Yahoo Sends AltaVista to the Graveyard


Malicious ads served through Yahoo's ad network delivered malware to thousands of site visitors, according to researchers at Fox-IT, but Yahoo subsequently blocked the attack.

The Yahoo logo is shown at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. in this April 16, 2013 file photo. (Robert Galbraith/Reuters)
    
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Contact lenses that allow the wearer to see high-definition virtual screens are to be unveiled in Las Vegas next week.

Snapchat said it will release an updated version of its app after hackers downloaded usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million accounts.
    
April 8, 2014. That's the day when, after more than 13 years, Microsoft will officially end support for Windows XP. Like millions of others around the world, you may be perfectly happy with your XP system, but it's now time to move on to either Windows 7 or Windows 8. Here's how.

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Security researchers have created a tool to help worried Snapchat users find out if their details were released online by hackers as part of an attack affecting 4.6 million people, as the temporary messaging company works with US law enforcement to find culprits

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The Syrian Electronic Army has hacked Skype's Twitter account to accuse the company's owner, Microsoft, of colluding with governments to share user data.
Over the weekend Facebook was declared dead and buried among teens, but something far more interesting is going on with the site, even as its mojo is weakening among mobile-first teenagers.

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The patent war that recently consumed the mobile industry and the media went from a boil to a simmer in 2013, but a new trial between Apple and Samsung set to begin in March could put patents back in the spotlight in 2014. 
According to a recent NPD report, Apple hardware took a hit in commercial sales during 2013 while Google's platforms rallied; the largest gainer being Chromebook, which outsold MacBooks five to one.
    
Yesterday, IBM tracked millions of transactions on hundreds of retail sites in the U.S. to discover the trends among mobile shoppers over Christmas Day. And the results are rather nice for mobile in general and for iOS in particular.
    

"I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions."
--Proverbs 8:12

"But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."
--Daniel 12:4

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