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youIn 2007 I said that Facebook would be the home page for your personal brand. Now it seems that Facebook is officially setting out to become your homepage period.

The other day I logged into Facebook and noticed a new message at the top of the screen. I was presented with a simple way to make Facebook my homepage so that I could see “what’s happening with friends as soon as I opened my browser.”  And, I’m not the only one.

GoogleGoogle Inc plans to hire more than 2,000 people around the globe, bumping up its workforce as it expands into new markets and battles for talent with faster-growing rivals.

The world's largest Internet search engine, whose finance chief told investors in September that the Internet industry was waging a "war for talent," has job openings listed for 2,076 positions on its website, according to a Reuters tally on Thursday.

josh_twinKampala - Uganda, 19th November 2010 – PC Tech, East Africa’s only monthly technology magazine today announced the launch of PC Tech News, a weekly online newsletter that will be delivered by email to online subscribers.

Intended to disseminate technology news, as well as summaries of the articles published on the website, PC Tech News will be be released every Monday, with Volume one available on November 22, 2010.

“The weekly newsletter was mainly stimulated by increased interest in stories published on our website,” said Joshua Twinamasiko, the Managing Editor.

CNN reports that Google has launched Boutiques.com, a site that includes pages devoted to the styles of female celebsWhat kind of turban would Ashley Olsen wear?

Google's computers know. And they desperately want to tell you.

The search-engine company on Wednesday launched a fashion site -- Boutiques.com -- that aims to use algorithms to help the world's internet users dress a bit more awesomely.

Among the features: a celebrity fashion guide and personal shopping profiles that help Google's computers learn your style over time, so the site can make recommendations about what you should wear.

Apple's Build up to The Beatles' music on iTunes lead to immense speculationThere was a lot of speculation as to what the announcement from Apple would be today regarding iTunes. Those of you looking forward to a streaming music service will be very disappointed. As was suggested yesterday by a number of people, Apple thought this build up was worth it for managing to secure The Beatles back catalog for iTunes.

All 13 studio albums are now available in remastered form, as well as the two-volume “Past Masters” compilation and the “Red” and “Blue” collections. Apple has also managed to get the “Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964″ concert film, thought to be an exclusive on the service.

NokiaN8Nokia’s flagship device, the N8 is pretty much everything a flagship device can be. However, the most exciting part of the N8 is its imaging capability. 12 megapixels with autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, a Xenon flash, face recognition and a wide angle lens guarantee crystal clear images. The N8 has the largest sensor ever used in a mobile phone.The N8 is better than the iPhone in many ways, including price, camera, xenon flash, video calling, memory, HDMI and Dolby Surround Sound.

Notice on the homepage of Apple.comI think Facebook has many enemies. Just when we were warming up for Facebook's new Email System announcement, we learnt that AOL was unveiling "Project Phoenix” - an attempt to breathe new life to it's own email service.

In the same way, if you stop by Apple.com today you can’t miss the notice above. Apple has something big brewing for tomorrow and they want everyone to know it’s coming, whatever it might be.

Facebook's engineers have spent a year putting together a new messaging system, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.Facebook is launching a new product barrage aimed at capturing the heart of its 500 million users' digital lives: their inboxes.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday unveiled a major overhaul to Facebook's messaging system, which he said currently fields 4 billion messages a day.

"This is not e-mail," Zuckerberg said. "We don't think that a modern messaging system is going to be e-mail."

MTN Uganda CEO, Themba KhumaloKampala, Uganda 14th Nov 2010 – MTN Uganda has now introduced calls at Ush1 per second. In a new offering announced today, the telecommunication firm is also offering an SMS message charge of Ush1 each.

Breaking the last barrier in telecommunications tariffs, MTN Chief Executive Officer Themba Khumalo announced that new MTN subscribers were being given the option of activating a Ush1 per second and Ush1 per SMS charge alongside with two other users.

Profile pictures of some of the members of the Facebook group, "I want to be in PC Tech Magazine".The Internet has changed how consumers buy and organisations market in today’s economy. The promise of the Internet in the marketing function of organisations is seen as direct dialogue with customers and enhancing opportunities for branding initiatives, product customisation, and relationship building with customers.

As it becomes increasing important for organisations to extend their reach to more customers through the Internet there is also the complex difficulty of being dynamically responsive to the changing needs and preferences of customers in this new medium of marketing. Identifying and understanding the needs of customers does become necessary.