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Late News: iPad 2 Jailbreak Launch Soon, Google Realtime Search Halted, Google+ Fake Invites

Yes, I know we have released some similar news over the past week or two, which actually proved to be jumping the gun, but bear with me on this one. This time, two strong pieces of evidence suggest that the hacker who goes by the name Comex is ready to release the iPad 2 jailbreak tool, possibly even today.

Internet search giant Google disabled the Realtime Search feature in the search engine on July 3rd due to the expiration of an agreement with Twitter. Apparently, the move has also been taken with a view to integrate the feature with the company’s fledgling social networking site Google+.

UK mobile phone operator Vodafone has launched its own branded app channel within Google’s Android Market app store. In what seems like the latest attempt by the carrier to jump on the mobile apps bandwagon, Vodafone says that the channel will comprise of the company’s own apps and services that cater to news, gaming, information and sports.

Search engine giant Google has quietly launched a new website that allows people to set up competitions and offer cash prizes to winners. The new platform, called Prizes, allows people to create competitions, which centre on particular questions and tasks. Users can offer cash prizes for the competitions they set up.

Only a few days after its launch, Google’s social networking platform, Google+, has been exploited in a massive spam campaign. According to a post on the Naked Security blog run by security firm Sophos, scammers are sending out fake Google+ invites that redirect users to a pharmaceutical website.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.