Amazon Talks Preventing Future Outages, Says It’s Sorry

Amazon has finally released a big statement regarding the recent server disruptions it experienced, which led to some sites having massive losses in service, and people to question the reliability of the cloud. When I say that the statement is…

TomTom Tracks (And Shares) User Data, Too

Considering the recent news about mobile devices and the storage of user data in relation to location, this next revelation probably isn’t much of a surprise, but yet, here we go again. TomTom, the popular GPS device, also tracks user…

The Royal Wedding and the Web – A View From the UK

Well, the Royal Wedding has come and soon, perhaps the public attention it has been receiving will simmer down. That goes for the exploitation by cyber criminals, we reported on yesterday. They’re sending spam emails and using black hat SEO…

Bing Shopping Gets Redesign

Bing has redesigned Bing Shopping, putting articles and categories next to top searches, popular products, and brands. The idea is that people will be able to research products more easily before purchasing. There are shopping articles that provide information about…

Microsoft Reports Strong Q3 Results, Thanks Xbox

Microsoft has released its report on third-quarter earnings today, and they show record results. Q3 revenue is reported at $16.43 for the quarter which ended on March 31st.  This is a 13% increase year-over-year.  More results: Operating income, net income,…

Techmeme Adds a Jobs Box

Tech news aggregation site Techmeme has added a section that promotes jobs within the tech industry. On the right hand side, you will notice a new box titled “Who’s Hiring In Tech?” Below, many big name companies have already signed…

Pepsi Goes Social

PepsiCo is introducing a prototype for a fully interactive new vending machine at the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s One Show in Chicago this week.  It is called the “Social Vending System” and I gotta say, it looks pretty awesome. The…

How Often Should You Update Evergreen Content?

The idea of evergreen content is that it is essentially unchanging, intended to last “a long time,”and have little or no maintenance. So isn’t updating evergreen content a bit of an oxymoron? In some cases yes, in some cases no.…

Facebook’s Security Tools – Are They Enough?

Facebook has received numerous complaints over privacy, especially in the past year. Both consumers and privacy organizations have expressed their frustration with the social giant, and in one instance last year, even filed a complaint with the FTC.

Royal Wedding Brings Out the Cyber Criminals

Cyber criminals are exploiting the world’s fascination with the British Royal Wedding, which is taking place on Friday. They’re using the attention the event is getting to bolster spam campaigns and push rogue antivirus software through black hat search tactics,…