Sega robbed off – 1.29 million customer data stolen

The toast time for the hackers’ community appears to continue till wee hours and rightly so, they have a reason to celebrate which adds another feather to their caps and this time around, it’s the Japanese Gaming giant, Sega, that has lost the plot. The personal information of over 1.29 million Sega users was hacked off by some smart computer experts over the weekend. This apparently has been one of the biggest security blows in the recent times.

Facebook plans to incorporate Twitter like feature – In testing now

If at all there were good reasons for some to visit Twitter every morning and evening, they would now be persuaded by their old daddy to stay on and not leave for the fact that they enjoy this special feature which lets people share what they are thinking, doing, or seeing and that too instantly, in messages of 140 or fewer characters.

How to create coming soon page in Wordpress- for Free

Before we launched Appointpress, we created a coming soon page for it. In this tutorial I will show you how you can create a coming soon page with wordpress.

After Sitemaps, its Schema – Google, MS, Yahoo gather again

Almost after 5 years, the top of the ladder players in the global web arena, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have again pitched in close, this time to launch Schema.org that aims at improving web search efficacy levels. Earlier in 2006, it was Sitemaps.org that helped in standardizing sitemap protocols. The move was widely acknowledged across all spheres as the event looks to be one out of many, solely based on harmony in contrast to much heated technology battle. The three entities in Yahoo, Microsoft (Bing) and Google have launched a site called Schema.org that constitutes of a common set of HTML tags which webmasters would use to mark up structured data on their sites. Schema.org has around 100 different HTML tags for structured data categories such as events, places, people, organizations, products, music, movies and TV shows. "We are announcing schema.org, a new initiative from Google, Bing and Yahoo to create and support a common vocabulary for structured data markup on web pages," Google said. Via the new site, the owners and developers would be able to gather info about structured data and improve how their sites show up in major search engines output. The objective is to be a ‘one place for all’ for webmasters looking to append markup to their pages. Most of the sites are produced from structured data that is often stored in databases. While this data is formatted into HTML it becomes stiffer to recover the original structured data. Be this occurrence a one time effort after a long lull, the happening would surely bring about long term benefits for one and all, hooking to the internet, starving for that much needed information.

Nokia to do away with ‘Ovi’ services brand

In the best favor of the company, the new management at Nokia feels that the Ovi services brand should now be done away with. The world’s largest cellphone maker in terms of volume, Nokia had launched its Ovi services brand back in 2007, that aimed at offering maps and music services to its customers. Back then, the entity was strongest in the domain holding around 40% of the market ground in terms of cellphone handset sales.

Dent to RIM plans – Recalls 1000 PlayBook units with faulty OS

Despite being the very first in the race for planning the launch of the world’s first Tablet PC, the Canadian giant, Research in Motion (RIM) has not been able to reap the full out of the hanging opportunity. The failure on the part of the entity has been termed as ‘Opportunity lost’ by the tech experts. Only others in the domain apart from RIM have gained, they further opine.

Skype deal done smartly – Microsoft saved on the consultancy fee

Skype deal can easily be termed as one of the most prominent pacts in the recent times, especially looking at all the acquisitions done in the tech domain lately. Inside sources say that the transaction has been done very smartly, specifically as the top officials have been drawing the outline of the agreement well before it was executed. Microsoft reportedly has saved close to 25 to 30 million dollars by not deploying any advisor to the deal.

It's Google after Amazon – To launch Online Music Service

Succeeding Amazon’s footprints, which in April this year launched an online music service, Google, in all certainty, would be coming up with a similar music service on the web very soon. The initiative would bring in with better choices for the internet users while they intend to utilize their free time listening to some vocals and instrumentals. The information was unveiled by the Wall Street journal which had some prior knowledge about the project plan.

Most Valuable Brand ? Now Apple deposes Google

According to a new study by global brands agency Millward Brown, Apple Inc. has now ended the saga which was led by Google for four years in a row by becoming the world’s most valuable brand. The search engine giant Google was apparently rated higher in another poll which was recently conducted by Harris Interactive based on Top corporate reputations. Only last year, Apple Inc, overtook Microsoft in the category of world's most valuable technology companies. The two most popular Apple brands, iPhone and iPad have solely taken the brand value of the entity to 153 billion dollars.

Google tops in ‘Repute’ poll, Apple rated 5th

The outcome wasn’t surprising when on Tuesday; ‘Harris Interactive’ revealed the results of the recently conducted poll regarding reputations of major corporations in US. Google was ranked as number 1 in the survey whereas Berkshire Hathaway was dethroned to number 4th in the list. Google was apparently third in the last year’s public opinion poll. According to Robert Fronk of Harris, “The poll of more than 30,000 people revealed ‘positive momentum’ in how the public views corporations, with opinions overall becoming steadily more favorable since 2009”.