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Mobile & Social Networks: The Big Profit Mantra For Businesses [Infographic]

Mobile & Social Networks: The Big Profit Mantra For Businesses [Infographic]

If internet opened up a pandora’s box of opportunities for businesses, internet on mobiles have amplified it many times over for both buyers and sellers. Customers now have their favourite brands just a click away with most brands opting for apps or presence on social network sites. As the realtime […]

 
 

Etihad Airways Partners With Google to Make Flight Search Easier

Etihad Airways Partners With Google to Make Flight Search Easier

Etihad Airways today announced that it has partnered with Google to make it more convenient for travellers to view the airline’s flight schedules and fares on the search engine’s flight search tool. Using Flight Search, travellers in the US, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Poland and […]

 
 

The World of Connected Cars and its Burgeoning Apps Economy

The World of Connected Cars and its Burgeoning Apps Economy

By 2020, 191 million vehicles worldwide will be enabled for Google Projected Mode or Apple’s CarPlay; the car is the new frontier for Apple’s and Google’s mobile competition. Smartphone apps integration software from Apple and Google are forecast to be sold in more than 55 million cars by 2020 in […]

 
 

Tagging the ‘Logo’: Identifying Brand Values

Tagging the ‘Logo’: Identifying Brand Values

Dictionary defines a logo as an emblem or a device of an organisation. These few words however cannot actually denote the significance of the logo in its entirety even though they describe the concept quite aptly. When we think about a brand, the first thing that pops into mind is […]

 
 

Google exits handsets, Lenovo gains major mobile boost from Motorola Mobility buy

Google exits handsets, Lenovo gains major mobile boost from Motorola Mobility buy

Lenovo is to buy Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91bn, including the Motorola brand, current devices such as the Moto X and G, as well as the future product roadmap. Previously, China-headquartered Lenovo purchased IBM’s PC client business in 2005, and IBM’s server business in January 2014. Ian Fogg, Analyst and […]

 
 

Google Street View comes to Burj Khalifa [VIDEO]

Google Street View comes to Burj Khalifa [VIDEO]

Experience Google Street View and go on a virtual tour to the top of the World. Now you can take a virtual tour of the world’s tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, without visiting Dubai! For the first time ever, Google has captured a skyscraper on Street View—making Google Maps even […]

 
 

5 reasons Google+ is still alive after a year

5 reasons Google+ is still alive after a year

Google +, Google’s own social networking version, made a surprise entry into the race of social networking sites last year. This, however, raises two questions now: (a) “What the heck is Google+?” (b) “How is Google+ still alive?” Over the years, we have witnessed mushrooming of social networking sites, which […]

 
 

Google alarmed by rising world governments’ censorship requests

Google alarmed by rising world governments’ censorship requests

Search engine giant Google revealed in its twice yearly Transparency report it received more than 1,000 requests from authorities to take down content from its search results and YouTube during the last six months of 2011. Terming it as an alarming situation, search engine said the requests were aimed at having […]

 
 

Google v Oracle lawsuit: All for 9 Lines of Code

Google v Oracle lawsuit: All for 9 Lines of Code

The patent wars between technology giants seems to have no end in sight. In the latest ruling on Oracle v Google case, the jury has found that Google infringed on Oracle’s copyrights. The issue in contention was for nine lines of code and programming tools. As per the US law, […]

 
 

Google adds Auto-Translation feature to Gmail

Google adds Auto-Translation feature to Gmail

Search engine giant Google announced its mail service Gmail will soon have “automatic translation” feature for all users. “The next time you receive a message in a language other than your own, just click on Translate message in the header of the top of the message and it will be […]

 
 

Yet Another Reason to be a Google Slave

Yet Another Reason to be a Google Slave

There are two types of people in this world. One, who religiously backup their computer data and the other, who don’t. Arabian Gazette posed a question to a few people to check if they backup data on their computer, including people who claim to be IT-savvy, and not so surprisingly […]

 
 

InMobi Mobile Insights Report: Middle East edition

InMobi Mobile Insights Report: Middle East edition

Press Release Nokia remains most popular manufacturer in the Middle East DUBAI, UAE – 17th April 2012: InMobi, the world’s largest independent mobile advertising network, today released its Quarterly Mobile Insights Report: Middle East Edition, January to March, 2012 at The Mobile Show in Dubai. The report shows continued growth […]

 
 

Google users worried about privacy: Survey

Google users worried about privacy: Survey

According to a recent survey, about 83% of Google users are not happy with the personal data being collected for search results targeting advertisement. The survey results come after the Internet search giant said in January it was modifying its privacy policy and would collect and combine user data across […]

 
 

Google’s signature Chrome browser launched for Android OS

Google’s signature Chrome browser launched for Android OS

Android phone and tablet users can now finally surf the Internet through Google’s Chrome browser as the beta version for mobile device has been launched after a long wait. Mobile users can now enjoy desktop browsing experience of Chrome browser on their handsets as well. The new beta version of […]

 
 

Google vows more tech moonshots to solve worlds biggest problems

Google announced it will hold further conferences that will seek solutions to the worlds biggest problems dubbed “technology moonshots”. Solve for X is a forum to encourage and amplify technology-based moonshot thinking and teamwork andbrings entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists together to discuss radical technology program for solving global problems. Moonshots […]

 
 

Google comes under fire after announcing unified Privacy Policy change

Google comes under fire after announcing unified Privacy Policy change

Search engine giant Google is planning to merge all its users data and collect information into a single profile which can later alter the persons search results and target them with advertisements and services. Starting this week, Google posted a notice on its homepage and also sent emails to its […]

 
 

Google, Microsoft at opposite ends of expectations, performances

Google, Microsoft at opposite ends of expectations, performances

Gone with the old and in with the new! Well this is how any new year is welcomed. However 2012, so far, has provided two tech giants with a bag of mixed blessings. Google Inc has seen its share price plummet despite posting strong revenues, while Microsoft benefitted with higher […]

 
 

Spanish BBVA bank to use Google cloud computing

Spanish BBVA bank to use Google cloud computing

Under the largest agreement between search engine giant Google and Spanishs BBVA Banks, Google has persuaded 110,000-strong bank to use its enterprise software. This is the biggest deal which the Google Inc. has signed with one company to its cloud computing service, where the software will be offered via the […]

 
 

Twitter unhappy with Google changes

Twitter unhappy with Google changes

Google has come under renewed attack, this time yet again, for warping search results in favour of its social network. The search giant’s new feature mixes ‘standard’ Google search results with personalised inputs from Google+ social network. Micro blogging social network Twitter has criticised the latest move terming it a […]

 
 

Google denies favouring its own Chrome browser; Demotes rankings for 60 days

Google denies favouring its own Chrome browser; Demotes rankings for 60 days

Google Inc. is facing fresh controversy after it was discovered that the global search giant violated its own rules governing paid promotions while promoting its Chrome browser. The company promised in an emailed statement that it will take manual action to ‘demote’ Chrome and lower its ranking for at least […]

 
 

Google Zeitgeist top search list includes games, gadgets and gimmicks

Google Zeitgeist top search list includes games, gadgets and gimmicks

Google Zeitgeist released list of hot searches for this year with Rebecca Black, the young teen songster who became a YouTube sensation with her solo song “Friday.” Though declared “the worst song ever” by critics, it gained tremendous attention and caused searches by more than 10,000% over the past year. […]

 
 

Help from an (un)expected quarter for RIM Blackberry

Help from an (un)expected quarter for RIM Blackberry

It sounded like a break-up letter. Dear BlackBerry. Were through it! wrote popular Internet gossip columnist Perez Hilton when Blackberry services were hit due to a massive glitch in the system last october. Perez was not alone. The three day outage of Blackberry services caused much fury against Research in […]

 
 

Apple introduces ‘iTunes Match’

Apple introduces ‘iTunes Match’

Music locker is a cloud-computing service offered by several providers like Google, Amazon and Apple, where one can store their music collection on aremote server and access them from any device. The locker service offered by Google and Amazon requires the user to upload all their music to their locker […]

 
 

Facebook joins hands with Paypal to help users transfer money

Facebook joins hands with Paypal to help users transfer money

Paypal has come out with an app called ‘Send Money’ that lets you send money to your friends on Facebook. The new application allows you a choice of either sending an e-card with money or just money. PayPal and Facebook infrastructure have now merged. This is another way to personalise […]

 
 

Yahoo cracks Interclick deal for $270mn

Yahoo cracks Interclick deal for $270mn

Yahoo Inc announced on Tuesday its new revival strategy of buying an online advertising technology firm Interclick Inc for $270 million in cash. New York-based Interclick deals is purchasing bulk advertising space from big players and selling it to the clients. Its shareholders are offered a premium of 22 percent […]

 
 

Google to follow Apple in creating online music social network

Google to follow Apple in creating online music social network

Google is to come out with an online music social network in the middle of November, sources close to Google said. The online store, to be known as Google Music, will be part of Googles social networking Google +. Andy Rubin, head of development for Googles subsidiary Android, said in […]

 
 

Goodbye Google Buzz

Goodbye Google Buzz

Google said in a blog that it plans to kill Google Buzz and the Buzz API in a couple of weeks. The news isn’t surprising given the Twitter clone really never caught on and had to buzz off. “In a few weeks well shut down Google Buzz and the Buzz […]

 
 

Facebook to broadcast Michael Jackson tribute concert live

Facebook to broadcast Michael Jackson tribute concert live

Facebook, the biggest social media platform in the world with more than 800 million active users worldwide, will be cashing on its supremo status by broadcasting Michael Forever tribute concertvia its pay-per-view system on 8 October. Milyoni, aFacebook-based commerce company, is joining hands with Ridgeline Entertainment to broadcast Facebook’s first […]

 
 

Google comes to the aid of Saudi SME’s

Google comes to the aid of Saudi SME’s

Google MENA has been hard at work in the Middle Eastern region, hostingseveral events in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, with an upcoming event in the UAE. In addition, Google is bringing its Ambassador Programme to the Middle East, and also launching an initiative focusing on small businesses, starting in […]

 
 

Tech Battle: MSN, AOL, Yahoo! gang up on Google

Tech Battle: MSN, AOL, Yahoo! gang up on Google

AOL, Microsoft and Yahoo! are proposing to offer space on each other’s sites to advertisers in a bid to take on Google, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The newspaper said the system would launch later this year or early next year and would allow advertisers to buy display […]

 
 

‘Zagat’ is the new Google baby

‘Zagat’ is the new Google baby

Google has acquired a new, bright and shiny feather for its already glowing cap. This new feather on the Google cap is in the form of a pocket sized maroon book. The Internet giant announced last weekit has acquired the restaurant-reviews company Zagat Survey LLC. However the company refused to […]

 
 

Cellphone patent disputes on the rise

Cellphone patent disputes on the rise

According to reports, this week extra legal and financial exercises related to the mobile device exclusive rights issue, was found to be alarming the possible obscures, which were linked with Google Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. and other market giants plans. However, the reports further claimed that on Monday, the International Trade […]

 
 

Google+ pokes Facebook by treating users with games

Google+ pokes Facebook by treating users with games

Google+ has added games to its site from developers such as Zynga Inc. and Rovio Entertainment Oy. The initial developers of games included Wooga GmbH, Funzio Inc. and Kabam Inc. Critics believe Google is playing along the lines of Facebook. We want to make playing games online just as fun, […]

 
 

Facebook seems to Like a bit of Competition

  Google+ has taken the next step to introduce games and its competitor steps up as well. Google Enters the Social Network The former, being an internet giant could clearly not make allowance for the entrance of another huge competitor. So when Facebook began to gain popularity, almost instantly, it […]

 
 

Software Giant Google to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5b

Google Inc. announced Monday that it would acquire Motorola’s phone business, Motorola Mobility Holdings, for $12.5b, in a move that would launch the Android-platform maker into a head-on competition with Apple. The acquisition is Google’s biggest ever, at an offer price of $40 per share, 63% above the closing price […]

 
 

Sabotage! Google cries out

Patents, patents and more patents. Woes of Google seems to be never ending. Google recently pointed the finger at its rivals for buying patents in order to hold back the success of Android, a mobile operating system. Apple, Oracle, Microsoft and other companies are being accused of holding an organized […]

 
 

Face Recognition tools: The piracy of privacy

Face Recognition tools: The piracy of privacy

Have picture with out a name? A person you would like to find? Leave it to the new facial recognition tools being used by Google and Facebook to do your job. It is definitely convenient but to what extent could this blur the boundaries of individual privacy? In a study […]

 
 

Google buys IBM patents

Google buys IBM patents

Google Inc. has bought around 1,000 pending and issued patents from IBM Corp in its quest to shore up its defenses against suits by other technology companies, according to documents filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Google said Friday that it has purchased technology patents fromInternational Business MachinesCorp. […]

 
 

“Anonymous” Social Media

We have become accustomed to the word social media and social media networking. Do we really know what it means? Other than know it as Facebook and Twitter, now Google+. The term social media refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue. Andreas […]

 
 

Google+ Expanding Rapidly

Google+ Expanding Rapidly

The employees at Google+ received sailor hats, which symbolize the year long journey in launching the search engines social networking site. Till now it has been smooth sailing. According to the web-traffic watcher comScore Inc. Google+ has had 20 million unique visitors since its launch, including five million visitors from […]