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Late News: Microsoft Socl, Google Voice Android App, Xbox is 10 Years Old, Sony Web TV

Sometime back, Microsoft had accidentally revealed that it was building a new social networking platform, based around its Bing search engine, to take on the likes of Facebook and Google+. Now, more details of Microsoft's social networking venture have surfaced, giving a deeper insight into what Microsoft has in store for the masses.

Finally, Google Voice for Android is capable of sending multiple text messages to many recipients (group text messaging) with its latest updates. Through the update that has been launched recently, users can "spam" others by sending every update of their daily events, Facebook and Twitter updates to multiple recipients.

A new report has revealed that broadband speeds in the UK get slashed by nearly 65 percent during peak hours. According to a broadband speed research carried out by UK based comparison site uSwitch, internet speeds during the peak hours were a third that of the fastest speeds available.

It has been 10 years since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox, a revolutionary product in gaming market. In the very first week of its launch 100,000 units were shipped to the retailers and before the end of 2001, 1.5 million units of this gaming console were sold.

Sony is reportedly working on a web TV system that would be an alternative to cable TV to provide affordable TV content through the internet on its PS3 and other devices. Sony is currently in talks with Discovery, NBCUniversal and News Corp.

Ravi Mandalia

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.