Google plus and Vic Gundotra

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Couple of days before we seen lots of masgs and blog posts about Vic (father of google +) signing off from google. Viv mention about leaving  g+ profile. Most of top blogger mentions(it can be rumours) vic moves to fb whats app division, google normally transfer the teams internally so vic not intrested about it and moving google. Vic is the person who brought up google plus from nothing to top five social media site. And then at once he leaving google means there can be some issues between inside teams. You can check the Vic’s google + post about leaving google.

And Then

Last month, my wife’s uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary “How are you” or “What’s going on”, her dad always opened the conversation with “And then?” Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more “and thens”. I cried. 

Since then I’ve thought a lot about how similar this is to our life’s endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become “and thens” as we move on to the next. 

Today I’m announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don’t believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I’m overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry’s encouragement and support.

I’m also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn’t tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I’ve met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don’t even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn’t exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An “and then”. I am excited about what’s next. But this isn’t the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then….
+Vic Gundotra 

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Sources techcrunch, google plus, mashable



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WhatsApp Android update – New Payment system

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Recently Whats App launched new update, Among a few new privacy-related features, the update also brings with it an interesting new feature that lets users pay for their friends’/families’ subscriptions, regardless of the platform. Now Zuck’s plan letting others to pay their friends, And FB and Wap promoting invitations to new users. For Now there is no plan about Ads in Wap and still Whatsapp Under account under payment info topic, is there about why what’s up, why not promote ads and sometimes ads might slow down the application so has more possibilities user moving to another free app for now plenty of apps are there in the android market.

In related news, WhatsApp is said to get voice calling in the second quarter of this year.

Facebook New Messenger – Updated

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New Facebook Messenger Looks nice, The messenger is a fast, free and reliable way to stay in touch. It’s just like texting, but you don’t have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan). (Mentioned in iTunes Page)

Features:

Get to your messages without opening Facebook.
Chat with groups and make plans on the go.
Bring messages to life with stickers.
Send photos privately.
Keep the conversation going: with chat heads, you can chat while using other apps.
Text your phone contacts, even if you’re not Facebook friends.
Share your location so people know when you’re nearby.
Record voice messages.
Make free calls, even to friends in other countries.
know when people have seen your messages.
See who’s available on Messenger and who’s active on Facebook.
Stay logged in so you never miss a message.
Turn off notifications when you’re working, sleeping or just need a break.

These are the special features in the Facebook Messenger, most of the exited with this and its allowed to share the images,  And now Facebook worked with very creative Sticker so we can share our expressions with our loved once. Without a word explaining about something now possible with Facebook Messenger. Now Facebook Messenger in a good standard to Compete with IOS, Android, and Windows Messengers. Especially now days we are sending less SMS’s instead of that we started to use free messengers.  But to Facebook is not too hard to promote their messenger because according to the 2013 FB Report FB got 1.15 billion so now it more, Facebook can move the game is bit easy.

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The Next Web Launched Top 22 Chatting App

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Source: TNW, Facebook,theverge, appadvice, cnet

Nokia Asha 210 With WhatsApp and Facebook Button

Nokia Looking to launch another cheap mobile specially targeting on Asian market Device name goes as Nokia Asha 210. Another new comer for Asha Family. The specialty of the phone whats app and Facebook, all around Asia & Africa with whats app and  with Facebook Europe and Latin countries.  Whats App is totally free for the device you don’t need to pay any more. If we looking at WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Android and Nokia.

Asha 210 with WhatsApp buttons for Asian and African Market

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Specification:

sub-1Ghz chip; 2 megapixel rear camera plus a dedicated camera key on the front of the device (in addition to the WhatsApp/Facebook key plus standard nav/call keys); Nokia’s Slam Bluetooth-sharing data transfer tech and its hot-swap SIM system; plus a rubberised full Qwerty keyboard which recycles the pillowed keys of 2008′s Nokia E71. The keyboard also includes shortcut keys for turning on/off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Asha 210 with Facebook buttons for Europe and Latin Market

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Starting Price with $72 with out any taxes.

and one more the Nokia and WhatsApp got Q&A function check out some of those

Updates from the Q&A, with Nokia’s Broadley and Neeraj Arora, business development, at WhatsApp:

On whose idea the WhatsApp hard key was, Nokia’s or WhatsApp’s… Broadley: “We have an ongoing relationship with WhatsApp that spans a range of Nokia Asha and other Nokia products. We are both really excited about this opportunity.”

On whether the WhatsApp hard key will be exclusive to Nokia devices… Arora & Broadley: “We are very excited to bring a dedicated WhatsApp button to Asha 210 and we will take consumer feedback for future consideration.”

On whether Nokia will bundle WhatsApp’s software with all Asha devices… Broadley: “We already bundle WhatsApp with many Nokia Asha family devices and are working on extending it to as many Nokia phones as possible.”

On what evidence there is consumers want social messaging hard keys on phones, or whether they just want easy access to lots of apps & services… Broadley: “With the Nokia Asha 210 we’ve worked hard to give people the best of both worlds. People have access to a dedicated hardware button, preloaded social networks ready to go right out of the box, and access to the Nokia Store to download and install more.”

On WhatsApp’s support for dual SIM devices… Arora: “The launch of Asha 210 does signify WhatsApp’s availability on Dual SIM devices. We are working on extending it to other Dual SIM devices.”

On the differences between the Asha 210 and Nokia’s earlier Facebook button phone, the Asha 205…  Arora & Broadley: “There is WhatsApp deep linking into social share gallery and there is more to come.”

On the Asha 210′s battery performance… Broadley: “We have a really high quality Nokia 1200 mAh battery in the Nokia Asha 210. The software really helps get great battery life — for example we have something called Nokia Notifications which works in the cloud to check for your social network updates, then pushes them to the phone. This stops the individual apps having to continually check for updates — saving battery.”

On Nokia’s approach to phone design… Broadley: ”Starting with the Nokia 206 announced just before Christmas we’ve been progressively uniting the Nokia portfolio under a single, coherent design language… We have one stunning design approach across the Nokia range.”

On whether Nokia could introduce a Lumia product with a physical Qwerty to differentiate its smartphones from rivals’…  Broadley: “We don’t comment on future plans.”

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 1900 – RM-926
900 / 1800 – RM-925
GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 – RM-924
SIM Optional Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)
Announced 2013, April
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2013, Q2
BODY Dimensions 111.5 x 60 x 11.8 mm, 76.3 cc (4.39 x 2.36 x 0.46 in)
Weight 97.3 g (3.42 oz)
Keyboard QWERTY
DISPLAY Type TFT, 65K colors
Size 320 x 240 pixels, 2.4 inches (~167 ppi pixel density)
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Phonebook 1000 entries
Call records Yes
Internal 64 MB, 32 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Class 32
EDGE Class 32
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with EDR
USB Yes, microUSB
CAMERA Primary 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels
Video Yes, QCIF@10fps
Secondary No
FEATURES Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS; FM recording
Games Yes
GPS No
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
Colors Yellow, Black, White, Cyan, Magenta
– SNS apps
– MP4/H.263/WMV player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC player
– Organizer
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery (BL-4U)
Stand-by Up to 1104 h
Talk time Up to 12 h
Music play Up to 40 h