eBay tries to steal Pinterest’s secret recipe, ends up with flat beer and no friends: Today at eBay’s “Future of Shopping” event in New York, one particular announcement surprised me enough to make my jaw drop. eBay introduced its new Feed product, and I immediately drew an uncomfortable connection: it’s just like Pinterest. Read more here.
Sony launches personal TV, 4K screen: Sony has launched a host of innovative products ahead of the Indian festive season, among them an 84-inch 4K television, a personal 3D viewer and a full-frame camera. The Bravia KD-84X9000 comes with 4K resolution which is four times that of the present Full HD TVs. The TV is priced at Rs 16,99,900 and will be available by the end of November. Read more here. A telly for more Rs 17 lakh?
Twitter says its ads pay off for political candidates: Twitter released a study Wednesday showing its paid messages pay off for political candidates, not only in garnering attention but in driving campaign contributions. The study by the marketing firm Compete found the average Twitter user was 68 percent more likely to visit a campaign donation page than the average Internet user. Read more here. Will a study commissioned by Twitter say otherwise?
Samsung extends lead over Apple in smartphone race: Samsung Electronics pulled further ahead of rival Apple in the global smartphone market in the third quarter, showing strong demand for its latest top-of-the-range model, the Galaxy SIII, according to a Reuters poll. Read more here.
You Won’t Be Able to Buy Adult Games on Windows 8’s Marketplace: A Microsoft representative confirmed with Kotaku today that, yes, section 6.2 of the Windows App guidelines applies to video games as well. Read more here. First Apple, now Microsoft. Is there a global conspiracy against porn?
TRAI seeks means to control pesky messages: India’s telecom regulator has asked the service providers to suggest means to control the gigantic problem of pesky messages by 25th October.Read more here.