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 now, thanks to the latest application, Skype members can access …

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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, believe it’s only a matter of time before Facebook hits …

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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 the popular social network, Lady Ga Ga posted a video …

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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 scheme which offered rebates on products which users searched for …

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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 the two networks would create a powerful tool which will …

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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 company, he will instead be taking up a role in …

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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 the biggest turn off for Facebook friends. The research was …

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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 to buy the entire office city block covering 2.9 million …

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DETECTIVES TO RECEIVE FACEBOOK AND SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING

Police detectives are about to receive in depth training in how to use social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to track down criminals and hunt for clues related to specific crimes. With the rise in popularity of social media, the police are often expected to investigate crimes through these sites, without any previous training on social media websites. …

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