online forums

online forums

If Kickstarter Were A Store, It Might Look Something Like This

Get a free domain name and Web hosting for one year

www.pcworld.com
It's the rare new business that wouldn't benefit from a home on the Web. Quite the opposite: If someone goes looking for a business like yours and doesn't find at least a simple Web site for it, well, that's a customer who's probably going to a competitor. You might...
Get a free domain name and Web hosting for one year

Boot up: iWatch confirmed?, Surface in demand, Spotify on WinPhone and more

www.guardian.co.uk
Plus the router feature that could let it be pwned, Flash at risk (again), motherboards on the market and moreA quick burst of 12 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamDisruptions: Apple is said to be developing a curved-glass smart watch >> NYTimes.comIn its headquarters...
Boot up: iWatch confirmed?, Surface in demand, Spotify on WinPhone and more

Would better forum software make the internet a nicer place?

www.guardian.co.uk
Jeff Atwood is redesigning online discussion with his Discourse project - starting with its fundamental building block, the forumForums are a fundamental building block of the internet, used by millions of people every day. So you need quite a bit of gumption to call the software behind many of them...
Would better forum software make the internet a nicer place?
After Microsoft Denied It Hires People To Vote On Reddit, Reddit Removed A Controversial Post (MSFT)

Oracle forums upgrade raises a ruckus among users

www.pcworld.com
Oracle's recent upgrade to its online forums has divided the portal's many users, with some saying the update brings welcome changes but others claiming it is bug-riddled and inferior to its predecessor.After the revamped Oracle Technology Network Community site launched earlier this month, an official asked for feedback from...
Oracle forums upgrade raises a ruckus among users
The September Problem
The revolutionary new Branch, the anti-Twitter from Twitter is ... an online forum
Google Alerts 'broken,' 'useless,' and slowed to a 'trickle'

Dropbox enables two-factor verification in "experimental build"

arstechnica.com
Roughly a month after Dropbox said it would offer two-factor authentication, the cloud-based storage company has quietly done so in an experimental build of the application. In the wake of the Mat Honan hack and Dropbox’s own security problems, the company seems to have taken a stronger tactic for hardening user accounts. In...
Dropbox enables two-factor verification in "experimental build"

The Circuit: Al-Qaeda forums go dark, Global Payments contains hack; FTC chairman on privacy

www.washingtonpost.com
Al-Qaeda forums go dark: Online forums for al-Qaeda have gone dark in what experts say is the longest outage of the sites since they began operating eight years ago, The Washington Post reported. No one has claimed responsibility for the blackout, but experts say the duration of the blackout...
The Circuit: Al-Qaeda forums go dark, Global Payments contains hack; FTC chairman on privacy
Are Nexus 7 owners getting what they paid for? Users report dead pixels, loose displays

Fave-reads: 5 must-read books for IT career growth

www.computerworld.com
Let's face it -- when it comes to IT professional development, books might be the last place people turn. With webinars, online forums, blogs, Web sites, bootcamps and social media, books would seem like a last resort....
Fave-reads: 5 must-read books for IT career growth
Feds shutter online narcotics store that used TOR to hide its tracks

Elephant ivory ads on eBay and Google Shopping threaten conservation, advocates say

www.theverge.com
E-commerce has disrupted a number of industries, but it's only helped expand the global market for items made of illegal African elephant ivory. Online sales listings for items made of the highly-coveted tusks of African elephants have increased in recent years, showing up on eBay, Google Shopping and numerous...
Elephant ivory ads on eBay and Google Shopping threaten conservation, advocates say

21st Century Insurance Hands Media Account to Mindshare

https:
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Auto insurer 21st Century Insurance and Financial Services has shifted its estimated $50 million U.S. media planning and buying account to WPP's Mindshare without a review. The account was previously run by Omnicom Group's Omnicom Media Group....
21st Century Insurance Hands Media Account to Mindshare

China Tightens Internet Controls, Real-name System to Expand

www.pcworld.com
China on Thursday unveiled a draft of new Internet regulations that could force users of social networks, blogs, and online forums to register with their official IDs....
China Tightens Internet Controls, Real-name System to Expand
ProBoards Upgrades Its Forum-Building Tools With A New Dashboard And Live Search

Archers controversy: how online message boards are giving silver surfers a bad name

www.telegraph.co.uk
Closing 'Archers' and Saga online forums has upset web-savvy oldies, says Sarah Rainey...
Archers controversy: how online message boards are giving silver surfers a bad name

HD DVD vs. Blu-ray: Wal-Mart offers Toshiba player for under $200

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Toshiba HD-A2. Image: Toshiba The battle for the future of the high-definition DVD has taken an intriguing turn: For the first time, mega-retailer Wal-Mart (WMT) has begun selling a player for less than $200. In various online forums, enthusiasts have reported seeing the Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD player available in...
HD DVD vs. Blu-ray: Wal-Mart offers Toshiba player for under $200

DIY drones: don't confuse homemade UAVs with military killing machines

www.guardian.co.uk
Google's Eric Schmidt has suggested they will be used for surveillance, but those who make them insist they have benefits"It was always a dream to build one, after having built helicopters in my bedroom for a while. I mostly like flying for fun, seeing whether I can get the device...
DIY drones: don't confuse homemade UAVs with military killing machines

In Social Networks, Not All Opinion Leaders Are Created Equal

www.readwriteweb.com
Marketers have known for a while that they need to find opinion leaders discussing their products on social networks if they want to control their branding message. But new research says there are different kinds of opinion leaders, with two types giving brands distinctly different but equally valuable types of...
In Social Networks, Not All Opinion Leaders Are Created Equal

Labour calls on police to probe business founded by Grant Shapps

www.guardian.co.uk
Party says How To Corp's website should be investigated for possible fraud and copyright violationsLabour is calling for the family business founded by Tory chairman Grant Shapps - which sells software that inflates a website's advertising revenue by copying other people's content - to be investigated by the police for...
Labour calls on police to probe business founded by Grant Shapps

Malaysian Government Holding Service Providers Liable For The Actions Of Their Users

www.techdirt.com
The idea of holding service providers responsible for the actions of their users is pretty absurd. Mostly because a website owner or ISP has very little control over what their users do, and to hold the providers responsible for potentially harmful or illegal actions of users would be akin to...
Malaysian Government Holding Service Providers Liable For The Actions Of Their Users

Court Says Negative Yelp Reviews Shouldn't Be Censored

allthingsd.com
A Virginia court late last week lifted an injunction against a woman who left negative reviews on Yelp and Angie’s List about her home contractor. The reversal was important because the previous decision had effectively censored Jane Perez’s Yelp review of contractor Christopher Dietz without a court finding that what...
Court Says Negative Yelp Reviews Shouldn't Be Censored

Windows Phone 8 reboots irk some users

www.pcworld.com
Smartphones made by Nokia and HTC and running Windows Phone 8 have been spontaneously rebooting and freezing for some users, according to complaints in several online forums. Some users of the HTC 8X handset have reported anywhere from one to eight random reboots a day after purchasing their phones....
Windows Phone 8 reboots irk some users

A $17 Million Round We All Missed

pandodaily.com
Most start-up founders would bend over backwards for coverage.  So I was a bit surprised when a former NCAA championship gymnast raised $17 million in funding late last year, not only didn’t do cartwheels, he kept it a secret–until now. “It didn’t make sense for us to be distracted with...
A $17 Million Round We All Missed
China’s Crackdown on Internet Anonymity: Tell Us Your Real Name Or Stay Off the Microblogs

China's government takes on microblogs, blogs, online forums

news.cnet.com
With ever-increasing restrictions on online activity, Chinese authorities are trying to make Internet service providers act as Web police for the government. [Read more]...
China's government takes on microblogs, blogs, online forums

Taiwan's FTC investigating Samsung for defaming HTC on local online forums

www.pcworld.com
Fabricated Internet posts praising Samsung at the expense of HTC products has landed the South Korean company in hot water with Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission.Taiwan's FTC said on Tuesday it was investigating the matter, and could punish Samsung for up to NT$25 million (US$835,000) if it is found to...
Taiwan's FTC investigating Samsung for defaming HTC on local online forums
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?