Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple, LinkedIn and Aol have all teamed up to oppose
widespread government surveillance. In an open letter to the US president and members of congress, the companies urge
the government to reform
its digital spy apparatus.
reactions at the Guardian.
posted by brina
on Dec 9, 2013 -
You might now be running in your head to a well worn path of justified resistance, phoning up the ol’ gang, circling the hippocampian wagons of amygdalian resistance. Hold on a sec, pilgrim.
Yahoo urges its employees to switch from using outlook to Yahoo Mail in a bizare internal email
. Meanwhile, as Microsoft abandons
the hated practice of stack ranking
Yahoo adopts it as its own
. But hey, they have Katie Couric
posted by Artw
on Nov 25, 2013 -
Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple are being monitored by the FBI and NSA, with Dropbox "coming soon."
So what can you do? Use some alternatives
. As Gabriel Weinberg, founder of DuckDuckGo
, told NPR: "we made the choice to just not track people so there is nothing to turn over.
posted by filthy light thief
on Jun 26, 2013 -
Female executives at Twitter, Yahoo and Google discuss
work/life balance at the top of the tech industry, how women should negotiate at work, and whether women view job satisfaction differently than their male colleagues. [more inside]
posted by Catseye
on Oct 6, 2012 -
Single-serving website to see if your credentials were compromised
in the recent posting online
of "usernames and passwords for what appeared to be 453,492 accounts belonging to Yahoo, but also Gmail, AOL, Hotmail, Comcast, MSN, SBC Global, Verizon, BellSouth and Live.com users." [via mefi projects
posted by davidjmcgee
on Jul 12, 2012 -
Yahoo! sports strikes again.
Charles Robinson (@charlesrobinson on twitter) , just revealed a nuclear bombshell of a scandal in the football program at the University of Miami, featuring drinks, cash, gambling, yachts, bounties on players, prostitutes, and an abortion. [more inside]
posted by norm
on Aug 17, 2011 -
A little ahead of schedule, Yahoo
have released their lists of items most often searched for in 2010. Google hasn't released their list but you can see popular searches using their Insights
posted by morganannie
on Dec 2, 2010 -
"[W]ebsites and hosting services should not be “fads” any more than forests and cities should be fads – they represent countless hours of writing, of editing, of thinking, of creating. They represent their time, and they represent the thoughts and dreams of people now much older, or gone completely. There’s history here. Real, honest, true history. So Archive Team did what it could, as well as other independent teams around the world, and some amount of Geocities was saved."
Now, one year later, they have announced that nearly a terabyte of web history
will soon be made available to the public as a 900GB torrent file
. (Previously. / Previously.) [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Oct 29, 2010 -
Facebook jumps on the Metafilter Bandwagon with New Q&A Offering
Other recent entrants in our market include Ask.com
, which is relying on experts to answer questions, Aardvark
which asks your friends to do the work, and our favorite love-to-hate-em, Yahoo answers
which is teaming with both terrible (hilarious) questions and answers
The Facebook offering will be totally public and searchable by google, with questions answerable by anyone with a Facebook account. It looks like the questions you ask will be tied to your real profile.
Anyone in the Beta have a screen shot?
posted by paddingtonb
on Jul 28, 2010 -
Yahoo is releasing a new service: Firehose
, a real-time, searchable index of social content
aggregated from around the web. Accessible via YQL
, Yahoo’s SQL-like query language, the Firehose will gather data from status updates, user ratings and reviews, comment threads, Google Buzz, Flickr, Delicious, Twitter, YouTube, Last.fm and a range of other sites and apps. [via
] [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Apr 12, 2010 -
The Free Art and Technology (F.A.T.) Lab
is an organization dedicated to enriching the public domain through the research and development of creative technologies and media. You may know them from such projects as How to build a fake Google Street View car
, public domain donor stickers
, internet famous class
, the first rap video to end with a download source code link
, or their numerous firefox add-ons
(such as China Channel
, Tourettes Machine
, or Back to the future
). FAT members have been hard at work standardizing various open source graffiti-related software packages, including Graffiti Analysis
, Laser Tag
, Fat Tag Deluxe
and EyeWriter [previously]
to be GML
(Graffiti Markup Language) compliant. Fuck Google
. Fuck Twitter
. Fuck SXSW
. Fuck 3D
. FAT Lab is Kanye shades for the open source movement
posted by finite
on Mar 13, 2010 -
As Geocities is officially turned off
for good tomorrow I'd like to pay my respects.
I'll miss you old friend, the internet won't be the same without you.
posted by nam3d
on Oct 24, 2009 -
According to ComScore, Google takes 59.8% of search traffic in the US, leaving Yahoo, MSN and smaller players to fight for the scraps. Pretty pie-chart here
. Slightly different numbers are available from Compete
, but Google still rules the roost.
posted by SharQ
on Apr 17, 2008 -
Yahoo's new BravoNation
brings Xbox Live type achievements to the world outside of gaming. You can send or receive homemade awards from any user. They are banking on third party sites using their API to hand out bravo awards to people for doing various things. Our own waxpancake has the exclusive first look
posted by riffola
on Dec 21, 2007 -
In January 2005
, someone using the name "Rahodeb" went online to a Yahoo stock-market forum and posted this opinion: "No company would want to buy Wild Oats Markets Inc., a natural-foods grocer, at its price then of about $8 a share." Who was that random fool? Why, none other than John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods. Whole Foods purchased Wild Oats
earlier this year for approximately $18.50 a share, but the FTC has an issue with Whole Foods buying out their competitor
. Mackey had responded to the FTC's complaint on his blog
, but has not posted since some of his other
online comments became publicly attached to his name.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero
on Jul 12, 2007 -