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|41:|| Grum Botnet Command and Control Servers Shut Down|
A botnet which experts believe sent out 18% of the world's spam email has been shut down, a security firm said.
|July 19, 2012|
|42:|| LinkedIn Adds Commenting and Liking, and Trending In Your Network|
LinkedIn Today will now include social gestures which will enable our 161 million member professionals to engage and create a dialogue around the news headlines that matter most to them, as well as learn what is currently trending online.
|July 14, 2012|
|43:|| Report: Hackers List Credentials of 400,000 From Yahoo Service|
Hackers posted what appear to be login credentials for more than 453,000 user accounts that they said they retrieved in plaintext from an unidentified service on Yahoo.
|July 12, 2012|
|44:|| U.S.: Obama Signs Executive Order Outlining Internet Control In Emergencies|
President Barack Obama signed an executive order last week that could give the U.S. government control over the Internet.
|July 11, 2012|
|45:|| DNSChanger Botnet Server Shutdown Will Cut 300,000 Off The Net|
Hundreds of thousands of Internet users with infected computers will be unable to access the Web starting on Monday when the FBI shuts down servers.
|July 7, 2012|
|46:|| LinkedIn User Passwords Hacked|
Anyone with a weak password, particularly one that is used elsewhere in association with their email address or name should change their passwords now.
|June 7, 2012|
|47:|| Internet Marketing Ninjas Acquires Developer Shed from Ziff Davis|
Internet Marketing Ninjas has acquired the Developer Shed assets from Ziff Davis, the Clifton Park marketing firm announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The assets acquired include 20 websites and message boards.
|June 4, 2012|
|48:|| Techies gone astray - Many .gov sites don't resolve without the "www"|
Many US government sites fail to setup their servers for proper canonicalization with or without the "www" subdomain.
|May 28, 2012|
|49:|| Pirate Pay Torrent Disruptor Prevents Downloading of Pirated Content|
The tool poses as real bit torrent users but then "confuses" peer-to-peer networks, causing disconnections.
|May 15, 2012|
|50:|| Foursquare Plans Coupons For People That Check-In To Businesses|
"One of the most fun things about the Foursquare pitch is sitting down with merchants and you can show them a stats dashboard. It shows this is the time of day people come in, here is the breakdown of male and female, here is the list of your best customers, here are some customers that used to come here a lot and don't come anymore..."
|May 9, 2012|
|51:|| Apple Reports Quarterly Profits Up To $11.6 Billion|
Clearly iPad results are driving results, as well as international sales. This is consistent with Apple continuing to capture market share against Android.
|Apr 25, 2012|
|52:|| Apple To Share Some of Its Cash Mountain, $45 Billion, Over 3-Years|
At the end of last year, Apple revealed it had $97.6bn in cash. It expects to use $45bn over the next three years.
|Mar 19, 2012|
|53:|| Lulzsec Hacker Arrests In US and Ireland|
US law enforcement officers have said at least three members of the hacking group had been arrested.
|Mar 6, 2012|
|54:|| US Administration Moves To Start Consumer Privacy Legislation|
The Obama administration plans to work with Congress to enact legislation to protect peoples' online privacy based on a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights being unveiled tomorrow.[br][br]At the same time, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and AOL are committing to work with Do Not Track technology in most major Web browsers so people can stop companies from tracking them as they bounce around the Internet, the administration said in a statement.
|Feb 23, 2012|
|55:|| UK's ITV Warns Apple Off Using its Brand For Apple TV|
Apple has never confirmed plans for an "iTV" but expectations that it is preparing to launch one are gathering pace.
|Feb 13, 2012|
|56:|| Symantec Being Blackmailed Over Source Code|
Negotiations between Symantec and the hacker reportedly broke down however, culminating with an email on Monday that threatened to release the company's source code if Symantec didn't deliver funds within 10 minutes.[br][br][br]Yamatough was apparently unwilling to afford the company more time, however, as a 1.2GB file titled "Symantec's pcAnywhere Leaked Source Code" was posted to the Pirate Bay Monday evening.
|Feb 7, 2012|
|57:|| Vint Cerf: Internet Access is Not a Human Right|
Improving the Internet is just one means, albeit an important one, by which to improve the human condition. It must be done with an appreciation for the civil and human rights that deserve protection, without pretending that access itself is such a right.
|Jan 5, 2012|
|58:|| Happy New Year 2012|
Happy New Year to all WebmasterWorld Members around the World!
|Dec 31, 2011|
|59:|| Google and eBay Founders Attack Anti-Piracy Legislation|
Today's letter was signed by 16 executives including Google co- founder Sergey Brin, PayPal Inc. co-founder Elon Musk, EBay founder Pierre Omidyar, and Yahoo Inc. co-founder Jerry Yang.
|Dec 14, 2011|
|60:|| Adware Hitting Facebook, Google, etc.|
A new generation of controversial advertising software is wreaking havoc on the ad businesses of Web giants including Facebook Inc., Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc., inserting a layer of ads on websites or covering up other paying ads.
|Dec 9, 2011|
|61:|| Foursquare Launches Radar|
Now, if you follow a list, like the 101 Best Dishes of 2011, foursquare will let you know when you're next to one.
|Oct 12, 2011|
|62:|| AOL, Microsoft and Yahoo In New Ad Inventory Cooperation Plan|
The three companies are going to start selling ad inventory on each others' sites, in a plan they hope will make them more competitive with Google.
|Sept 14, 2011|
|63:|| comScore: Facebook and Twitter U.S. July Stats Show Record Visitor Numbers|
Facebook and Twitter both saw record traffic in terms of U.S. unique visitors in the month. In July, Facebook saw a whopping 162 million unique visitors, compared to 160.8 million unique vistors in June, and 157.2 million uniques in May.
|Aug 22, 2011|
|64:|| It's Not New: U.S. ISPs Hijacking Users' Search Queries|
Hijacked search queries are hitting the headlines again, however, this is not new.
|Aug 8, 2011|
|65:|| Godaddy sells for $2.25 Billion to a private equity group|
Go Daddy Group Inc. has been sold to a group of private equity firms in a deal valued at $2.25 billion.[br][br]The purchase, which includes assumption of the company's debt, was announced Friday afternoon by Go Daddy and the group of firms, made up of KKR and Co., Silver Lake Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures.
|July 2, 2011|
|66:|| Myspace Sold to Specific Media, Estimated at $35 Million|
The price is well below the $100 million that News Corp. had been hoping for and a chasm away from Myspace's one-time billion valuation.
|June 30, 2011|
|67:|| Foursquare Plans Check-in Discount Scheme With Amex|
Foursquare plans to introduce its largest partnership to date: a national deal with American Express to offer discounts to cardholders when they check in on their cellphone at certain shops and restaurants.
|June 23, 2011|
|68:|| Fake Security Software Ring Shut Down|
A gang that made more than $72m peddling fake security software has been shut down in a series of raids.[br][br]Co-ordinated by the FBI, the raids were carried out in the US, UK and six other countries.
|June 23, 2011|
|69:|| E.U. Data Protection Regulators To Investigate Rule Violations Over Facebook's Facial Recognition Permissions|
Facebook Inc. will be probed by European Union data-protection regulators over a feature that suggests people's names to tag in pictures without their permission.
|June 8, 2011|
|70:|| Groupon Files For IPO|
Groupon filed on Thursday to raise as much as $750 million in an initial public offering, revealing a short history filled with skyrocketing sales and steep losses.[br][br]The highly anticipated filing offers the first public look at the finances of one of the tech scene's hottest startups. Founded in 2008, the Chicago company had revenue of $713 million in 2010, up from $30 million in 2009.[br][br]That number reflects the face value of the coupons sold, a portion of which gets passed on to the merchants. Groupon's "gross profit" is the amount of revenue it keeps after making those payouts. In 2010, Groupon's gross profile was $280 million.
|June 3, 2011|
|71:|| Report: Groupon and Foursquare In Partnership Talks|
The arrangement is likely to see Groupon deals targeted to Foursquare users' check-ins. Mobile app users who tell their friends that they're in the vicinity of a venue offering a discount are obviously prime customers.[br][br]Social distribution could help Groupon move beyond email lists to a more precise and targeted audience. And Foursquare wouldn't mind the revenue it would get from these leads.
|May 23, 2011|
|72:|| Linkedin Goes Public, Soaring to Over $80 Per Share|
Investors keen to get in on the online networking craze snapped up LinkedIn Corp.'s IPO at $45 per share late Wednesday, hitting the top end of the projected price range. It minted LinkedIn with a market value of more than $4 billion, the highest for a U.S. Internet company taking its first bow on Wall Street since Google Inc. went public nearly seven years ago.
|May 19, 2011|
|73:|| Sony PlayStation Network Hack Attack May Have Stolen Personal Data|
Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.
|Apr 27, 2011|
|74:|| Google Introduces Gmail Motion|
Gmail Motion uses your computer's built-in webcam and Google's patented spatial tracking technology to detect your movements and translate them into meaningful characters and commands. Movements are designed to be simple and intuitive for people of all skill levels. ;)
|Apr 1, 2011|
|75:|| Study Reveals 53 Billion Visits to Piracy Sites In One Year|
Mark Mulligan, an analyst at research firm Forrester, points out that the numbers of visits does not necessarily equate to the number of downloads.
But it does show that commercial file-sharing sites, alongside other non-network based methods, are becoming as popular a way of sharing pirated music and films as peer-to-peer technologies.
"These upload sites index their files. It is very easy and convenient," he added.
|Jan 11, 2011|
|76:|| Klout Raises $8.5 Million Funding|
"It's been amazing seeing the passion the social media community has for their Klout Scores," says Joe Fernandez, CEO and co-founder of Klout.[br][br] "We have a lot of work ahead of us, though. We intend to invest heavily in increasing the performance of our system to deliver the accuracy, clarity and actionability commensurate with being the standard for influence. To do so, we will need to greatly expand the number of services that are analyzed in calculating the Klout Score and provide a much richer consumer experience.
|Jan 10, 2011|
|77:|| Google vs Facebook In Social, Innovation, and Growth|
Piper Jaffray tech analyst Gene Munster among the Facebook bulls. He just gave an interview to Bloomberg TV which must have made any Googlers listening cringe."
"Google has given up on social. Facebook owns the social graph, Google can't replicate it, and that race is over.
Google is just going to continue improving search instead of trying to compete head-on with Facebook.
Facebook is the place in Silicon Valley where all the rockstars want to work. Facebook is Google five years ago, and Google is Microsoft."
|Jan 5, 2011|
|78:|| Happy New Year 2011|
"To All WebmasterWorld Members - have a wonderful celebration and a happy, prosperous and peaceful 2011."
|Dec 31, 2010|
|79:|| Your Predictions for 2011|
"Looking back at previous predictions, and forward at 2011."
|Dec 31, 2010|
|80:|| Internet TV: Not Quite The Big Hit|
Internet-connected TVs made up 21% of all television sales in 2010, according to a recently released report by NPD Group's DisplaySearch. Sales are expected to more than double by 2014.
The only problem is hardly anyone is using them to surf the Internet. Just 45% of those who say they have an Internet-connected TV use that feature, DisplaySearch found.
"It's not something they're looking for, but it's there," said Paul Semenza, senior vice president of NPD Group's DisplaySearch. "It's being included more and more as a standard feature in high-end sets."
In other words, people are picking up Internet-connected TVs without knowing it or caring. It's kind of like buying a car with rain-sensing wipers.
|Dec 31, 2010|