Late News: Google Updates Hangouts, Last.fm Discover App, Tagged Buys Hi5, GlobalSign Report

Google, on Wednesday, announced many enhancements for its Hangouts, an integrated video conferencing feature, of Google+. The new enhancements will make the video conferencing service better accessible and more interactive. The enhancements will bring improvements such as capability to participate in a Hangout directly via an "update to Google+", while on the other hand enabling users without a webcam to simply "dial in" to conference call.

Popular music streaming service Last.fm has partnered with Microsoft to develop an HTML 5 website which allows users to stream music from their web browser. The platform, called Last.fm Discover, is essentially a website which transforms into a web app when visited from a HTML 5 enabled web browser.

Tagged acquired Hi5, an online community, in a bid to setup a worthy Facebook rival. No further details regarding the acquisition have been disclosed yet. Tagged.com, which was introduced towards the end of 2004, enables the members to connect with strangers and friends.

Founders of some of the biggest internet companies in the world have sent an open letter to US lawmakers, opposing the controversial and draconian Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which is backed by Hollywood.

Certificate authority GlobalSign has issued a report into an attack on its systems by the self-styled 'ComodoHacker,' which resulted in suspension of service but which - it claims - has not put its customers at risk.

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