NewsReel : Sep 22, 2012 [2567 developers at Microsoft’s Windows AppFest]

Here goes the daily Newsreel for today:

– Google plans to shut its once-popular music download service next month, read original post here / So Baidu trumps Google yet again, the promise of legal content on Google notwithstanding.

– Startup village, an incubator backed by Government of India, Kerala and people like S Gopalakrishnan has now eyeing to become world’s largest telecom incubator, read the complete story here / Kerala has been making all the right moves vis-a-vis startups in the recent past. Another success story in the making after the now popular “God’s Own Country”?

– EU forces Facebook to kill face recognition for now Original Story / Oh well, Facebook is having to grow up post IPO, isn’t it? 🙂

– Twitter’s Japanese Lifeline : Users can get emergency updates for any entered zipcode in Japan Original Story / Hmm, hyperlocal updates – news, services and ads next?

– You’ll soon get to download all your tweets, from what the Twitter CEO said! Original Story / Not sure how many users will actually do it, but this sounds pretty responsible.

– 2567 developers coding non-stop for 18 hours set a world record for the Most Participants in a Software Development Marathon in one Location at KTPO, Bengaluru. Read the original post here / Let’s have a quality record next, guys – this isn’t very different from sooo many tech parks!

– Facebook now lets you view your searches in your activity log. Original Story / That activity log sounds very very scary!

– Oracle promises to expand its cloud business as hardware sales slow Original Story / Is this a strong signal for the end of large enterprise software as we know it?

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