) failed to create any significant  impact in social circle, it hasn’t given up. Yesterday, Eric Schmidt admitted that he screwed…

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A Blogspot blog, your content without permission – what to do?

The content you write is your property and nobody can steal from you. If you find somebody posting undesirable contents in a Blogspot blog you can complain Google about it. If the content violates the Terms of Service of Blogspot, Google will punish the blogger. Some of the issues they take seriously are: Copyright  and…

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Android gaining market share in expense of other mobile OS

ComScore published its quarterly mobile subscriber market share report that tracks total smart phone subscribers for the three months. The report says that 53.4 million US residents own smart phone. That was 11% increase from the previous quarter. In the report, among the top five platforms, only OS gaining the market share was Google’s Android….

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Gmail Tips and Tricks – time settings and time zones

1. Open your Google Profile page. 2. Click the edit button next to Personal Information (edit your personal info without creating a public profile.) 3. You will get a page where you can edit your Gmail name address and Time zone etc. 4.  Click  on Display all timezones 5. Click the Time zone drop down…

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