Is the Internet Looking at Y2K Part 2?

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Richard MacManus at ReadWriteWeb ran a very interesting story about how the Internet will run out of addresses in less than a year. This is what John Curran, President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) says. Google's Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf has also reportedly made a similar claim.

MacManus talks about why a new protocol is needed, as well as efforts from Google and Facebook, and "another y2K" talk around this subject.

AT&T activated 3.2 million iPhones in Q2, a record number. It made $30.8 billion in revenue. 9to5mac has more on this.

Kindle helps Amazon's numbers significantly Microsoft and Amazon also announced earnings today. Amazon reported Q2 Sales of $6.57 billion, and Microsoft announced a record 4th quarter.

Apple appointed a new Senior VP of Operations to address product quality, according to AppleInsider. Speaking of which, Apple has become the company with the most security vulnerabilities in its software, according to a new report.

Facebook continues to be in the news for a variety of reasons. One of the more fun reasons, however, is that CEO Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly going to guest star on an episode of the Simpsons.

Chris Crum
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