AMNews: Twitter Promotes Ads, Google on JavaScript Fate & Wi-Fi Tracking Opt Out, HTC Sensation XE

Twitter has extended promoted tweets - a move that will allow brands to post ads in a person’s timeline irrespective of whether or not the user is following it. Twitter started the ‘promoted tweet’ campaign back in July, 2011 to exploit the platform’s growing popularity in generating more and more revenues from ads.

Google has created Dart web programming technology to take on JavaScript. In an internal email, which was supposedly leaked, Google claims that the web has started to ‘outgrow’ JavaScript. "Due to the ‘inherent performance problems’, complex Google apps are struggling to work on JavaScript," as stated in the email.

Google is adopting a new policy that allows home users with wireless network connectivity to opt-out from the company’s Wi Fi tracking technology. The Mountain View-based search behemoth announced this move on Tuesday. It has been greeted with only positive feedback so far.

HTC has developed the first Android-powered smartphone with Beats audio technology. The company claims the HTC Sensation XE is faster than the competition and features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. It also comes with improved battery life and 8GB and 16GB storage options.

At this year’s Intel Developer Forum, also known as the IDF, the chip maker revealed that microservers have the potential influence technology markets by contributing about 10 percent of the overall x64 addressable market. Microservers are small electronic devices with the capability to efficiently host all sorts of Web infrastructure workloads.

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