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Microsoft And Google Tweet Wars

Our tech giants Google and Microsoft has taken the patent war to next level and Twitter is the new war zone. Recently, Microsoft, along with Apple and Oracle collectively bought some 6,000 patents from Nortel inc.

In the mean time, Google bought around 1,000 patents from IBM. Microsoft, Apple and Oracle in a group known as CPTN paid $3.5 billion more than the predicted price for buying the patents.

New Help Section: What’s New In Google+

Google is earnest to gain its lost spot among the social networking buzz by enhancing Google+. Also Google is adding many cool features to Google+. Recently Google bought Fridge for enhancing Google+ circles.

But this time Google+ has done an interesting thing. In the help section, Google+ has added a new section which gives a glimpse about the new features which Google is currently adding to the network. This new help section is named “What’s New In Google+”. There are blog like posts in this section related to the new features either by Google employees or some youtube videos which explain the new features.

Anonymous Hacks FBI Contracted Firm

Anonymous has dumped files about IRC Federal, a government contracted IT firm, in honor of their F**k FBI Friday ‘holiday’. They’ve gotten access to contracts, internal documents, development schematics, logins and more.

Nothing of great importance had been leaked, but Anonymous did leave a message for the company asking them to stop working for the government.

Hacked Fox News Twitter Feed Reports Death Of President Obama

The Fox News Twitter feed has reportedly been hacked Monday, with a series of tweets announcing that President Barack Obama had been assassinated.

According to the Guardian News blog,the first tweet to announce that Obama had been shot dead were sent by @foxnewspolitics at approximately 2am local time to its feed’s 33,000 followers. The tweets were rapidly shared on the internet.

Co-Founder Stone Leaving Twitter

Biz Stone, who helped launch the microblogging service in 2006, is leaving day-to-day work at the company. Although he will remain involved with Twitter, most of his time will be spent on the relaunch of the start-up where Twitter was first developed: the Obvious Corp.

The departure marks the latest shift among the executive ranks at Twitter. Jack Dorsey, who came up with the idea for the microblog, returned in March as product chief, two years after being replaced as chief executive by the third co-founder, Ev Williams. Mr. Williams stepped down as CEO in October and was replaced by current CEO Dick Costolo.

FTC Approves Seven-Year Storage Of Social Media Data

The Federal Trade Commission approved background check companies to screen job applicants based on their Internet photos and postings. This means that any of your online activity, whether through Twitter, Facebook, blogs, etc. is “free game” for background check companies and your future employer to check out.

Maybe you think that all it takes is a few deactivations, a click here, a click there, and you’re ready to apply for that new summer internship? Unfortunately for some, Social Intelligence Corporation (a background check company) can keep your postings for up to seven years.

SF Startup Copious Is A Social Marketplace

A San Francisco startup called Copious has built an online marketplace that allows all buyers and sellers to link their Facebook identities. The idea is to make the online marketplace feel safer and allowing buyers and sellers to see how many degrees of separation the other party is in their network.

The user will also be able to see if anyone in their networks has purchased, shared, or commented on an item from the seller. Not only can Facebook identities be linked, but also Twitter accounts and blogs too, giving you a fairly well drawn picture that you aren’t dealing with a Nigerian scammer.

Man Gets His Laptop Back, Thanks To Twitter

An Oakland man had his laptop stolen in March of this year, and three months later, finally got his property back. Did it take three months to find the thief? Nope, it took less than 24 hours. Here’s what happened: The victim, Joshua Kaufman had his laptop stolen soon after he had installed theft-tracking software.

The software did its job just right and sent pictures of the thief, but when Kaufman went the police with the pictures, the Oakland police weren’t too concerned, even when Kaufman was able to tell the exact whereabouts of the man who stole his laptop.

He followed up with the investigator a month later, and still nothing. He contacted the Oakland Police Department twice via e-mail, and he hadn’t heard back. So what’s a guy to do?

Windows Focuses On Apple’s Audience Before It’s Own

Microsoft made Photosynth technology available to iPhone users on Monday and immediately received criticism for lacking a Windows 7 version. I find it very amusing that Microsoft wanted to target Apple’s audience much faster than their own. I smell greed. To those unfamiliar with the mobile application, Photosynth allows iPhone users to combine panoramic imagery to make 3D images. As you can imagine, many Windows fans were angered over the decision to make the app primarily for the iPhone.

Bing’s Mobile architect, Blaise Aguera y Arcas blogged, “I’m sure over the coming days and weeks we’ll be answering, over and over, the “why didn’t this ship first on Microsoft’s own phone” question. Our approach to the design of the Photosynth app hopefully provides some evidence…

SEO Tips: How To Be Found In Twitter-World

People publish written material all over the world, every single day. From blogs to tweets, material is getting posted to the World Wide Web with the intent that it will be found by someone on the other side of that phone line or wireless router. So what determines whether your content reaches the intended audience?