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Mar 5, 2013

Forbes list of billionaires 2013: Number of world’s billionaires increased by 210

World's Billionaires Forbes 2013 List
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Forbes richest list 2013 Credit: Forbes The Forbes 2013 list of billionaires has increased to 1,426 individuals, about 210 more than last year’s lineup. About 30 percent of the world’s billionaires are from the US with 442. Other top sources of billionaires were from the Asia-Pacific and Europe with 386 and 366 respectively. Mexico‘s telecom […]


Feb 10, 2013

Youtube Blocked In Egypt For 30 Days, Cairo Court Ordered

Youtube Blocked In Egypt For 30 Days, Cairo Court Ordered
By in Internet, Middle East, Technology, World No comments

Youtube was blocked for 30 days in Egypt for hosting an offensive trailer of an anti-Islam film that caused violent reactions across the world, several news sites reported on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Credit: Youtube According to reports, Judge Hassouna Tawfiq ordered the blocking of Youtube for carrying the Innocence of Muslims, a film which […]


Jan 7, 2013

Google Chairman North Korea Visit: Eric Schmidt Arrives with Bill Richardson

Google Chairman North Korea visit
By in International, Middle East, Politics, Technology, United States, World No comments

Google Chairman in North Korea Image Credit: AP Photo/David Guttenfelder Google Chairman Eric Schmidt reportedly arrives in North Korea on Monday, January 7, 2013. Schmidt earlier said that he will visit the communist country as a private citizen together with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. Reports say that Schmidt, executive chairman of the internet’s […]


Dec 13, 2012

Google Maps for iPhone returns, now available at Apple App Store

Google Maps on iPhone
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The Google Maps app is back at the Apple App Store, and is available again for Apple users; just days after Mildura Police in Australia confirmed that Apple Maps have caused a number of motorists were stranded in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park in recent weeks due to wrong listing of maps. […]


Nov 27, 2012

Google Hoax: Reports About Google Acquiring ICOA Inc. A Hoax

Google Hoax
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A press release initially posted on PRWeb, picked up and reported by several international news organization about Google acquiring ICOA Inc. for $400 million was confirmed a hoax, CNNMoney reported on Monday, November 26, 2012. According to CNNMoney, George Strouthopoulos, the CEO of ICOA, a company that makes Wi-Fi hotspots for public areas, told them […]


Aug 14, 2012

Google buys Frommer’s travel guide business from John Wiley & Sons

Google buys Frommer's travel guide business from John Wiley & Sons
By in Business, Lifestyle, Travel, United States No comments

Search engine giant Google is buying Frommer’s travel guide business from publishing house John Wiley & Sons Inc. for an undisclosed amount, with the deal being noted as Google’s latest step to transform itself into a media company. Google and Frommer’s logos Image Credit: Google and Frommer’s “We’re thrilled to announce that Frommer’s will soon […]


Jul 4, 2012

iGoogle: Google’s Personalized Homepage to be Retired in November 2013

iGoogle: Google's Personalized Homepage to be Retired in November 2013
By in Desktop, Internet, Smartphone, Software, Technology No comments

iGoogle, the customizable start page service of Google will be retired on November 1, 2013. The mobile iGoogle version will be axed earlier on July 31, 2012. The announcement was made via a Google Official Blog article posted on July 4, 2012. iGoogle logo Image Credit: www.google.com “On November 1, 2013, iGoogle will be retired”, […]


Jun 28, 2012

Google Glasses unveiled by Google co-founder Sergey Brin at Google I/O conference, worth $1,500

Google Glasses unveiled by Google co-founder Sergey Brin at Google I/O conference, worth $1,500
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Google co-founder Sergey Brin unveiled the so-called Google glasses (or Project Glass) at the Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, with the company’s augmented-reality glasses aiming to provide a more convenient way of using the Internet, as shown in the demo video below. Sergey Brin, wearing a pair of […]


Jun 26, 2012

Google’s CEO Larry Page “Lost His Voice”, Could Be Seriously Ill?

Larry Page
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Google’s CEO Larry Page Image Credit: BGR Google’s CEO Larry Page could be seriously ill, international news sites reported on Monday, June 25, 2012. Speculations on Page‘s health condition are spreading after he was forced to skip Google‘s annual stakeholder meeting over the weekend, with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt saying that Page had “lost […]


Apr 27, 2012

Zerg Rush: Google Turns Search Result Page Into Game

Zerg Rush Screenshot
By in Gaming, Internet, Technology, Weird No comments

A new easter egg has been released by Google, in which googling “zerg rush” will turn the search result page into a game, international news sites reported on Friday, April 27, 2012. On the “zerg rush game”, letter Os appear from the top, sideways and below after googling the word “zerg rush,” as shown below. […]