Keep Calm While We Steal Your Data- Microsoft
Microsoft is taking aim at rival Google with its latest brand of “Scroogled” merchandise.The Scroogled section of the online Microsoft Store features mugs, hats, t-shirts, and hoodies with logos and phrases that criticise Google's search tactics.
"Keep calm while we steal your data," reads the tagline on a black mug and t-shirt, both of which are currently sold out.
Microsoft claims that the company reads Gmail users’ content in an effort to target them with paid advertisements.Microsoft began the “Scroogled” campaign last year in an effort to get people to switch over to Bing from Google.
Cloud Computing:The Near Future of IT Predicts Experts
Cloud computing is now evolving like never before, with companies of all shapes and sizes adapting to the new technology and by 2016, the growth will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend. According to Gartner, 2016 will be a defining year for cloud as private cloud begins to give way to hybrid cloud and nearly half of the enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of the year 2017.
Cloud computing indicates an evolution of business in positive and negative ways.Industry experts believe that this trend will only continue to grow and develop even further in the coming few years. While cloud computing is undoubtedly beneficial for mid-size to large companies.
In India, cloud services revenue is projected to have a five-year projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33.2 percent from 2012 through 2017 across all segments of the cloud computing market. New IT computing scenarios being deployed using cloud models, as well as the migration of traditional IT services to cloud service alternatives will drive the growth in cloud services.
First Android Laptop From Lenovo
Lenovo, one of the computer manufacturer, introduced the world's first android laptop, A10, which comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and features- AccuType keyboard with dedicated Android keys for home, back, multitask, settings among others. The Lenovo A10 has a 10.1-inch HD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The screen can be flipped around 300 degrees in stand mode and weighs about less than 1kg, measures 17.3mm at its thickest point.
The Lenovo A10 is powered by an RK3188,quad-core Cortex-A9 processor, running at a maximum frequency of 1.6GHz and with a battery support up to 9 hours of video playback on a single charge.
Alas! Data Storage Technique
Scientists have discovered the worlds "very first data storage system" - 5,500-year-old clay balls unearthed in Iran that were used for record-keeping in Mesopotamia. The clay balls often called as envelopes were created more than 5,500 years ago at a time when early cities were flourishing in Mesopotamia.Their purpose was to record economic transactions but how exactly they did this, before writing was invented, is unknown.
These balls excavated in the 1960s, were made about 200 years before writing was invented contain tokens in a variety of geometric shapes, varying from golf ball-size to baseball-sizes and were sealed. The exterior of each ball contains an "equatorial" seal running down the middle and, often, two polar seals running above and below.
Kerala Offers 500 Crore for Entrepreneurs
Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy announced that one per cent of the total state budget — roughly Rs. 500 crore — would be earmarked for young entrepreneurs for promoting research and innovation as the government wants entrepreneurs to be emerged from within Kerala and we can attract many who left the state seeking greener pastures.
CM has also decided to implement “Student Entrepreneurship policy” that would mean 20% attendance relaxation and 4% grace marks for college students who run their own company and are working with business incubators such as the Startup Village in Kochi. He has also said that he would like to see new companies in other fields such as agriculture, cinema or medicine.
This is the first time that any state government in India has earmarked such a huge sum to promoting entrepreneurship.
Microsoft to buy Nokia’s handset business
On Sep 2 Monday evening, Microsoft announced that ,they have entered into an agreement to acquire Nokia’s devices business for $7.17 ,that will bring the Lumia smartphone line—along with Nokia CEO Stephen Elop—under the Microsoft umbrella.
Microsoft isn’t buying Nokia as a whole, as the Nokia Siemens Networks enterprise business, Nokia’s HERE brand, the office of the CTO, and Nokia’s patent portfolio are not direct components of the deal.
The most important piece of the puzzle is Nokia’s phone business, including the Lumia brand. Nokia sold 7.4 million Lumia phones in the second quarter of 2013, and 53.7 million units overall. For now, Microsoft said that it would license the Nokia brand and use it with current Nokia phone products. Lumia, presumably, will fall under the Microsoft brand name.
Free Voice Calling On Facebook
Facebook may not have announced a new phone but nevertheless it does have something in store for users in the United States. After Facebook tested a free voice calling feature for Canada users earlier this month, the social networking giant has now rolled out the feature to iPhone users in the Us.
What this means is iPhone users in the US can make free calls to each other via the Facebook Messenger app using a Wi-Fi connection, with no carrier data charges, or using their data connection plan while on-the-move. Users do not need to update the app in order to use the new feature.
Within the app, users can initiate a voice call by selecting a friend from their conversation list and tapping the "i" icon in the upper right hand corner, which reveals a "Free Call" option. So if the user is a heavy talker and don't like wasting their cell phone minutes, then free voice calling from Facebook Messenger could be their savior.
That said, users won't get a normal phone call. Instead they'll receive a push notification on their screens with the caller's name. Also, users can only connect with a conversation partner who also has Messenger installed on their iPhone.
Users cannot ring up a Facebook friend who is logged in through the website and mobile/ landline numbers cannot be dialed as of now. Calling is still absent from the Android and BlackBerry versions of the Messenger app.