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Tuesday: March 2, 2010

Hacking popular ticket sites may land you with several unfriendly charges.Hacking popular ticket sites may land you with several unfriendly charges.

What kind of charges you ask? Well there is conspiracy, wire fraud and unauthorized computer access for starters. According to the source article that wire fraud charge carries a twenty year prison sentence.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:00 AM | Tags (13) | hackers | tickets | ticketmaster | profit | concerts | music | yahoo | hacking | charges | conspiracy | wire | fraud | prison |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Ten of the all-time greatest free downloads and services according to PC World.Ten of the all-time greatest free downloads and services according to PC World.

I find it a little strange that Spybot: Search and Destroy isn't on this list. On almost every PC I've ever had to troubleshoot I usually start by running a scan of Spybot to get a quick glance at what's going on.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:06 AM | Tags (7) | downloads | free | pcworld | services | software | yahoo | spybot |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 54 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Apple would like you to know that they've hit the ten billionth download.Apple would like you to know that they've hit the ten billionth download.

The downloader of said billionth song is the lucky recipient of a $10,000 iTunes gift card. Try not to spend it all one place (gift card is also good for app store purchases as well).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:33 AM | Tags (8) | apple | billion | downloads | itunes | music | purchases | store | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 24, 2010

Always wanted to know what your face reveals about your overall health?Always wanted to know what your face reveals about your overall health?

According to Chinese medicine and this article, your face is a window to your health. Turns out that your face can provide subtle and not-so-subtle clues about all kinds of  particular ailments.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Health @ 6:27 AM | Tags (7) | chin | face | forehead | nose | plinkett | reveal | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 19, 2010

Ten year search deal between Microsoft and Yahoo finalized and approved by regulators.Ten year search deal between Microsoft and Yahoo finalized and approved by regulators.

Microsoft is hoping to give Google some viable competition with this new deal. Also, Yahoo's search will soon be powered by Microsoft perhaps spawning an even sillier name for a search engine like Bahoo or YaBing. One last point, both names are actually sounds (try it, YAHOO... BING!).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:54 AM | Tags (8) | approval | competition | deal | google | microsoft | regulators | search | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 16, 2010

Google decides to modify Buzz platform after some specific privacy issues come to light.Google decides to modify Buzz platform after some specific privacy issues come to light.

And before Google made the latest changes, who's in those circles could easily be exposed to others without the user even realizing it. Suddenly your boss could discover that you've been corresponding with a rival company that happens to have some job openings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | google | buzz | social | networking | privacy | issues | public | yahoo | open |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 8, 2010

Google will probably make over a billion via online advertising this year.Google will probably make over a billion via online advertising this year.

In display advertising, Google lags behind Yahoo!, which had revenue of $6.5 billion in 2009 that was generated largely from its display ads. Google has tried to catch up in part through acquisitions. Two of the biggest were aimed at the display ad market.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:48 AM | Tags (10) | ads | advertising | billions | businessweek | digital | google | money | online | revenue | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

Nintendo President not impressed with the new iPad at all.Nintendo President not impressed with the new iPad at all.

Satoru Iwata would have liked more 'surprises' from Apple in regards to their latest product. Also, he doesn't think that 3D video gaming (a la Avatar) will ever catch on. Now go buy a Nintendo DS.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:43 AM | Tags (8) | apple | ds | gaming | ipad | nintendo | unimpressed | wii | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 26, 2010

AOL decides to acquire an Internet video firm for $36.5 million.AOL decides to acquire an Internet video firm for $36.5 million.

AOL is looking to do a stronger nationwide video push across their numerous web properties. I guess they are banking on this video thing really taking off on the Interwebs. Anything is possible right?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:32 AM | Tags (6) | acquisitions | aol | business | millions | video | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 11, 2010

LEGO announces forray into multiplayer online games in the near future.LEGO announces forray into multiplayer online games in the near future.

'Think World of Warcraft, Second Life and Club Penguin all wrapped into one,' said lead producer Chris Sherland of NetDevil, the Colorado-based game development company behind Lego Universe.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:36 AM | Tags (9) | franchise | gaming | legos | mmo | multiplayer | online | videogames | warcraft | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

GPS device manages to strand couple in Oregon for three days.GPS device manages to strand couple in Oregon for three days.

In the town of Silver Lake, the unit told them to turn right on Forest Service Road 28, and they followed that and some spur roads nearly 35 miles before getting stuck in about 1 1/2 feet of snow near Thompson Reservoir, the sheriff said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 3:29 PM | Tags (8) | gps | device | yahoo | stranded | wrong | turn | stuck | road |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 10, 2009

Variety to start charging for their online news in the very near future.Variety to start charging for their online news in the very near future.

I'd like to consider myself a bit of a movie nerd so I'll check out Variety.com from time to time to see what's going on in tinsel town. I don't think I'll be handing over my credit card to them anytime soon to read their news though, sorry.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:58 PM | Tags (6) | creditcard | news | online | paywall | variety | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

Yahoo decides to launch an online privacy tool for all of us consumersYahoo decides to launch an online privacy tool for all of us consumers

In the past, users were able to rejected targeted ads, but they weren't able to edit and modify their personal preferences — for instance, saying 'no' only to ads for video games or ads with a health focus.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:22 AM | Tags (7) | yahoo | security | privacy | launch | ftc | consumer | tool |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 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


Monday: October 26, 2009

So long, GeoCities. Yahoo closes up shop on the service for good.So long, GeoCities. Yahoo closes up shop on the service for good.

Ah, GeoCities - one of the first places I went to for free web hosting when I was learning all about this thing called the world wide web many years ago. Thanks for the memories and that fine ad-supported hosting you once provided.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:34 AM | Tags (9) | geocities | closings | yahoo | fyi | free | development | web | newbie | novice |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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