Google +, the Google project, should be the alternative to which Facebook has in place a battle for dominance of the Web
Social media is the area where Google has never been able to touch the top of success, but also one in which we periodically try again. With Google +, Google is in its third attempt to create a social network. The first was in 2004, Orkut, after the failed attempt to buy Friendster, the second only last year, Buzz was that he should be based on the users of Gmail. It fell prey to a thousand issues of privacy; including a class action cost $ 8.5 million, before falling into disuse.
With google + you can sign in with your Google Account and offers the same functionality of Facebook to share photos, videos and updates about the personal life. The main difference is that instead of post to everyone, users can group your friends in a circle and interact only with those specific people.
In an attempt to gather together people with similar interests Google + offers functionality that collects news and videos to share. This area allows users to communicate with each other via video in a spontaneous way. In its mobility features, Google + allows you to upload photos from mobile phones and benefits from the geographical position data of Latitude. The mobile instant messaging service known as a group huddle will also be present.
The general public will have the opportunity to take a first look at Windows 8 with the launch of the Consumer Preview. The test version runs on PC and portatil the chip with the Intel. Only at the end of year you can try Windows 8 on the tablet in the ARM architecture.
The final release is expected in October, as a tradition for Windows product. The next Windows, which finally seems to embody the vision of Bill Gates to a computer in every office and every home, will have to deal with the loud c computing, where the fiercest expect Apple, Google and Amazon also.
In both versions – ARM and Intel – Windows 8 will show a whole new look borrowed from Metro, the GUI software Windows Phone tiles in real time by email, voice messages and Facebook. But who wants to can return to old-style mouse-driven interface.
The main problem with Windows 8 for the mobile market will be its ability to attract the attention of developers and doing ecosystem. A ‘survival remains unknown Windows 8 on the tablet, a market which experts say largely defined by the iPad and to some extent from Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
Iran closes its doors to the Internet virtual embassy of the United States.
On Tuesday, the U.S. State Department has opened a virtual embassy in Iran, described by the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a platform for discussions of “open and fearless” with the Iranians about the U.S., its policies and the American people.
The virtual embassy is available in English and fa. It is designed specifically for young Iranians including information on opportunities to study in the United States. Since 1979 and with the Islamic revolution, the United States have no diplomatic relations with Iran and have no physical Embassy in Tehran.
The virtual embassy is not presented as a formal diplomatic mission or a real American embassy accredited by the Iranian government. “But in the absence of direct contact, it can be a bridge between Iranian and American people,” reads the site.
No real surprise, Iran has decided to block the virtual embassy. Iranian Internet users trying to access iran.usembassy.gov are entitled to a message warning them that under the law on cybercrime, access to the site is impossible.
As to access Facebook for example, Iranian Internet are then forced to have recourse to such a VPN (virtual private network).