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Playtech’s New Partnership Increases Platform’s Flexibility

Playtech's gambling platform is set to reach new highs in the coming months thanks to a new partnership with Metric Gaming. Before you latest Playtech game release here, let us give you a rundown of why MetricGaming's services will make the Playtech powered Gala Coral a much more diverse platform. In technical terms, MetricGaming will integrate its Rapid Fire Sports technology into Playtech's portal. In a nutshell, this basically means that sports ...
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A Short History of Domain Names

The second half of the nineties was a very exciting time for me, I had just begone learning the ins and outs of the world-wide web. HTML4 was the hottest thing out there and Geocities was the place to have a personal site. It took little time to get the hang of things and my day job quickly became entirely dedicated to building websites.As is the case nowadays, one of the most exciting moments of building a website is the go-live date. Publishing ...
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Roundup: Security in a Week – 4/11 May 2014

Beware of false Facebook hacking websites, don’t be a fool! When you search the web on how to hack a Facebook account, a huge list of websites will pop up and this number is on the rise. Those websites might claim that they are able to get you any Facebook account credentials in minutes, some might claim to do it live in front of you, and some might claim other lies. They can be very good at misleading you and will try anything just to fool ...
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The Art of Choosing Who to Follow on Twitter

There is only one good reason to follow someone on Twitter. When I first joined Twitter, I started following everything and everyone who sounded vaguely Lebanese. I also followed back everyone who followed me, as a form of courtesy and protocole. It was at a time when Beirut Spring was about gathering little nuggets of Lebanese news here and there, and I figured at the time that twitter was a great source of offbeat news. Years have passed and ...
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WordPress 3.9 Released With Improved Editing Tools and More Perks

WordPress.org today announced the debut of WordPress 3.9, which adds a slew of “refinements” to the blog management tool. You can download the new release now from WordPress.org/Download. This version is dubbed “Smith” in honor of African-American jazz musician Jimmy Smith. The new features are as follows: Improved visual editing: The new visual editor has improved speed, accessibility, and mobile support. You can paste into it ...
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Facebook Announces Imminent News Feed Cleanup

Facebook today announced plans to clean up the News Feed, through reducing stories that users are reporting as spammy or simply that they don’t want to see. This update will hit three specific post categories: Like-baiting posts: which explicitly asks News Feed readers to like, comment, or share the post. In other words, the goal is to go viral. Facebook says it has surveyed its users and found that they rate the quality of these stories ...
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Ericsson and Facebook Create Innovation Lab for Internet.org

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and Facebook today announced the creation of a joint innovation lab supporting the Internet.org initiative. The Internet.org Innovation Lab, an Ericsson-Facebook collaboration, will provide an environment and expertise for optimizing applications, networks, devices and services for the next five billion Internet users. Expected to open in the second half of 2014 on Facebook’s campus in Menlo Park, California, the new lab ...
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ArabNet: Online Transactions in Levant Totals $4 Billion, to Grow at 25%

The MENA region is the fastest growing e-commerce region in the world, with online shopping reaching $1 billion and online transactions totaling a stellar $15 billion --a 45% YoY increase. Omar Soudoudi, Managing Director at Payfort, says that e-commerce growth will remain at 25%, higher than any other region worldwide. According to Omar, the biggest opportunity in e-commerce in 2014 is directed towards mobile. “Currently, m-transactions represent ...
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vLine Link, The Free Simple Video Chat

A few weeks ago, we discovered and tried this Technology bit. vLine Link. vLine has been leading the WebRTC charge for two years with a platform -vLine for developers- that makes it easy to add video chat to any website. Founders Strong, Adam Fineberg, and Prakash Ramakrishna began VLine at the end of 2010 after Google launched their Web RTC project, which provided an open framework for enabling RTC in the browser. Using the open sourced code, ...
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Security In a Week – Issue #1

3-10 December 2013 I am back to writing about security, this is my passion after all. So here we are with a totally new article series entitled security in a week. This is a series of article that will posted each week covering security news from all around the globe. Have you ever wished to check all security websites to only find out that there's a lot of reading to do and most of the articles are mainly useless to you? Well no need to worry ...
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Lebaneseblogs.com – An Interview With Mustapha Hamoui

Lebaneseblogs.com has been around for some time and has made a major impact on the Lebanese digital crowd with its comprehensive and up-to-date content that combines all posts by various Lebanese bloggers from all around the world. And this week, it has witnessed a new update that will provide a major boost in user experience and content approach while ensuring an excellent optimization of functionality. We had the opportunity to have a small talk ...
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Three Startups Representing Lebanon in The Dublin Web Summit!

The Web Summit is a global gathering of the world's leading thinkers and doers in technology. It hosts over tens of thousands of the brightest minds every year and allows people to network, meet with journalists and connect with potential investors. The Summit is without a doubt the most awaited event of the year by entrepreneurs and anyone with a great tech idea or business will benefit from attending in many ways. Among the 10,000 other attendees ...
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No Place to Open Your Store? No Problem, Open It Online with EZstore!

No place to open your business? You are afraid of paying high bills for electricity, decoration etc…? Then this is your solution: EZstore. EZstore will allow you to open your shop ONLINE. Yes that’s right, online and from the PC in your home. No need to pay bills, get dressed, go to work every day and then come back tired. You can run your business online by just having a PC and an internet connection. And guess what? It is only available for ...
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Google Doodle: Hermann Rorschach’s Birthday

Google is celebrating the 129th birthday of Freudian psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach with a doodle showing his famous inkblot test. The black and white doodle features a cartoon version of the renowned psychoanalyst sitting with a notepad and pen, while disembodied hands hold a piece of paper containing a simple inkblot in front of the screen. You are then encouraged to share their interpretation of the inkblot on Google Plus, Facebook or Twitter. ...
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Convert your PDF Files On-The-Fly with PDFConverter.com

Most of us deal with PDF files from time to time, and some prefer to convert those files to a more convenient format like Word or Powerpoint files. The search for free software to convert PDF files is a tough and never ending quest. But how about converting you files online in a few easy clicks from PDF to Powerpoint files? Pdfconverter.com offers a free service that allows you to convert any PDF file UNDER 2 MB to a Powerpoint format. You just choose ...
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Play Super Mario Bros In Your Browser [Update: No, You Can't!]

Super Mario Bros is now playable on your web browser as Full Screen Mario has updated the game from the 80's Nintendo console to HTML 5. Users can play through original levels using keyboard arrow keys or create custom maps using a level editor. The game's authenticity is maintained as this version retains the same music and animation as the old school version. However, as of now the HTML version of Mario is only compatible with Google Chrome, support ...
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10 Tips and Tricks for Better PC Security

Hello Tech-Tickers, This is Jean-Pierre with the fifth article in the series “PC maintenance and security”. If you missed the first four articles, just head to my author page and check them up. This article is the part 3 of the Security Bunker we’re building around our PC. All the programs used to accomplish what you will see in those articles are completely FREE. They were used and tested on a 64 bit windows 7 ultimate operating system, with ...
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Skype in 3D

No this is not a movie title about how Skype was founded and would be played in 3D. It is actually Skype's next step. After celebrating 10 years of business Skype decided to be creative and launch 3D video calls. Yes, 3D. Which means they have to work on both sending and receiving video calls in 3D, which is not an easy task. Some devices might not even be compatible. My main concern about this is the need of multiple cameras for 3D recording, so ...
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Gentlemen! Players Not Being True Gentlemen

Meet one of the most unfortunate yet popular games on tablets. Gentlemen! A multiplayer action game that, even with over 50,000 players, can still be labeled as unlucky. Why ? Well, because only a mere 144 people actually bought the game. The game is suggested for use on tablets with a 7-inch screen or larger, and from the looks of it, it seems like a lot of fun.  But 4.66 $ seems too steep a price even for a 4.6-star game. The company caught the ...
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Awesome: The Quartz “Paragraph” Annotation Experience

It does seem like article comments days are counted. But if traditional comments are gone, what will replace them? How readers are going to give their input on online written content? Quartz just answered, showing that comments on articles don’t have to be simple discussion threads. This new approach puts readers on an equal footing with writers, allowing them to annotate any paragraph of an article, through writing their own comments in the ...
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Around a Third of Online Time Is Spent on Social Networks

The title is pretty explicit. The figure is pretty much amazing too, even though some of you out there (hardcore social networks addicts) might find it a bit low. Why? Because you're effectively aware of the fact that most of your internet time is spent on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, amongst others. You can hardly remember where you effectively do go on the Internet aside of these social media hubs. Let us segregate it geographically now. Social ...
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Innovative Marketing: Real-Time Takeovers

What are real-time takeovers? Those are online advertising techniques that fill your browser with ads that “takes over” your display. Those techniques are pretty much annoying if you'd ask me, nevertheless very effective in leaving a definite imprint of the advertised product in the minds of internet users. If done right, using some interactive components, these ads can become truly informative. This is what BlackBerry is trying to do lately. ...
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Tech Transitions: Encyclopaedia Britannica Case

Encyclopaedia Britannica ceased production of their famed physical volumes about one year ago. Of course, as we can witness it in our daily life, the vast migration of information from ink and paper to bits and screens has begun. But imagining and realizing that a massive publication such as Britannica would cease production is not an easy thing to do. Why? Because the publication lived through nearly 250 years unharmed. For most of us, news like ...
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Google Readying a Physical Password

Passwords are starting to grow weak. Weak and rather predictable. A few combinations of known names, pet names, birthdays dates, and initials are hardly a good protection for your online accounts and identities. This is why Google is working on making future passwords require, well... physical proof. How this can be reached? There are multiple alternatives, of which embedded chips in smartphones (pretty probable) or rings worn on the finger (rather ...
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Makhsoom: The Lebanese Group Buying Success Story

Daily deals are catchy, and having the opportunity to get them twice a day is simply a double shot of awesome. Welcome to the world of Makhsoom. In case you don't know about Makhsoom, it is a group-buying platform based on a website that offers you daily deals at discounted prices for a variety of services and products over a certain period of time. Sounds catchy. We had the joy to meet the man behind the company, Antoun Abou Zeid and have a ...
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Public Universities to Offer Free Online Classes for Credit

In an interesting move among public American universities, around 40 academic institutions have teamed up with Academic Partnerships (a company that assists academic institution in moving their course online) in order to offer worldwide prospective applicants and students the opportunity to enroll in an online course from a specific major for free, in the hopes that those who pass will eventually enroll in their programs and proceed with their educational ...
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Too Digital, Too Fast: The State of Digital Gaming

As I look around my desk, I am surrounded by tech gadgets galore; a smartphone, at tablet, an Xbox 360 and PS3 and the notebook I'm typing this on. It is without a doubt that we are far past the Stone Age, surpassed the technological age and have entered the all-new and almighty Digital Era. An era where we all have multiple digital identities, we can send a tweet to the president like we're best buds and all our information exists in this powerful ...
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