Intuit Acquiring Mailchimp for $12 Billion

Intuit has announced it is acquiring email marketing service Mailchimp for $12 billion.

Fact Check: Walmart Is NOT Partnering With Litecoin

Walmart and Litecoin are both debunking news of a partnership, saying nothing is in the works.

PSA: Update to iOS 14.8 Immediately

Apple has released iOS 14.8, just days before the anticipated release of iOS 15, and the update fixes two serious security issues.

Demise of Adobe Flash Has Led to Loss of Important 9/11 Coverage

Important news coverage of 9/11 has been lost as a result of Adobe Flash being discontinued.

Teens Use Facebook To Improve Existing Friendships

While parents often have concerns about allowing their teens to use social media sites like Facebook and MySpace, a new study by University of Virginia psychologists indicates that well-adjusted youth with positive friendships use these sites to improve the positive relationships they already have.

However, they cautioned teens who have behavioral problems and difficulty making friends, or who are depressed, may be more likely to use social media in negative and sometimes aggressive ways.

Facebook Investor Promises “No Near Term IPO”

Believe it or not, the stock market’s not looking too terrible these days; the Nasdaq’s risen almost 12.5 percent in the last six months, and just shy of 50.0 percent in the last year.  Still, it seems that Facebook absolutely will not go public in 2010.

Bill Gates Sides With Ballmer, MSFT On China

About 10 days ago, Steve Ballmer indicated that he didn’t share Google’s views with regards to China; Ballmer said that Microsoft would continue operating in China regardless of recent hacks and a policy of censorship.  Today, Bill Gates more or less echoed those sentiments.

Cost Of Data Breaches Continues To Climb

Data breach incidents cost U.S. companies $204 per compromised customer record in 2009, compared to $202 in 2008, according to a new study from the Ponemon Institute and security firm PGP.

Even with an overall drop in the number of reported breaches (498 in 2009 vs. 657 in 2008), the average total per-incident costs in 2009 were $6.75 million compared to an average of $6.65 million in 2008.

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