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Facebook Buys iPad Book Publisher

Looks like the social networking giant Facebook is now making a leap in to e-book industry. Push Pop Press is a renowned iPad e-book publisher known for re-mastering and publishing content such as Al Gore’s “Our Choice”.

The publisher had been working on some other titles for touch devices lately. According to latest reports Facebook has procured Push Pop Press. We can’t tell what exactly Facebook is going to do with the acquisition but one thing is clear that Facebook is definitely not going to publish e-books.

Hulu Without Ads, But At What Cost?

Hulu has recently dropped a few clues to consumers that it is considering an ad-free version of its video streaming service. The company is specifically looking for a more expensive tier without dealing with the ads from either the free version, nor the $8 mobile plan.

While I am certainly intrigued, I think it’s safe to assume that the company would tack on an extra percentage (to increase, revenue of course)- rather than covering the price of the ads themselves. I mean, they are a business at the end of the day.

Sony Brings Qriocity Video Service To Smartphones

Sony recently introduced an app for Android devices called “Music Unlimited” which allowed Android users to listen to their favorite tracks on Qriocity powered cloud based music service.

Following the same tracks, Sony is planning to bring the Qriocity video service to Sony Ericsson smartphones. However, this service would be initially available on only a number of selected handsets. Currently, Sony plans to launch it only on its Sony Ericsson Xperia smartphones.

Dragon Age 2 Removed From Steam

Do all of you still remember the critically acclaimed Dragon Age Origins?? Ofcourse you do.

EA released the second part of this critically acclaimed game, Dragon Age 2 in March, which, much like its predecessor, received universal praise. On July 26, 2011 EA released Dragon Age:Legacy, a DLC (Downloadable Content) for Dragon Age 2 which features an untold story of Hawk, the main protagonist.

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.

Apple Changes In-App Subscription Pricing

Apple has recently changed its guidelines on the pricing of In-App subscriptions through the App Store, but haven’t publicly commented on the recent change. The new changes include that there are no longer any requirements that a subscription be at the same price or less than it is offered outside an app, meaning that the app store can charge $10 for an app that costs $2 somewhere else.

Furthermore, there is no guideline about price, at all. App Store subscriptions were first introduced this past February, and the introduction of the service had opened the door to a wide range of in-app subscription services such as magazines and newspapers.

Xbox360 Adds YouTube, Bing, And Live TV To UI

Just a week after Microsoft boasted that 40% of all Xbox’s use was nongaming, Microsoft has recently announced at E3, that it has improved the Xbox UI by adding both detailed voice and gesture controls. The new Xbox user interface will have Bing, Netflix, YouTube, and all of your usual games all in one system, creating the ultimate powerhouse for entertainment.

The only thing missing is a usable chat client, similar to what STEAM uses for its gamers. With the new system, gamers can simply say a term to bring up all games, movies, and TV-shows related to that term. Gamers will be able to watch clips of the content, view gaming tutorials through YouTube, and discover any new releases pertaining to their favorite titles.

Sony Pictures Gets Hacked: 1 Million Passwords Exposed

The same group of hackers that targeted the PBS website not too long ago, claim they have hacked into a Sony website. The hackers call themselves LulzSec or the Lulz Boat and claim that they’ve exploited the Sony Pictures website through a SQL injection attack.

The hackers claim, “We recently broke into SonyPictures.com and compromised over 1,000,000 users’ personal information, including passwords, email addresses, home addresses, dates of birth, and all Sony opt-in data associated with their accounts…

New LinkedIn Button Allows For One-Click Job Applications

Linkedin is launching a new feature that will make job applications much easier on the professional job networking site. The update will be available later this month and will allow users to “Apply with Linkedin” directly to job postings. Basically, this will be a plugin that will allow users to quickly apply to job postings without having to re-type their work history.

Linkedin is currently partnering up with a number of employers to ensure a smooth service.

Google Now Lets You +1 Websites- Launched Today

Today is the day you will be able to +1 some of your favorite websites. The feature lets any website add a +1 button to its site so readers can like any content they enjoy. Not only does this allow you to ‘like’ your favorite content for others to see but this also helps websites with traffic, ad value, etc.

So how does it work exactly when a bunch of your friends +1 their favorite material? The next time you search for something on Google, it will incorporate your friends opinions and beliefs in your web searches.