Pedro Xavier

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18 11, 2010

China Hijacks US Military and Civilian Data

By |2010-11-18T23:06:35-05:00November 18th, 2010|

China doesn’t stop surprising us. It is well known that they are considered the second “richest” country in the world and, of course, we all remember their little problem with Google. But this time, something REALLY serious took place. And it wasn’t good. It affected the US military and some civilian information. In a recent report, cybercrime experts have found proof that China hijacked the Internet for 18 minutes last April. China absorbed 15% of the traffic from US military and civilian networks, as well as from other countries. So far without explanation.

15 11, 2010

Facebook “Messages” – Here Comes A New Email System!

By |2010-11-15T22:44:15-05:00November 15th, 2010|

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, announced today that there would be an overhaul in the communication system of their social network. During his presentation in San Francisco, California, the young executive said that the new product, called Messages, will be able to integrate messages from various sources - such as email, instant messaging (i.e. MSN Messenger) and SMS text messages - in a single conversation that would be stored on the user history. It had been widely speculated that Facebook would launch an email system that would try to compete with Gmail (Google), Hotmail (Microsoft) and Yahoo Mail (Yahoo). Zuckerberg said that this was not the medium of the future and that he had no intention of stealing users from other services.

10 11, 2010

Ever Wonder How Google Search Works?

By |2010-11-10T17:20:24-05:00November 10th, 2010|

Ever wonder how Google Search works? In this article we'll try to give you a glimpse into that world. We will provide a brief explanation of what happens when you perform a search on Google! We will touch on a number of key points that may not be so readily apparent. While this article is directed at SEO rookies, we are sure that experts will enjoy the review.

4 11, 2010

Facebook is going Places and Introduces “Deals”

By |2010-11-04T23:03:18-04:00November 4th, 2010|

A couple of months after launching the location-based service called Places, Facebook has made the mobile application available to major merchants and thousands of small and mid-sized businesses in the United States.The service called Facebook Deals, available today is designed to connect users of Facebook Places to deals and specials from the likes of 24 Hour Fitness, Gap and Palms Casino Resort delivered directly to your iPhone, iPod Touch and Smartphones.

3 11, 2010

Microsoft Xbox 360’s “Kinect” Will Spy On You

By |2010-11-03T15:05:49-04:00November 3rd, 2010|

Do you read the terms of service agreements that come with software, hardware and firmware updates to your console (particularly Xbox), portable device or PC? No, you don’t. You’re always too happy to scroll on to the end and click “Yes.” One astute buyer took the time to read through the updated Xbox Live terms of service included with yesterday’s Xbox 360’s system update – and uncovered some pretty scary stuff.

2 11, 2010

App Developers Sold Facebook User Info

By |2010-11-02T15:04:44-04:00November 2nd, 2010|

facebook appsIt was revealed that a data broker has been buying Facebook user information from app developers and as a result has placed some developers on a six-month suspension. The announcement made on Facebook developers’ blog, comes on the heels of the revelation that many popular Facebook apps were transmitting user IDs which can be used to look up a users' names and, in some cases, the names of the app user's friends to a series of advertising and data firms.

28 10, 2010

Twitter for Your Business

By |2010-10-28T21:50:30-04:00October 28th, 2010|

twitter for businessSince 2006 millions of people use Twitter every day to communicate, interview, discuss and inform, regardless of the topic, with others. Now, people are turning to Twitter as an effective way to also reach out to businesses. From local stores to big brands, and from retail locations to an internet-based e-commerce website, people are finding great value in the connections they make with businesses on Twitter. As Twitter continues to grow year-by-year, there WILL be a market for your product.

27 10, 2010

Steve Jobs Wanted to Be Sony

By |2010-10-27T15:59:30-04:00October 27th, 2010|

Steve Jobs with a MacIn a very interesting interview with CultofMac.com, John Sculley former Apple CEO and a good friend of Steve Jobs for over 25 years opened up about what went on in the company’s early days. The most interesting, but not most surprising, part was when he explained which Japanese company influenced Steve Jobs the most. "[One Japanese company] that Steve admired was Sony," Sculley told the site. "We used to go visit Akio Morita and he had really the same kind of high-end standards that Steve did and respect for beautiful products. I remember Akio Morita gave Steve and me each one of the first Sony Walkmans. None of us had ever seen anything like that before because there had never been a product like that. This is 25 years ago and Steve was fascinated by it. The first thing he did with his was take it apart and he looked at every single part. How the fit and finish was done, how it was built."