Behind The Numbers Of Google+’s Monumental Rise To 25 Million Visitors. This week comScore released findings on Google+’s monumental surge to 25 million unique global visitors.
Launched just over a month ago, Google+ has become the fastest social networking service to reach 25 million unique visitors. This quick ascent outpaced MySpace, Twitter and Facebook: The comScore findings also separate the U.S. unique visitor stats from Global stats. The results are interesting; the largest traffic surge in the US occurred in mid-July and flattened out at the end of the month. However, the global adoption has been steadier. When patents attack Android. I have worked in the tech sector for over two decades.
Microsoft and Apple have always been at each other’s throats, so when they get into bed together you have to start wondering what's going on. Here is what’s happening: Android is on fire. Will hostile patent suits force phone makers to pay more for "free" Android than Windows Phone 7? Google lashed out today at Microsoft, Apple, and Oracle over the spate of patent suits targeting Android, charging that the companies are running a "hostile" and "anti-competitive" campaign.
In one of the more dramatic charges, Google claims that it may result in phone makers being forced to pay more to use Android than Windows Phone 7. David Drummond, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, wrote in a hard-hitting blog post that because of Android's success there is now: a hostile, organized campaign against Android by Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and other companies, waged through bogus patents.
Google Rips Into Microsoft, Apple, Oracle For “Bogus Patents” And Trying To “Strangle” Android. In the past, I’ve been critical of Google for trying to dance around directly calling out their competitors who are actively attempting to screw them.
Today, they’re no longer dancing. In a post just put up on the main Google Blog, Google SVP and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond takes shot after shot at Google’s competitors. Apple, Others Waging War on Android: Google. Google Inc.
(GOOG) accused Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Oracle Corp. (ORCL) of waging a “hostile, organized campaign” against its Android mobile software, a sign of escalating tension in the technology industry’s patent war. The company’s rivals are joining forces to purchase patents to keep them out of Google’s hands and taking other steps to make it more expensive for handset makers to use the Android operating system, David Drummond, chief legal officer at Mountain View, California-based Google, said in a blog posting. Google Should Publicly Oppose Software Patents - Timothy B. Lee - Disruptive Economics. Microsoft Tweets Out An Email Showing It Tried To Work With Google On Buying Patents. Disgruntled Canadian Developer Behind Internet Explorer IQ 'Study' Hoax.
Germany Investigating Facebook Tagging Feature. Operation Shady RAT: five-year hack attack hit 14 countries. The governments of the United States, Canada, and South Korea, as well as the UN, the International Olympic Committee, and 12 US defense contractors were among those hacked in a five-year hacking campaign dubbed "Operation Shady RAT" by security firm McAfee, which revealed the attacks.
Many of the penetrations were long-term, with 19 intrusions lasting more than a year, and five lasting more than two. Targets were found in 14 different countries, across North America, Europe, India, and East Asia. The infiltration was discovered when McAfee came across a command-and-control server, used by the hackers for directing the remote administration tools—"RATs," hence the name "Operation Shady RAT"—installed in the victim organizations, during the course of an invesigation of break-ins at defense contractors.
The server was originally detected in 2009; McAfee began its analysis of the server in March this year. Exclusive: Randi Zuckerberg Leaves Facebook to Start Social Media Firm - Kara Swisher. Randi Zuckerberg's Ill-Timed Statements About Anonymity Online. Randi Zuckerberg is quitting her job at Facebook to start her own social media consulting company, but it looks like she'll fight an uphill battle to win over the industry.
Last week, she made some pretty strong statements against anonymity on the Internet. “I think anonymity on the Internet has to go away,” said Mark Zuckerberg's little sister according to The Huffington Post. “People behave a lot better when they have their real names down. … I think people hide behind anonymity and they feel like they can say whatever they want behind closed doors.” It turns out that a lot of people deeply disagree with Zuckerberg's sweeping condemnation of anonymity on the internet. These kinds of rebuttals fall in line with what experts have long said about anonymity online. Why I Quit My Job to Start a Tech Company. Vinicius Vacanti is co-founder and CEO of Yipit.
Next posts on how to acquire users for free and how to raise a Series A. Don’t miss them by subscribing via email or via twitter. Natural user interface is a red herring, what we really need is a Dyson sphere. I'm a real sucker for natural user interface.
I eat it up at tradeshows, I drain my wallet on the various accessories, and I carpal my tunnels with its contortions. But does it make me fitter / happier / more productive / comfortable / not drinking too much? Not really, not yet, or at least not all by itself. I would argue that "natural user interface" is the wrong goal to have in mind while building user experiences, because it says nothing about the efficiency of the operation or the ultimate results. What we want is a Dyson sphere. Are Smart People Getting Smarter? The Flynn effect has always been tinged with mystery.
First popularized by the political scientist James Flynn, the effect refers to the widespread increase in IQ scores over time. Some measures of intelligence — such as performance on Raven’s Progressive Matrices in Des Moines and Scotland — have been increasing for at least 100 years.