Bing falls to fifth place in the search engine wars, according to data from comScore qSearch.
Google tends to be the go-to search engine in the United States and in many other parts of the world, but in Russia, Yandex is top dog. On a global scale, Yandex is now officially more popular than Microsoft's Bing, so says the latest search engine data from comScore qSearch. Bing slipped to fifth place with a 2.5 share of the search market, falling slightly behind Yandex at 2.8 percent.
A family-owned adult DVD store claims Amazon is trying to shut it down.
Oh, the injustice! The owners of AdultWoot.com, a small, family-owned online store that sells adult themed DVDs (read: pornography) for under $5 a pop, claims Amazon is the one playing dirty by trying to shut the site down using underhanded tactics. Why would Amazon go out of its way to shutter an online porn shop? Simply put, Amazon owns Woot.com, an online deal site it acquired last year, and it doesn't want customers thinking the two sites are in any way related.
Teenage girl plans to buy "stuff" with the $200 she'll receive for quitting Facebook.
An interesting story about a 14-year-old daughter who convinced her dad to pay her to suspend Facebook for five months is making the rounds. Paul Baier, a research consultant in Boston, posted an image on his blog of the contract he and his daughter signed. Under terms of the agreement, little Baier will receive $50 upfront for deactivating her account, and another $150 at the end of June when the contract expires.
It took Facebook less than a decade to accumulate over 1 billion users.
Facebook, the world's largest social playground with over a billion participants and growing, celebrates its 9th birthday today. It was on February 4, 2004 that Mark Zuckerberg and his partners launched "Thefacebook," the original name of the Harvard-only service before Zuckerberg droped the "The" from the title at the recommendation of Justin Timberlake Sean Parker, or at least that's how it was portrayed in the docu-drama The Social Network.
A ghost town no more, Google+ is home to hundreds of millions of active users.
1Gb Internet service could be coming to a city near you.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Julius Genachowski issued a nationwide "Gigabit City Challenge" to broadband providers and state and municipal community leaders to roll out 1Gb Internet service in all 50 states by 2015. Genachowki's hope is that establishing at least one gigabit community in each state will spur innovators to create new businesses and industries.
As it turns out, Google didn't run over a donkey taking Street View pictures.
Everyone knows what happens when you assume things, and admittedly, Street Viewpictures in the Kweneng region of Botswana showing a donkey sprawled across the road amid a puff of dust looked bad. Like, really bad. At a glance, it appeared Google ran over and killed the wandering donkey in its continued quest to photograph the planet, an innocent victim in the wrong place at precisely the right time. But guess what? The donkey's alive.
Tell us which AV programs you want to see included in this year's roundup!
Straight and to the point, we need your help. You see, we're getting ready to conduct our annual roundup of Internet security suites, and we thought we'd try something a little different this year. Rather than pick which programs we think you'd be most interested in reading about, we're letting YOU tell US which ones to include. That's right, you wield the power -- how will you use it?
The next version of Chrome features the Web Speech API for developers.
Other than a U-Haul truck full of bug fixes, Google's Chrome 24 didn't really introduce any uber exciting features to the masses. There was an update to Flash, some speed improvements, and not much else. Such is the side effect of having rapid fire browser releases, but lest you find yourself overly jaded these days, Chrome 25 looks to be a little more interesting with the inclusion of the Web Speech API for developers.
Out of 200 million LinkedIn members, 74 million reside in the U.S.
LinkedIn likes to tout itself as the world's largest professional network on the Internet, and it's not just lip service. Having now achieved more than 200 million members around the world, LinkedIn is a seriously large social network, professional or otherwise. Let's put it into perspective. If LinkedIn were a country, it would have the 5th largest population in the world.