I was lucky enough to participate in Pubcon New Orleans, 2013, with the many hundreds that attended, and what a great conference it was. There were an excellent range of sessions which were educational and entertaining, along with some great networking.
This was my first time back at the great city of New Orleans since the disaster of Hurricane Katrina hit back in 2005. Itís clear that there are many scars on the city which may never be healed, however, what I saw from the redevelopment and the facilities, Iíd say that things are well back in order.
The people of the fair city couldnít be more welcoming, and Iíd thank all the kind and considerate people who contributed to making my time there a delight. New Orleans deserves some positive attention.
I do hope that Pubcon returns to New Orleans again, and in the not too distant future.
Microsoft's third quarter results were out, and many were wondering how the company was doing, in light of Windows 8 sales, and what appeared to be happening with tablet computers, etc. Well, Microsoft is a huge company involved in many sectors, so its results were not that bad. Microsoft Third Quarter Results: Revenues of $20.49 Billion I was pleased to hear that the online service division is continuing to grow.
Phishing hit the real big time when the Associated Press had its account hijacked. At first, it looked real, and markets reacted badly to the news. It wasn't long before the AP realised what was going on, but by then, the damage was done. "AP Twitter Account Hacked, Fake Tweet Falsely Described White House Explosions" I'm seeing phishing attempts getting more and more sophisticated, and i'm seeing more of them every day. We all need to be vigilant, and tell your family and friends, too.
Shortly after the event, Twitter contacted all news organizations warning them that there are likely to be more phishing attempts.