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eBay Bill Me Later Service Could Be Risky, But Good For Profit
2012-07-14 05:36:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Experts are predicting considerable growth for eBay's Bill Me Later (BML) service, while warning that such growth could come with considerable risks due to the nature of the business. According to Alistair Barr of Reuters, BML, which essentially offers credit to online shoppers, was purchased by the popular online auction website for approximately $1 billion in 2008. It accumulated more than $2 billion worth of loans in 2011 -- an...

Blue Screen Of Death: Symantec Update Causes Some Windows PCs To Crash
2012-07-14 05:26:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Some Windows-based computers were rendered inoperable by a recent anti-virus software update, security software developers Symantec confirmed on Friday. According to Reuters reporter Jim Finkle, a bug in an update to the company's Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 anti-virus software for businesses caused some PCs running Windows XP operating system software to crash repeatedly, resulting in the "stop message" or "blue screen of...

2012-07-12 13:37:04

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Teenagers are a coveted audience online, yet building a social networking site or app, or letting that age group on a larger social network comes with responsibility; a responsibility that companies take on with varying degrees. This is the promise to identify and block sexual predators from grooming and meeting up with kids and teens. Experts say that some of the best forms of monitoring combine technology and human observation....

2012-07-10 09:42:55

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Flick on the television screen any given moment, a movie will most likely be playing. Log online, there will be a number of other film options. Suffice to say, entertainment is everywhere these days. Interesting enough, researchers recently discovered that young adults who watch many movies with characters who smoke, whether those films are rated R or PG-13, tend to begin smoking. The lead author of the report, Dr. James Sargent,...

2012-07-10 07:20:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Social media is the top news source for Britons aged 16 to 24, with 43% getting their news from Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites, according to the first Reuters Institute Digital Report. By comparison, just 11% of those over the age of 45 turned to social media for news, preferring instead to use search engines for online news, the report revealed. The Reuters report is based on a study of how news is being...

Apple’s Move To China Is A Slow One
2012-07-07 07:46:05

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Apple has been earning billions of dollars in recent years, thanks to best-selling products like their iPad and iPhone, generous profit margins and a tightly integrated supply chain, not to mention their own chain of retail stores, which are the envy of retail chains everywhere. Now, as Apple sits on their massive pile of cash, they´ve turned their eyes eastward, looking upon China lustfully as their next great conquest....

Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'