Posts Categorized: General News

Google set to spend $2 billion on New York offices

According to recent newspaper reports, Google are in negotiations to buy offices in New York with a price tag just shy of $2 billion. The search engine giant currently rents office space in the Manhattan office block, however the company is now said to be in talks with the owners… Read more »

Facebook fanatics the most likely to get de-friended

Frequent Facebook users who are continually updating their statuses with dull and trivial statements are most at risk of being deleted by their online mates, a new study has revealed. Telling the world what you had for dinner, or how much you love your boyfriend for the millionth time is… Read more »

Twitter boss steps down

Twitter co-founder and CEO Evan Williams has announced his plans to step down to allow another colleague to come forward to steer the company during its new phase. Williams is the second Twitter CEO to step down after two years in the job. The Twitter co-founder is not leaving the… Read more »

Facebook and Skype close to striking a deal

According to recent reports, social networking site Facebook and internet communication network Skype are extremely close to striking a deal. The two organisations are leaders in their own fields with Facebook boasting 500 million users worldwide while Skype claims to have 560 million members across the globe. The pairing of… Read more »

Microsoft experiments with a new Bing rewards scheme

Microsoft are set to experiment with a new rewards scheme. By simply using Bing services, the new system will allow users to build up credit which can then be spent on a wide range of products from DVDs to cookware. In July Microsoft announced the end of its cash back… Read more »

Lady Ga Ga crowned Twitter Queen

Lady Ga Ga this week triumphed over former number one Twitterer Britney Spears to become the Queen of Twitter. The Bad Romance singer topped Britney’s 5,703,000 followers with her 5,741,000 devoted followers on the micro blogging site Twitter. To mark her achievement of reaching the highest number of followers on… Read more »

Facebook reaches 500 million members

Facebook’s meteoric rise in global popularity shows no signs of faltering, as the social networking site has just announced it currently boasts 500 million active members. With 500 million active monthly users operating on the site across the world, many experts and also the founder of the network, Mark Zuckerberg,… Read more »

Skype’s new 3G iPhone app in high demand

Demand for Skype’s new 3G iPhone app is extremely high with the company reporting 5 million downloads in just 4 days. Prior to the release of the new app, iPhone users could only use Skype services to video and voice call other members when they had a Wi-Fi connection. But… Read more »

Microsoft plan Hotmail makeover

Microsoft has revealed plans to revamp its Hotmail service in order to keep up with the rapid growth of rival email provider Gmail. In the past Microsoft have increased email storage on their Hotmail service in an attempt to outdo Gmail which continues to grow in popularity. However this time… Read more »

Reports of possible Yahoo! account hacking in China

It’s been reported that a number of Yahoo! accounts belonging to journalists and those involved in activist groups related to China have been hacked into over the last month. The news comes just days after Google announced it is planning to remove its Chinese language search services from China because… Read more »