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Online spending continues to increase at a record breaking pace. Cyber Monday the first Monday after Thanksgiving saw online sales reach an all time high of $608 million. The record was short lived. Last Monday, December 4 online sales shot to $647 million according to comScore Networks. That is $39 million more in online spending than on Cyber Monday. It also marks a 26 percent increase over the same day from last year.
As expected, shopping online continues to rise year over year, up four percent in total. Nielsen//NetRatings reports that from the end of October this year through the first week of December, the metrics company’s Holiday eShopping Index grew by 43 percent.
The Internet plays a key role in many peoples lives. It can entertain and educate. It has also changed the landscape for both job seekers and employers. In October of this year there were 2.5 million new postings for available positions on job search sites or in online newspapers according to the Conference Board. The number marks a 28 percent increase from a year ago.
If your company just got bought for several million dollars by one of the biggest publishing companies in the U.S., and you moved from your cramped bedroom office or whatever to the luxurious San Francisco offices of the legendary Wired magazine, what would you do?
When a particular campaign goes viral, where people forward a marketing message to others until it snowballs, the resulting traffic and awareness can be very impressive. Achieving a viral quality for a message is not something that can be just coded and pushed out the door; it takes a combination of efforts to reach that status.
Google founder Eric Schmidt has given a donation to Virginia Tech’s School of Engineering in the sum of $2 million dollars. Schmidt grew up in Blacksburg and was the son of a Virginia Tech economics professor. He was also a neighbor to Paul Torgersen a former Dean of Tech’s College of Engineering and president from 1993 to 2000.
Yahoo has plans to add an instant messaging service to their Yahoo Mail. It will be following the model of Google’s Gmail which added IM several months a go. Yahoo Mail has an estimated 250 million users and is currently more widely used then Gmail.
Among the differences between version 1.1 and 2.0 of .NET Framework is the many new controls.
ASP.NET 2.0 introduced the CompilationMode attribute to let the developers decide how to compile individual pages, user controls and master pages.
Adobe Announces Availability of Acrobat 8 Software to Rave Reviews from Customers! It’s a great new release (we’ve been using it internally for a while and I am very impressed with this new version).
The GridView control (as well as the DataGrid) has a way of defining the style of every other row of the grid.
While the morning discussion over tea and scones focused on Google’s acquisition of enterprise wiki software firm JotSpot, Cond Nast’s Wired Digital division received a present from its corporate masters, who purchased news-sharing site Reddit for Wired.
I’ve done a lot of web services during the last couple of years and I simply love Service Oriented Architecture using SOAP.
In the good name of internet security, Microsoft added a feature in Internet Explorer that disables automatic activation of objects. All objects in an HTML <object> tag is affected and that includes Java applets and Adobe Flash content.
Gogole Maps had one incredibly annoying feature: Click the name of your search result in the balloon on the map, and get transported to a new page with more info on the result, including a mini-map and search results. While the more info page was very useful, the fact that it was a new page and appeared in the same tab made it very annoying, since you had to go Back to the map, and hope it reloaded correctly.
Google’s stepping-up its efforts to stop people from using “google” as a verb. They’ve posted a correct useage guide on the official Google blog, in an attempt to gently persuade people to not use Google incorrectly.