Articles By: James Johnson

Netflix Shares Soar After Company Announces 2 Billion Streaming Hours

Netflix Shares Soar After Company Announces 2 Billion Streaming Hours

2 January 5, 2012 5:11 am

Netflix on Wednesday announced that the fourth quarter brought with it 2 billion streaming hours of TV shows and movies to 20 million streaming subscribers, enough to raise the company’s shares by 8.4%. Shares may have also rose after analyst […]

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) Upgrade Wreaks Havoc On User Privacy

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) Upgrade Wreaks Havoc On User Privacy

0 January 5, 2012 4:49 am

If your online privacy is of great concern to you it’s a good idea to avoid downloading the new preview version of AOL Instant Messenger. Privacy rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) discovered that AOL was storing more logs of communications […]

AOL Still Charging Unsuspecting Customers For Email

AOL Still Charging Unsuspecting Customers For Email

0 January 5, 2012 3:44 am

In case you haven’t heard the good news email is now free, I know that might sound ridiculous to mention but as it turns out some AOL customers have been paying for their AOL.com email addresses for the last decade […]

Yahoo Has A New CEO, Hires Paypal President Scott Thompson

Yahoo Has A New CEO, Hires Paypal President Scott Thompson

0 January 4, 2012 9:02 pm

The long wait to fill the shoes of fired Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz is over and her successor is Paypal President Scott Thompson. Thompson will begin in his new role on Monday where he will enter the company during a […]

Walmart Acquires Mobile App Developer Small Society

Walmart Acquires Mobile App Developer Small Society

0 January 4, 2012 6:45 pm

Walmart on Wednesday revealed the acquisition of mobile app developer Small Society, the mobility company behind success apps for Amazon, STarbucks, Whole Foods and the Democratic National Committee among other offerings. Announced on the @WalMartLabs blog financial terms were not disclosed. Walmart […]

Google and Apple Looking To License TV Content In Bids For UK Sporting Rights

Google and Apple Looking To License TV Content In Bids For UK Sporting Rights

0 January 4, 2012 4:11 am

Apple is preparing to jump into the ring for TV rights bidding that could place some of next seasons Premier League UK football games directly on Apple TV set-top boxes. The Daily Mail is reporting that the company would like […]

Google Android and Apple iOS Users Download 1.2 Billion Apps In One Week

Google Android and Apple iOS Users Download 1.2 Billion Apps In One Week

0 January 4, 2012 3:47 am

Google Android and Apple iOS mobile devices not only had a great holiday buying season on the hardware front with device activations spiking by 353% to 6.8 million units on Christmas day alone (along with 242 million application downloads – […]

Yahoo Two-Step Authentication Finally A Reality

Yahoo Two-Step Authentication Finally A Reality

0 January 3, 2012 11:28 pm

In an attempt to sully the attempts of email hackers Yahoo on Tuesday finally rolled out two-step authentication for better password control. Under the company’s new methodology if a device is not recognized as a typical login option the platform […]

GymPact Makes You Workout At The Gym Or Pay For Your Laziness

GymPact Makes You Workout At The Gym Or Pay For Your Laziness

0 January 2, 2012 10:08 pm

  GymPact is a new iPhone app with a novel approach to making sure you work out because it hits you were it hurts the most, your pocketbook. The premise of the application is simple, users pay a weekly fee […]

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Starts 2012 With Motivational Memo To Employees, Highlights Company Successes

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Starts 2012 With Motivational Memo To Employees, Highlights Company Successes

0 January 2, 2012 3:43 pm

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong wants his employees to know that the company accomplished a lot in 2011 and will accomplish even more in 2012 and that’s why he sent off a 2,000-word motivational memo to his thousands of staffers on […]

PostSecret App Pulled From App Store Following User Complaints

PostSecret App Pulled From App Store Following User Complaints

0 January 2, 2012 3:21 pm

The iPhone app known as PostSecret has been pulled from the Apple App Store just three months after it debuted. The program allowed users to anonymously post secrets, discover other users thoughts and react to submissions. According to app creator […]

North Korean Media Alters Kim Jong Il Funeral Photograph

North Korean Media Alters Kim Jong Il Funeral Photograph

0 December 30, 2011 4:29 am

While some pundits of old media often attack new media advocates for a lack of fact checking, aggregation of content and other non-traditional story gathering techniques they often ignore a culprit far more sinister, state run television. It’s within the […]

Spotify Year In Review: Most Popular Music Streaming Tracks By Country

Spotify Year In Review: Most Popular Music Streaming Tracks By Country

0 December 29, 2011 8:13 pm

2011 was an amazing year for Spotify, they launched with major label support in various countries including the United States, they integrated with Facebook for social music sharing purposes and they surpassed 2.5 million paying subscribers. Now as a big […]

Singapore Press Holdings Files Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Yahoo

Singapore Press Holdings Files Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Yahoo

0 December 29, 2011 2:53 am

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) on Wednesday filed a copyright infringement against Yahoo! claiming that the company plagiarized the company’s various publications. SPH, owners of the Singapore Straits Times and various other publications filed their suit to fight a counterclaim filed […]