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The Latest in Technology News
Twitter Buys Snappy TV Who would have thought that TV viewing would ever be more social? Twitter is planning to make that happen with the purchase of Snappy TV, which is a San Francisco based video sharing startup. It appears to be the second step towards Twitter's goal of making its way in to"what they call "Social TV", the first being it's unveiling of the Vine application in the year 2000. Some of the customers for Snappy TV includes Fox Sports, Universal Sports and ABC News just to name a few. Snappy TV is already being used by various media companies to provide video updates on sports and other topics on Twitter. The deal will enable Twitter to make video an integral part of its service, which is something that the company has wanted to do for some time currently. Both parties have kept quiet about pricing for the purchase. Google as well as Microsoft phones to Offer"Kill Switch" Because technology is expanding all the time, there is no doubt that Smartphone theft is an unfortunate reality, and the recent numbers have shown that they are more chances of increasing. With that in mind, two titans of the technology world, Google and Microsoft recently announced that their future Smartphone models will come with kill switches, which allows the user to disable their Smartphone, making it useless to the thief. It was announced by the New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, also said that, with companies like Google and Microsoft in the mix, 90 percent of Smartphones will feature kill switches. The latest tech version of the Apple iOS does have a kill switch known as "Activation Lock" along with a tracking software which requires a password before the iPhone or iPad could be reset. Samsung also launched a similar feature called the "Reactivation Lock" in May. While many are calling it a small improvement in protecting against Smartphone theft at bay There are some who believe that the involvement of the government could result in an Orwellian situation, where companies who are offering contract phones in a position of having to brick a phone just to punish the customer who is not loyal or when a two-year service contract is ended. While there will be obvious financial incentives for network carriers, adding a kill switch may be the best deterrent that Smartphone theft demands. Whether it will work or not? We'll just have to wait and see. The App that teaches "Yo-ing" Yo is a brand new messaging application which aims to change the way we communicate on our mobile. The app was developed by an entrepreneur from Tel-Aviv who clearly believes that 140 characters are too many to manage. Since the word "Yo" can mean any meaning to anyone, you can make use of the app for nearly anything but you can't order a pizza. But what do you label it a messenger app when you aren't able to type any message?

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