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Kate Middleton makes first public appearance after Prince George’s birth

Kate Middleton makes first public appearance after Prince George’s birth

Aug. 30 | The Duchess of Cambridge – who recently gave birth to Prince George – has made her first public appearance. Kate Middleton was back to work and on August 30, 2013 made her first public appearance since the birth of her first child with Prince...

Irish poet Seamus Heaney passes away at 74

Irish poet Seamus Heaney passes away at 74

Aug. 30 | Irish poet and lecturer Seamus Heaney passed away at a hospital in Dublin at the age of 74 on August 30, 2013. The family of the Nobel prize winner informed the media that he died after a short illness. Heaney was the eldest of nine children in Co Derry...

New York Times’ website attacked

New York Times’ website attacked

Aug. 28 | On August 27, 2013, the website of the New York Times was unavailable after an online attack was reported on the domain name of the registrar. The attack on the website also forced the company’s employees to be careful in terms of sending emails. This...

Google’s Nexus 7 launched in UK market

Google’s Nexus 7 launched in UK market

Aug. 28 | Search engine giant Google has launched its new Nexus 7 in the UK market. The company claims that the new device is the world’s highest resolution tablet and it will be a direct competition to Apple’s iPad Mini. The tablet has also been launched...

Amazon to introduce ability to buy products through mobile apps

Amazon to introduce ability to buy products through mobile apps

Aug. 27 | Online shopping giant Amazon stated that it is launching a new feature which will allow users to shop for goods from their mobile applications. With this announcement, software developers will be able to create games, weather, sports and other applications...

Facebook announces compensation for sharing details on ads

Facebook announces compensation for sharing details on ads

Aug. 27 | Facebook users whose personal information appeared on ads will soon be compensated for it. Recent reports have stated that about 614,000 Facebook users whose personal details appeared on the site without their permission will each receive a $15 payout. The...

Instagram and AirBnB suffer downtime due to Amazon’s server issues

Instagram and AirBnB suffer downtime due to Amazon’s server issues

Aug. 26 | On Sunday, August 25, 2013, a couple of popular websites suffered slowdowns or outages when Amazon’s unit – responsible for running web servers for different companies – experienced certain problems. Some of the websites affected by...

Ebay users complain about downtime after scheduled maintenance

Ebay users complain about downtime after scheduled maintenance

Aug. 24 | Users of the popular online shopping site Ebay were complaining about issues that they were experiencing while using the auction website. The problems were being reported after a scheduled maintenance which was carried out earlier in the day on August...

CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer to retire in 12 months

CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer to retire in 12 months

Aug. 23 | The chief executive of the US-based tech giant Microsoft, Steve Ballmer will be retiring from his post in the next 12 months. Since the news was released, shares in Microsoft – which have been criticized for the slow response to the booming market...

iTunes Radio to be launched in September 2013

iTunes Radio to be launched in September 2013

Aug. 21 | The new iTunes Radio was something that Apple was missing so far. The iTunes Radio by Apple is now all set to be launched in September 2013 in the US and will see advertisements from a number of international brands, including Pepsi, McDonald’s,...