Monthly Archives: March 2011

Privacy and Google

Violation of privacy promises. For the next 20 years Google will be audited independently because they have “violated its own privacy promises”. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said that the search giant wrongly used information from Google Mail users … Continue reading

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Bell withdraws controversial billing proposal

Following public outrage, a parliamentary hearing as well as heavy reprimands from the Federal Industry minister, BCE Inc. was forced to withdraw its controversial proposal to  impose usage-based billing on its wholesale Internet customers. According to a statement, Bell Canada … Continue reading

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RIM soon to enter tablet market

The Ontario based technology giant RIM, is launching its first tablet, the PlayBook, due for official release April 19. But one question remains. Will the crowd of early adopters who  intend to or have already purchased the iPad 2 be … Continue reading

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What is Virtual Switchboard and how to eat it?

What is a Switchboard? A switchboard was a device that used to connect a group of telephones manually to one another or to an outside connection within private branch exchanges. There was an operator’ess that manually connected phone wires to the … Continue reading

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Video game technology helps Toronto doctors

Who said surgery isn’t a game? Doctors at a Toronto hospital are relying on video game technology created by Microsoft to save time and prevent contamination in the operating room. The Xbox Kinect, which is essentially a games console with … Continue reading

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Linkedin Today – online newspaper

LinkedIn, the online social network for professionals and job seekers, now has 100 million members worldwide and more than half are from outside the United States. However, the substantial amount of its members do not visit the website on a … Continue reading

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Facebook for all mobiles!

Who says that only smartphones can have mobile apps? One of the popular social network Facebook has finally confirmed the acquisition (for $60-$70 million) of mobile platform app developer – Snaptu. Snaptu develops applications for the feature phones – the phones … Continue reading

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