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Use Of Google+ 3% fall in the U.S. in one week

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Number of hits fell from 1,860,000 to 1,790,000, says study. 
During the week of July 16, research has shown growth of 283% on the site.

Google Plus

Google Plus

The number of visits to Google +, Google’s social network in the United States fell by about 3% in a week, according to a study by Experian Hitwise. The social network announced in late June fell to 1.86 million to 1.79 million visits in the week ended on July 23.

The time of using Google +, the second study, also fell from nearly six minutes to 5 minutes and 15 seconds. Although he fell, Experian Hitwise says the number is not “alarming.”

Recently, a survey by comScore said Google + grown since its launch on June 28, reaching 20 million unique visitors. In the week ended July 16, Hitwise reported that had the social network had grown 283%, with 1.8 million unique visitors.

Head of security against hackers from the U.S. government resigns

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Randy Vickers left office after series of attacks on government websites. 
Department of Homeland Security did not give reason for leaving Vickers.

Group logo LulzSec, who coordinated attacks  the U.S. government websites

Group logo LulzSec, who coordinated attacks the U.S. government websites

The head of U.S. agency that helps respond to cyber attacks resigned abruptly. The incident occurred after a series of attacks on computer systems of the United States government, coordinated by the hacker group LulzSec.

However, the Department of Homeland Security refused to comment on the matter.

Randy Vickers resigned the post of director of the Emergency Readiness Team Computer on Friday (22), according to an e-mail from Assistant Secretary Roberta Stemplfley sent to some employees.

The message obtained by Reuters does not specify any reason for dismissal.

The output of Vickers came after a series of hacker attacks against the Pentagon and public sites of Central Intelligence and the U.S. Senate.

The deputy director Lee Rock will serve as interim director until a new chief is named.

Microsoft apologizes after announcing songs by Amy Winehouse

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Company urged users to download music from the singer. 
On Twitter, Microsoft said that message was not a commercial focus.

Cover of 'Back to Black'

Cover of 'Back to Black'

Microsoft apologized on Monday (25) by encouraging fans of Amy Winehouse to buy songs from the singer’s death hours after being released. Amy was found dead in London on Saturday (23).

On account TweetBox360 , the company posted a message that discloses the songs on the album “Back to Black” that can be downloaded from the Zune online store, Microsoft. “We apologize if our tweet to download music from Amy Winehouse appeared to be purely commercial . Far from it, we guarantee, “the first tweet. Soon after, they posted a second message: “With the death of Amy, the world lost a great talent.Our thoughts are with family and friends of Amy at this sad time. “ fans have criticized Microsoft for taking advantage of Amy’s death to promote the singer’s songs on the Zune. ITunes, Apple also highlighted on the main page of the record store of Amy.

Facebook gets rid of the twins’ new process Winklevoss

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They sought to increase the value of the deal worth $ 65 million with the site. 
Brothers claim that Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook.

Brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss lost new  legal battle against Facebook

Brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss lost new legal battle against Facebook

Facebook was discharged from the second lawsuit against the company and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, made by the twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, which sought to increase the value of his deal worth $ 65 million with the social network.

The U.S. judge Douglas Woodlock in Boston, the company dismissed the case, three months after an appeals court in San Francisco, California, allow the processing of a similar process.

The 2008 agreement intended to end allegations that Zuckerberg stole the idea of ??twins to develop the site, which became the most popular social network in the world.

Zuckerberg created Facebook in 2004 in his dorm room at Harvard University. His conflict with the Wiklevoss, who competed at the Beijing Olympics of 2008 and also studied at Harvard, was staged in the film ‘The Social Network’.

On June 22, the Winklevoss decided not to contest the decision by a California court to the Supreme Court.

Instead, they and their partner Divya Narendra have filed the case in Boston, with a different argument, that Facebook had “intentionally suppressed evidence ‘about the social network in the negotiations, including information exchanged at the time of foundation of the network.

But the decision this Friday, Woodlock accepted the argument that Facebook substantial Winklevoss complaints have been rejected by other courts.

Microsoft has increased by 30% in earnings driven by entertainment

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Company reported net income of U.S. $ 5.87 billion in the fourth quarter of fiscal year. 
Good performance was driven primarily by Kinect and Xbox Live.

Entertainment division's profit maker pulls  the Windows operating system

Entertainment division's profit maker pulls the Windows operating system


Microsoft said on Thursday (21) that reported net income of $ 5.87 billion in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year ended June 30, up 30% over the same period of 2010. Earnings per share was $ 0.69. Revenue was $ 17.37 billion, up 8% over the same period last year.

For the year ended June 30 the company reported record revenue of $ 69.94 billion, up 12% over the previous year. Net income was U.S. $ 23.15 billion, up 23% in the same comparison.

“During the 2011 fiscal year, deliver to the market a strong line of products and services that translate into double-digit growth in revenue and operating margin expansion,” said Peter Klein, chief financial officer of Microsoft.

The company said that revenue from the entertainment and devices division grew 30% in the quarter and 45% in the fiscal year, mainly driven by performance Kinect and Xbox Live.According to Microsoft, the Xbox 360 was the best selling game console in the U.S. in the last 12 months.

The company said the business has increased by 7% in revenue for the quarter and that Office 2010 remains the best selling version of Microsoft Office in history, with more than 100 million licenses sold.

The division of Windows and Windows Live declined 1% in revenue in the fiscal fourth quarter and 2% decline in the year.

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