Category Archives: Internet
Imgur has been known as the image provider for Reddit, but it’s recently released galleries features is helping the site to transform from invisible image provider to prime destination for viewing photos. The site served up to 3.8 billion pageviews to 56 million unique visitors, according to the article from TechCrunch. One big fact is that, now 40 percent of Imgur visitors came from direct visitors to the site, rather than being referred from other sites like Reddit. Imgur founder told that a big part of that traffic was thanks to it’s new gallery feature. Imgur wants to be YouTube of photos and it’s important to the company to break it’s dependency on Reddit.
Microsoft has just announced in their Windows Phone blog that they are expanding Windows Phone web store to 37 new countries. The company also told that it’s going to be maintaining full staff to certify apps during holiday period. Now after additional 37 new countries the Windows Phone web store is avilable in 112 countries, and the phone store is available in 191 countries.
Copmany also added new changes to the store including universal search, helping customers to see all in one place instead of searching different places. The Web store has also gained support for installing apps via SD card, which Microsoft points out that could be useful if there’s no cellular or Wi-Fi connections available.
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UPDATE: Tumblr says now in their Twitter account that the issues has been resolved and blogs has been restored to their original state.
Tumblr engineers have resolved the issue of the viral post attack that affected a few thousand Tumblr blogs. Thanks for your patience.
— Tumblr (@tumblr) joulukuu 3, 2012
Apparently it seems that Tumblr blogs has been hacked by troll group GNAA or the Gay Nigger Association of America. They are saying in their Twitter account that 8,600 unique users had their accounts compromised and blogs defaced. Among those hacked Tumblr blogs are Reuters, The Verge and manny other. The infected sites now display an exhortation to commit suicide, and after visited while you’re logged in they infect your site as well. Tumblr also released statement according this situation:
There is a viral post circulating on Tumblr which begins “Dearest ‘Tumblr’ users”. If you have viewed this post, please log out of all browsers that may be using Tumblr immediately. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as swiftly as possible. Thank you.
Anonymous has declared cyber war against Syrian government because of their decision to cut the country out of internet. The hactivist group expressed outrage, calling the Internet shutdown in Syria a “massive violation of the human rights of the free Syrian people,” network world reports. Anonymous is comparing this out take similar as was in case of Egypt, when Hosni Mubarak plugged-off the internet access from it’s people. The hacker groups also confirms that their first attack will be against Syrian embassy in China.
Source: Network World
Micrsoft has released new Internet Explorer 10 ad to YouTube and i must say that it look awesome. IE10 ad is all about it to trolling back to IE10 hater. The guy in the video trolls IE10 by various methods, but IE10 always trolls back with clever comments, and that’s what makes this guy not happy. Internet Explorer is still the most used browser, according to NetMarketShare reports, but it’s share has been dropping. Decade ago Internet Explorer accounted around 80% of the browser markets, but that has been now dropped to around 50%. Maybe this is the new coming of the IE, who knows, we just have to wait and see when it launches.
UPDATE: Google and ICOA have both denied the deal. ICOA CEO have said that there is not truth behind Google purchasing ICOA.
Google is reportedly purchased wireless internet provider ICOA for $400 million. This means that Google is going to control around 1,500 wired and wireless broadband locales in public spaces, including restaurants, universities and airports across 45 US states. Google has already partnered with Boingo for free Wi-Fi hotspot services in several locations, and it’s believed that Google will now include ICOA’s hotspots to it’s current deal with Boingo.