When it comes to branding, what people are saying online about a business or product means everything. While some brands like BMW often enjoy being associated with “the best,” others are considered to be “dying” like Microsoft, or even worse, some, like Google, are known as “evil” or potentially the dawn of the real-life Matrix… Continue reading What Does Google Autocomplete Say About Your Favorite Brand?
The U.S. $10 bill currently features Alexander Hamilton, our first Secretary of Treasury, but was Hamilton more than that? According to an accident on Groupon’s part, the coupon website company mistakenly claimed that Hamilton was a former U.S. President. In light of the patriotic holiday, Groupon attempted to honor the country’s former leaders by offering… Continue reading Groupon Glitch: Mistakenly Says Alexander Hamilton Was a U.S. President
Yesterday was going to be the Day We Fight Back against the online data governments are collecting on us. Modeled after the successful Stop Online Privacy Act protests a few years back, the campaign urged us to call or email our representatives in Congress. The Day We Fight Back also encouraged webmasters to add action… Continue reading The Day the Internet Supposedly Fought Back
Google users in France will begin seeing a privacy warning upon visiting google.fr Recently when Google unified its policies across several popular services like Gmail and YouTube, the French grew concerned with their privacy, believing that Google had committed privacy abuses that went against French law. This is why France’s Commissions Nationale de l’Informatique et… Continue reading Google Forced to Post Privacy Warning on Its French Search Site
Have you read the Paper today? No, not the new Facebook app of the same name that launched yesterday but rather the idea sharing tool developed by FiftyThree that won a Best Design award at the Chrunchies in 2012 and was also an Apple App of the Year. The old Paper app allows you to… Continue reading Get Off My Paper Route, Facebook, Says Disgruntled App Maker FiftyThree
Have you ever been on Google+ and felt like it was just like Facebook but minus your friends? It turns out there are some simple mathematical equations you can use to calculate any social network. Take Instagram for example, which equates to Flickr + food. Or how Quora is like Yahoo Answers by people with… Continue reading The Math Behind Social Networks [COMIC]
Have you recently been prompted by Yahoo Mail to reset your password? Yahoo discovered that hackers gained unauthorized access to email accounts yesterday and has taken a few steps to better protect its users. Although Yahoo was ambiguous about the nature of the “third party” attack in its security update, it has no evidence to… Continue reading Yahoo Gets Hacked and Resets Email Passwords
Has your computer caught some kind of bug recently? No, not the kind that Norton can detect, but rather an infusion of songs and articles about Justin Bieber across your internet feeds. While Norton has issued a stern warning to avoid downloading Justin’s latest single, there is only so much the anti-virus company can do… Continue reading Over 100,000 People Sign Petition to Deport Justin Bieber as Norton Issues Anti-Virus Alert