Just over two months after being recognised by the United Nations as the world’s 139th country Google itself has officially recognised South Sudan’s independence by including the new state on Google Maps and Google Earth.
With seven weeks to go until October's Dublin Web Summit, a major keynote speaker from Facebook has been announced; Ethan Beard. Ethan is one of eight speakers announced this week, with over 60 speakers planned for October's event.
Apple is reportedly considering making a bid for Hulu, the on-demand TV show and movie streaming service, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg quote two people "who weren't authorized to speak publicly" that Apple are in early talks with Hulu, and may eventually make an offer for the video giant.
Google accounts for 92% of all internet searches in the UK, the latest figures from Experian Hitwise confirm. While Google's search dominance in the UK, and indeed the world, is well documented, last month saw the internet giant breach unprecedented levels of UK market penetration, now at 92.02%.
World IPv6 Day begins tomorrow Wednesday, June 8th, and marks an “important milestone” in the development of a long-term solution to IPv4 address exhaustion and the continued growth of the open internet, according to Google. Starting at midnight UTC on June 8th over four hundred companies and organisations, including Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Facebook and Mozilla, will enable IPv6 on their main websites.
Yahoo!’s once seemingly ill-fated social bookmarking service Delicious has been sold to YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen for an undisclosed sum. Delicious will now fold into a newly created internet company AVOS.
Only twelve weeks after launch media check-in service IntoNow has been acquired by Yahoo! for a speculated $30 million dollars. The service exists as an iPhone application that provides real-time social experiences around broadcast media programming.
A European Space Agency astronaut, Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli @astro_paolo, has been on tour in the International Space Station since January and during that time then he has taken some amazing 3D photos of the ISS and her crew.
Google remains the dominant search market share leader with 65.4% of all explicit searches in the US in February 2011, according to comScore qSearch analysis. Yahoo! came in second with 16.1% market share, Bing at 13.6%, Ask at 3.2%, and AOL at 1.7%. Explicit searches are those that reflect specific user intent to interact with the search results.
HeyStaks, a University College Dublin (UCD) web start-up that allows people searching the web to collaborate with friends as they search online in a bid to increase productivity, have opened their service to the public.
Google, Facebook, and Yahoo!, along with the Internet Society, have joined forces and announced a 24-hour test flight for the next generation of the internet, IPv6, that they will all take part in on June 8th, 2011.
In 2010 over 25 billion Tweets were sent and about 9 billion emails were exchanged. We watch 700 billion videos on Youtube, that is about 13 million hours or the equivalent of 1,500 years of continuous viewing (We hope you like piano playing cats). At year’s end it is natural to look back, to review the dying year and take stock of what has happened. This is what the world’s media has been doing this week, so join us on The Sociable’s review of the reviews of 2010.