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Microsoft Offers $250K Prize In Hacking Competition

Management at Microsoft are hoping to turn hackers into cyber security for the Digital Media giant. The company is offering hackers $250K to develop new security defenses for the organization.

It’s called the BlueHat Prize and is open to programmers all around the world. First prize is valued at $200,000 and goes to whoever develops the ‘best’ way to prevent cyber attacks. The second and third best strategists will share a $50K prize, and will each be able to develop their own subscription of their software for development.

Yet Another Privacy Concern With Facebook: Video Glitch

Privacy is one thing upon which social networking sites’ users never compromise. But sometimes, due to some fault, their privacy is breached leading to defamation of the company.

Facebook recently got hit by such a glitch which allowed anyone in one’s friend list to view all of his/her videos including even those videos that were blocked by the user. Videos are usually more sensitive compared to pictures. So you would expect that Facebook’s privacy features would work properly to save the user trouble regarding the content in a video.

Watch Out! Google+ Circles Is Getting Even Better!

Google+ circles is an adorable feature for privacy concerned folks allowing others only to see what they want them to. Now the latest buzz is that this feature is getting even better.

Fridge is a web-suite which provided the facility of creating separate groups for friends, sharing stuff and planning events much alike other social networking sites. But the new thing is, Google is procuring Fridge.

Google+ Games Coming Very Soon, Watch Out FaceBook

If you were not moving to Google+ because of Zynga Poker, Farmville, CityVille or any other game on Facebook. It is about time you do.

Zynga and Google were in a big partnership last year , in that partnership Google invested around 10 million in Zynga for the development of Zynga signature Products and helped it making it One of the biggest social game developer in the World.

Organizations Getting Kicked Out From Google+

The Google+ frenzy has surrounded every one on the web ever since the release of this social networking platform. Owing to the popularity garnered by Google+ among folks, different business organizations are eager to join Google+ to promote their business .But guess what? Google has already started kicking out business firms from Google+.

The reason being Google doesn’t want organizations to create fuss on their platform which still somehow is passing evaluation phases. Google+ had already told businesses not to join with regular profiles as Google was working on a separate version for Google+ solely for business organization.

Google+ Hitting The 20M Mark!

There seems to be no stopping Google+, it is expanding righteously like a beast unleashed in social. A short while ago they were celebrating 10 million users and now it’s about to hit 20M mark in few days, stunning!

Google+ is going to achieve the milestone within three weeks after its launch.

By Monday, the site hit 18m users and it was growing at 750,000 per day! Although the rate of growth has slowed down a bit since last week, when a million people joined each day.

After Much Chaos, Google+ Seems To Have Settled

Google+ caught the eye of the world even when the project wasn’t complete. Even though the users were limited to around 750 million, people wanted it like crazy.

Is Google’s social networking service better than its competitors? Or Do people want a change from their old social networks? The answer lies in the latter one. With Google+, users are getting the change they want.

Google+ App For Iphone

Shortly after the launch of Google+, Google has released Google+ App For iphone which is creating huge Buzz across the social circles. Especially after both critics and users panned Google’s recent social networking project Google buzz, Google+ was expected to regain much of the market lost by Google.

This latest Google+ app for iPhone is pretty cool and has reached the top charts in no time. It’s available on iTunes for free download and has become the fastest and the most amply downloaded app within a short period of time.

City Life Affects Schizophrenia Prevalence And Anxiety

Researchers have discovered that two areas of the brain are directly affected by city living– and lead to a greater risk of anxiety and mood disorders. It was found that the risk for anxiety disorders is 21% greater for those who live in the city.

The same group of city folk also saw a 39% increase in mood disorders. Individuals who are born and raised in the city are also twice as likely to get Schizophrenia at some point in their lives.

T-Mobile Offers 1 Year Supply Of Free Data

T-Mobile is gearing up for a special way to celebrate Father’s Day this year, and it’s a little cooler than a $25 gift card. The wireless carrier is offering a one year supply of free data as long as the customer signs up for the service by June 18th for a qualifying talk, text, and data plan.

Before you go, “Aw, shucks, I’m already WITH T-Mobile”, know that this deal also applies to existing customers who have 18 or more months of contract used up with T-Mobile. The new deal requires the consumer to purchase an unlimited talk and text plan, and in return will receive 200MB of free, high-speed data each month for one year.