Category: FYI

Don't be an internet troll. You could be sent to jail!

Don’t be an internet troll. You could be sent to jail!

| April 4, 2012

Most people who have used the internet for any length of time is able to recognize an internet troll. They’re the people who delight in posting something inflammatory or outrageous with the intention of provoking a reaction. They often don’t care if what they post is offensive or simply stupid, all they desire is to […]

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How Tablets Will Drive e-Commerce

How Tablets Will Drive e-Commerce

| September 19, 2011

By Tim Bajarin I recently noticed something about my tablet usage that really intrigued me. My Apple iPad has become my constant companion and, along with my iPhone and Droid, it goes where I go. Although my smartphones are important to me, I have always had a difficult time reading their small displays. As I get older, I […]

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HP Looking to Exit the PC Business

HP Looking to Exit the PC Business

| August 19, 2011

By John C. Dvorak The funniest line from today’s HP drama comes from a tweet by Michael Dell: “If HP spins off their PC business…maybe they will call it Compaq?” So now that HP has decided to get out of the PC business they have a lot of talking to do, like explaining all the strategies that led to this […]

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Protect Your Computer and Phone from Illegal Police Searches

Protect Your Computer and Phone from Illegal Police Searches

| July 26, 2011

San Francisco – Your computer, your phone, and your other digital devices hold vast amounts of personal information about you and your family. Can police officers enter your home to search your laptop? Do you have to give law enforcement officials your encryption keys or passwords? If you are pulled over when driving, can the […]

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Ouch: The Netflix Price Change Hangover

Ouch: The Netflix Price Change Hangover

| July 23, 2011

It’s been pretty fascinating to watch Netflix’s growth from a company that Blockbuster laughed at in 2000 (when Founder and CEO Reed Hastings and former CFO Barry McCarthy proposed to Blockbuster management that they run its online brand) to the single largest source of web traffic in North America in 2011. There have been quite […]

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Sean Parker On Why Myspace Lost To Facebook

Sean Parker On Why Myspace Lost To Facebook

| June 29, 2011

watch video by viewing post below With reports of social network Myspace about to sell for ~$30 million, the tech world eagerly awaits the HBS study for why the service, which was bought in 2006 by Newscorp for $580 million and was at some point valued at $1.5 billion (a quote in a Business Week […]

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Card Designer: The Inspiration For Zuckerberg’s “I’m CEO, Bitch”? Steve Jobs.

Card Designer: The Inspiration For Zuckerberg’s “I’m CEO, Bitch”? Steve Jobs.

| June 27, 2011

“I’m CEO, Bitch.” While the story of this title appearing on Mark Zuckerberg’s early Facebook business cards has been around outside the company since at least 2009, when Ben Mezrich’s The Accidental Billionaires was released, it really exploded into legendary status last year. That’s when the Acadmey Award-winning film, The Social Network (based on Mezrich’s book), launched the […]

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