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Joel Fernandes (G+) is a tech enthusiast and a social media blogger. During his leisure time, he enjoys taking photographs, and photography is one of his most loved hobbies. You can find some of his photos on Flickr. He does a little of web coding, and maintains a tech blog of his own - Techo Latte. Joel is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Application from Bangalore, India. You can get in touch with him on Twitter - @joelfernandes, or visit his Facebook Profile for more information.

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After Google integrated the “translate” feature into its social network, which allows users to translate posts and comments into 50 different languages, Facebook, as usual has followed the footprints of Google+, and quietly announced the launch of “translate” button – powered by Microsoft’s Bing.

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Tribute to Steve Jobs – the Man Who Revolutionized Technology

As people across the world learn that the great icon, co-founder and former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs is no more, and as a tribute, we at Techie Buzz would like to present some of Steve Jobs best speech moments videos

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Facebook Adds Security Feature to Identify Malware URLs

Facebook has partnered with WebSense and has updated its security feature that will its prevent users from clicking malware and phishing links. WebSense will analyze URLs clicked on Facebook and will display a warning message if the website is found unsafe to visit.

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At the China 2.0 conference at Stanford on Friday, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma stated that he is “very much interested” in acquiring Yahoo, despite the company going under heavy loss.

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The Google Doodle always comes with hidden meanings, and has so much to say. Today’s doodle comes with a cake lighted with 13 candles and 3 caps. It also has 3 gifts placed on the table. In my perception, it means to me that each of the caps belong the “Google Guys” – Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt – the three key persons who founded Google in September 1998.

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Recently Facebook made some changes to the appearance of profiles and added some new features, which the users found it too annoying. However, despite the changes being rolled out to most of the users, there have been updates and messages posted by users indicating that Facebook will be charging a monthly fee to all users for the new revamped profile.

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Facebook announced some new features to the site along with the introduction of the revamped newsfeed, Ticker and Lists. During the f8 conference yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg and his team announced a new feature called the Timeline – which is a visual representation of your life and the events surrounding it.

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You might have come across blogs indicating the trick to get back the old Facebook UI by changing the preferred language to English (UK), and indeed the trick stopped working as Facebook fixed the issue. However, there is still a way to get back the old UI, and interestingly it works in a similar fashion by changing the preferred language.

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Facebook rolled out some major changes to the news feed, which breaks it down into two columns – top stories and recent posts, and also included a new ticker-like column with live updates from friends on the right-had side of the page. People are annoyed with the new features, and are expressing their annoyance by posting hate message.

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When a user clicks on an image, the lightbox appears with a dark background along with the comment box. However, I noticed a different lightbox today, and I guess Facebook is experimenting and will probably change the appearance of the lightbox. The new “expected” lightbox which I noticed today had a white background instead of black, and along with it, the image had a “Like”, “Comment” and “Tag Photo” links embedded on it.

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A new scam on Facebook is underway, which claims to show a sex video of the hip hop and R&B recording artist, Nicki Minaj who recently rose to fame after becoming a member of the rapping group Young Money.

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While Yahoo’s former Chief Executive Carol Bartz who didn’t really deserve the post and had to be ousted, there are a lot of speculations that are cooking up all over the web. A U.S. based business/internet news blog Business Insider noted a rumor that Yahoo’s co-founder and one-time CEO is planning to buy the company – most probably by acquiring 50 percent of the shares, and take control over it, again.

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Social media giant Facebook, in collaboration with The National September 11 Memorial & Museum are seeking users on Facebook to post photos or messages dedicating and honoring the 3,000 men, women, and children who perished in the attacks of 9/11 with the help of the app called the 9/11 Memorial.

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According to a source that is claiming to possess knowledge on Facebook’s financial, who Reuters did not reveal the name, stated that Facebook has impressively doubled its revenue to $1.6 billion in the first half of 2011, with a net income of almost $500 million.

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Carol Bartz was removed from the Chief Executive post by the Yahoo Board of Directors after 2 years of holding it. They have now appointed Timothy Morse for the post until a permanent CEO is appointed.

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