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Articles tagged with: Report

Facebook Offering Bounty For Every Bug Found

Looks like Facebook is too tired of bugs which strike the social networking site often. Recently Facebook eliminated a bug with video privacy settings after it lasted for the whole week.

Obviously, Facebook doesn’t want to lose their current top spot among social networking websites so the company is keen to keep the website fully functional to avoid any angry users.

Scientists Plan To Make Animal-Human Hybrid

In order to understand the biology of human life in more depth, scientists of Britain are working on mixing genes of humans with animals. The British academy of medical sciences released a report where they suggested that a nation must remain ready for a future where genes of humans and animals will be blend together.

After polling from citizens, most people are worried about transforming the animal brain to work more like a human, changing the appearance of animals i.e. some part of animal looking like any body part of human and creating embryos of human inside animals or vice versa.

Google Shells Out 16K To Fix Bugs

We just got news today that Google had paid out a record $16,500 to developers in order to plug 27 Chrome Web browser vulnerabilities, and paving the way for Chrome 11’s launch. Chrome 11 includes a few perks such as speech input translation in addition to a stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The patches were fixed after the Chromium development community members found a bunch of flaws with the latest application. 18 of these holes were rated “high”, 6 of them were rated “medium”, and three were considered low risk. Google rewarded most of the individuals for their discoveries. Google paid between $500 and $3,000 for vulnerabilities such as:

According To A Nielsen Survey, Android Beats iOS

According the the Nielsen Company’s monthly surveys of U.S. mobile consumers between July through September 2010, consumers had a preference of the Apple iPhone over the Android smartphone. At that time, iPhone (33%) beat Android (26%), with RIM BlackBerry at 13%. According to the latest figures from January 2011 through March 2011, 31% of consumers now prefer Android, with Apple tagging along at 30%, and RIM BlackBerry down to 11%.

Groupon Found Guilty Of Writing Fake Yelp Reviews

In a Venture Level blog post today, Romil Patel, an entrepreneur discusses his experiences with running Groupon and LivingSocial deals. Overall, he experienced some shadiness going on with Groupon. Apparently a Groupon representative he worked with had asked him to create fake, positive Yelp reviews for his own business.

Patel writes,

REPORT: Job Sites Becoming A Thing Of The Past, Threaten By Social Sites

Job sites were modeled after newspaper classifieds from 1999 and newspapers themselves are becoming obsolete, so its no surprise that job sites are threaten by social sites. Most prospective employers don’t have adequate time to do thorough interviews and gauge whether the person is knowledgeable and/or worthy. Some hire recruiters and hope they find the best candidates. And sure most conduct background tests and even qualifiers to measure expertise but in a world where social is the norm, referrals and recommendations is just part of what’s expected. That is, employers …