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Published: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:45:41 -0700


Study: Young More Likely to Pay for Web Content

Wed, 17 Feb 2010 10:05:41 -0800

One of the most surprising results of a new, more wide-ranging survey by the marketing and media information firm Nielsen was that some people are actually prepared to pay — and they're probably not from the demographic you'd expect.

Massive cyber attack simulated in U.S

Wed, 17 Feb 2010 10:03:10 -0800

Security experts launch a cyber attack "war game" to test the nation's cyber security defenses.

Facebook gripes protected by free speech, ruling says

Wed, 17 Feb 2010 10:04:15 -0800

Miami, Florida (CNN) -- A former Florida high school student who was suspended by her principal after she set up a Facebook page to criticize her teacher is protected constitutionally under the First Amendment, a federal magistrate ruled.

China Alarmed by Threat to Security From Cyberattacks

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:24:45 -0800

BEIJING — Deep inside a Chinese military engineering institute in September 2008, a researcher took a break from his duties and decided — against official policy — to check his private e-mail messages. Among the new arrivals was an electronic holiday greeting card that purported to be from a state defense office.

Wi-Fi Turns Rowdy Bus Into Rolling Study Hall

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:25:52 -0800

The students call it the Internet Bus, and what began as a high-tech experiment has had an old-fashioned — and unexpected — result. Wi-Fi access has transformed what was often a boisterous bus ride into a rolling study hall, and behavioral problems have virtually disappeared.

Email as Identity: Google Turns on WebFinger

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:26:34 -0800

If you've been on the Internet for long enough, you may remember the old UNIX finger command. With finger, you could just type in a command like finger and the email server would return more information about this person. Today, Google enabled the next generation of the finger command - WebFinger - for all Gmail accounts. WebFinger provides users with a standardized and decentralized way of sharing their profile and identity information online

Google analyst: U.S. Internet needs to get faster

Tue, 09 Feb 2010 14:37:38 -0800

Mountain View, California (CNN) -- Google long has been an advocate of a single Web, one that's free of government censorship and barriers to information access.

That's not the reality in today's world however.

Is the 'Avatar' concept really possible?

Tue, 09 Feb 2010 14:39:29 -0800

Scientists say we are many decades, even centuries, away from making this kind of sophisticated interaction possible, if it can be done at all. But the fundamentals of components required to create this complicated system of mind-controlled avatars are already in the works, and have useful applications in medicine.

5 Ways Airlines and Hotels Can Drive Revenue with Social Media

Tue, 09 Feb 2010 22:31:32 -0800

Social media is no longer the “new” thing, especially for airlines. JetBlue has over one an a half million followers on Twitter. Lufthansa allows passengers to update their Twitter or Facebook status about where they are in the sky. AirAsia drives buzz about its new destinations through custom micro-sites. However, most airlines (and airports and hotels) are still struggling to earn direct revenue from their social media efforts.

If Google Wave Is The Future, Google Buzz Is The Present

Tue, 09 Feb 2010 13:14:58 -0800

Google has a problem. Despite having their hands in just about everything online, they’ve never been able to tackle what is a key part of the fabric of the web: social. Yes, they have Orkut and OpenSocial, but no one actually uses them. Okay, some people use them, but not in the meaningful social ways that people use Facebook or even Twitter. Today, Google may have just solved their social problem.

IPhone credit card swipe war heats up

Tue, 09 Feb 2010 09:04:58 -0800

What if your iPhone took plastic? Imagine if your business could use it as a mobile credit card processor, a swipe-and-go system for ringing up payments wherever you roam.

Dollars Flow Out as Data Flows In

Mon, 08 Feb 2010 21:01:57 -0800

It used to be that a basic $25-a-month phone bill was your main telecommunications expense. But by 2004, the average American spent $770.95 annually on services like cable television, Internet connectivity and video games, according to data from the Census Bureau. By 2008, that number rose to $903, outstripping inflation. By the end of this year, it is expected to have grown to $997.07. Add another $1,000 or more for cellphone service and the average family is spending as much on entertainment over devices as they are on dining out or buying gasoline.

Google to Add Social Features to Gmail

Mon, 08 Feb 2010 21:07:23 -0800

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is trying once again to capture some of the momentum surrounding social networking companies like Facebook and Twitter by adding new features to Gmail, its popular e-mail service.


Mon, 08 Feb 2010 07:47:23 -0800

Online Paint/Drawing application

Shorty Awards spotlight best of Twitter

Fri, 05 Feb 2010 14:06:01 -0800

The Shorty Awards - the real-time Web's version of the Oscars - has released its list of finalists.

Check out the list here. You can vote on your favorites until Friday at noon ET. (More on how to do that).

Winners will be announced at a March 3 ceremony in New York City.

The awards are voted on through Twitter and are doled out to popular Twitter users in a number of categories, from tech and science tweets to literature and "customerservice" posts.

House Passes Cybersecurity Bill

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 17:07:06 -0800

The House today overwhelmingly passed a bill aimed at building up the United States’ cybersecurity army and expertise, amid growing alarm over the country’s vulnerability online.

Google Asks Spy Agency for Help With Inquiry Into Cyberattacks

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 17:06:15 -0800

Google has turned to the National Security Agency for technical assistance to learn more about the computer network attackers who breached the company’s cybersecurity defenses last year, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement said Thursday.

Google searches getting more social

Mon, 01 Feb 2010 14:37:37 -0800

(CNN) -- Google's move to include social networking information in its searches has gotten personal.

The search-engine giant has announced that, with a few tweaks, people using Google can now see search results related to friends, co-workers and other members of their social networks above all other results.

15 Must-Have Web Apps for Students

Mon, 01 Feb 2010 09:18:59 -0800

Using free web apps is an easy and cost-effective way to increase your academic productivity. A well-designed app can also replace expensive software products and free up space on your computer. Here is a list of 15 web apps that would prove useful to almost any college student:

Survey of Executives Finds a Growing Fear of Cyberattacks

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 20:40:05 -0800

A survey of 600 computing and computer-security executives in 14 countries suggests that attacks on the Internet pose a growing threat to the energy and communication systems that underlie modern society.

Three Reasons Why the iPad WON’T Kill Amazon’s Kindle

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 20:39:15 -0800

It may be suddenly fashionable to say so, but the new Apple iPad tablet won’t kill the Kindle from Amazon. Here are three reasons.

Top 10 Best Social Media Presentations

Wed, 27 Jan 2010 07:40:12 -0800

Hi woorkuppers, this is Stefano. I’m new on woorkup, from now I will start writing posts about Social Media highlighting specific topics (Marketing, Strategies, Monitoring, Trends). So let’s start. This time I’d like to show my personal playlist of the best 2009 Social Media Presentations. I don’t like very long lists so I selected just 10 presentations found on SlideShare. Enjoy!

'Cult' of Apple hangs on Wednesday announcement

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 20:51:37 -0800

Apple Inc., the Cupertino, California, company that's the darling of the gadget world right now, is widely expected to release a touch-screen "slate" computer on Wednesday at an invite-only event in San Francisco, California, according to blogs and news reports. Rumors say the device will have about a 10-inch screen and will look kind of like an enormous iPhone, but Apple hasn't commented on the subject.

Wheelchair mobility at the tip of the tongue

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 20:52:23 -0800

Shepherd joined forces with scientists from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology to try out a new wheelchair, powered not by a keyboard, buttons or a wand in the mouth, but by the patient's own tongue.

Trapped father survives with help of phone app

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 20:53:15 -0800

Alone in the darkness beneath layers of rubble, Dan Woolley felt blood streaming from his head and leg.

Then he remembered -- he had an app for that.

List of Top 50 Websites in December 2009

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 18:07:06 -0800

Last week, Compete released its ranking of the top 50 Web sites in December 2009. During the final month of the year, winter weather blasted the country and drove holiday travelers into an online tailspin. In fact, six of the top 20 highest growth Web site categories in December were travel and weather related. The airport travel category, which includes sites like and, attracted 40 percent more unique visitors (UVs) in December (2.11 million UVs) than the previous month. News sites related to weather and traffic also experienced tremendous growth, increasing visitors by 34.8 percent over November to reach 52.58 million UVs in aggregate.

Social Media overtakes Search Engines

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 18:05:18 -0800

In our recent report on Social Media in Australia, ‘The Rise and Rise of the Social Network”, I highlighted Social Networking and Forums growth and predicted that it would overtake Search Engines in visits during the weeks either side of Christmas.

Yelp’s Divide Between Businesses and Reviewers

Wed, 20 Jan 2010 15:56:27 -0800

In the February issue of Inc. magazine, Max Chafkin writes about the sometimes bitter split between reviewers on Yelp and the businesses they critique.

'Pants' becomes first viral video of 2010

Tue, 19 Jan 2010 17:37:43 -0800

(CNN) -- A 62-year-old's rhythmic fashion review has become the Internet's first viral sensation of the new decade.

Companies Fight Endless War Against Computer Attacks

Mon, 18 Jan 2010 20:23:34 -0800

The recent computer attacks on the mighty Google left every corporate network in the world looking a little less safe