As Google Glass closes to the mainstream sales, it is inevitable that users are going to expect ads could be seen in the Google Glass as what most apps in phones have.
But as Google delivers the Glass to developers, the tech giant is encouraging them to create apps for this wearable gadget without the ads. Yes, Google is banning developers that will serve ads on this new platform.
In the Google Mirror API terms of service, it allows third-party developers to help this technology and build apps, however, Google stresses clearly that developers . . . → Read More: Google Says Glass will not Serve Ads
On Wednesday, federal regulators have broadened the longstanding privacy safeguards that covers the mobile apps and websites of children. This is a move aimed for giving the parents greater control over the data being collected by their children through the world wide web.
The members of FTC or Federal Trade Commission noted that they have done updates on the rules to keep in pace along with the increasing use of tablets and smartphones by young people.
The regulations reflect more on innovations such as GPS or global positioning systems, behavior-based online advertising, voice recognition, or advertisements intended for individual Internet . . . → Read More: Online Privacy Regulations for Children Created
Facebook is again facing a lawsuit but this time its not against a big company. This case is filed by five angry users of the social network who were claiming that Facebook used their names in the advertisements without their consent.
Facebook has decided to pay $10 million dollars to settle the case. The social network company is now reviewing the case and they said that the suit is without merit.
The plaintiffs will not receive anything from the amount that Facebook decided to pay, instead, it will go to the charity. Before wrapping . . . → Read More: Facebook Decided to Pay $10 Million to Settle Case Filed by 5 Users
Google decided to pay out $500 million to settle claims that it earned from ads for illegal Canadian pharmacies. It is one of the largest economic forfeiture penalties yet.
Through permitting the companies to put ads through the AdWords program, according to the Justice Department, the company contributed to the illegal import of controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs. Google, says the Justice Department, knew it was illegal since 2003.
Peter F. Neronha, US attorney says, “This investigation is about the patently unsafe, unlawful, importation of prescription drugs by Canadian online pharmacies, with Google’s knowledge . . . → Read More: Google Pays $500M for Settlement of Illegal Pharmacy Ads Claim
Twitter is anticipated to pronounce its own photo service that could compete with Twitpic and Flickr.
According to several sources, Twitter is to open its own photo-sharing service to vie with existing services like Twitpic, Yfrog, Instagram and Flickr.
The pronouncement is anticipated this week at the D9 conference in California, where Dick Costolo, the chief executive of the company, will be speaking on Wednesday.
Techrunch, which first reported the plans, said the service perhaps would be provided by means of the website twimg.com, which Twitter has possessed since July 2010.
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