EBay Says Big Growth Is Not Over

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Description: EBay was growing so fast early in its history that Meg Whitman, its former chief executive, liked to joke that “a monkey could drive this train.” Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 6, 2011 But while eBay’s marketplace revenue grew just 8 percent to $5.7 billion last year, eBay is still losing market share to its rivals, as global… Read more »

When employees cross the line online

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Description: Most everybody posts online these days. But in an age of conspicuous opinionation, how does an employer know when an employee has crossed the line? Source: Globe & Mail.com Date: Jan 31, 2011 The boundaries between work life and home life are dissolving, just as the difference between public and private communication is becoming… Read more »

Google, Twitter help give voice to Egyptians

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Description: CNN’s Josh Levs talks about how technology plays a part in protests around the world Source: CNN.com Date: Jan 29, 2011 Last week, as demonstrators angry with the policies of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak took to the streets, the government shut down social-media websites, then blacked out all internet access in much of the country. On… Read more »

Is user data safe in the cloud?

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Description: Thousands of websites and millions of pieces of private data are increasingly in one big cloud, where some of the old rules of data security are out the window. Source: Fortune Date: Sept 24, 2010 With the rise of cloud computing companies, and the ferocity with which tech’s biggest companies are snatching those firms up, it’s… Read more »

Report: Facebook apps sharing user info

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Description: A Facebook representative said in a statement was taking steps to “dramatically limit” exposure of users’ personal information to companies. Source: Cnn.com Tech Date: Oct 18, 2010 Many of Facebook’s most popular apps are sharing personally identifiable information of their users with dozens of advertising and Internet-tracking companies, in violation of the social-networking giant’s… Read more »