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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.
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 email@example.com
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, theyve 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 countrys 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 companys 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.
Top 10 Best Social Media Presentations
Wed, 27 Jan 2010 07:40:12 -0800
Hi woorkuppers, this is Stefano. Im new on woorkup, from now I will start writing posts about Social Media highlighting specific topics (Marketing, Strategies, Monitoring, Trends). So lets start. This time Id like to show my personal playlist of the best 2009 Social Media Presentations. I dont 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.
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 PHL.org and BWIairport.com, 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.
Yelps 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.