Archive | June 2008

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Visa Launches the Visa Business Network on Facebook
by: Jerry Liao

Visa Inc. unveiled the Visa Business Network (www.visabusinessnetwork.com), the first-ever application dedicated to connecting small businesses on Facebook. The Visa Business Network has been created with small businesses, for small businesses, and is a unique environment built on Facebook Platform for the small business arena. To celebrate this initiative, Visa will award a total of $2 million in Facebook advertising credit to help small business owners reach new customers and drive new growth.
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You’ve Got Mail

Yahoo! Announces Global Availability of Two New E-mail Domains
by: Jerry Liao

Frustating is the word I can think of everytime I try to register an email address only to find out that it’s already taken. Even variations of you’re desired email are all taken. This goes to show how popular email is today for both business and personal use. That is why the recent announcement of Yahoo! is a big welcome.
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Technological Danger

I.T. Directors Unprepared for emerging Web-based attacks
by: Jerry Liao

Secure Computing Corporation announced the results of an IT Director survey that uncovers a rising concern of insider threats and widespread acknowledgement of being unprepared for emerging Web-based attacks.

When asked whether they believed insider or outsider threats posed a bigger problem to their organisation, more than 80 per cent of the 103 Directors surveyed prioritise insider threats (defined as either unintentional data leakage or deliberate data theft). Less than one in five respondents (17 per cent) feel the external threats posed by hackers are more dangerous.
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Google adds Gmail Labs to Gmail

Google recently introduced Gmail Labs, a new tab on the Gmail Settings page that offers a selection of experimental Gmail features for users to evaluate. Gmail Labs allows users to try out experimental new features in Gmail and send feedback to Google so the company can improve them.
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iPhone Usage Statics

Afer the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, almost everyone is talking about the new iPhone 3G and MobileMe. And I can’t blame them, for the simple reason that the iPhone 3G will soon be available here in the Philippines and the price is very attractive. US $199 for an iPhone 3G? Not a bad deal.
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A New Way to Protect Computer Networks from Internet Worms

Scientists may have found a new way to combat the most dangerous form of computer virus. The method automatically detects within minutes when an Internet worm has infected a computer network. Network administrators can then isolate infected machines and hold them in quarantine for repairs.
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Stop At Nothing

Study Shows Instant Messaging Reduces Workplace Interruption
by: Jerry Liao

Employers seeking to decrease interruptions may want to have their workers use instant messaging software, a new study suggests.

A recent study by researchers at Ohio State University and University of California, Irvine found that workers who used instant messaging on the job reported less interruption than colleagues who did not.
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