Young, in Love and Sharing Everything, Including a Password

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Description: It has become fashionable for young people to express their affection for each other by sharing their passwords to e-mail, Facebook and other accounts. Source: nytimes .com Date: Jan 17, 2012 “It’s a sign of trust,” Tiffany Carandang, a high school senior in San Francisco, said of the decision she and her boyfriend made… Read more »

Cellphones Test Strength of Gym Rules

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Description: LIKE movie theaters and libraries, many fitness clubs have insisted for years that their workout areas should be cellphone-free. Source: www.nytimes.com Date: December 7, 2011 Their logic is as simple and straightforward as a push-up: they want to prevent people from yakking on their phones and annoying the fitness buffs who want to crank… Read more »

7 Poor Excuses for Not Measuring Cloud Computing Costs

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Description: How much does cloud computing really cost?  Anyone know yet?  Last week, I mentioned some estimates which suggest that companies can save up to 30% in IT costs over a three-year period employing cloud resources versus on-premises equipment. Source: www.forbes.com/ Date: Nov. 8, 2011 A relatively small operation with two application servers and two… Read more »

Amazon Signs Up Authors, Writing Publishers Out of Deal

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Description: Amazon will publish 122 books this fall in an array of genres, in both physical and e-book form. It is a striking acceleration of the retailer’s fledging publishing program that will place Amazon squarely in competition with the New York houses that are also its most prominent suppliers. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Oct 16, 2011… Read more »

Did The iPhone’s ‘Find My Friends’ Already Out A Cheating Wife?

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Description: Welcome to iCheers, where everybody knows your whereabouts. Both Apple and Foursquare are offering new tools for iOS5 that will let us know where our friends are at all times. Source: Forbes.com Date: Oct 17, 2011 Late Saturday night, “ThomasMetz” posted to MacRumors (via 9to5Mac) about how he turned his wife’s iPhone into a… Read more »

Facebook Keeps A History Of Everyone Who Has Ever Poked You, Along With A Lot Of Other Data

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Description: Most of you probably know that Facebook knows a lot about you. But did you know that if you were to print it out, it might take up about 880 pages? Source: Forbes.com Date: Sept 27, 2011 European users can request their information with this Facebook form (instructions here). Max Schrems of Europe v…. Read more »

When Machines Get Ahead Of Us

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Description: Two recent articles in the New York Times highlight two different aspects of a single phenomenon: we build powerful machines, their capabilities lead to unintended consequences, and they ensnare us in some unforeseen way. Source: Forbes.com. Date: Sept 20, 2011 The first discusses a new technology, an improvement, really, of a technology that’s been… Read more »

How to increase your search engine optimization

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Description: Every company wants to be the first listing in a Google search. Some spend thousands of dollars making sure their websites are search accessible. This process is called search engine optimization (SEO). It’s certainly legal and quite common. Source: USAToday .com. Date: Sept 16, 2011 Big problems arise when you employ illegal tactics, often… Read more »