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Facebook Can Make Moving on Difficult After Breakup
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Even though photos of your ex on Facebook can be deleted with just a click, the proliferation of social networking sites has made forgetting after a break-up a bigger chore, a new study has found.   "People are keeping huge collections of digital possessions," said Steve Whittaker, a psychology professor at UC Santa Cruz who specialises in human-computer interaction.   "There has been little exploration of the negative role of digital possessions when people want to forget aspects of their lives," said Whittaker.  


Syrian Hackers Attack Satire Site The Onion's Twitter Account
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Satire website the Onion's Twitter feed has become the latest victim of hacking from the Syrian Electronic Army.   The group reportedly targeted the Onion following its publication of an article mocking President Bashar al- Assad's reaction to the ongoing conflict in the country.   The attackers posted a series of messages and pictures to the twitter feed, many of which had anti-Semitic content.  


Google Glass Considered Harmful For Kids Under 13
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Google has claimed that children under 13 shouldn't wear Google Glass, the company's upcoming futuristic internet glasses.   The web portal's site says: "Don't let children under 13 use Glass as it could harm developing vision."   The smart specs use voice control and let the wearer do things like take photos, make video calls and even look at websites, the BBC reported.   The wearable computers, which are expected to go on sale in 2014, are currently being tested on a group of 1,000 people.  


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In a research conducted by Kalev Leetaru and colleagues at the University of Illinois, it was found that Twitter has been able to erase out the distance barrier and help its users stay in touch, reports the BBC.   Twitter users, the research analyzed, tweeted more frequently to those who were far apart in locations than those who resided near by. The farthest the other person the more number of tweets exchanged.  


Google Files Patent For Policy Violation Checker
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Google has reportedly filed a patent for a tool that will detect potentially problematic phrases, or words from electronic correspondence, which in turn, will help companies or individuals avoid lawsuits.   Like a spell checker that detects misspelled words and offers alternate spellings from its existing database, the tool, called 'Policy Violation Checker', will also offer alternative words or phrases that are 'less risky' from a database created by the user in accordance with the company's policy, the Huffington Post reports.  


 Infosys Partners SAP For Mobile Apps To Enhance Retail Sales
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  Mumbai, May 7 (PTI) Country's second largest software firm, Infosys today said it has partnered with enterprise solutions provider SAP for developing mobile applications for the retail industry.   These efforts are focused on giving consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies anytime, anywhere access to sales representatives and merchandisers, enabling them to capture information from the field to make them more competitive and agile, Infosys said in a statement.  


 Amazon Beats Google, Apple With Paid-For Android Apps In China
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London, May 7 (ANI): Amazon has launched its first ever paid-for Android apps in China, beating Google, which has offered only free apps. This move is considered as Amazon's strategy to delve deep into the Chinese mobile phone market where it had controlled less than three percent of the e-commerce market till last year, the BBC reports.  


Google-Owned Motorola Mobility Abuses German Position, Files Patent Injunction On Apple
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In yet another patent dispute, Google-owned Motorola Mobility has reportedly abused its position in the German mobile market by not allowing Apple to enter in a fair and non-discriminatory agreement.   Motorola won an injunction over Apple products for the use of patents in February 2012 but the two companies could not arrive on a price to be paid by Apple, resulting in the removal of Apple products from its German website, reports BBC.  


India, Brazil Help Facebook Expand User Base to 1.11 Billion
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An expanding user count in India and Brazil helped the world's largest social networking site facebook to increase its monthly active users (MAUs) to a whopping 1.11 billion in the first quarter of 2013.   The ubiquitous social networking platform's MAUs rose by 23 per cent in January-March quarter of 2013 compared to the year-ago period.   MAUs are a measure of the size of its global active user community.  


Digital Commerce Market To Reach Rs 62,967 Cr By Year-End
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Led by a spurt in online travel bookings, the digital commerce market in the country is expected to grow 33 per cent to reach Rs 62,967 crore by the end of 2013, a report said today.   "Total digital commerce market of India was valued at Rs 47,349 crore in December 2012 and is expected to grow by 33 per cent and reach Rs 62,967 crore by year 2013," says the digital commerce report by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB International.  


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