Here we go again, another week has passed and we are here to deliver another news filled blog. I know you have been waiting for this blog all weekend. Make sure to add a link in your comment if you read some technology news you would like to share.
First up, a story about a new website that lets you read time-stamped comments as you watch YouTube. The crazy thing is that it was created by a high school junior.
In other internet news, it was announced this week that ICANN, the organization that oversees the administration of the internet will meet in China next year.
Now onto computer news, Apple changed its tune this week. The “It doesn’t get PC viruses” tagline on the company’s website has been changed to “It’s built to be safe.” The change comes after the Flashback botnet affected more than 300,000 machines. Read on for more about the change.
Well to keep things diplomatic we better bring up Microsoft. The company made headlines this week when it announced that it had purchased Yammer. Yammer is like Facebook for enterprises and will become a part of the office division. The big news is that Microsoft shelled out 1.2 billion to snatch the San Francisco based company up.
Microsoft’s announcements last week are leaving people wondering if they are making a move for Apple and Google customers.
Google might have something going on to stay competitive with speculation about an announcement this week at the Google I/O developer’s conference regarding Google building an Infrastructure as a Service cloud computing platform.
At the I/O conference Google unveiled the new Nexus 7 tablet. For more information read the article here.
Google did unveil another new product, the Nexus Q, a social streaming media player. The new product lets you stream media from Google Play and YouTube to other devices, like your giant flat screen. For more information about how the device works and how much it costs check out the article below.
Facebook made multiple headlines this week. First up was the controversial Find Friends Nearby feature. Read the two different opinions below.
In other controversial Facebook news, the company was attacked this week by outraged media and users who discovered that the company has started to change every users email to a default Facebook email. Did you know you had one of those? No, me either. Here is an article with all of the details and instructions on how to change it.
I don’t think it would be right to only include the two controversial headlines for Facebook this week and not mention the positive. This week Facebook named Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, as the first female director, making her a member of the board. To find out more about the woman who broke through the boys club read on.
Last week we included a link with 10 technology game changers and told you to watch for them in the news and guess what this week we already have an article about one. 3D Printing. Not only that, but the same day we published the blog last week one of our engineers brought in some items he had printed with his 3D printer and I have to say it was pretty impressive.