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Monday: December 7, 2009

Eleven of the most embarrassing songs of the 2000s.Eleven of the most embarrassing songs of the 2000s.

...it might as well be the most successful single (it hit #1 in May '07) by the guy who made himself a multi-millionaire by taking his questionable singing voice and using auto-tune to transform himself into a pitch-perfect robot.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 2:41 PM | Tags (9) | songs | embarrassing | 2000 | 11points | funny | robot | autotune | iphone | millionaire |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 84 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

Cyber Monday brought in a staggering four million shoppers per minute.Cyber Monday brought in a staggering four million shoppers per minute.

Akamai said that its Net Usage Index -- which monitors North American visitors to sites such as American Eagle Outfitters, Overstock.com, QVC.com and eBags.com -- said traffic was up nearly 39% compared to the same time last year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:33 AM | Tags (6) | shopping | cyber | monday | cnnmoney | millions | minute |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

Large hadron collider manages to set brand new world energy record.Large hadron collider manages to set brand new world energy record.

The previous record of 0.98 trillion electron volts has been held by the Tevatron accelerator since 2001. The LHC is eventually expected to operate at some seven trillion electron volts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:32 AM | Tags (11) | energy | collider | hadron | world | record | large | bbc | volts | trillion | accelerator | lhc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

IBM now offering cloud computing services too.IBM now offering cloud computing services too.

IBM, the world's biggest technology services company, has lagged behind younger companies in rolling out cloud services. But it is still early days for the cloud industry, which Gartner Research estimates will ring up sales of about $3.4 billion this year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 5:34 PM | Tags (7) | billions | cloud | computing | ibm | industry | sales | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 13, 2009

Intel decides to settle up with AMD to the tune of $1.25 billion.Intel decides to settle up with AMD to the tune of $1.25 billion.

But even before Thursday, AMD's complaints had their desired effect: Antitrust regulators in several countries have filed cases against Intel based on AMD's accusations — cases that won't disappear because of the settlement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:00 AM | Tags (6) | intel | amd | settlement | billion | yahoo | antitrust |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Spam marketer ordered to pay Facebook a whopping $711 million.Spam marketer ordered to pay Facebook a whopping $711 million.

The company said the judgment marks the second-largest anti-spam award ever. In November 2008, Facebook won an $873 million judgment against Adam Guerbuez and his business, Atlantis Blue Capital, who bombarded users with sexually explicit spam messages.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:06 AM | Tags (9) | award | emails | facebook | judge | judgement | marketing | millions | order | spam |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Firefox manages to gain thirty million new users in just eight weeks.Firefox manages to gain thirty million new users in just eight weeks.

The folks at Mozilla are quite proud of their recent little growth spurt which was measured by tracking the amount of times that Firefox actually phones home to check for software updates (apparently it does this every 24 hours).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:30 AM | Tags (7) | browsers | interwebs | firefox | users | base | millions | register |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 20, 2009

Twitter would like you to know that over five billion tweets have been served.Twitter would like you to know that over five billion tweets have been served.

It's sort of fitting that Twitter's 5 billionth tweet came not from one of the celebrities or marketers who have flooded the service in recent months, but from one of the quirky Bay Area dot-com nerds who formed its first loyal pack of users.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 11:00 AM | Tags (6) | twitter | landmark | tweets | billion | five | cnet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

YouTube would like you to know that they now get a billion views per day.YouTube would like you to know that they now get a billion views per day.

Congrats to YouTube on their continued Internet meme machine success. May there be many more keyboard cats and unintentional rickrolls yet to come.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:49 PM | Tags (7) | billions | daily | inquirer | interwebs | videos | views | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Apple pleased to announce that the App Store has surpassed two billion downloads.Apple pleased to announce that the App Store has surpassed two billion downloads.

The rate of App Store downloads continues to accelerate with users downloading a staggering two billion apps in just over a year, including more than half a billion apps this quarter alone,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:51 PM | Tags (9) | apple | apps | appstore | billions | developers | downloads | iphone | ipod | ipodtouch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Twitter valued at about a billion thanks to recent funding.Twitter valued at about a billion thanks to recent funding.

Last week, Twitter revised its terms of service to state that its service could contain ads that, among other things, target 'queries made through the services.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:31 PM | Tags (7) | twitter | value | funding | billion | interwebs | tweets | google |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Adobe decides to up and acquire Omniture for a mere $1.8 billion.Adobe decides to up and acquire Omniture for a mere $1.8 billion.

Omniture's offering, a software-as-a-service firm that sells a service for real time analysis of visitors' behaviors on customers Web sites, is a smart, if counterintuitive, complement to Adobe's Web focused software.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:34 AM | Tags (7) | adobe | billion | business | forbes | omniture | statistics | tracking |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 17, 2009

Brewster's Millions remake apparently in the works.Brewster's Millions remake apparently in the works.

They will probably have to change the title to Brewster's Billions for dramatic effect and rate of inflation.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 4:59 PM | Tags (6) | brewster | hollywood | millions | movies | remake | richardpryor |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

Facebook would like you to know they now have 250 million active users.Facebook would like you to know they now have 250 million active users.

Facebook's growth explosion as of late has been largely overseas, and some would argue that the next frontier for the massive social network would be to make better inroads into countries where people are more likely to be accessing the Web on a mobile device than on a computer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:36 AM | Tags (4) | facebook | users | millions | active |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 15, 2009

Programming error causes some Visa customers to receive 17-digit charges.Programming error causes some Visa customers to receive 17-digit charges.

...he swiped his debit card at a gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes and when he later checked his account online found that he had been charged  the 17-digit number — a stunning $23,148,855,308,184,500.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 1:03 PM | Tags (7) | charge | error | oops | programming | quadrillion | visa | dumb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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