Why do you "like" it ... you really "want" it! ... Now people can say I want this and I want that :)
"Facebook heads into e-commerce. One of Facebook's most popular features is the “Like” button that has been around for a few years. The Like button allows users to publically display that they like posts or specific brands. Facebook is rolling out a new feature that is in testing right now that allows users to create wish lists of all sorts of products ranging from clothing to home furnishings and more.
Reuters reports that Facebook is working with seven retailers, including Pottery Barn and Victoria's Secret to test the feature. The “Want” button will allow users to flag images of products that they want to purchase.
"People will be able to engage with these collections and share things they are interested in with their friends. People can click through and buy these items off of Facebook," Facebook said in a statement."
"The album's weighty title song 'Gangnam Style' is composed solely by PSY himself from lyrics to choreography. The song is characterized by its strongly addictive beats and lyrics, and is thus certain to penetrate the foundations of modern philosophy."
Connecting the whole of South East Asia, over 7,800km in length ... from Singapore to Tokyo and including Hong Kong!
"A new high-speed undersea data cable has opened to traffic in Asia. The 7,800km Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) connects Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines.
It transfers data via an optical fibre system at 40 gigabits per second, and is three milliseconds faster than any other cable between Singapore and Tokyo.
The gain in speed may sound small, but could prove critical to financial trades made out of the region. So-called "high frequency trades", controlled by computers, involve making what may be hundreds of thousands of transactions in less than a second - all determined by a program that tracks market conditions.
With banks and hedge funds competing against each other, the size of the profit or loss can come down to a matter of beating the competition by a fraction of a second, explained Ralph Silva, a strategist at Silva Research Network."
Yes, it's serious business this texting. The winner gets $50,000 !!
"A 17-year-old has out-tapped the competition to hold onto the title of being the US's fastest texter. Austin Weirschke from Wisconsin beat 10 other competitors at the sixth National Texting Championship held in New York.
Contestants had to do one task with their vision blocked and another with their hands behind their back. Mr Weirschke said he planned to put the $50,000 (£32,012) prize money towards paying for his college education.
The competition - which is sponsored by LG Electronics and featured one device with a physical keyboard - put three skills to the test: accuracy, speed and dexterity.
Two of the tests were straight-forward - memorising and then typing phrases as quickly as possible, and translating text abbreviations into "regular speak" such as TTYL (talk to you later)."
Are you a "Fakebook" user? ... Get it? FAKE-Book ...lol!
"Facebook has revealed that it believes there are now more than 83 million fake users on the social network. In company filings published this week, it said 8.7% of its 955 million active users might not be real.
Duplicate profiles made up 4.8% of the users, user-misclassified accounts amounted to 2.4%, and 1.5% of users were described as "undesirable".
The estimate came at a time of growing concern about the value of marketing on the platform. In total, the company said it estimated there were 83.09 million fake users, which it classified in three groups.
The largest group of "fakes" were duplicates, which the company defined as "an account that a user maintains in addition to his or her principal account."
Others were described as "user-misclassified" where, Facebook explained "users have created personal profiles for a business, organisation, or non-human entity such as a pet".
Finally, "undesirable" accounts were profiles deemed to be in breach of Facebook's terms of service. Typically, this means profiles which have been used for sending out spam messages or other content."
Strong words from the boss of Valve ... buy why does he think that Windows 8 is going to be that bad? What do you think?
"Operating system Windows 8 will be a "catastrophe" for PC game makers, according to Valve Software's boss. Speaking at the Casual Connect game conference in Seattle, Gabe Newell said the next version of Windows could mean big changes to the PC market.
Many took his comment as a criticism of the changed user interface in Windows 8 as well as its built-in Windows Store. The Windows Store could dent the success of Valve's own online market, Steam, through which players buy games.
Mr Newell, who worked for Microsoft for 13 years on Windows, said his company had embraced the open-source software Linux as a "hedging strategy" designed to offset some of the damage Windows 8 was likely to do.
"We want to make it as easy as possible for the 2,500 games on Steam to run on Linux as well," said Mr Newell. "Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space."
Now you can stay anonymous on Youtube ... get your face "blurred"
"We've all seen footage on television where the faces of the people in a video were blurred out to protect their privacy. With YouTube increasingly becoming a place many people around the world go to find footage of current news events, there is an increasing need for people who upload videos to the sharing service to be able to maintain the privacy of people in the video.
YouTube has announced a new tool that will allow users to blur out the faces of a person or persons in the footage. The tool can be used for a wide range of purposes from protecting the identity of people involved in protests to blurring faces of other children in the video of your child's birthday party.
Once a video is uploaded to YouTube, the user only needs to click a box for "Blur All Faces." Users will get a preview video in the editing area so they can watch the video and ensure that all appropriate faces are blurred out."
Oooooo ... gutted! One for Samsung ... nil for Apple. And the battle continues ...
"A UK judge has ordered Apple to publish announcements that Samsung did not copy the design of its iPad, according to the Bloomberg news agency. It said the judge said one notice should remain on Apple's website for at least six months, while other adverts should be placed in various newspapers and magazines.
It follows the US company's failed attempt to block sales of the South Korean firm's Galaxy Tab tablets. Apple has not commented on the news. The order did not feature in Judge Colin Birss's judgement published on 9 July, but Bloomberg said the matter was discussed in the court following the verdict.
It said the notices must make reference to the court case and should be designed to "correct the damaging impression" that Samsung's tablets had aped the look of Apple's products."
Apple have decided to do a U-turn on its "Gree" credentials ... typical! Well, not surprising after local authorities in San Francisco threatened to ban buying Apples. They should go for oranges ... lol~
"Apple has rejoined an environmental ratings scheme a week after quitting the programme. The firm published a letter on its site saying it had realised the move had been "a mistake" after many of its customers had complained.
The u-turn follows an announcement by San Francisco city officials that they planned to ban local agencies from buying Apple Mac computers.
They said at the time that they hoped Apple would reconsider. Apple helped set up the EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) registry in 2006. It is designed to identify which electronic devices pose the least risk to the environment."