Facebook Poised for Slowest US Growth Ever in 2021

Facebook is poised to experience its slowest US growth ever in 2021, dropping to a mere 1%.

Google Rolling Out End-to-End Encryption in Messages

At long last, Google is rolling out end-to-end encryption (E2EE) in its Android Messages app.

Volvo First Automaker to Pursue Fossil-Free Steel

Volvo is working with Swedish steel maker SSAB in an effort to move to fossil-free steel for automotive production.

Oracle Beats Guidance on Strong Cloud Performance

Oracle reported its quarterly results, beating guidance as a result of strong cloud results.

IT Spending Set For Global Rebound In 2010

After a challenging 2009, the technology sector will see a recovery in 2010 as businesses and governments in the U.S. and around the globe begin spending again on information technology, according to a new report by Forrester Research.

After declining 8.2 percent in 2009, U.S. IT spending will grow 6.6 percent in 2010 to $568 billion. Global IT spending, which fell 8.9 percent last year, will increase 8.1 percent in 2010 to more than $1.6 trillion. Software and computer hardware will see the most growth.

Could Billboard Ads in Google Maps Street View Become a Possibility?

Google has been granted a quite interesting patent for "Claiming Real Estate in Panoramic or 3D Mapping Environments for Advertising". The company filed the patent back in the summer of 2008. The abstract reads:

Yahoo Southeast Asia Seals Deal With Friendster

Late yesterday, Yahoo Southeast Asia got what may be a big leg up in the social networking arena.  Yahoo Southeast Asia established a partnership with Friendster that will see the two entities doing a great deal of cross-promotion in the near future.

Google Friend Connect Heads to Drupal and Joomla

Google announced that Google Friend Connect features are now available for the Drupal and Joomla content management systems. This means that content publishers using these platforms can integrate Google’s product, which basically turns your site into a mini social network.

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