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Facebook And Mobile Apps Face Increasing Privacy Scrutiny
2012-04-09 10:44:48

John Neumann for RedOrbit.com Would you feel leery about a random stranger asking personal questions regarding your religious preferences, where you ate lunch, and peeking through photos of your children? What if this person could tell you about the clothing you purchased last weekend, what movies you rented for the last year? And then asked for the names and contact information of all your friends to gather the same information about them? Well, many games, apps, and news readers...

Credit card and combination lock
2012-03-31 07:40:05

An Atlanta, Georgia-based credit and debit card processing firm confirmed on Friday that they had been the victim of a cyberattack that has reportedly put tens of thousands of accounts at risk. According to Robin Sidel and Andrew R. Johnson of The Wall Street Journal, the full extent of the breach at the company, Global Payments Inc., had not be determined as of Friday night, and it "wasn't immediately clear" whether any cardholders had reported any fraudulent transactions on their...

2012-03-30 13:35:02

Internet search king Google Inc. is planning to sell co-branded Android tablets directly to consumers via its own online store, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The move is seen as an effort to jumpstart sales of Android tablets, which have been unable to garner the same attention in sales that its fierce rival Apple has with its iPad, and has lost notable market share as well. The launch date of Google's online store is yet to be announced, but Android's next...

2012-03-25 23:02:03

Storm Duncan Ä“ssess's Chief Executive Officer will present at ECO:nomics, Creating Economic Capital, Wall Street Journal´s premier. will present in a session regarding “What´s Growing in the ECO:nomics GreenHouse?” This session will provide the opportunity for cutting-edge eco-friendly companies to share their perspective on how their products are going to revolutionize the marketplace. CAMBRIDGE, MA (PRWEB) March 24, 2012 Ä“ssess will present at...

Streaming Video Devouring iPad Data Plans
2012-03-24 07:36:06

Some owners of the new iPad are reportedly having their dreams of watching endless amounts of streaming video and engaging in copious amounts of worry free 4G LTE web surfing shattered as they find themselves throttled, exceeding monthly usage caps faster than expected, and faced with the possibility of dealing with prohibitively high costs for additional wireless data transfer allotments. LTE, or Long Term Evolution high-speed data transfer, a new feature in the latest model of the...

2012-03-04 08:00:00

Since the March 2nd Wall Street Journal article “IRAs Get Sexier”, which described an IRA owning Koa trees rather than stocks and bonds, the phones at New Direction IRA have been ringing off the hook. According to CEO and co-founder Bill Humphrey, "It seems like more investors tired of Wall Street want different investment choices." With self directed accounts, clients can invest in whatever they choose. Humphrey listed trees, real estate, gold, private companies, and other...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.