Oxford English Dictionary gives recognization to Tweet as a real word

Everybody know what “tweet” actually means- the act of posting a “tweet” from Twitter. But it was not recognized as a real word. But the time is changing.

Well, now it is formally recognized as a part of the original English language, thanks to the addition of the word by the official arbiter of English – the Oxford English Dictionary.


OED chief editor, John Simpson announced that the word would be official as both a noun and a verb, from the June update.

Previously Tweet has been a word, recognized as birds. Now for a change, that definition has been expanded to include Twitter. The current explanation being “To make a posting on the social networking service Twitter. Also: to use Twitter regularly or habitually.”


Source: http://allthingsd.com/20130616/tweet-is-now-a-real-word-and-the-oxford-english-dictionary-says-so/


Google Play Music extendes – seven new countries added

Google have just announced the inclusion of seven new countries in Google Play Music. After this announcement, Google Play Music has officially extended to: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Portugal.


This move will allow users to buy music through the Google Play Store on both web or their Android device and the cloud associated with their Google account which have the capability to hold 20,000 songs per user.

The streaming service will be available to 10 devices at a time. The default settings are contomized to allow a user to tune the authorization and deauthorization of devices.

Official Link: https://play.google.com/store/music

Source: http://www.androidcentral.com/google-play-music-now-available-australia
Source-2: http://google-au.blogspot.com.au/

Facebook adds new emotion selection tool in status update

This morning Facebook have announced that it is rolling out a new emotion selection feature on its status box for the users. Now users can select from a full list of emotions or share what they are watching, listening to, reading, drinking or eating.


See that? That’s a new feature on Facebook’s status box.

At this moment, this new tool is only available in the US and according to the officials, the complete roll-out is expected to take some days. Facebook says that it wants to funnel conversations a bit to better convey what every user is doing, thinking or feeling.


Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/09/facebook-emotion-selection-tool/

Amazon acquires Goodread, plans to make better recommendations for Kindle users

Amazon have acquired Goodreads, who have a platform that is excellent at suggesting to users when it comes to reading materials – books. Amazon have previously announced that they have plain to acquire one or more popular recommendation engines. But that was without any clear plan on their acquisition path.


Amazon’s vice president of Kindle, Russ Grandinetti said

Goodreads has helped change how we discover and discuss books and, with Kindle, Amazon has helped expand reading around the world — together, we intend to build many new ways to delight readers and authors alike.

These two companies are expecting the deal to be finalized in Q2, 2014.


Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/28/amazon-acquires-goodreads-kindle-recommendation-engine/

Minox launches new 14MP retro mini digital camera

Minox, one of the famous camera manufacturer, have just unveiled the Minox Retro DCC 14.0. This new micro camera is designed to a scale of 1:3 and above all, it is small enough to hide in the palm of your hand. It has a 14 MegaPixel sensor, fixed lens and optical viewfinder.

minox_launches_new_14MP_retro_mini_digital_cameraThe Retro DCC 14.0 features a 14MP CMOS image sensor and combined with the fixed 7.4mm lens. The camera has an effective focal length of around 45mm, which is slightly wider than a human’s natural vision. The lens features an f-stop of 2.0, means that the camera should perform well in low light situations.

The camera will come in silver and black and will be available for $240. It will ship in a wooden box with availible optional accessories – a wide angle converter, camera flash and tele converter.


Source: http://www.kitguru.net/channel/generaltech/carl/minox-showcase-new-14mp-mini-retro-digital-camera

[Rumor] FCC chairman to step down tomorrow

Merely a day after FCC commissioner Robert McDowell announced his resignation, it appears that chairman Julius Genachowski is going to walk in the same way.


The news is coming from an FCC official, who says Genachowski is stepping down from the agency after a four-year term. In his term, he focused on improving Internet access across the United States. The FCC chairman told FCC staff of his plans earlier today. His exit from the FCC has been rumored for weeks, with his term set to expire in June.

Possible replacements for Genachowski are Lawrence Strickling, the head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Karen Kornbluh, the recent ambassador for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development,  and Blair Levin, who is a former FCC staff member and now industry analyst.

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/22/us-usa-fcc-genachowski-idUSBRE92L01L20130322

[Rumor]Facebook may add hashtag support soon, Twiter won’t be pleased at all

Twitter’s infamous hash-tag – one of it’s iconic and unique feature won’t be unique any more. According to Wall Street Journal reports Facebook is looking to integrate the hashtag into it the site.


It’s totally unclear how much work Facebook has put into the integration of future hash-tag feature – assuming the reports as correct. Instagram users already uses hashtag to sort photos. Given that last year Facebook acquired Instagram, hash-tags concept could bring both of them close.

Now the question is What would Facebook do with the hash-tag? May be they can spread any latest news quickly or some announcement. At this point of time we can only wait for the surprise.


Source: http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2013/03/14/facebook-could-soon-add-hashtag-support-one-of-rival-twitters-most-iconic-features/