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You Tube Ad Formats

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Google is wisely moving to improve its online video offer in face of increased competition from nearly everyone, particularly Facebook’s new online video product. The new targeting capability and focus on ROI will continue to build client confidence in moving more TVC budget to addressable video.

Facebook Video Ads

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After nearly a year of anticipation, Facebook is finally launching its long-awaited new video ad format following limited beta testing in Q4 2013.  Video ads will start appearing in the Facebook newsfeed starting in April, thus bringing closure to a very lengthy and complicated product launch.

SLT launches 100 Mbps FTTH ultra-fast broadband in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national ICT solutions provider, announced that it has launched the country’s first fibre-tothe-home (FTTH) broadband services, covering major markets, greatly enhancing the broadband footprint in Sri Lanka.

Apple seeks decisive U.S. court ruling against Samsung

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Apple Inc and Samsung faced off once again in their long-running courtroom battle, with the iPhone maker asking jurors to award more than $2 billion for patent violations and Samsung trying to cast its rival as a sore loser in the smartphone market.

HP agrees to pay $57 million to settle shareholder lawsuit

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Hewlett-Packard Co agreed to pay $57 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the personal computer maker's former management of defrauding shareholders by abandoning a business model it had long touted.

Abans unveils LG’s first curved smartphone

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Abans, sole agent in Sri Lanka for LG smartphones, launched the innovative new LG G Flex curved smartphone, which is the first device in the smartphone market that is curved to follow the contour of the face.

99X Technology enriches Sri Lanka’s future in software development

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Software development processes have been revolutionized globally by the ‘Agile’ movement over the past couple of years, and this alternative to traditional project management has been adopted by a number of companies in Sri Lanka’s IT sector during this period of time.

Twitter crashes second time in nine days, blames software glitch

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Twitter Inc crashed on Tuesday for the second time in nine days when a software glitch stalled the popular messaging service for about one hour.

U.S. judge freezes assets of Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange boss

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A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday temporarily froze the U.S. assets of Mt. Gox chief Mark Karpeles and allowed alleged victims of the shuttered bitcoin exchange to demand evidence of what they claim is a massive fraud.

WhatsApp to add voice calls after Facebook acquisition

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WhatsApp will add free voice-call services for its 450 million customers later this year, laying down a new challenge to telecom network operators just days after Facebook Inc scooped it up for $19 billion.

Windows designer moves to new Microsoft job

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Julie Larson-Green, one of Microsoft Corp's most senior women executives and a leading force behind the latest design of Windows, is moving to a new job in charge of harmonizing the look and usability of Microsoft's wide range of software.

Samsung debuts wearables and latest Galaxy smartphone

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Samsung Electronics unveiled a new smartwatch and fitness band along with the latest version of its Galaxy smartphone on Monday, demonstrating how the battleground for innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist.

Google prepares 34-city push for ultra-fast Fiber service

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Google Inc is exploring a major expansion of its super-fast "Fiber" TV and Internet service, which could extend the nascent network to 34 more U.S. cities and pose a competitive threat to home broadband providers.

BlackBerry shares surge after Facebook bid for WhatsApp

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Facebook Inc's stunning $19 billion bid for fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp sent shares of BlackBerry Ltd surging after the closing bell on Wednesday, as investors were cheered by the lofty valuation for the messaging platform.

Facebook to acquire WhatsApp for $16B

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Facebook said Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire WhatsApp in a $16 billion cash and stock arrangement with the popular messaging application's parent company. The announcement was made in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

NZ court rules Megaupload warrant legal, dealing blow to Dotcom

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A New Zealand court on Wednesday ruled that the search warrant used in the arrest of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom on U.S. online piracy charges was legal, dealing a blow to the internet entrepreneur who is fighting extradition to the United States.

BlackBerry's head of BBM business leaves company

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BlackBerry Ltd said on Monday that Andrew Bocking, the executive in charge of its BBM instant messaging business, has left the company.

Instant messaging app Viber in talks to be acquired

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The Viber instant messaging application is in talks to be acquired for $300 million-$400 million by a leading instant messaging company from Asia, the Calcalist financial newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Samsung Electronics shares jump 3 percent on eased currency woes

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Shares of South Korea's Samsung Electronics extended their rebound on Tuesday, rising as much as 3 percent, as currency concerns subsided.

Dell launches Precision M3800 workstation

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Multinational computer technology company Dell recently launched the 15-inch Dell Precision M3800, which is the thinnest and lightest true mobile workstation, to the Sri Lankan market.

Google's Schmidt gets second $100 million stock award

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Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will be awarded $100 million in restricted stock units, the company said on Tuesday, marking the second time in less than three years that the Internet company's former chief executive officer has received an equity award of that size.

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