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Microsoft Integrates Twitter and Facebook with Xbox Live

Posted by Vaibhav Kalamdani on June 2, 2009

xbox-twitter-facebookSoftware giant Microsoft Inc. announced recently that social networking superstars Twitter and Facebook, together with Internet radio are coming to the Xbox 360 gaming console. The announcements were made on the eve of a major Electronic Entertainment Expo trade gathering in Los Angeles, U.S.

Social networking and Xbox Live enthusiasts have a reason to celebrate as they will be able to access their Facebook and Twitter accounts through consoles. This means, users would have another medium to stay connected with their friends; besides desktops, notebooks, and smart phones. Read the rest of this entry »


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Google on Alert from Social Networking Sites

Posted by Vaibhav Kalamdani on May 26, 2009

google_logoAccording to you, what are social networking sites famous for? I believe majority of you would say connecting with friends, sharing photos and videos, chatting, passing time, promoting yourself and/or your service, and sharing information with your connections. And when I ask you what is Google famous for, your answer would undoubtedly be “search”. But what if you come to know that the search engine giant is concerned about its search business due to social networking sites? You would be amazed, isn’t it?

The latest comments by a Google official suggest that the company is considering social networking sites like Facebook as challengers to its search engine. Read the rest of this entry »

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Yahoo Eyes Social Networking Business

Posted by Vaibhav Kalamdani on March 7, 2009

yahoo-logoDon’t be surprised if you see another company entering the social networking arena; this time a giant online media company – Yahoo! Carol Bartz, CEO at Yahoo Inc. said that social networking sites are a key area of interest for the company. This is amidst Yahoo’s on-going effort to compete with Google and capture a larger search engine market share.

Talking about Yahoo’s intention to enter the social networking business, Bartz said that the firm might aim to collaborate with already existing social networking companies instead of adding a new product line in this segment. Read the rest of this entry »

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