State Department Creating Cyber Office to Address Threats

Emphasizing the Biden administration’s focus on cybersecurity, the US State Department is creating a new cyber office.

Linux Users Make Better Software Testers

An indie developer is reporting that his Linux users generate a disproportionate number of bug reports, and the reports are higher quality.

T-Mobile Delays Sprint CDMA Network Shutdown by Three Months

T-Mobile has announced it will delay the planned shutdown of Sprint’s CDMA network by three months.

Blue Origin Announces Plans for Commercial Space Station

Blue Origin, along with Sierra Space, has announced plans for a commercial space station called Orbital Reef.

Keyword Hints Used Now More for AdSense For Domains

Google announced today that AdSense for Domains is now using optional keyword hints more often. Keyword hints are provided by the user, who enters keywords into a field to assist Google in the targeting of ads for potentially ambiguous domains. Google’s Randy Heath explains:

Google Makes More Search Gains

December’s supposed to be a month of miracles, and – at least in terms of gaining market share – Google seems to have pulled off a minor one.  New Nielsen stats show that the search giant increased the distance between itself and competitors by a considerable amount.

Realtor.com Launches iPhone App

Realtor.com, the website for the National Association of Realtors, has launched a Real Estate Search iPhone app.

Users can search for every property listed on Realtor.com by price, location, property type, MLS ID number, square foot, lot size, open house events, distance from a user’s current location and age.

The real estate iPhone app allows users to send a link of a specific property via email, Twitter or Facebook to family, friends or a realtor.

Pingdom Names Facebook “Most Engaging Social Network”

Some people use their Facebook account like another email address, logging in, checking their messages, and logging out.  Others just add a couple of friends, skim a few status updates, and call it a day.  But data from Pingdom proves that Facebook does a far better job of engaging people than other social networks.

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