1# Facebook Job Interview: Worried that your Facebook photos may jeopardise your chances with your dream job? Turns out that researchers from the University of Evansville, Northern Illinois University and Auburn University found that our profiles are an accurate indicator of how well we?ll perform at our jobs as it?s difficult to fake your personality on social media sites.
2# Microsoft Vs Google ? Part 2: Microsoft has taken another shot at Google, this time with their latest video Googlighting. The video, which attacks Google Docs in particular, protrays the company as a suave individual who introduces flawed products and changes them later on.
3# Mozilla Smartphone: Mozilla is reportedly working on plans to release their first smartphone. Mercury News report that the phone would be able to download apps from any app store. Also they will be introducing their own app store, its contents can be downloaded to any phone.
4# Google Bypassing Safari: A Safari user has sued Google officials for violating users? privacy rights on Apple?s Safari web browser after bypassing computer settings designed to block monitoring of consumers? online activity. The man, based in Delaware, filed a lawsuit because of the company?s willingness to dodge the browser?s privacy settings.
5# Chinese Mobile Explosion: The number of mobile subscribers in China grew to 987.58 million in January, cementing its status as the biggest mobile market in the world. While a small percentage of this number are 3G subscribers, for the largest mobile provider, China Mobile, only 53.94 million of its customers are on 3G.
6# Facebook iOS Discovery: Because of the rise of mobile users and the growing popularity of apps on the site, Facebook has made improvements to its social app discovery system for mobile devices. The company has allowed developers single sign-on and deep linking, meaning apps can be discovered in the News Feed, Timeline, requests, bookmarks and search.
7# Hacking Your Own Site: Security site 6scan has released a WordPress plugin that gives smallbusinesses the same level of cyber security normally afforded by enterprises. The plugin hacks your site to find vulnerabilities in the site before fixing them before they can be exploited.
8# EU Anti-Piracy Agreement: The European Court of Justice has been asked to rule on the legality of a controversial anti-piracy agreement. The European Commission has asked the courts for a legal opinion on the agreement, but rights campaigners have criticised it saying that it will stifle free expression on the internet.
9# Facebook Premium Ad: Facebook is planning to upgrade its premium ads service on February 29th. One of the main pulls is that the company expects them to bring a 40 per cent increase in engagement, and an 80 per cent increase in the likelihood that they?ll be recalled.
10# Russian Street View: Google Street View has covered a lot of ground across the world, but the service is now available in Russia. The company has revealed its inclusion on its latlong blog and now the world can explore the streets and roads of the country.
On Simply Viral: ever wondered how a digital flash mob would work? Neither did we, but Intel has answered this question by promoting their new Ultrabook.