Friday, June 08, 2012

Thanks for nothing, LinkedIn...

Just got a little email from LinkedIn which made me feel special. Looks like a lot of risk for very little reward.


Dear Kurt Taylor,
 
We recently became aware that some LinkedIn passwords were compromised and posted on a hacker website. We immediately launched an investigation and we have reason to believe that your password was included in the post.
 
To the best of our knowledge, no email logins associated with the passwords have been published, nor have we received any verified reports of unauthorized access to any member̢۪s account as a result of this event. While a small subset of the passwords was decoded and published, we do not believe yours was among them.
 
The security of your account is very important to us at LinkedIn. As a precaution, we disabled your password, and advise you to take the following steps to reset it. If you reset your password in the last two days, there is no need for further action.
 
1. Type www.linkedin.com/settings directly into your browser
2. Type in your email address and press Sign In, no password necessary
3. Follow the on-screen directions to reset your password
 
Note: Do not reuse your old password when creating your new password.
If you have been using your old LinkedIn password on other sites, we recommend that you change those passwords too. We appreciate your immediate attention to resetting your password and apologize for the inconvenience.
 
Thank you,
The LinkedIn Team

Mr. Rogers gets down with some help from Autotune!

This clip of Mr. Rogers gets the ubiquitous Autotune treatment courtesy of melodysheep...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Zynga losing more value, but not only in stock price...

The Zynga CTO has jumped ship to Game Closure...on the same day that about 325 million shares of employee owned Zynga stock gets released from the IPO lockup (as extended). How long can Zynga sustain a pps in excess of $5?

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Noise cancellation for restaurants

This article and a similar Gizmodo piece describes how the folks at Meyer Sound in Berkeley have created a nifty system that can control the noise level at a restaurant. While it is not cheap, it would seem to be a must have for a lot of restaurants where chief among patrons complaints is terrible acoustics making it difficult to converse. The modern trend towards high, unfinished ceilings, exposed concrete surfaces and the general industrial chic look creates lots of reflective surfaces which exacerbate unwanted reverberation.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Beautiful!

This collection of autos is worth a look.

NYT blog coverage of FB IPO

This live blog from DealBook at the NYT is interesting.  An amazing amount of ink spilled on this event. Not to mention stock trades.

FB opens quietly...

The most anticipated IPO in 10 years is trading at the opening price of $38 - with 566 million shares changing hands. FB is public. Now what? Did the all night hackathon generate any revenue, or just a hack?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Google's I/O conference sells out faster than Springsteen...

Google's developer conference apparently sold out in 20 minutes. Last year it took an entire hour. Guess it is just hotter this year. But don't worry, if you missed out you can still get a ticket here.

Friday, April 29, 2011

A White, Fat iPhone...Oh No!

You might not have noticed, but apparently the new white iPhone 4 is .2 mm thicker than the black version. No one ever said white was slimming...

Monday, March 28, 2011

Firefox 4 rolls over IE9

The latest version of Firefox has surpassed IE9 in half the time - does that make it twice as good or just twice as popular? As the cited VentureBeat article states: "The news also further emphasizes the fact that Firefox’s big browser competitor this time around is Google Chrome, not IE9. Chrome has been steadily growing in popularity over the last few years, thanks in large part to its fast browsing engine, while Firefox’s market share has fallen. With Firefox 4, Mozilla has a shot at convincing its traditional base of tech-savvy users, many of whom switched to Chrome, to give its browser another shot."

Hopefully this new Firefox won't have the same tendency to hang when popups open from permitted sites...