Closely following a similar announcement for its Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft also said it will release to manufacturers (RTM) its next-generation operating system for the server, Windows Server 2012, next month.
A popular pro-ana — excuse me, “pro-skinny” — site called SkinnyGossip is being roundly criticized for writing a hate-post directed at noted GQ covergirl, YouTube dance enthusiast, and swimsuit model Kate Upton.
For this Weekly Apps we have selected 2 Android and 2 iOS apps. You’ll find here Cheddar and Fontain for iOS, with their lovely UI’s! Also, we recommend you take a look at Rdio and Google+ for Android, all of them are totally free.
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Continuous single line drawings by talented artist Chan Hwee Chong show the precision and capabilities of Faber Castell pens. These extremely creative artworks were inspired by Mona Lisa, Girl with a Pearl Earring, and other famous paintings. Mona Lisa Vincent van Gogh Girl with a Pearl Earring Also check out: 3D Drawings and Creative Pencil Drawings
Dropbox pro subscribers can get excited for twice as much storage space on their accounts for no additional cost, as the company announces Tuesday that it plans to double storage space it offers to paid subscribers.
We interviewed executives at some of the biggest Internet companies, as well as hardware vendors, economic development groups, and utilities to find out why North Carolina has emerged as a hub for Internet leaders mega data centers.
Research In Motion Ltd., which has lost 95 percent of its market value since 2008, is selling one of its two business jets under a plan to save $1 billion in operating costs, two people with knowledge of the matter said.
How Changes in Social Bookmarking Could Affect You
Digg, Sphinn, Delicious… At first they were about making it easy for you to store and access your bookmarks. Now, however, they are all about social connections.
If you’ve spent any time surfing the Web you know how convenient it can be to bookmark a website’s address. In the earliest web browsers, there were rudimentary functions which allowed you to save the URL of a site so you could revisit it at a later time. And you were happy.
Then, as time passed, you found the number of links you had in your browser seemed to grow exponentially. Now finding (or even remembering for that matter) a link you had visited last week or last month was no longer all that simple a task.
But the browser makers kept up with your demands for a while. They integrated tools into their bookmarking features that allowed you to search on the addresses in order to find those lost gems. And soon you were able to created hierarchies that permitted even deeper taxonomy for your various topics and categories of links.
"Social signals are one of the most notable addition to Google’s search ranking factors this year, as it is a strong indication of user activity or behavior on pages all across the web.
These signals are basically retrieved from popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and perhaps soon via Google +1, determining pages that receive a lot of attention and social popularity in order to be returned as results to relevant search queries.
The main principle of Google and Bing in using these signals is to locate fresh, relevant and significant materials over the web (news, resource, etc) through viral sharing and natural prominence”.
However, these search engines do have factors to consider in measuring the durability of the content, for them to truly return quality sites on their end such as:
1) Quantity of social mentions on Twitter and/or Facebook.
2) Quality of social mentions measured through the social authority of the Twitter account.
3) Domain authority and Trustrank of the site hosting the content
500px, the Toronto-based startup that powers a super-slick photo sharing site, announced today that it has made its first acquisition with the purchase of Algo Anywhere, a startup also based in Toronto that specializes in recommendation algorithms.