The biggest takeaway from BlackBerry's Orlando media event this afternoon wasn't the BlackBerry Q5, which takes BlackBerry 10 platform to the masses; rather the company's announcement of taking BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) to them, by announcing free Android and iOS apps.
YouTube could be tweaking its revenue stream by introducing a new paid channel-subscription model that makes the medium viable to two distinct classes of content providers. You could find yourself paying as little as $2 a month to stay subscribed to your favorite cat.
The Pirate Bay founders are now officially "pirates of the Caribbean," after they purchased a new ".sx" domain name from the island nation of Sint Maarten, some 166 nautical miles east of Puerto Rico; as their exodus from Sweden and Iceland looms large.
PayPal has a universal-login button of its own. Unlike Facebook's sociable button that insta-logs you into sites, PayPal's button reduces the hassle of filling up forms with online merchants, and of exposing your card/bank, down to 3 clicks and a single credential.
It's not just Ubisoft that's running a nostalgia trip to VHS cassettes, YouTube introduced the new "tape mode" to its uploader and player, which add a groovy post-FX layer that emulates playback from a tape, down to the static, shakes, and white noise.
In the event that you don't use your Google account for an extended period of time, you can tell Google to either pass all your data (email, pictures, videos, chats) on to select people, or delete it, in what is essentially counting your online life into your will.
If you are the person who expresses your feelings with emoticons, this feature will make you happy. Facebook has announced that it begun rolling out new emotion feature on Facebook's status box. Unfortunately, it is only available in the US at the moment.
Google began deploying the newest version of its software and content distribution platform, Google Play. Version 4.0 of the app introduces a newer, improved user interface, and a more streamlined checkout process for buying or renting apps and content.
WhatsApp completely denied ever being in talks with Google over its rumored billion-dollar acquisition deal, in a statement given to AllThingsDigital. This is the second time the company debunked being in talks with an internet giant over high-value acquisition.
Facebook Home isn't the only big announcement to come out of Zuckerberg & Co., which also rolled out the first smartphone to ship with it, simply named HTC First. With a brilliant 4.3-inch 720p screen and 4G LTE, the phone features mid-range hardware, and a sweet price.