President Biden Signs Executive Order on Cybersecurity

President Biden has signed an executive order aimed at improving US cybersecurity in the wake of major attacks.

Microsoft Outlook a Major Security Issue for WFM

Amid an unprecedented transition to work from home (WFM), Microsoft Outlook has come into focus as a security weak point.

EU Loses Case to Force Amazon to Pay Back Taxes

The European Union has lost a high-profile case in which it was trying to force Amazon to pay $300 million in back taxes.

Xiaomi Removed From US Blacklist

The Department of Defense (DOD) is removing Chinese firm Xiaomi from a blacklist preventing it from operating in the US.

YouTube Getting Serious About This Video Rental Thing

YouTube recently started experimenting with renting video content as a potential new way for content producers to make money, which led to the question: will YouTube be the place to rent movies in the future?

Online Gaming Revenue To Hit $5 Billion

Americans who play online games like "World of Warcraft" and "EverQuest" generated $2.8 billion in subscription revenue in 2009, and are on track to pay an annual $5 billion in game subscriptions by 2015, according to a new report by market research firm Pike & Fischer.

Google Introduces Click-To-Call Numbers In Ads

The best ad – from the perspective of both users and advertisers – is often something that will immediately let the two sides connect.  Google’s taken an intelligent step forward, then, by allowing businesses to include clickable phone numbers in their mobile ads.

This should save people who want to call companies a fair amount of time they might otherwise have to spend navigating a site.  It’ll also spare some smartphone owners the slight embarrassment of having to copy down a phone number on paper while using their multi-hundred dollar devices.

Google Gives Mobile Users a Link to Popular Images

Google has introduced a new feature for its mobile Image Search offering. The feature is "Popular Images," and lets Android and iPhone users browse popular images (go figure).

The Popular Images feature comes in the form of a link just under the search box on the Google Image Search page. When clicked, it brings up a categorized list of image searches and corresponding images.

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