More than 17.4 million Android and Apple mobile devices were activated on Christmas Day — setting an all-time record. New tablets, let by iPad, accounted for more than half or all activations.
Stanford “Spamford” Wallace was arrested in Las Vegas on Aug. 2 for hacking Facebook accounts in a scheme to boost traffic to his clients’ websites. Facebook and the FBI tracked him down.
Computer scientists at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego delivered great news at the IEEE Symposium in Oakland yesterday — they found a way to choke off about 95% of spam. According to the New York Times, nearly all orders for spamiceuticals are handled by just three financial companies; one each in Azerbaijan, Denmark and [...]
Netbooks powered with the Atom processor have changed how Google thinks about the Android Operating System they spent millions developing. Android was designed from the beginning to work across a variety of devices from phones to set-top boxes to netbooks. I got an Android phone as soon as they hit the market because, after years [...]
Marc Andreessen, inventor of the web browser, was interviewed on PBS yesterday. He spoke about Obama’s innovative use of social networking to raise money, and predicted that insolvent banks would be replaced with new, online banks like BillMeLater.com, a PayPal and eBay company. Bill Me Later lets users pay without using a credit card. Each [...]
New York Times story on how Mark Andreessen, an inventor of Mozilla, Netscape and Cloud Computing, helped Barack Obama use social networking to eclipse Hillary’s fund raising prowess.