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Burger King Selects AT&T Ready Zone Service to Deploy Wi-Fi Services
By: Daniel Brecht
A Wi-Fi hotspot service inside fast-food franchise restaurants is a great way to attract customers; a free wireless connection tied in with a good meal can be part of its initiatives to boost customer loyalty. This has become a standard fare these days in improving the in-restaurant experience for g… - 04/17/2014

New Service Hopes to Delete Personal Information from Web
By: Frank Griffin
The introduction of the Internet has made it possible for individuals to find each other no matter the distance, as long as they have any online presence. The heartwarming stories of long-lost friends, family members and lovers reunited through media or people search websites on the Internet has bee… - 04/17/2014

BSkyB Goes Social with Click-to-Stream Twitter Integration
By: Tara Seals
U.K. satellite TV giant BkyB is tumbling headlong into social TV integration witth the trialing of a new Twitter-based function that lets its subscribers watch and record movies and TV shows by clicking on a link within a tweet. - 04/17/2014

Etsy Wholesale to Come Out of Beta Later this Summer
By: Frank Griffin
Advances in manufacturing have made it possible to make products faster and more efficiently than ever in history. Manufacturing has also been brought to consumers with technologies such as 3-D printing, allowing anyone to produce an item with the touch of a button. However, the vast majority of peo… - 04/17/2014

New Gmail TOS Outlines Email Scanning Methodology
By: Matt Paulson
On Monday, Google updated its terms of service for all Gmail users. So what's the change? Google is now informing users about how their emails will be automatically scanned by Google's software to create targeted ads directed at the user, including both incoming and outgoing messages. Google had alr… - 04/16/2014

Pew Research Reveals More Americans are Experiencing Personal Data Breach
By: Michael Guta
By the end of 2013, the penetration rate for smartphones in the United States had reached 63 percent. This number presents a lucrative target for cybercriminals that is very hard to ignore, especially because smartphone owners are increasingly using their devices to conduct financial transactions. A… - 04/16/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Twitter Acquires Gnip
By: Joe Rizzo
Gnip, Inc. is a social media application programming interface (API) aggregation company with its headquarters in Boulder, Colo. The company provides data collected from dozens of social media websites via one API. Shortly after its launch, it was dubbed the "Grand Central Station for the Social Web… - 04/16/2014

Comings & Goings: Mozilla Quickly Names New CEO to Move Past the Brendan Eich Backlash
By: Michael Guta
Since the announcement of Brendan Eich as Mozilla's new ceo on March 24, the company has been under great pressure to find a replacement because of a $1,000 donation Eich made to the Proposition 8 campaign in 2008. According to the Wall Street Journal, this included the resignation of valuable membe… - 04/16/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Disruption Seen in the Cosmetics Industry as Julep Raises $30 Million in Funds
By: Joe Rizzo
Julep is a cosmetics company that was founded by former Starbucks executive, Jane Park, who is also the Seattle-based company's CEO. The cosmetics company is also considered to be a beauty brand, as well as an electronic commerce platform. - 04/16/2014

The FBI's New Facial Recognition System Will Find You Anywhere
By: Joe Rizzo
Regardless of your age, we are all familiar with George Orwell's Big Brother. It is a fictional character in Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. In the society that Orwell describes, every citizen is under constant surveillance by the authorities, mainly by telescreens. The people are constantly re… - 04/16/2014

Compton Police 1 Year into Testing a Powerful Live Aerial Surveillance System
By: Matt Paulson
Los Angeles Police Department is currently in the process of testing a controversial wide-area surveillance system in Compton that provides a real-time aerial view of the entire city. The system was invented by retired Air Force veteran Rose McNutt, who describes the product as "a live version of Go… - 04/16/2014

Google Algorithm Could Change to Promote Encrypted Sites, Hindering Spam and Spies
By: Matt Paulson
Whenever Google changes the rules for its search engine algorithms, it always makes big waves in the Web developer community. Though the company is not ready to officially announce any changes to its globally popular search platform, private conversations with Google search liaison Matt Cutts seem t… - 04/16/2014

Apple, Intel Say No to Intellectual Ventures
By: Ed Silverstein
The refusal of Apple and Intel to participate in Intellectual Ventures' latest acquisition fund maybe just as important as the two major companies which decided to take part, according to recent news reports. - 04/15/2014

Comic Buffs May Now Turn To Amazon With New ComiXology Deal
By: Steve Anderson
Bringing comics online seems like a great alternative; all the necessary parts of a story can be brought together in one place, and thanks to the complete lack of ink and paper required to create same, the prices of the books can drop. That may mean some good news afoot for comic buffs, as Amazon an… - 04/15/2014

911 Services Went Dark in Washington and Parts of Oregon for Reasons Unknown
By: Matt Paulson
"Your call could not be completed as dialed. Please hang up and try again..." These are probably the worst words you could hear when you have to make an emergency phone call to 911, but on early Thursday morning last week, this is exactly what some callers had to endure throughout the state of Washi… - 04/15/2014



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