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Becoming an internet sex victim

October 26, 2007

 Becoming a victim of sexual predators on the Web is not a result of being online. It is, very often, a result of online and offline behavior that can be risky. We were again given a chance to learn that lesson as Alicia Kozakiewicz, now 19 years old, went to Washington and on Oct. 16th, told the House Judiciary Committee about a horrific ordeal at the hands of a sadistic rapist she met in an [...]

Comcast blocks BitTorent

October 22, 2007

 The advocates for network neutrality have an unlikely new ally in Comcast. The cable TV company, which is also one of the nation’s leading high-speed Internet providers, is officially opposed to proposed legislation that would force it to treat all of its customers equally. But its recent actions have actually strengthened the argument that something must be done to protect consumers against [...]

Web site for sharing how-to knowledge

October 1, 2007

Lately we’ve seen a lot of video sharing sites trying to imitate YouTube and plenty of new social networking companies whose founders hope to someday be rich like the guys who started MySpace and Facebook. I wish them luck, but that’s not enough. They need to do something both different yet useful in its own unique way. Being different for its own sake won’t help because [...]

Your flight and hotel info at your fingertips

September 26, 2007

It happens to lots of travelers. You get to a city and you can’t remember what hotel you’re staying at or what rental car company you’ve reserved with. When it’s time to fly home, you don’t have a clue as to what time your flight leaves. Of course that wouldn’t be a problem if you remember to print out your itinerary before you leave home and manage not to lose [...]

Interview with MySpace Safety Czar Hemanshu Nigam

September 25, 2007

Press reports over the past sevearl years have caused some to question whether it’s safe for teenagers to use MySpace, the world’s leading social networking site. But about a year-and-a-half ago, the company hired a safety czar. Hemanshu Nigam, who had a similar role at Microsoft after a career as a federal prosecutor, explains what the company is doing to protect users and encourage [...]

Support.com – Help is only a download away

September 11, 2007

The most common word in the vocabulary of a PC user is HELP! But where do you turn? One option for Windows users is Support.com, a company that can take remote control of your PC to help resolve problems. For details, Larry Magid spoke with Support.com’s chief marketing officer, Anthony [...]

Starbucks CEO on Apple Deal

September 10, 2007

Almost overshadowed by the reaction to Apple’s iPhone price cuts and its new iPods was the news that Apple and Starbucks reached a deal where anyone will be able to use iTunes at Starbucks without having to pay Wifi fees. This will work with Macs, PCs and the WiFi equipped iPod touch and iPhone. Users will be able to purchase songs being played at the local Starbucks and see the last 10 [...]

I want an iBerry — Blackberry + iPod Touch

September 10, 2007

Despite all the complaints from early buyers, Apple’s decision to lower the price of the iPhone from $599 to $399 strikes me as a smart move now that they’re starting to run out of early adapters willing to pay an enormous premium to own the coolest phone on the planet. Besides, that cool factor already started to wane once it became obvious that there is an ample supply of iPhones. [...]

iPhone price reduction & interview with Apple VP Phil Schiller

September 8, 2007

On Wednesday, September 5, Steve Jobs announced several new iPods and made the stunning announcement that he was lowering the price of the 8GB iPhone from $599 to $399. This may be good news for potential iPhone buyers but it was a punch in the stomach for some early adopters who felt Apple was punishing them for having been loyal early buyers. After a day of online protests, Steve Jobs said he [...]
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