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- Google Maps Adds Real-Time Subway Departure Data
- Slow Internet? Blame A Hosting Firm And Spam Fight...
- Google Keeping It In The USA... Manufacturing Glas...
- Facebook Able To Provide Targeted Advertisements B...
- Mysterious Blackberry Partner Revealed; Brightstar...
- Steve Jobs Biography Gets Manga Treatment
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- Apple To Launch iPhone without Retina?
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- Evernote Hacked
- ▼ March (18)
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Google announced on Wednesday that its popular mapping app Google Maps has incorporated real time arrival and departure information for several New York City subway lines including the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 trains as well as the Times Square Shuttle.
While this is a good start, there's still another hurdle which is getting the same real time information for the other two-thirds of the NYC subway system. Unfortunately those tracks don't have the same signal system and are several years and millions of dollars away.
MTA engineers are reportedly working on a temporary solution to the problem.
You're not alone if you feel as if your home internet is a bit sluggish. As reported by the BBC, security experts have claimed that the largest cyberattack in Internet history is taking place right now, which is slowing services like Hulu and YouTube to a crawl and making global websites unreachable. Network security experts are worried that this can escalate to impact banking and email systems.
What's going on?
Spamhaus, a non-profit group that has headquarters in London and Geneva, helps organizations to fight spam by providing them with content filters. The group is able to do this by maintaining blacklists on malicious servers.
Recently, Sapmhaus blacklisted Cyberbunker, a Dutch company that provides webhosting services and states that it will host any kind of website "except child porn and anything related to terrorism."
Sven Olaf Kamphuis who has claimed to be a spokesman for Cyberbunker has said that Spamhaus was abusing its position and shouldn't have the power to decide "what goes and does not go on the Internet."
Spamhaus claims that Cyberbunker is in cahoots with 'criminal gangs' from Eastern Europe and Russia to coordinate DDoS attacks. Spamhaus claims these attacks started on March 19th and that these DDoS attacks are the largest in the history of the internet.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Facebook is looking to improve upon its targeted advertising strategy by collecting behavioral data outside of what Facebook users reveal about themselves on the site. By doing this, Facebook is looking to give marketers a 22% ROI increase on their ads. Facebook has partnered with the following companies to help with data collection:
- Acxiom - Data aggregating company using a variety of services such as federal government documents, court records, financial services and more
- Datalogix - They claim that their database has over 100 million US Households and that the data they have one these Americans contains over 10 billion in purchase transactions and over 1 trillion in spending, allowing them to give you specific spending habits in categories like fine jewelry, automotive purchases, college tuition, etc.
- Epsilon - Another transaction data collector that creates lists of prospective customers. As part of that data, they also include age, ethnic information, profession and political affiliation.
- BlueKai - This company creates tracking cookies to allow brands to monitor customers visiting their website. The data can then be used to show a user an ad when they log into their Facebook account.
"Our goal is to improve the relevance of ads people see on Facebook and the efficacy of marketing campaigns," Gokul Rajaram, product director for ads at Facebook, said in an interview Friday.
With this new targeted advertising initiative, consumers could begin to see advertisements that aren't just based on their activity on Facebook, but on what purchases they've made, giving them an idea of whether you prefer Tide or All for your laundry detergent, if you're more likely to give your significant other roses or lilies on an anniversary, and so much more. Basically, even if you don't reveal something on Facebook, the site may know about your online and offline proclivities through their partnerships with these various data collectors.
According to a study, Facebook ads work. "Of the first 60 campaigns we looked at, 70 percent had a 3X or better return-on-investment — that means that 70 percent of advertisers got back three times as many dollars in purchases as they spent on ads," says Sean Bruich, Facebook's head of measurement platforms and standards. What's more, half of the campaigns showed a 5X return — advertisers got back five times what they spent on Facebook ads.
Monday, March 25, 2013
The manga is an adaption of Walter Isaacson's biography and gives Isaacson credit for being the source that the manga is based off of.
What you will notice if you ever pick up the manga is how beautiful the artwork is. The semi-realistic monochrome style is absolutely gorgeous and stays true to the Japanese manga tradition. Looks like this will be extremely popular with all the Apple fanboys!
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Annapolis, MD -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/15/2013 -- Word of mouth marketing is now more powerful than ever. Consumers are continuously embracing social media channels to get a variety of information including news, updates and even offers from their favorite brands. Iconic Mind, a company that provides organizations…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Google posting a fresh record high of 815.35 and the stock is continuing to go up. This news is on the heels of the Dow Jones seeing highs that haven't been seen since 2007. All of this is pointing to optimism for the US economy strengthening - signals that companies are hiring more, the housing market rebounding, strong corporate earnings and more.