Omg! How Yahoo’s Chirpy Celeb Site Ropes In Traffic

Think of the most popular brands in celebrity news, and you’ll probably come up with a small list that includes Entertainment Tonight, US Weekly and People. Consider the most successful celebrity news destinations online, and something else jumps to the top. For more than a year, one site has attracted more eyeballs than any other […]

US Reputation for Scientific Achievement Flagging

U.S. science, medicine and technology were under the microscope in the latest survey from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, and one finding that’s generating headlines is that only 17 percent of the public participants held the belief that American scientific achievements are the best in the world. However, the people […]

10 Things for Linux Desktop Evangelists to Ponder

This is the year of the Linux Desktop! Oh, um, so was `expr ${THISYEAR} – 1`. No, wait. It was `expr ${THISYEAR} – 2`. Just kidding. Next year is the year of the Linux Desktop! Of course, many continue to dream and hope, cajole, and demand that one of these years be the year of […]

Jackson Memorial Brought Out Worst in Networks, Best in Web

On June 25th, many Americans learned about the death of Michael Jackson from the Internet. They had already learned how to use social networks to share that information — and their grief — with others, far outpacing traditional television media. Apparently, the three main broadcast works didn’t learn anything from that day. On July 7, […]

Audit Shows Many Classified DoS Laptops Are MIA or Insecure

Nearly a decade after a Department of State laptop containing highly classified information disappeared in an embarrassing security lapse, the agency is still unable to account for all of its portable computers, a government report said Wednesday. The State Department’s inspector general said a review of a sample of 334 laptops belonging to four departmental […]

Google Apps users to get OpenID authentication

Google is about to announce OpenID log-in functionality for enterprise users of its Apps productivity suite. Google is about to announce OpenID log-in functionality for enterprise users of its Apps productivity suite. The search giant has already adopted the authentication standard — whereby a single log-in… Visit Source

Microsoft to integrate Twitter into its CRM

Microsoft announced that its Dynamics CRM software will have a ‘Social Networking Accelerator’ component which will allow companies to monitor what customers are saying on Twitter. Microsoft has integrated Twitter functionality into its customer relationship management software. The company announced on Friday that its Dynamics… Visit Source

Google image search adds usage rights filtering

Users can now filter photos by whether they’re available for reuse, commercial reuse, reuse with modification, or commercial use with modification when searching through Google Images. In an effort to keep people from incorrectly reusing or repurposing images found on its image search tool, Google has added new options… Visit Source

‘Critical’ DirectX patch in Microsoft security updates

Next week, Microsoft will issue six security updates including a critical one that will fix two outstanding holes in DirectX that have been targeted in attacks. Microsoft said on Thursday that it will issue six security updates on Patch Tuesday next week, including a critical one that will fix… Visit Source

Will Chrome endanger Android?

With its entry into the market with Chrome OS, Google will be sending two operating systems into the netbook space. With its entry into the market with Chrome OS, Google will be sending two operating systems into the netbook space. The company said it’s targeting… Visit Source

Cheney Ordered CIA to Keep Information from Congress

The CIA “withheld information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years on direct orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney, the agency’s director, Leon Panetta, has told the Senate and House intelligence committees,” reports the New York Times. “The report that Mr. Cheney was behind the decision to conceal the still-unidentified program […]

Quote of the Day

“Problem w/Professional Politicians:They’re more concerned w/holding a title in perpetuity than just accomplishing goals they promised voters.” — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, spinning her resignation on Twitter. Visit Source