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|41:|| Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales Defends SOPA Protest Blackout|
Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, has defended the decision to blackout the website around the world tomorrow, despite other American technology companies refusing to follow suit.
|Jan 17, 2012|
|42:|| SOPA Set To Be Shelved After Obama Says He Won't Support It|
"Let us be clear, online piracy is a real problem that harms the American economy, threatens jobs for significant numbers of middle-class workers and hurts some of our nation's most creative and innovative companies and entrepreneurs," the White House said in its first official comment on Sopa and Protect IP.[br][br]However, the White House said it would not support legislation that "reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risks or undermines the dynamic, innovative global internet."
|Jan 16, 2012|
|43:|| US Search Share December 2011, Google 65.9, Bing 15.1, Yahoo 14.5 pct|
More than 18.2 billion explicit core searches were conducted in December (up 2 percent). Google Sites ranked first with 12 billion (up 3 percent), followed by Microsoft Sites with 2.7 billion (up 2 percent) and Yahoo! Sites with 2.6 billion. Ask Network delivered 531 million searches (up 3 percent), while AOL, Inc. rounded out the top five with 287 million.
|Jan 13, 2012|
|44:|| HP's WebOS Released As Open Source|
"By contributing this innovation, HP unleashes the creativity of the open source community to advance a new generation of applications and devices," said the firm's president and chief executive, Meg Whitman.
|Dec 12, 2011|
|45:|| U.S. Q3 Online Ad Revenues Up 22pct To $7.88 Billion|
"Brand marketers recognize that their messages need to be where their consumers are spending time, and that is increasingly in digital media," said Randall Rothenberg, President and CEO, IAB. "Digital marketing has delivered the kind of results that have made more marketers stand up and take notice, as these latest numbers clearly demonstrate." [br]
|Nov 30, 2011|
|46:|| New Proposal To Strengthen Public Key Infrastructure, SSL Chain|
The SK specification, which is still in the design stage, has safeguards in place to ensure that clients only trust the most recent entries in the timeline, that associations can easily be revoked and modified by the sovereign key owners, and that browsing performance is not severely affected by the additional traffic.[br][br]In essence, the SK model reduces the number of attack points from hundreds of CAs to 30 or fewer servers where any compromise can be detected automatically. Suspicious entries and other indications of a security breach will cause a compromised server to be immediately ignored by mirrors and clients alike.
|Nov 22, 2011|
|47:|| How Are You Applying The Pareto 80/20 Principle|
This is one concept changed my life quite frankly.
|Oct 22, 2011|
|48:|| Report: U.S. Mobile Media Audience Up 37 pct in the Past Year|
This behavior is even more prevalent among smartphone owners with three in five accessing social media each month, highlighting the importance of apps and the enhanced functionality of smartphones to social media usage on mobile devices."
|Oct 20, 2011|
|49:|| comScore: U.S. Search Share For September Sees Google at 65pct|
September search share bounced back to 65.3 percent one month after a slower August in which the market leader totaled 64.8 percent of the search market, according to comScore.[br][br]Meanwhile, comScore said explicit core searches were up 8.6 percent for the third quarter, led by Google's core growth of 7.4 percent for Q3.
|Oct 12, 2011|
|50:|| Adobe Acquires Typekit|
If you're one of our customers, this announcement means things will only get better. Typekit will remain a standalone product, as well as become a vital part of Adobe's Creative Cloud. Our team will stay together, and we're excited to start working on even easier ways to integrate web fonts into your workflow.
|Oct 4, 2011|
|51:|| U.S. Net Neutrality Rules Take Effect November 20, 2011|
The regulations covering so-called Net neutrality, published in the Federal Register on Friday, are sure to trigger legal and congressional challenges.
|Sept 23, 2011|
|52:|| SSL Encryption Broken By Hackers|
Researchers have discovered a serious weakness in virtually all websites protected by the secure sockets layer protocol that allows attackers to silently decrypt data that's passing between a webserver and an end-user browser.
|Sept 20, 2011|
|53:|| Demystifying SPF (Sender Policy Framework)|
WebmasterWorld Members mull over the latest SPF issues.
|Sept 16, 2011|
|54:|| Report: Americans Spend A Quarter of Their Online Time on Social Networks|
"Whether it's a brand icon inviting customers to connect with a company on LinkedIn, a news ticker promoting an anchor's Twitter handle or an advertisement asking a consumer to 'Like' a product on Facebook, people are constantly being drive to social media,"
|Sept 12, 2011|
|55:|| Have You Ever LOST Everything. How to Start Over?|
I've been playing the Internet business game since around 1995 and have had many ups and downs, but have had enough downs that I'm now in the position of having to start all over, completely from scratch. [br][br]The only assets I have is experience in a variety of areas ranging from Perl, PHP, Photoshop, WordPress and the usual suspects.
|Aug 25, 2011|
|56:|| Skype Acquires Mobile Group Messaging Company, GroupMe |
Skype today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GroupMe, a provider of mobile group messaging services that helps users stay in touch and make decisions. GroupMe was founded in 2010 at the Techcrunch Disrupt Hackathon and is headquartered in New York, New York. Terms of the acquisition will not be disclosed.
|Aug 22, 2011|
|57:|| comScore: U.S. Search, July 2011, Shows Slight Decline For Google and Gain For Yahoo|
Google's share of the U.S. search market declined to 65.1 percent last month from 65.5 percent in June, while Yahoo's rose to 16.1 percent from 15.9 percent, according to the Reston, Virginia-based ComScore. Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) was unchanged at 14.4 percent.
|Aug 10, 2011|
|58:|| Foursquare Launches Pages For Business|
Today we're making foursquare Pages self-serve. Any brand, organization, or publication can now create their own Page, gain followers, share Tips, check in, and reach their fans.
|Aug 3, 2011|
|59:|| Amazon Launches AmazonLocal Daily Deals Trial|
Amazon.com is quietly launching its own deal-of-day discount offers in Chicago, a launch reported earlier by the Chicago Tribune. The Windy City, of course, is the corporate home of Groupon.[br][br]Amazon said it also has its AmazonLocal offering up and running in Seattle, Boise, the Los Angeles area and Palm Beach, Fla.
|Aug 2, 2011|
|60:|| Groupon and Foursquare Reach Partnership For Real-Time Daily Deals|
Location-based check-in service Foursquare and local deals site Groupon are partnering up to offer real-time daily deals, Foursquare confirmed today. Several deals have already gone live in Chicago, and deals all over the U.S. and Canada should be live by Sunday.
|July 29, 2011|
|61:|| US Legislation Approved Means ISPs Must Retain 1 Year Of Customer Data|
A last-minute rewrite of the bill expands the information that commercial internet providers are required to store to include customers' names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers and temporarily-assigned IP addresses.
|July 29, 2011|
|62:|| comScore: U.S. Search Share June 2011, Google at 65 pct|
Google Sites led the explicit core search market in June with 65.5 percent of search queries conducted.
|July 14, 2011|
|63:|| comScore Stats: The Web Is Contracting|
When you exclude just Facebook from the rest of the Web, consumption in terms of minutes of use shrank by nearly nine percent between March 2010 and March 2011, according to data from comScore. And, even when you include Facebook usage, total non-mobile Internet consumption still dropped three percent over the same period.
|July 2, 2011|
|64:|| IPv6 Global Test Day, Wednesday June 8, 2011|
Google, Facebook, Yahoo and several networking companies will on Wednesday carry out a massive test of IPv6, the new version of the internet protocol that allows 340 trillion trillion trillion IP addresses, rather than the 4.3 billion IP addresses possible with IPv4.
|June 7, 2011|
|65:|| U.S. Net Ad Revenue Grows To $7.3 Billion In Q1|
As further evidence of an industry-wide recovery, domestic Web ad revenues hit $7.3 billion during the first quarter of the year, according to new data from the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers.[br][br]Year-over-year, that represented a robust 23% increase, as well as the highest first-quarter revenue level ever.
|May 27, 2011|
|66:|| Microsoft Skype Crashing: Quick Fix To Get Skype Running |
It seems that after the recent acquisition of Skype by Microsoft, it's now crashing and unusable.[br][br]A Quick fix is now available.
|May 26, 2011|
|67:|| Facebook and Google Chiefs Warn on Over-Regulation Of The Net|
"People tell me on the one hand 'It's great you played such a big role in the Arab spring [uprisings], but it's also kind of scary because you enable all this sharing and collect information on people'," said Facebook's founder.[br][br]"But it's hard to have one without the other. You can't isolate some things you like about the internet and control other things that you don't."[br][br]Mr Schmidt echoed his sentiments: "Technology will move faster than governments, so don't legislate before you understand the consequences".
|May 26, 2011|
|68:|| Blocking Scrapers That Are Wasting Bandwidth|
Is there any way to protect my site from the scraper bots. They are eating my website bandwidth and I am very tired of this now. Almost 600% bandwidth is used by the spam bots in comparision of my real user viewed bandwidth.
|May 23, 2011|
|69:|| Top 30 Net Properties In Europe: Google, Microsoft and Facebook Lead The Pack|
Google Sites ranked as the top European web property in March, attracting 330.3 million unique visitors and reaching 90.8 percent of the total European Internet audience. Microsoft Sites ranked second with 272.8 million visitors (75.0 percent reach), followed by Facebook.com in third place with 234.6 million visitors (64.5 percent reach).
|May 4, 2011|
|70:|| Amazon Cloud Outage Affected Major Sites|
We'd like to provide additional color on what were working on right now (please note that we always know more and understand issues better after we fully recover and dive deep into the post mortem).[br][br]A networking event early this morning triggered a large amount of re-mirroring of EBS [Elastic Block Storage] volumes in US-EAST-1. This re-mirroring created a shortage of capacity in one of the US-EAST-1 Availability Zones, which impacted new EBS volume creation as well as the pace with which we could re-mirror and recover affected EBS volumes.[br][br]Additionally, one of our internal control planes for EBS has become inundated such that it's difficult to create new EBS volumes and EBS backed instances. We are working as quickly as possible to add capacity to that one Availability Zone to speed up the re-mirroring, and working to restore the control plane issue.[br][br]We're starting to see progress on these efforts, but are not there yet. We will continue to provide updates when we have them.
|Apr 22, 2011|
|71:|| Coreflood Botnet Shut Down|
"This was big money stolen on a large scale by foreign criminals. The FBI wanted to stop it and they did an incredibly good job at it," said Alan Paller, director of research at the SAN Institute, a nonprofit group that helps fight cyber crime.[br][br]The vast majority of the infected machines were in the United States, but the criminal gang was likely overseas.
|Apr 14, 2011|
|72:|| New Techniques Can Track Net Location Within 690 Metres|
The new method zooms in through three stages to locate a target computer.
|Apr 9, 2011|
|73:|| Salesforce Acquires Radian6 for $326 Million|
Salesforce.com on Wednesday said it acquired Radian6, a social media monitoring service, for $326 million in cash and stock.[br][br]The deal, which is expected to close in the quarter ending July 31, gives Salesforce technology to monitor, track and analyze social media across properties like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, youTube and other sites.
|Mar 30, 2011|
|74:|| Microsoft Takes Down Rustock Botnet - Removes 39% of Email Spam|
How about some good news? The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit has dismantled a huge and complex botnet called Rustock, an operation given the credit (or blame) for 39% of all email spam. [br][br]Writing on the TechNet blog, Richard Boscovich, Senior Attorney for the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit explained the complex of legal and technical action that lead to this success.
|Mar 19, 2011|
|75:|| New Rules On Cookies to Come Into Effect in Europe|
|Mar 8, 2011|
|76:|| Skype Launches Ads Service On Skype|
Today we announce something new, the launch of advertising in Skype, which will appear in the Home tab in Skype starting this week.[br][br]Ads will appear in the US, UK and Germany and advertising sales for Skype are initially focused in those markets. [br][br]
|Mar 7, 2011|
|77:|| Microsoft and Google Together Sue GeoTag Inc Over Patent|
Google and Microsoft have joined forces to take down a Texas company's geotagging patent that they claim has been used in lawsuits against more than 300 entities, many of which are customers of the two companies. Microsoft and Google want to protect Google Maps and Bing Maps against this kind of activity.[br][br]The complaint, filed in Delaware on March 1, 2011, asks for declaration of invalidity of the patent asserted, judgment that Google's and Microsoft's customers do not infringe any valid claim of the patent, and "a preliminary and permanent injunction precluding GeoTag (and affiliated persons and entities) from suing for infringement or otherwise asserting infringement of the (patent in question) against customers of (Microsoft's and Google's) Mapping Services for store locators or other locators on websites."
|Mar 3, 2011|
|78:|| U.S.: New Do Not Track Privacy Bill Introduced|
The bill is the first in this session to specifically tackle the creation of a do-not-track system, according to a spokesman for Ms. Speier. In December, the FTC issued a report recommending the creation of a do-not-track system and suggested that lawmakers use the report as a template for legislation.
Since the FTCs recommendation, Mozilla Corp. has said it will include a do-not-track feature in an upcoming version of its Firefox Web browser. But so far, no tracking companies have publicly stated that they will participate in a do-not-track system.
|Feb 14, 2011|
|79:|| vBulletin Issues Warning : Google reCAPTCHA System Cracked|
"Despite denials from Google, a security researcher continues to assert that the Search King's reCAPTCHA system for protecting Web sites from spammers can be successfully exploited by Internet junk mail panderers.[br][br]Researcher Jonathan Wilkins published a paper recently that included an analysis of reCAPTCHA's security. In automated attacks he conducted against the system, he reported he had an alarming success rate of 17.5 percent.[br][br]vBulletin issues the following warning to those running vBulletin with reCAPTCHA system:[br]"[i]It has become apparent from our customers and customers of other BB Systems that there is a targeted effort being made to spam forums world-wide. Unfortunately as part of that effort it appears that ReCaptcha may have been cracked...[/i]"
|Jan 11, 2011|
|80:|| GNU Founder Warns of Loss of Data Control In The Cloud|
"Google's new cloud computing ChromeOS looks like a plan "to push people into careless computing" by forcing them to store their data in the cloud rather than on machines directly under their control,"
|Dec 14, 2010|