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Microsoft, a Socially Responsible “European” Company [part 1 of 2]

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June 18, 2012
Microsoft, a Socially Responsible “European” Company [part 1 of 2]

Microsoft Corporation really needs no introduction — it is one of the pioneers of computer software founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen that together with IBM led the personal computer revolution and became a multi-billion company. Microsoft is one of the most influential and innovative companies with worldwide presence and products...
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Opera is Facebook’s best browser play [Part 2 of 2]

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May 30, 2012
Facebook buying Opera browser

continuing from Part 1, found here … But Opera Mini is already in the iOS App Store, managing that feat because it really isn’t a browser, at least as Apple defines one. Rather than render HTML locally on the device, Opera Mini is essentially a proxy that shuttles page requests to Opera’s own servers,...
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Opera is Facebook’s best browser play [Part 1 of 2]

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May 28, 2012
Facebook buying Opera browser

Reports peg No. 5 browser maker as takeover target Facebook may acquire Norwegian browser maker Opera Software, developer of the Opera and Opera Mini browsers for desktops and mobile phones, according to a report. The purchase of Opera would give Facebook a way to quickly create a dedicated browser customized for the social networking...
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Microsoft dumps ‘Aero’ UI in Windows 8, ‘Metro-izes’ desktop [Part 2 of 2]

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May 24, 2012
Windows 8 Wallpaper

continuing from Part 1, found here … In a long section of his post, however, Harris called out seven goals of the Windows 8 GUI redesign. Most applied primarily to Metro, and secondly, to touch-based devices like tablets, or in a broader sense, to mobile devices where battery power is tight and longevity a...
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Microsoft dumps ‘Aero’ UI in Windows 8, ‘Metro-izes’ desktop [Part 1 of 2]

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May 22, 2012
Windows 8 Wallpaper

Won’t reveal Windows 8′s final desktop user interface until launch later this year Microsoft said Friday that it is abandoning the “Aero” user interface with Windows 8, calling the UI that debuted in Vista and continued in Windows 7, “cheesy” and “dated.” In a massive 11,300-word blog post, Jensen Harris, the director of program...
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Browser Wars: Statistics for April

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May 7, 2012
Browser Wars: Statistics for April

The Browser War has intensified again, as Firefox is trying to claim back the throne from Google Chrome. Can Firefox overthrow Google’s flagship software product? Analyzing the stats from our site (click for zoom), we can see that Chrome has solidified its lead on the browsere preference, but is capturing 41,2% of the market...
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Anonymous attacks, revisited [Part Two]

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March 26, 2012
Anonymous attacks, revisited [Part Two]

Sony PlayStation network, no more Perhaps the most notorious atack of the collective was the bringing down of the PlayStation Network. It all happened without any warning – Operation #OpSony was launched as a response to the legal action conducted by Sony towards George Hotz (a.k.a. GeoHot) for his tool that enabled PS3 to run...
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Anonymous attacks, revisited [Part One]

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February 4, 2012
Anonymous attacks, revisited [Part One]

Emergence Hacking group “Anonymous” can be tracked back to the 4chan forum created in 2003, where users could post pictures, videos and comments anonymously, creating an internet social community. This lead to a bigger movement, essentially an online culture. Wikipedia refers to it as an  an anarchic, digitized global brain – a term much more likely to...
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New Google Privacy Policy: Explained [Part One]

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January 27, 2012
New Google Privacy Policy: Explained [Part One]

“We’re getting rid of over 60 different privacy policies across Google and replacing them with one that’s a lot shorter and easier to read. Our new policy covers multiple products and features, reflecting our desire to create one beautifully simple and intuitive experience across Google.” Doesn’t that sound so lovely? I wonder if you...
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Who is using Windows 8 preview?

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January 23, 2012
Windows 8 Wallpaper

Although millions have downloaded Microsoft’s Windows 8 developer preview, relatively few are actually using it, Web measurements show. During November 2011, Windows 8 powered 0.03% of the computers — or three out of every 10,000 — that connected to the Internet, according to data from California-based Net Applications. That’s a small increase from the...
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