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[24 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

Technology.am (Nov 24, 2009) — It might sound like profligacy however Kristian Segerstrale, chief executive of social gaming publisher Playfish, says they were a huge hit when the company presented them as a discretionary extra to its online gaming customers.
Contrasting to the conventional console games publishers who control high prices for well-liked games (Modern Warfare 2: Call of Duty was £60 per copy in some outlets), Playfish has built its complete business model about comparatively tiny micro-transactions.
Anybody can be able to play its games for free of charge on social …

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[24 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

Technology.am (Nov 24, 2009) — Hewlett-Packard Co. reported personal-computer sales that topped several analysts’ estimates after the business took market share from Dell Inc. and benefited from rising and falling demand in China.
PC sales in the fourth quarter finished Oct. 31 were $9.86 billion, a 12 percent fall from a year in advance and a 17 percent boost from the preceding three months, Hewlett-Packard said today in an announcement.
Hewlett-Packard took the PC lead from Dell in 2006 by cutting prices and introducing thinner, more stylish designs. Dell fell to No. …

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[30 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Cyberspace addresses all ready to change

Technology.am (Oct 30, 2009) — The world of internet is all prepared and geared up for undergoing its largest modifications, with the anticipated agreement of plans to introduce web addresses making use of non-Latin characters.
The board of the internet regulator, Icann shall decide upon whether or not to permit domain names to be in Arabic, Chinese and other scripts.
Over half of the 1.6 billion citizens who make use of the internet converse in languages with non-Latin scripts. The primary Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) can be in use next year. Strategy …

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[29 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Facebook presented $711 million on winning a spam lawsuit

Technology.am (Oct 29, 2009) — Facebook was granted $711 million in compensation in a ruling Thursday in opposition to self-described “spam king” Sanford Wallace.
Judge Jeremy Fogel of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California settled Facebook’s submission for a defaulting decision against Wallace for violations of the Can-Spam Act, which forbids “fake and deceptive” advertising e-mails. Fogel too found that Wallace “deliberately dishonored” a provisional warning order and prelude restriction issued in the case and referred the issue to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for trial of criminal …

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[29 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Kaspersky tool identifies malware in Twitter links | ]
Kaspersky tool identifies malware in Twitter links

Technology.am (Oct 29, 2009) — Kaspersky revealed a latest tool on Thursday called “Krab Krawler” that examines the millions of tweets posted on Twitter each day and blocks whichever malware linked with them.
The tool looks at each public post as it shows on Twitter, extracts any URLs in them and investigates the Web page they direct towards, increasing any URLS that have been condensed, Costin Raiu, a senior malware analyst at Kaspersky, said in a meeting.
The company is scanning virtually 500,000 fresh exclusive URLs that become visible in Twitter posts …

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[28 Oct 2009 | One Comment | ]
Google reveals complimentary GPS navigation for cell phones

Technology.am (Oct 28, 2009) — Google revealed a free navigation scheme for mobile phones on Wednesday in a progress seen as a prospective challenge to the makers of GPS navigation devices. US telecommunications carrier Verizon Wireless and US handset manufacturer Motorola announced in the meantime that latest smartphone will be available on sale in the United States next week, the Droid, would be the foremost to attribute Google Maps Navigation.
The Droid, which will cost around 200 dollars subsequent to a 100-dollar discount and is being touted as a contender to …

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[28 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Maintenance of your Secrets protected in the social world

Technology.am (Oct 28, 2009) — Social networking persists to play a significant component of our cultural development, presenting an available opening for expression and a way to discover better social communications in a broader society.
Such platforms permit both unidentified and open connections with the globe, giving us a right to be heard and an opportunity to share our beliefs in public and confidentially. Nevertheless, with the increasing danger of individuality theft and other cybercrimes, social networks in addition present a fresh set of risks.
Social networks are not intrinsically wicked. In …

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[28 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Virtual goods resellers are increasing gradually

Technology.am (Oct 28, 2009) — Gamers are not simply making purchases to improve their gaming understanding but in addition selling virtual assets to additional players, according to latest study from video game marketplace research firm VGMarket.
Sales of virtual goods are anticipated to reach $1 billion this year and already produce near $4 billion yearly in China. However there are a few challenges, principally the reality that once you exchange your actual cash to virtual cash you can’t voluntarily acquire the bucks back out.
The study exposed that in-game money is the …

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[28 Oct 2009 | One Comment | ]
How to Solve the Net Neutrality Issue

Technology.am (Oct 28, 2009) — Recently the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was nominated to move ahead on a rule-making procedure that might show the way to latest government set of laws for the Internet. That is what the FCC and several activist groups would like, even though they assert to be supporting just “neutrality.” Even key players appear perplexed.
The Open Internet Coalition (OIC) states neutrality “is concerning maintaining the hands of numerous powerful network operators including AT&T (NYSE: T), Verizon and Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSK) — off the Internet, restricting them …