An Egyptian father has named his newborn daughter ‘Facebook’ after the role the site played in the country’s recent revolution, according to reports.
The following video shows a Russian lady subjecting a squirming baby to “dynamic exercises” that involve swinging it by its arms and ankles, upside down and over her head.
A company linked to Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen is suing 11 major corporations, including Apple, Google and Facebook, accusing them of infringing on technology patents.
Actor and environmentalist Robert Redford has weighed in on the U.S. oil spill crisis, condemning efforts by major energy companies to promote their environmental credentials and use their money to influence “their parrots in Congress.”
A 12-year-old boy who became a hit on YouTube with his cover version of Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi has received a phone call from the pop star.
Virtuous driver escapes repeatedly of the police
Google Inc, its YouTube video service, and Yahoo Inc on Thursday filed counterclaims against Xerox Corp in a lawsuit accusing them of infringing the document management company’s patents on Internet searches.
In filings in Delaware federal court on Thursday, the defendants sought declarations that they did not infringe the two patents at issue, or variantly that the patents are invalid and thus cannot be enforced by Xerox.
Google is bringing in some extra help for its YouTube video service with the acquisition of another startup.
The purchase of Episodic marks Google’s fifth acquisition so far this year. Terms of the deal announced Friday weren’t disclosed.
Episodic, based in San Francisco, provides a platform for streaming live video on the Web. YouTube recently has been showing more live video besides the more than 500 million clips that are continuously available on its site.
Google has said it intends to buy at least one company per month this year as part of its effort to develop more products and import more talented engineers. The company is drawing upon its cash hoard of $24.5 billion to pay for the shopping spree.
After months of planning and testing, the Internet’s No. 1 video-sharing site, YouTube, launched a new look and received mixed reviews.
The redesign eliminates one of the chief irritants to tubesters: clutter.
“We heard from users that there are a lot of unnecessary features and clutter that could be cleaned up,” YouTube spokesperson Chris Dale told TechNewsWorld.
A China-based root DNS server associated with networking problems in Chile and the U.S. has been disconnected from the Internet.
The action by the server’s operator, Netnod, appears to have resolved a problem that was causing some Internet sites to be inadvertently censored by a system set up in the People’s Republic of China.
On Wednesday, operators at NIC Chile noticed that several ISPs (Internet service providers) were providing faulty DNS information, apparently derived from China. China uses the DNS system to enforce Internet censorship on its so-called Great Firewall of China, and the ISPs were using this incorrect DNS information.