Goodbye msnbc.com, welcome nbcnews.com

Msnbc.com portal now known as nbcnews.com immediately after NBCUniversal takes full ownership of online news network as Microsoft agrees to dissolve 16-year joint venture.

 NBC News has announced today that they have acquired 100 percent share of msnbc.com and its digital networks from Microsoft. Many details of the arrangement remain to be worked out, and financial terms weren’t disclosed.

Credit:nytimes

But NBC News President Steve Capus said the site — one of the news industry’s earliest and most successful online operations — would become part of NBC News Digital, a new division led by Vivian Schiller, the former president and chief executive of National Public Radio. Schiller joined NBC News as chief digital officer last year.

“Some really talented journalists have passed through the doorway of msnbc.com and taken us to the point where we have something that is an outstanding set of properties, and we value them to such a degree that we decided that we wanted to own them outright,” she said. Roughly 300 employees will remain employed by NBC.

In the short term, msnbc.com will reflect the homepage of NBCNews.com. Eventually, it will become the address of MSNBC TV, giving MSNBC TV its own dedicated address and ending an arrangement under which the news site shared the MSNBC name with an increasingly commentary-driven channel.

Charlie Tillinghast, the site’s president and publisher, said NBC News would benefit from “proper brand alignment between the TV properties and their Web counterparts — NBC News and NBCNews.com, MSNBC cable and msnbc.com and TODAY show and TODAY.com.”

“We’ve had great success combining TV, desktop, mobile and iTV (Internet TV) where the value is greater than the sum of the parts,” he said. “That requires both the brand alignment and product integration that is possible only with a wholly owned unit.”

MSNBC News was visited by 49.9 million people in June, according to figures from the online analytics company comScore. For Microsoft, moving on “allows us to go out and innovate,” said Bob Visse, general manager of MSN.com.

source:nbcnews

How Mentions, Hashtags, and Retweets Came To Be on Twitter

There are 140 million global active users and 400 million tweets are sent a day and keep growing. Twitter just celebrate 6th anniversary which the service was launced publically on July 15, 2006. Before that, on March 21, 2006, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet from the service, then called twttr. So, how much the Twitter evolve so far? What the story behind key features that Twitter have now? [Read more...]

All about Hide in Facebook Timeline

Facebook Timelines have features where we can hide several information from public, friends and also yourself. If you don’t want everyone see your information in facebook, such as friends,likes pages, post then you can customize your timeline.

Hide your favorites from Timeline

 

Hide your LIKES pages

Hide your subscriptions

Hide your LIKES pages more specific

 

 

We also can limit old posts by updating Privacy Setting-> Limit Audience for past posts. This feature will limit your posts in Timeline for your friends only.

We also can custom privacy if you don’t want someone like your office boss or teachers or parent see our posts by adding their name in column Hide this From.

Hide your friends list from others.

Also hide your Friends Added recently.

We also can hide our current or past posts.

We also can hide our birthday date. We can make it visible only day and month or hide birthday date by selecting ‘Dont show my birthday in timeline’.

Last but not least, if you don’t like someone feed, you hide them from news feed.

 

Google Plus come out new look and feel

Google Plus, the Google social network has come out with new look and feel. If you have logged into Google+ today, you may suprise with new interface. A major user interface overhaul with a brand new look and feel that easy to use compared to previous.

What is news


  • Hangouts directory
  • A new and beautiful user flyover card
  • Google+ pages and games are organized under More section of the navigation bar
  • A new section called Explore has been added to find trending topics, what’s hot on Google+
  • Google+ char on extreme right column of your G+ interface

“It accelerates our efforts to create a simpler, more beautiful Google,” Google Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra argued in a blog post announcing the redesign. [Read more...]

Volunia- search engine Google’s competitor

Massimo Marchiori, Italian professor unveiled a social search engine called Volunia, was claimed represents the 3rd generation of search. Marchiori who was a member in Google’s search Engine algorithm development is about launching his own search engine before the end of the year to compete Google which dominated on search engine field. Right now, Volunia service not yet open to the public, we can request to get access into it.

Massimo Marchiori was awarded the TR100 prize by the Technology Review (the best 100 researchers in the world). He is professor in Computer Science at the University of Padua, Italy. [Read more...]