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YouTube Jumping into Movie Streaming Service In 2011

After years of bleeding money, Google finally said that YouTube was very close to profitability. Of course, that was a year and a half ago and, while Google has been singing the same tune since, it hasn’t actually said if the video site is profitable or not or how much it’s bringing

Google launched hacked site notifications in search result

Today google added a new notification to google search results that helps people know when a site may have been hacked. We’ve provided notices for malware for years, which also involve a separate warning page. Now we’re expanding the search results notifications to help people avoid sites that may have been compromised

Microsoft Kills Office Anti-Piracy Mechanism

Microsoft has killed off the anti-piracy mechanism designed to validate whether customers were running genuine copies of Office or not. And the Redmond company has been as quiet about the death of Office Genuine Advantage as it was about the recent release of Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0. However, the move was indeed

Gmail Introduces Contact Backup and Restore Feature

Google’s whole philosophy stays on building big things by one baby step at a time. So the latest new feature to be introduced in Gmail may not be the biggest, but it all adds up. And for the ones that will have to use it, the new contact recover feature could prove

Download Adobe Photoshop 12.0.2 update for Adobe Photoshop CS5

Adobe has updated a number of products from its Creative Suite 5. Adobe Photoshop CS5 12.0.2 is a bug-fixing update which resolves a number of crashes, performance issues and even security vulnerabilities. Adobe Photoshop CS5 12.0.2 is the second patch to the most recent release of the popular photo editing and manipulation

Finally! Google’s Chrome App Store And Google Netbook Coming Next Week

Google has more or less confirmed the December 7 launch date for both the Chrome Web Store and, more exciting, Chrome OS. Google sent out invitations to an event for the date related to Chrome. The company isn’t saying much else, but, along with a couple of rumors that were flying around,

Indian and Pakistani Hackers Battle It Out with Website Defacements

Pakistani hackers have defaced over 250 Indian websites this past weekend, including that of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in retaliation to a similar mass attack from a group called the “Indian Cyber Army.” The list of 270 websites included domains like plasticschair.com, allindiacapital.org.in, yogaclassesmumbai.com and glowofindia.co.in. Among them, CBI’s website

Groupon Launches Two New Big Features ‘Stores’ and ‘Deal Feeds’

While the rumors of a possible Google buyout continue to pour in, Groupon is making several big moves of its own. It’s introducing the biggest update to the site and the business model since launch and it’s also acquiring three group-buy startups in Asia. Groupon Stores With Groupon Stores, businesses can now

Stack Overflow Got 10M Uniques Hits

Stack Overflow got 10M uniques hits, boldly goes where no Q&A site has gone before. It seems as though Q&A network Stack Overflow has put the $6 million in funding it received back in May to good use, crossing the 10 million unique monthly visit mark as of yesterday. While Q&A sites

Updates and stability fixes for Internet Explorer 9 Beta

Today Microsoft released a recommended update for all Internet Explorer 9 Beta customers via Windows Update (KB2448827). This update includes stability fixes for the beta build. It is not a new Internet Explorer 9 Beta build. Another update shipped today (KB2452648) resolves issues between the IE9 send feedback feature on 64-bit machines