Each day from Monday, December 9, until Friday, December 20, Microsoft's gift exchange page will offer you a chance to win a surprise holiday present. After the gift pops up, Microsoft plays virtual Monty Hall by giving you the option to exchange it for something else. The grand prize of an online gift code worth $500 will end up in the stockings of 12 lucky … Read more
Since going public last month, Twitter has been rolling out various features to snag marketers' attention. It appears this work has paid off. The social network's shares are the highest they've been since the company's first day on the New York Stock Exchange.
Gaining 9.3 percent on Monday, Twitter's shares closed at $49.14. The only other time the social network saw those types of numbers was on its first day of trading when its shares soared from $26 to $50.09, and then closed at $44.90. In the last few weeks, Twitter's … Read more
Both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq have been courting Twitter to list the company's shares once it goes public. And it appears the social network has chosen a victor: the NYSE. The news comes via Twitter's updated S-1 filing on Tuesday.
While this doesn't make much of a difference to investors, it does deliver a blow to the Nasdaq, which is the home to most public tech companies, like Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Facebook.
Facebook is listed on the Nasdaq but it hasn't had a great experience with the exchange. In fact, on … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- The jig is up: FBI seizes online drug marketplace Silk Road, outs owner in indictment.
- The initial purpose for "#" is now completely dead.
- Post "revenge porn" in California and you may go to jail.
The Korean electronics giant on Wednesday unveiled its latest push in the mobile enterprise market -- the "Samsung Solutions Exchange," a sort of app store for business programs. The company isn't simply rounding up apps ideal for enterprise users. Rather, Samsung is talking with customers to find out what they need and then working with software developers to provide programs that use features specific to Samsung devices.
To do … Read more
A Texas man is in trouble with the feds for allegedly ripping off investors via a Bitcoin-inspired Ponzi scheme.
The SEC announced on Tuesday that it has charged Trendon Shavers, the founder and operator of Bitcoin Savings and Trust, with several violations of federal law.
Shavers reportedly raised at least 700,000 Bitcoin in investments through his company in 2011 and 2012. At that time, his Bitcoin investments were worth $4.5 million. Today, they're worth more than $60 million.
Few things are more embarrassing than landing your Millennium Falcon in Westeros, walking into an inn, and not having exact change for your flagon of wine. That's almost as bad as Harry Potter arriving at DS9 and trying to figure out how many galleons he owes to park his broom.
Sci-fi and fantasy characters no longer need to worry about making financial faux pas when crossing over from world to world. The Intergalactic Exchange Bureau is here to help convert a variety of fictional currencies into other fictional currencies, or into dollars, pounds, or euros.… Read more
Last December Google announced its plans to discontinue support for Google Sync as of January 30, 2013. Sync allowed users to access Gmail, Google Contacts and Calendar using Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync system. What this allowed iOS users to do was set up Gmail as an Exchange account, which in turn provides push alerts for new e-mails in a real-time sync of Calendars and Contacts.
The cutoff date has long passed, but if you had an account already set up and running on your iOS device as Exchange, you had nothing to worry about; Google promised to keep the service … Read more
As Google gears up for its big week in the spotlight, it's making another notch in its business software belt. The city of Boston has decided to switch the e-mail provider of its 20,000 employees from Microsoft to Google, The Boston Globe reported Friday.
In addition to using Gmail instead of Microsoft Exchange, Boston will also swap in Google Docs for word processing and Google's cloud service for storing documents. The city will pay Google about $800,000 for the move but will save around $280,000 a year for dropping the Microsoft products.
Google told the … Read more
Users who often work with video files may need to add customized closed captioning. TitleExchange for Mac's complicated menu and lack of user instructions make it a problematic application, despite its basic functionality.
TitleExchange for Mac comes with a free trial version with unknown limitations. A full version is available for a payment of $45. After initiating the installer, the user must accept a lengthy licensing agreement. After this is completed, the program installs into the applications folder. There did not appear to be any technical support available. After a long loading period, the program starts up in a … Read more