Rocket Internet. First Instance of iOS App Store Malware Detected, Removed. The iOS App Store has been malware-free for five years.
Photo: Ariel Zambelich/Wired It has not been a good day for the App Store. Shortly after it came to light that a widespread bug has been causing newly updated apps distributed by the store to instantly crash upon opening, security researchers unearthed the first known instance of malware in another application in the iOS App Store. Kaspersky antivirus experts discovered a Russian-language app called “Find and Call” that was available in both the Apple App Store and in Google Play. The app is essentially a Trojan that steals and uploads the user’s address book to a remote server. The app, which claims to be a utility for simplifying your contacts list, was quickly removed from the App Store, and appears to be removed from Google Play, as well. It should be noted that the app does, in a way, seek permission to access the user’s address book by asking if the user wants to “find friends in a phone book.” Curation: How the Global Brain Evolves. By Eliot Van Buskirk, Evolver.fm “Those who can, do.
Those who can’t, review. Those who can’t review, tweet. Those who can’t tweet retweet.” That quote is zinging around the internet this week. [partner id="evolverfm"] The sentiment expressed above is funny, in a mocking sort of way. Unfortunately, it makes as little sense as the quote upon which it is based: “Those who can do. This is what people have always done: pass along things we find worthwhile. KPCB Internet Trends 2012.
Locaux. Internet 2011 in numbers. So what happened with the Internet in 2011?
How many email accounts were there in the world in 2011? How many websites? How much did the most expensive domain name cost? How many photos were hosted on Facebook? How many videos were viewed to YouTube? We’ve got answers to these questions and many more. Email 3.146 billion – Number of email accounts worldwide.27.6% – Microsoft Outlook was the most popular email client.19% – Percentage of spam emails delivered to corporate email inboxes despite spam filters.112 – Number of emails sent and received per day by the average corporate user.71% – Percentage of worldwide email traffic that was spam (November 2011).360 million – Total number of Hotmail users (largest email service in the world).$44.25 – The estimated return on $1 invested in email marketing in 2011.40 – Years since the first email was sent, in 1971.0.39% – Percentage of email that was malicious (November 2011).
Websites Web servers Domain names Internet users Social media. Welcome To The Future Of Media [IGNITION DECK] The Future Of Mobile [DECK] Free Web. Investing In The Cultural Revolution. In a talk with Erick Schonfeld at Disrupt a couple weeks ago, we talked about what is coming next for the Internet.
Erick asked me what I thought was coming after the infrastructure and application phases of the Internet. I talked about Carlotta Perez' work and suggested that if past technological revolutions are any guide, that we are in for cultural revolution next. A scan of Techmeme this morning suggests that it there are certainly signs of it out there: The Internet is not controlled by anyone or anything. It is a highly distributed global network that has at its core the concepts of free speech and individual liberty.
Mary Meeker's annual Internet Trends report. Top 10 Mobile Internet Trends (Feb 2011) Internet Trends 2010 by Morgan Stanley Research. Internet, c’est quoi ? Internet, c’est quoi ?
Voici un petit schéma qui vous expliquera comment internet fonctionne et qui vous donnera quelques chiffres sympas. The Business of Big Data - IA Ventures. iPad & iPhone apps.
Learning from Facebook. Learning from Google. Learning from others failures. Apple vs Google war. Web thinking. Architecture & ecosystem. LAUNCH - Techcrunch50 2009. Web Watch. Europe wide web. San Francisco vs Nyc. Réseaux sociaux. Pq je suis pas né 10 ans plus tot...? :) Web & economy. Dark web. Identity Wars: Google & Yahoo! Bow to Facebook & Twitter. Yahoo!
Announced this morning that it is adding Facebook Connect across many of its properties. This afternoon Google Friend Connect announced the inclusion of Twitter as a top-level log-in option. These moves will be convenient for users, but may not be good for the future of the web. People have always said that Google does what's good for the web, because what's good for the web is good for Google. In this case I'm worried that the Royalty of the web's last generation has crowned these two leading social networks as the Royalty of the current generation in a deal that offers traffic and money but that could suffocate the most creative developments of the open, distributed web.
The Importance of Identity Identity is a very important matter online, particularly as everything becomes more social. Facebook and Twitter are becoming big Identity providers.