The event is a yardstick for both the company and the health of the Chinese retail sector, although the United States Securities and Exchange Commission is currently investigating the accounting methods and system Alibaba uses to report its Single’s Day figures.
Go the this website, for the Partners in Preservation, San Francisco Bay Initiative. There you can view all the sites (like Pigeon Point, shown above) in the area and vote for action to be taken to preserve them. For those not from Bay Area, check out the site anyway.
Believe it or not, there’s a thriving independent magazine scene, particularly in Europe. Don’t believe us? Check out UK-based journalist and tastemaker Jeremy Leslie’s love letter to beautiful little magazines.
The company plans to spend $6 billion in original content in 2017, a $1 billion increase from last year.
“We can not only say it’s going to rain this week, but it’s raining at ZIP code 30327 right now,” said Fiveash. He says a popular option for advertisers is to correlate ads with temperatures, pitching, for example, a cool drink on an insufferably hot day in Phoenix, Arizona.
Breaking from the tradition of rerunning the same flicks previously seen at the theater, Blockbuster and cable, a TV network has finally woken to the Web as a source for films. ABC is launching a prime time series profiling the best humor created for the Internet with the premiere of DotComedy.
“Usually account takeovers have much more convoluted and complex steps, but this is the first one I discovered that was scarily simple,” says Nicholas “Convict” Ceraolo, one of the security researchers, who along with his partner Ryan “Phobia” Stevenson, discovered the vulnerability. The same pair found a similar flaw on the website for TV and internet provider Spectrum, which was reported in August. It would have allowed attackers to take over accounts with only a customer’s IP address.
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Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th Be With You! Take some time today to wish your friends a great 4th, and perhaps you can enjoy a fun Star Wars marathon! At my house, we have to start with the original trilogy first!
Starting in August, EA is going to be releasing EASports games
(madden football, tiger woods) simultaneously for both platforms. Mac
games will be available in Apple Stores.
[We] believe the industry and others interested in this, including the FTC, will agree on some helpful guidelines. In addition to that, our policy experts, product managers and engineers have been looking at third party ad serving and privacy broadly. If these efforts come up with useful innovations, we may offer them as suggestions for industry-wide adoption.
One new company is boasting that customers can make VOIP calls over landlines or mobile phones without needing broadband. For $1 a week, another company connects international callers on mobile phones at no charge other than that for a local call.
“The biggest Vaporware of 2000 has to be the 2.4 kernel,” wrote Shawn Wallbridge. “As much as I like Linux, they have been saying ‘soon, soon’ for a really long time.”
Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said people without prescription drug coverage who use the card would see average savings of 17 percent on brand-name drugs and 30 percent on generics. McClellan said those figures were discounts off an industry reference price, not the retail price.
In the “coming months,” Facebook will also begin sending advertisers reports showing exactly where their ads ran, according to Facebook’s Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions Carolyn Everson. “At Facebook, we take very seriously our responsibility to earn and maintain the trust of our advertiser partners—and give them the confidence they need to invest in us,” Everson wrote in a blog post. “That’s critical to their success and ours.”
“Porter is wrong about the legality of Muxtape. As I understand it, allthe content on Muxtape is uploaded by users, which means it qualifiesfor the same protections that YouTube and every other UGC site enjoysunder the DMCA safe harbors (but they have to have “notice andtakedown” and a policy for terminating users who repeatedly infringe –
I have no idea whether Muxtape followed these requirements). This issuewould have been the key question in the Warner v iMeem lawsuit, butthat one settled before we got any answers. It’s also the centerpieceof the Viacom v YouTube case.”
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Depending on the quality of the keyboard itself, the WOW-Keys could be a great way to both clear your desk of several other gadgets, while throwing in some extras functions. The WOW-Keys will ship on May 24th for $100.
He was hooked. By the time he finished with school at the University of Maryland, College Park, his collection overflowed an egg crate.
“Information scent is made of cues that people use to decide whether a path is interesting,” says scientist Dr. Ed Chi. “These cues consist (of) images, hyperlinks and bibliographic citations related to the information needed.”