YouTube will Launch Paid Subscription Channels this Week

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It has been reported before that the biggest online video site, YouTube, is going to have paid subscription channels and according to the recent news, they are going to launch this program in this week.

This paid service by YouTube is said to include about 50 channels. If this would grow successful, this number could increase in no time.

According to the people familiar with the matter, a single channel subscription only cost $199 a month. YouTube also confirmed this news to CNET that they have been working on with this project though they . . . → Read More: YouTube will Launch Paid Subscription Channels this Week

Google Filed Patents for Possible Smartwatch

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Google seems not just getting busy with their upcoming Google Glass but also with the rumored smartwatch.

According to a report coming from AndroidCommunity, they have seen the filed patents and evidences that seems to be a possible information for another wearable gadget project by Google which is the smartwatch.

Market for wearable gadget might go on full stream if one of it takes off, whether the Glass or the smartwatch. It has also been rumored that Microsoft is also working with their smartwatch, as well as other mobile manufacturer, and it seems like . . . → Read More: Google Filed Patents for Possible Smartwatch

Google Stops Operation for Meebo Bar to Focus on Google+

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Google plans to shut down in June the Meebo Bar for receiving and sharing personalized content from websites in favor of Google+ tools for interaction between websites and users.

Google is planning to stop the further developments of the Meebo Bar to focus more in enhancing the Google+ tools.

Google acquired the company that made Meebo in June 2012. Aside from the Meebo toolbar that it has, they also incorporated it with advertisements, and social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Meebo also has their own IM application in desktop and smartphones.

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Facebook Acquires Parse for $85 Million in Cash and Stock

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The social network giant, Facebook, just acquired a new small company again as a part of its aggressive growth.

The company is the cloud service firm, Parse, a provider of developer tools for apps in different mobile platforms. Facebook announced this acquisition and confirmed it in their blog today. According to TechCrunch, the deal was closed at around $85 million in cash and stock.

With this move of Facebook, it is not only focusing from being a social network but a business service provider as well.

Parse is responsible for the toolbox . . . → Read More: Facebook Acquires Parse for $85 Million in Cash and Stock

Google Acquires Wavii for $30 Million

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Google continues to be aggressive making their company even bigger. Recently, they acquired Wavii, a company that developed a news app that summarizes news into fewer lines making it more quicker to read.

According to the people knowledgeable about the deal, Wavii, a Seattle-based company was acquired by the tech giant with the amount close to $30 million

Apple Inc. was actually the first who is interested in acquiring Wavii. They want to incorporate the company’s app to Siri. But Google also came interested with Wavii and outbid the Cupertino, California-based company. These came . . . → Read More: Google Acquires Wavii for $30 Million

Russian BadNews Bug on Google Play Apps Rack Up Cash from Users

Russian BadNews Bug Android

LookOut, a security firm, has just uncovered 32 apps in the Google Play store that contained a Russian bug called BadNews.

Android smartphones that installed these apps were used to accumulate cash through charges without letting the users know by sending text messages on premium numbers.

According to the security firm, these apps were done nicely because it lays on the smartphones for a couple of weeks to avoid detection from the security servers before getting active and rack up some cash.

Most of these apps were downloaded and installed on android . . . → Read More: Russian BadNews Bug on Google Play Apps Rack Up Cash from Users

Google Glass Bids on eBay Reached $95,300 Before Seller Realizes Restriction of Resale

Google Glass on eBay

With Google’s introduction of their new wearable hardware, they held a contest in February giving an opportunity for the winners to have the first batch and try the the Google Glass. But being a winner of this contest is not always an upside. Google is also asking $1,500 for the spectacles and the privilege of being a “Glasshole”. But the positive side is they are going to be the first who can have the Google Glass and get to try them before it reaches mainstream sale.

But there is this one student who also won the . . . → Read More: Google Glass Bids on eBay Reached $95,300 Before Seller Realizes Restriction of Resale