Facebook Messenger is Now End-to-End Encrypted For All 1 Billion Users

Facebook has finished its rollout of the end-to-end encryption to all of its 1 billion Facebook Messenger users for protecting the users from hackers, Facebook itself and the government agencies. First trials of this encryption feature were started in July and now the company has confirmed to Wire that the rollout is complete for all of its users. The new option of “secret conversations” is available inside Facebook Messenger. Once activated, you will continue to talk as normal with encryption protection and also with the additional option of self-destructing messages. Videos and GIFs functionality is not available but it is The post Facebook Messenger is Now End-to-End Encrypted For All 1 Billion Users appeared first on Tech News Plus.

Posted on: 4 October 2016 | 12:46 pm

Salesforce Acquiring Marketing Company Krux for $700 million

Salesforce.com  is recently on a buying spree to consolidate itself against bigger rivals and now is going to acquire Krux, a startup that makes marketing software for a total estimated price of $700 million. Salesforce will pay $340 million in case and the remaining will be paid in the form of Salesforce shares. Krux makes cloud based software that helps companies in business of marketing and customer engagement. Salesforce’s different announcements so far have indicated that the company is going to spend about $4 billion to compete against biggest rivals like Oracle, Microsoft and SAP which are encroaching upon its The post Salesforce Acquiring Marketing Company Krux for $700 million appeared first on Tech News Plus.

Posted on: 4 October 2016 | 12:38 pm

Google Pixel Phone is Direct Challenge to iPhone

Confirming the widely circulating rumors in the tech circles, Google has formally announced at its live event today that its new phone is named Pixel, designed and made by Google. Here are some of the most important things about Google Pixel. First phone with Google Assistant built in. Good photography experience – rating of 89  for camera from Dxomark, the world’s best image and video quality analysis company. This is the highest rating ever for a smartphone from Dxomark. Comes with a 12.3 mp rear camera. Smartbust for capturing the best photo and HDR+ with zero shutter lag. Processes images twice as The post Google Pixel Phone is Direct Challenge to iPhone appeared first on Tech News Plus.

Posted on: 4 October 2016 | 11:49 am

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Took Home $18 Million in 2016

Microsoft CEO Nadella’s compensation at Microsoft has decreased 3.3 percent to about 17.7 million. According to a proxy statement filed on Monday, Nadella received $5.66 million as salary and also received a stock award of $12 million. Half of the stock will vest in Nadella in total if he continues in his job position by 2019 and the remaining half will come to his pockets in 2018 if the Microsoft stock outperforms at least 60 percent of other companies on the 500 Index of Standard & Poor. On joining as CEO, Nadella was awarded a stock valued $59 million that The post Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Took Home $18 Million in 2016 appeared first on Tech News Plus.

Posted on: 4 October 2016 | 11:04 am

Facebook Trying to Be Craigslist.. One Again

Facebook is trying to replace Craigslist with a buy and sell feature called Marketplace, which lets user post things for sale or buy things. Facebook has also tried this once in the past in 2007 with the same name but the feature was ultimately retired to a third party Oodle in 2009. However, this time around things might turn out to be quite different. Previously the Marketplace that Facebook launched was only available on desktops where Craigslist already had a strong presence. But now majority of Facebook users visit the site on their mobile screens, where Craigslist does not even The post Facebook Trying to Be Craigslist.. One Again appeared first on Tech News Plus.

Posted on: 3 October 2016 | 9:05 am

iPhone 7 Battery Life Is Causing Complaints From Users

Is there a problem with iPhone 7 battery? At lest consumer product review website Which and many other media websites claim so. Which? has published its tests of iPhone 7 relating to its call time and internet usage time and compared it with other Android devices. When it comes to Call Time test, iPhone 7 has performed abysmally low. However, it performed equivalent to other popular Android devices like Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC 10 and LG G5. The iPhone 7 managed only 712 minutes on call time test  compared with 1859 minutes of HTC 10 and 1759 minutes of LG The post iPhone 7 Battery Life Is Causing Complaints From Users appeared first on Tech News Plus.

Posted on: 3 October 2016 | 8:25 am

Meet Kello, an Alarm Clock That Helps You Sleep Too

Sleep gadgets and devices are being released and produced at a high speed. A new alarm clock named Kello has been launched at Kickstarter but it is different in the sense that it does not track your sleep time. It in fact is designed to help you regulate your sleeping patterns. Its most important feature is to help users in not using snooze button way too often. Only a limited number of snooze hits are allowed per week and after that, the only way to silence the alarm clock is to turn it off. Another way it regulates sleep patterns The post Meet Kello, an Alarm Clock That Helps You Sleep Too appeared first on Tech News Plus.

Posted on: 3 October 2016 | 7:57 am

What to Expect From Google’s October 4 Hardware Event

Google is primarily a search company but it has been diversifying its portfolio of services and has been deeply venturing into hardware these days. And on Tuesday, Google is likely to offer a bunch of more products which it wants to be in the market before the holiday season starts. Probably the most important of these products to be showcased is Google Home, which is a competitor to Amazon Echo from Amazon. Alexa digital assistant in Echo can now handle a lot of search queries and Google would not like any service or product that focuses on search. So here The post What to Expect From Google’s October 4 Hardware Event appeared first on Tech News Plus.

Posted on: 3 October 2016 | 7:49 am

Google Weighing Options to Place Bid for Twitter

It has been reported by Bloomberg that Google is currently working with financial adviser Lazard to consider a possible bid for Twitter. Approaching Lazard does not indicate that Google is sure to bid for Twitter. However, this move by Google is indicative that Google might also be among the bidders that also include Salesforce.com and Walt Disney Co. Both Lazard and Google have not offered any comments to Bloomberg. Earlier Twitter had hired Goldman Sachs Group  and Allen & Co to look for potential buyers after it had received an expression of interest from Salesforce. Twitter has been recently trying The post Google Weighing Options to Place Bid for Twitter appeared first on Tech News Plus.

Posted on: 3 October 2016 | 7:37 am

Facebook to Build a Big Data Center in Danish City of Odense

A Danish news website has reported that Facebook is going to build a data center in Denmark to store and manage its ever growing trove of videos, photos and people’s timelines. This data center will be Facebook’s third outside the United States. It will be a big data center measuring 184,000 square meter in the city of Odense, which also happens to be the birthplace of famous writer Hans Christian Andersen. The Danish news website Fyens.dk also said that this will create about 1,200 jobs. Earlier Facebook has constructed a data center in Sweden in the year 2013 and work The post Facebook to Build a Big Data Center in Danish City of Odense appeared first on Tech News Plus.

Posted on: 3 October 2016 | 7:29 am