There’s bad news for Twitter users who appreciated Twitter.com showing embedded tweets, as the feature now appears to have been removed. Back in July, we spotted that embeds were appearing on the desktop version of Twitter — having first been introduced via Twitter’s mobile apps. Show More Summary
Comcast is firing back at reports that the cable and internet giant is threatening to cut off the service of customers who use Tor, a web browser that protects users’ anonymity and is sometimes used for illegal purchases. Last week,Show More Summary
By Renee Butler: Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is a massive online retailer with interests in several businesses. It has its well-known online marketplace, its lesser-known web services and a range of electronics that support its media business - but the one thing the company lacks is a physical store presence. Show More Summary
In a bid to secure its online consumer services, Apple on Tuesday activated two-factor authentication for iCloud.com access, allowing only basic access to Find My iPhone for those opted-in to the security layer.
What’s in a name? As it turns out, a lot. That’s the thinking behind Handybook’s decision to rebrand itself simply as “Handy.” The two-year old company, which provides on-demand home services via a web and mobile app, wants to become the definitive brand in the category… and it believes that when it comes to building... Read More
Could Microsoft disrupt Sony’s PS Now with a cloud gaming service that streams Xbox 360 and Xbox One games directly from Web browsers?
Handybook’s has rebranded itself simply as “Handy.” The two-year old company, which provides on-demand home services via web and mobile app, wants to become the definitive brand in the category… and it believes that, when it comes to building a brand, shorter is better. Read More
In the last 24 hours, Comcast has been embroiled in a minor controversy concerning countless subscribers who use Tor, the traffic-anonymizing service designed to hide your Web activity from would-be snoops. According to a report on a Web site known as Deep Dot Web, Comcast has "declared war" on customers who use Tor and is threatening to […]
Bitly has been around, encoding links on the Web since 2008. But Bitly isn’t just a link encoding service. Its prolific presence on the Internet enables it to collect valuable data on consumers, which has powerful potential for marketers. Show More Summary
Viacom and Sony have reached an agreement to offer streaming of Viacom's programming on Internet based television. Sony is working on a bundle with more than 100 channels that it plans to offer on its gaming consoles and Internet connected television sets. Viacom is home to some popular networks such as Nickelodeon and MTV that will be offered on Sony's TV service.
Multiple users of anonymous web browser Tor have reported that Comcast has threatened to cut off their internet service unless they stop using the legal software. According to a report on Deepdotweb, Comcast customer representatives have branded Tor "illegal" and told customers that using it is against the company's policies. Show More Summary
Embattled Comcast has another complaint about customer service to add to its growing list. The cable and Internet provider has been telling customers that their service will be terminated if they don’t stop using the Tor web browser....Show More Summary
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A handful of entrepreneurs are trying to build web services for young children, including at a company called Kuddle, which has a mobile photo-sharing application aimed at the elementary and middle school set.
The company is hoping to lure startups that otherwise might end up on Amazon Web Services. In Silicon Valley, it is common for venture capitalists to hand out Amazon gift cards to budding entrepreneurs. They're not for purchasing household goods, but rather to get companies on the cloud platform Amazon Web Services, the backbone of many tech startups. Read Full Story
An open source project will make emoji work everywhere and in any configuration. The problem is simple: Emoji don't work the same way everywhere. Trying to send the images between mobile and web services doesn't mix well and usually leaves a (literal) gap in the experience. Read Full Story
Web and mobile gifting service Sesame, which lets you browse and order themed gift sets online or from your iPhone, has now rolled out to iPad. The updated application lets you get a better feel for the gifts you’re ordering, by including “unboxing” videos that show how the gifts were packaged and what they look like in real life. In addition, “hot spots” now… Read More
A proposal for JAX-RS 2.1 has been recently submitted to the JCP, this news was a bit overshadowed by the Java EE 8 Platform submission announcement but it is also important. It is important as JAX-RS is a significant technology of the the Java EE Platform but JAX-RS is also very relevant outside of the platform. Show More Summary
In a shock announcement this morning Hewlett-Packard Company has revealed it’s buying up Eucalyptus, the open-source hybrid cloud software maker that’s been such a hit with customers of Amazon Web Services. HP has acquired Eucalyptus ostensibly to bolster its Helion … Continue reading ?
Google has a new program in which it will offer start-ups $100,000 in credits on its Google Cloud Platform. The effort is the company’s latest attempt to take on Amazon Web Services, the leader in cloud services.