The most popular social networking site Facebook said that it is forming a political action committee (PAC) for its employees to help them make financial contribution to political party candidates.
Meanwhile, Facebook has filed a formal paperwork to constitute a PACs with the Federal Election committee.
In USa, many companies have established its PAC which allow them to contribute $ 5000 to a candidate/election & up to $ 15,000 annually to a national party committee.
“FaceBook PAC will give our employees a way to make their voice heard in the political process by supporting candidates who share our goals of promoting the value of innovation to our economy while giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected,”
BSNL(Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited), one of India’s leading Telecommunication Companies has launched its Apps Store called “BSNL Apps Store” for its 2g and 3G users across the country.
The “BSNL Apps Store” is developed by Accenture and will have upto 1,00,000 applications. Around 80% of the applications are fee based and only 20% applications are free to the BSNL users. Applications include sections like Social Networking, games, Health & Fitness, Business, Education, etc.
BSNL mobile subscribers can access the “BSNL Apps Store” through the BSNL Live Wap Portal which already provides services like Movies on demand, Videos on Demand, Hello TV. etc.
September has been declared as a free apps month, during which, BSNL offered the Top 20 popular applications, free of cost.
Google celebrates the 75th birthday of Jim Henson, the famous puppeteer & creator of The Muppets with its new and fresh Google Doodle.
The new Doodle has been developed by not just Google but in collaboration with The Jim Henson company & The Creature Shop using the Henson Digital Puppet Studio.
The selected Muppet moves with the cursor and it’s quite fun to play with.
Click here to check out the new Doodle which will be available only for the next 36 hours.
The most popular video sharing site- YouTube announced that they are soon going to introduce 3-D video option for the users. The option will convert the videos uploaded by the users into 3-D.
But, to see the converted videos, users will need 3D glasses.
The site will provide an option ‘Edit Info’ button in which the user will be able to select the option ’3-D video’ to convert their already uploaded 2D videos into 3D.
Right now, YouTube has been experimenting on the 3-D settings & how to make it successful all over the world.
In 2009 also, YouTube software engineer Peter Bradshaw made an announcement to introduce 3-D option but it could not be launched due to some technical difficulties.
As promised to roll out a major redesign of the user profiles, Facebook has finally launched “Timeline” – Tell your life story with a new kind of profile.
Though the new profile will be roll out officially to all the users in a few days but you can enable it today only in the developer section by following the steps given below:
Give it any Name & namespace but make sure it is available.
[ You need to register your phone number in order to start in the Developers' Section ]
Now, on the left hand side of the next page, you will find “Open Graph”. Click on it.
Now on this screen, fill in anything in the fields ” People can —— a ——” [ It doesn't matter ] And Click Get Started.
6) Now On the next screen, do nothing except scroll down to the bottom & click “Save Changes and Next.” Do the same thing on the next two pages also.
Now you will be taken to this screen. Wait a few minutes [ at least 2-3 minutes], & then go to your Facebook homepage. That’s where you’ll be invited to enable Timeline.
Be patient at this point because it might take some time.
Click on “Get Started” to enjoy the experience of “Timeline”.
Lahore High Court has ordered Pakistan authorities to block all the sites that can be used in spreading religious hatred including facebook & twitter.
The authorities have to submit report on this by October 6.
But the court also ordered not to block access to websites like Google or any other search engine. Source
Facebook and Twitter Join Hands
The biggest social networking site, Facebook & micro-blogging site Twitter have decided to join hands to improve the social networking experience of their total 850 million users.
Very soon, you would be able to update twitter accounts from your facebook accounts itself.
The exact date for the new collaboration is yet to be announced but it will definitely give Google Plus a serious threat. Source
Facebook’s New Major Profile Redesign
According to Mashable Sources, Facebook is planning to roll out a major redesign in their user profiles at its F8 developer conference this week.
The profile changes will include music & media platform apart from other major changes. Source
Google Doodle honors the founder of Vitamin C, Albert Szent – Györgyi on his 118th birthday with its new Doodle Avatar.
Albert Szent – Györgyi [Sep. 16, 1893 – OcT. 22, 1986 ] is a Hungarian physiologist & discovered the Vitamin C which is found in abundance in Oranges and discovered the components & reactions of the citric acid cycle.
He also won the 1937 Nobel Prize for his contribution in Physiology and Medicine for his discoveries in “connection with the biological combustion process with special reference to vitamin C & the catalysis of fumaric acid”.
Facebook has recently launched a Subscribe button that lets you follow the public updates of people, regardless of whether you are Facebook friends.
You can use Subscribe Button to:
1) Choose what you see from people in your News Feed
2) Hear from people, even if you are not facebook friends
3) Let people hear from you, even if you are not facebook friends
Choose what you see from people in your News Feed
With the Subscribed button, you can choose what you want to see in your News Feed:
– All updates: Everything your friend posts
– Most updates: The amount you’d normally see
– Important updates only: Just highlights, like a new job or move
Subscribe to Interesting People
Get Your Own Subscribers
People who subscribe to you will only see posts which you set as “Public” in your News Feeds.
The micro-blogging website Twitter finally launched its services in Hindi today. Few days back, the company announced the launch of its services in Hindi on their official blog.
I think it’s a very dull feature. I was expecting that with the launch of Hindi, I would be able to translate my English Tweets into Hindi language.
But they have just translated the interface into Hindi. I am not sure how it will help their plan of international expansion.
What do you think guys?
[ To enable Hindi Language, go to settings & change the language ]
Microsoft previews the next release of Windows named “Windows 8″ at the Microsoft Build Conference on Sep. 13, 2011.
The company also detailed about the new tools which would help developers to write new applications for the Windows platform.
“From the chipset to the user experience, Windows 8 brings a new range of capabilities without compromise.”, said Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows & Windows Live Division at Microsoft.
The Microsoft President has also announced that Windows 7 has sold 450 million copies worldwide till now & around 542 million people are now using Windows Live today.
Your personalized lock screen which shows your unread emails & various app notifications.
Here you can see your apps & content on the start screen in a glance.
Pick all the files you want to share or send from one place.
Fast, fluid & intuitive touch browsing.
Large buttons on the touch keyboard for easy typing.
The thumb keyboard to make you feel natural & more comfortable.
A full house at the start of the conference on Day 1 in Anaheim, California. All the conference attendees also received a Samsung prototype PC with Windows 8 Developer Preview.
You can also download the Windows 8 Developer Preview at this link.
YouTube has launched YouTube Partner Program in India which will allow original video creators to earn money on youtube through advertising. Now you can make a living on YouTube through it’s various targeted advertising revenue solutions. According to YouTube, you need to be a original creator of the videos in order to become a partner in the program. You should also be regularly uploading videos that are viewed by thousands of users, or publish popular or commercially successful videos in various other ways (such as Blu-Ray/DVDs sold online). All you need to do is register yourself at this link. Every year thousands of original content creators make $ 10,000 to $ 1,00,000 through Youtube Partner Program & its numerous targeted advertising revenue solutions.