Yahoo rolls out update to make Flickr ‘awesome again’

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Discussion:  Hours after Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, announced that it was buying blog site, Tumblr, it also announced that it was re-vamping Flickr.  Flickr, a photo-sharing service, had been falling out of use since Yahoo purchased the start-up in 2005.  Among other things, the updated site will allow users one terabyte of storage and a promise… Read more »

Yahoo CEO out after resume scandal – reports

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Discussion:  In the last several days, it has been brought to the public’s attention that the CEO of Yahoo padded his resume.  He has since resigned from his post as CEO.  Scott Thompson added three untruthful words, “and computer science”, to the phrase, “graduated with his B.S. in accounting and computer science.”  The sticking point… Read more »

Greenpeace Argues That Apple Is the Dirtiest Tech Company

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Discussion: Greenpeace recently issued its report, “How Dirty Is Your Data? A Look at the Energy Choices That Power Cloud Computing” (PDF).  Relying on public information, the report ranks Apple as the least ethical among several tech giants for transparency, mitigation strategy, and infrastructure siting.  Apple’s low rating is mostly due to investing in a… Read more »

How did Google lose, and find, all those e-mails?

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Discussion: Due to a glitch in a software update, tens of thousands of Google e-mail users got a pretty big shock recently: All of their emails and contacts disappeared.  Fortunately, Google was able to recover all those lost emails and contacts, but the process took hours because the search giant backs up all e-mail data… Read more »

Sites Like Twitter Absent From Free Speech Pact

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Discussion: In 2008 human rights groups and politicians condemned top Internet companies for complying with China’s restrictive laws and censorship requirements.  In response, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo signed a code of conduct intended to protect online free speech and privacy in restrictive countries and hoped other technology firms would follow suit.  But social media giants… Read more »