A man who hacked into Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page to expose a software bug is getting donations from hackers around the world after the company declined to pay him under a program that normally rewards people who report flaws.
Khalil Shreateh discovered and reported the flaw but was initially dismissed by the company's security team. He then posted a message on the billionaire's wall to prove the bug's existence.
Now, Marc Maiffret, chief technology officer of cybersecurity firm BeyondTrust, is trying to mobilise fellow hackers to raise a US$10,000 ($A11,081) reward for Shreateh after Facebook refused to compensate him.
Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)'s Marissa Mayer is boosting the company's research unit, which was downsized under her predecessor — betting on emerging technologies from big data to artificial intelligence.
Yahoo Labs has hired 30 researchers with PhDs in 2013 and plans to add another 20 by year end, Mayer said in an interview at the company's Sunnyvale, Calif. headquarters last week. The group is led by Chief Scientist Ron Brachman, a former scientist at the U.S. agency that helped invent the Internet.
Since Tumblr's acquisition by Yahoo, users have been seeing an uptick in ads. This shouldn't come as a surprise, though; Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said early and often that monetizing the microblogging platform "in a way that's meaningful and additive to the user experience" would be a priority.
When Mayer made these announcements, she couldn't have known exactly what she'd be getting in the way of campaigns. And yet, some brands have spent the past few months producing initiatives that fit her description well. Not only are they meaningful in the sense that they provide value to the user - whether in the form of visual interest or informational content - but they also enhance the Tumblr experience. Brands are creating pages, photos and animated GIFs that are worth reblogging and that users are happy to share — despite the fact that they bear the mark of the "sponsored post" dollar sign.
A masters in forensic accounting can lead to a career that is exciting, fulfilling and interesting. This page contains details of this program, where it can be studied online, and the career prospects following graduation.
Executive assistants get to take part in the action of businesses. You work directly with the CEO and help the company achieve their goals. You deal with agendas and everything that keeps the office moving at a steady and reliable pace.
Find out about what is required to become an executive secretary, about executive assistant training, where you can find it, what you can earn, and more ...
"There was nothing. There was no market for moments, for seconds there was no market. And we're just all sitting there and you're staring into oblivion and you have no idea what is about to happen, but something you that could not possibly have thought could happen just happened. And you're looking at the market, and it's not there.?
Watch this teaser about the Wall Street Code, a new movie from Marije Meerman, director of Quants and Speed & Money. Wall Street Code will be online on November 4th, 2013.
Did you know that 97 percent of top brands are using Twitter in 2013, compared to just 62 percent in 2011?
Recent data that surveyed more than 250 leading brands in the U.S. and UK, shows that two-thirds had multiple accounts on Twitter. More than half (57 percent) had switched the tools they used to tweet in the last year, and firms in the States tweeted significantly more than their counterparts across the Atlantic...
A gang of suspected Romanian criminals is using 3D printers and computer-aided design (CAD) to manufacture “sophisticated” ATM skimming devices used to fleece Sydney residents.
Commander of the NSW Fraud and Cybercrime Squad, Detective Superintendent Col Dyson, told iTnews the alleged gang focused on two types of ATM design, with one particularly “sophisticated” skimming device entirely self contained and accompanied by a tiny video camera.
Dyson declined to provide detail on how the devices were being manufactured, but said NSW Police were aware the gang was using 3D printers and CAD technology.
Tablets or smartphones: Which is the future for business? ZDNet (blog) A tablet is less portable, but less of a compromise is made on portability. You can replace PC functions on a tablet more readily than you can with a smartphone.
My first reaction - "do we need yet another social network?"
After reading about the philosophy of Zurker, my answer was "yes" - because it is one that is owned by the network members and responsive to needs of the network members, rather than being a centralized, corporate, profit-oriented, juggernaut.
Zurker is literally a member-owned application. You actually get shares in the company and so can profit from its growth.
And Zurker is driven by democracy. It's new - and still developing. Instead of changes being introduced top-down (whether you wanted the change or not) Zurker seeks out your ideas and feedback, so that their development team can develop the social application most in tune with what users actually want.
Social can be one of the most challenging platforms for brands to measure return on investment. Companies that grew up on traditional advertising and metrics often have trouble making sense of the value of the online ecosystem. But with 52% of U.S. consumers using the web as their primary purchase tool, it's an area brands can't afford to ignore.
Last week the commenting platform Livefyre hosted an evening chat with a handful of influential analysts, marketers and publishers, sharing thoughts on need-to-know ROI growth tools. It's a formula Forrester Senior Analyst Kim Celestre calls "social depth," a fancy phrase for discovering, exploring and engaging with online consumers, eventually leading those conversations back to brands' websites.
Much has been written about how to write the perfect tweet, from what link shortener to use to how many characters to leave room for retweets. Now the folks at Neomobile have tried their hand at creating a guide to composing the perfect tweet.
Do you wonder why your productivity has dropped over the past 2 – 3 years?
There is a time sink and it’s not television!
Those of us who are connected to the internet and that is 2 billion of us, have been distracted by social multi-media publishing machines that are pumping out staggering amounts of content with enticing high definition images and videos!
The figures in th article reveal the huge black hole that our time disappears into when we visit Facebook, Twitter or YouTube or other social media sites.
Recently, Search Metrics released a white paper on their findings for Google’s SEO Ranking Factors in 2013. It displays the correlation between particular metrics such as ‘Facebook Likes’ and ‘Backlinks’ and the rank ability of a page within Google.
Also available in the 70 page document are comparisons with 2012’s data, where that data is available. Not to many marketers surprise, a lot has changed. According to Search Metrics, it’s time to get social! In this article I graze upon some of the most important areas as well as my thoughts on what Google is playing it – for better and worse.
The data from search metrics is based on research and is not 100% factual. Nor are my opinions factual, but rather opinions and statements based on what I believe to be happening.