Newsreel [Oct 22nd]: Netflix to launch in India?

Here goes the Newsreel, our daily news roundup.

– Netflix seems to be launching soon in India including Ireland, Germany Italy, Korea and Japan among others. The company has has given indications that it is set to massively increase its international reach after the company posted a job listing seeking “experienced linguists” to help localize the move streaming service into seven new languages: Turkish, Dutch, Hindi, German, Italian, Korean and Japanese, read complete post here.

– Over the past 2 days Google shares has dropped nearly by 10%, taking away more than 24 billion dollars from the company’s value. On the onset of this dip, analyst have started predicting whether the search giant could be nearing an end soon. “Google could disappear in five to eight years and disappear in the sense that Yahoo used to be the king of search. Now, for all intents and purposes, Yahoo has disappeared,” the Daily Mail quoted Eric Jackson, the founder and managing member of Ironfire Capital, technology-focussed hedge fund, as saying. To gain more perspective, read here – Heres why Google could disappear in 5 years :pro.

– Now Incs (multinational brands) can setup multiple localized Facebook pages as Facebook has announced the new feature, called Global Pages, the feature would allow users to see localized cover photos, profile photos, page apps, milestones, “about” information, including news feed stories from pages, read complete post here.

– A PlayStation 3 firmware update at the end of this month will remove Life with PlayStation, the app that allowed PS3 owners to contribute to Stanford University’s Folding@home distributed computing project. Over 15 million users took part in the project, contributing a total of over 100 million computation hours. Folding@home leveraged the processing capacity of networked computers and PS3s to simulate protein folding, ultimately to help researchers study diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer, read complete post here.

– Facebook has been phasing out its ‘Questions’ feature quite silently, which allows users to poll their friends directly from a newsfeed. According to CNET, a Facebook representative has said the company is now shifting its focus to “other things”. Meanwhile, Facebook’s Questions will be accessible inside Facebook’s groups and  products pages, but it  has already begun lifting the feature from users’ news feeds.The phase out will take place over the next few, read complete post here.

– In october last week, world is likely to see some interesting products from  Apple, Microsoft and Google. While Microsoft is gearing up for the big Windows 8 and Surface tablet launches, Google recently sent out invites for its upcoming event in New York on October 29. With the tagline , ‘The Playground is Open’, details of the Google’s event have now surfaced, the search giant is expected to announce a new line of its Nexus 7 tablet, a new 10-inch Nexus tablet and the much rumoured next Nexus smartphone from LG, read complete post here

– Apple’s entry price for its upcoming smaller iPad is between the base model of the new, fifth-generation iPod touch ($299) and the currently shipping WiFi-only 16GB iPad 2 ($399). According to some sources, the base model of the smaller iPad will likely be priced at a minimum of $329 in the United States. Two higher capacities of the smaller iPad will be available in the WiFi-only configuration. These will likely be priced at $100 premiums over each other at a minimum of $429 and $529, read complete post here.

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