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Tumblr, the hugely popular blogging service which was bought by Yahoo! last month, has advised mobile users to change their passwords, and change them immediately. In a posting to the Tumblr staff blog, a spokesperson states "We have just released a very important security update for our iPhone and iPad …
by happygeek 1,669 in Digital Marketing ()
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Most observers will agree that Google+ has failed to set the social networking world alight, and is far from being a thorn in the side of Facebook. However, now that Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed he's serious about search, could Facebook possibly compete in the Google hood? ![dweb-facebooksearch1](/attachments/small/0/dweb-facebooksearch1.jpg "align-right") The Facebook …
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According to the network security team at Oxford University Computing Services ([OxCERT](http://blogs.oucs.ox.ac.uk/oxcert/)) with the title of 'Google Blocks' the world famous seat of learning has decided to put a block, albeit a temporary one, on the use of Google Docs. Robin Stevens from the network security team at Oxford says …
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Gartner defines the '[Nexus of Forces](http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/nexus-of-forces)' as being "the convergence and mutual reinforcement of social, mobility, cloud and information patterns that drive new business scenarios". The global IT analyst outfit has also just released details of research which suggests that the perceived level of maturity when it comes to the …
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When participants of a recent study were asked to share sensitive information on two different online surveys -- one designed to look unprofessional and the other backed by a major university -- the participants were more likely to share private information on the unprofessional-looking site.[ATTACH]16892[/ATTACH]Researchers from Carnegie Mellon released yesterday …
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A New Zealand company is [URL="http://businessblogs.co.nz/2010/07/18/suspended-on-twitter-businesses-be-very-worried/"]reporting [/URL]that its Twitter account has been suspended due to “Updates consisting mainly of links, and not personal updates" -- which, if true, means that any other business that posts a lot of links could suffer the same fate. "I suspect the Reuters account [url]http://twitter.com/reuters[/url] …
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Writing in the latest edition of Vanity Fair, [Kurt Eichenwald states](http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2013/05/facebook-future-mark-zuckerberg-sheryl-sandberg) that Facebook has "quietly been pioneering a marketing business model unlike any other" and goes on to praise the social networking Goliath for developing new targeting techniques that give "advertisers an unprecedented ability to reach only the potential audiences …
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Global online cash provider [Ukash](http://www.ukash.com), founded in 2001 and with a presence in more than 50 countries across 6 continents, has warned users not to get scammed by a loan company con doing the rounds at the moment. Ukash works on a code basis, with the user buying a voucher …
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The news that, following a number of pretty high-profile password compromise cases, Twitter is adopting a two-factor authentication for account access is to be welcomed. 2FA, as it is known, applies the better security concept of something you know combined with something you own into the access equation. The thing …
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The latest VIPRE Report from [GFI Labs](http://www.gfi.com) suggests that 2013 started off as a bad year for social network-based cybercrime attacks. The report, which analysed the ten most prevalent threats detected during the month of January, identified phishing messages on both Twitter and Facebook as well as malicious spam messages …
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[ATTACH=right]16373[/ATTACH]Lately there's been lots of buzz over how to keep the flood of online content coming and allow the people and companies that create it to eat, too. This led the Center for the Digital Future at USC's Annenberg School to rehash an old meme in its [URL="http://www.digitalcenter.org/pdf/2010_digital_future_final_release.pdf"]annual report[/URL] released …
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A new survey commissioned by IT solutions specialist GFI Software concludes that, for the vast majority of workers in the small to medium-sized business (SMB) sector at least, the conventional nine-to-five/five day working week is dead; and right there holding the smoking gun is email. The survey, independently conducted and …
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[ATTACH=right]16696[/ATTACH]Facebook really dislikes that new 'dislike' button that's been popping up across the social network, and you should, too. That's because it could be a fake - a malicious little app that's actually a survey spam scam of the same ilk as that "[URL="http://www.esecurityplanet.com/headlines/article.php/3885881/Facebook-Phishing-Attack-Promises-Free-iPad.htm"]Free iPad event[/URL]" invitation you've likely received …
by EricMack 25 in Digital Marketing ()
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That dramatic statement pretty much sums up the feelings of many people taking part in a recent survey. They suggest that online banking and online shopping are akin to playing Russian Roulette and it is only a matter of time before their security, credit cards and bank balances are breached. …
by happygeek 1,669 in Digital Marketing ()
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You've been able to use the Internet to swap [URL="http://www.paperbackswap.com/index.php"]books[/URL], [URL="http://www.swapacd.com/index.php"]CDs[/URL], and [URL="http://www.squidoo.com/swap-dvds-online"]DVDs[/URL]. Now -- kids' clothes? [URL="http://www.thredup.com/home"]ThredUP[/URL] offers a standard form factor for exchanging kids' clothes -- a UPS flat-rate box, packed full of clothes for a girl or a boy, of a certain size, for a certain season, …
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Research from ecommerce solutions provider SellerDeck (which used to be known as Actinic Desktop) has revealed the top ten ecommerce turn-offs that online retailers need to avoid at all costs if they are to turn clicks into sales. ![sellerdeck](/attachments/small/0/sellerdeck.jpg "align-right") At the very top of the avoid list comes insecurity. …
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I blame [URL="http://twitter.com/scobleizer"]Robert Scoble aka scobleizer[/URL] for his 'First look at “revolutionary” social news iPad app: Flipboard' post which led to a flipping iPad app taking over Twitter for most of yesterday. Some 24 hours late, Flipboard has thankfully dropped off the trending top ten list at Twitter, although it's …
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Think of apps and you probably think of your smartphone. After all, Apple pretty much built an iPhone empire around the concept of apps and users of Android and Windows handsets are just as hooked. Truth be told though, and this 'Age of Apps' has spread far beyond the smartphone …
by happygeek 1,669 in Digital Marketing ()
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New research published today by security vendor ZoneAlarm, the Facebook Child Safety Report, analysed what 600 kids aged between 10 and 15 and located around the world were up to Facebook. The end result reveals those common behaviours that increase the exposure of children to bullying online, predatory threat and …
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With a billion members, active social circles and more than it's fair share of relative newbies to the world of online security, it should come as no surprise that Facebook continues to be the focus of much attention from those who would do you, your data and your bank balance …
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Security researchers reveal ways that willy-waving Chatroulette users might be leaving themselves open to much more than accusations of just being dirty perverts as privacy attack scenarios are explored. [attach]15830[/attach]If you have ever been tempted, like so many male Chatroulette users, to show complete strangers the contents of your trousers …
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As goes Google, so goes the rest of the universe -- or at least that's the fear this week after the start up-turned-giant-turned-common verb reported disappointing earnings that sent the Silicon Valley stock over a digital cliff after-hours Thursday. [ATTACH=right]15859[/ATTACH]The company pulled in 1.84 billion dollars for the quarter or …
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[ATTACH=right]16062[/ATTACH]In case using a credit card or cash wasn't convenient enough, soon you'll be able to buy a Frappuccino using your phone at any Starbucks store. The coffee company announced this week it will be expanding its mobile payment program, which so far has only been available at select locations …
by Emily Banks in Digital Marketing ()
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Google has announced the availability of more than 1000 ‘Google Gadgets’ that can be run on any web site, differentiating them from the existing desktop gadgets which could only work locally by way of the Google Desktop software or on a personalized Google homepage. These bits of cobbled together HTML …
by happygeek 1,669 in Search Engine Strategies ()
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Last week's Economist (July 16-20, 2010 issue) has an [URL="http://media.economist.com/node/16539424"]interesting story[/URL] on three large internet companies in Russia, China and Africa. That these three emerging regions have growing internet powers is interesting in itself, but there was something else in the story that caught my eye. Russian Internet giant, [URL="http://www.dst-global.com/"]DST[/URL] …
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[URL="http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2010/07/27/altimeter-report-the-8-success-criteria-for-facebook-page-marketing/"]Altimeter Group's recently released report[/URL] establishes eight criteria for measuring success with Facebook page marketing and used the criteria to measure thirty brands, finding that the majority aren't making the most of their Facebook pages.[ATTACH]16178[/ATTACH]Pamper's, Macy's, Kohl's and AXE, on the other hand, were brands successfully using Facebook marketing to …
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The study of interactions in online game recently proved an 80-year-old psychological theory, confirming the idea that "a friend of my enemy, is my enemy." The theory is known as Structural Balance theory, which means "individuals tend to avoid stress-causing relationships when they develop a society resulting in more stable …
by Emily Banks in Digital Marketing ()
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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16182[/ATTACH][URL="http://www.microsoft.com"]Microsoft[/URL] got some bad news this week when it found out that [URL="http://www.yahoo.co.jp/"]Yahoo Japan[/URL], unlike its U.S. parent company, will be partnering with [URL="http://www.google.com"]Google[/URL], rather than Microsoft's search engine, [URL="http://www.bing.com"]Bing[/URL]. The decision means that most of the Internet searches originating in Japan will use Google's search engine rather than Bing. …
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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16207[/ATTACH]The [URL="http://disney.go.com"]Walt Disney Company[/URL] has acquired gaming company [URL="http://playdom.com"]Playdom[/URL], a major player in the field of online social gaming. Robert A. Iger, President and CEO, The Walt Disney Company, said in regards to the acquisition: “We see strong growth potential in bringing together Playdom’s talented team and capabilities with our …
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[ATTACH=right]16190[/ATTACH]At a time when newspapers are having a hard time convincing people to pay for online access to their news, one site is having much better luck getting people to go online and pony up some cash to give directly to journalists who use the donations to then go out …
by EricMack 25 in Digital Marketing ()
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