Author Archive for: ‘Heather Campobello’

Hotel Poachers: Criminals Branch Out From Online Banking

According to a new report from The Inquirer, criminals are capitalizing on hotel point of sale (PoS) applications to “siphon off travellers’ credit card details.” This form of theft is achieved by “using a remote access Trojan program to infect hotel front desk computers. The malware includes spyware components that steal credit card and other customer information by capturing screenshots …

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Viddy Becomes Top App: Launch on Timeline Credited for Making it a Success

Viddy is an app that allows users to make 15 second videos, enhance them with music, and post them in a snap. The company launched its timeline application two months ago and today it hit the #1 spot in the app store. The application has been popularized via Facebook mobile channels and boasts more than 1.7 million users. In the …

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Flower Retailers Lose Profit Over IT Downtime on Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day

A representative from Stratus, recently brought it to our attention that flower retailers tend to be unprepared for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day: “Unfortunately, as history will tell us, we’re bound to see IT downtime on one of the busiest days for flower retailers, potentially crippling businesses in the process.” A study from Uptrends.com was conducted over a 24 hour …

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Kobo’s Partnership with WHSmith Proves Successful After Trial Run

Kobo Inc., a global leader in eReading, today announced plans to open new Kobo branded shops within 100 WHSmith High Street retail locations in 2012. This decision follows the successful trial of the ‘Kobo Centre’ in some of WHSmith’s larger stores. Across the United Kingdom, WHSmith stores will provide consumers with a signature Kobo experience that features the full range …

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COSBOA Joins Effort to Get Small Businesses Online

Last month, Google Australia celebrated the first birthday of Getting Aussie Business Online (GABO) and announced that more than 50% of Australia’s small businesses are now online. Users can get a website for free through GABO that allows them to do business while they slumber. The service is being pitched to prospective users as a free solution from Google and …

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China’s Computer Market is Still # 1

China is the leading manufacturer and consumer of PCs. According to iSuppli, “China has become the most important PC market worldwide, representing 22 percent of global demand and contributing more than 90 percent of total production. As a result of this demand, PC shipments in 2012 will reach 83.6 million units, up from 73.9 million units in 2011 and from …

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Catalog Spree to Plant One Tree for Each Downloaded App

Approximately 53 million trees are cut down annually to produce the 3.6 million tons of paper required for the 19 billion catalogs mailed in the U.S. each year. For consumers, tablets offer a way to enjoy sustainable and immediate access to digital catalogs. For retailers, there’s an economic incentive to going green as digital catalogs save costs related to paper, …

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eBay’s First Quarter Forecasts Continuation of Year Over Year Profits

eBay Inc. was pleased to report today that revenue for Q1FY12 increased 29% to $3.3 billion, compared to the same period of 2011. They recorded Q1 net income on a GAAP basis of $570 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, and non-GAAP net income of $725 million, or $0.55 per diluted share. The year-over-year increase in first quarter GAAP earnings …

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Coursera Offers a Free World-Class Education

Students across the world can now access online courses from five prestigious American universities (Stanford, Princeton, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Michigan) thanks to an interactive platform called Coursera. The site offers dozens of courses that run from 4-12 weeks in duration. The courses fall into the following categories: Humanities and …

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AOL’s iPad Site is Better Than Ever

AOL has enhanced its iPad site in response to user feedback. Searching on the site is easier than ever because it has decided to be more consisted and adopt the search field and icons used on the AOL.com desktop site. The site now offers a Sports News Section so fans can get keep up with Lamar Odom’s career or see …

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Flickr’s Android App Enables Batch Loading

The batch loading of photos on Flickr, a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, has become possible thanks to their Flickr Android App. If you own an Android phone you can select as many photos from your gallery as you want. Weak signals will not get in the way of downloading on the go because Flickr …

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IAB Report Claims Internet Advertising Brought in $31 Billion in Revenue for the 2011 Year

The IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report for the full-year 2011 reveals that revenues soared to a landmark high of $31 billion. That is a 22 percent increase over 2010’s full-year number, which itself had been a record-breaker at $26 billion. The report, released today by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and prepared by PwC U.S., also unveils that fourth quarter …

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