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Dark Mail: Email That Hides From The NSA

October 3, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3007
You can run from NSA surveillance — but you can’t hide. One way or another, the U.S. government will be able to snoop on your personal conversations. But there’s one tool that could make it much more difficult for the NSA to spy on you. Meet Dark Mail, your personal black box for email. Like Google’s (GOOGL, Tech30) Gmail… View Article

It’s Here, the .NYC Domain!

September 15, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2189
VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug 12, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) —, part of Endurance International Group EIGI +3.63% , and a global leader in domain names , today announced its launch of New York City’s hotly anticipated new digital real estate, the .NYC domain extension. encourages all New York City businesses, organizations, and residents with a… View Article

Matchmaking App Hinge Attracts $4.5M To Beat Tinder’s Endless Swiping

July 12, 2014 9:05 pm  | Comments: 5 | Views: 5134
Why would prestigious VCs Founders Fund and Lowercase Capital invest $4.5 million in what looks like a Tinder clone? Because Hinge is building a romance graph of what structured data clues suggest two people will want to date. While Hinge’s app might not be as carefree as swiping through Tinder’s seemingly endless queue of mates,… View Article

Kohl’s Takes Aim To Become The Nation’s Most Engaging Retailer

July 11, 2014 2:50 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8666
Kohl’s CEO, Kevin Mansell, has stated that he intends to turn Kohl’s into the most engaging retailer in the nation. Though, as tells us, the nationwide department store chain remains very profitable, Kohl’s will face an uphill climb before it can claim the title of “most engaging retailer in the nation.” The Milwaukee, Wisconsin… View Article

World Cup Shatters Streaming Record

July 7, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4721
Here’s another ratings record the World Cup has shattered: total Internet streaming of sporting events. ESPN’s live streams have logged 30 million viewing hours during the 2014 World Cup, enough to make the tournament the most-streamed live sporting event in the United States ever. For comparison’s sake, the 2012 Summer Olympics generated 20.4 million viewing… View Article

Facebook conducted research study on user’s emotions

July 3, 2014 4:40 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4063
Facebook has generated anger among members of its social network after a study surfaced tied to its users’ news feeds. Earlier this month, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) published a study conducted by a Facebook data scientist and two other researchers from the University of California and Cornell University on how… View Article

Traffic Snarls In Europe As Taxi Drivers Protest Against Uber

July 1, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 2 | Views: 4619
Several of Europe’s largest cities were snarled by traffic jams when thousands of taxi drivers blocked roads and held rallies in protest of ​an upstart​ American​ service that lets customers book rides through smartphones. The target of their anger is Uber, the service that digitally links passengers and freelance drivers​. Founded in 2009, the start-up​… View Article

YouTube’s Biggest Draw Plays Games, Earns $4 Million A Year

June 30, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 2 | Views: 11091
Felix Kjellberg doesn’t play a very convincing megastar. The seemingly modest Swede avoids the spotlight, has no entourage and is uncomfortable with success. But put Mr. Kjellberg in front of a Web-camera and he transforms into PewDiePie, by far YouTube’s biggest draw. He has built a base of 27 million subscribers using a decidedly unorthodox… View Article

Why The Girls Are Going To Coding Camp

June 26, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8163
We signed our girls up for coding camp this summer, much to their distress. “I don’t want to be a computer programmer when I grow up!” one said. “Can’t we do another week of basketball camp instead?” the other begged. “Please!” Well, no. You can’t. Because these days, knowing how to program a computer or… View Article

Netflix-Verizon feud flares up again

June 13, 2014 3:22 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4552
Netflix and Verizon are at it again. Netflix has begun displaying messages for users whose videos are slow to load that blame Verizon (VZ, Tech30) and other Internet service providers for the problem. It’s the latest development in the streaming service’s battle with the country’s largest ISPs. Verizon responded Thursday with a cease-and-desist letter calling… View Article

Iranian hackers use fake Facebook accounts to spy on U.S., others

June 4, 2014 12:00 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3261
In an unprecedented, three-year cyber espionage campaign, Iranian hackers created false social networking accounts and a bogus news website to spy on military and political leaders in the United States, Israel and other countries, a cyber intelligence firm said on Thursday. ISight Partners, which uncovered the operation, said the targets include a four-star U.S. Navy admiral, U.S…. View Article