Flash Finally Set To Die: Adobe Recommends Developers Switch To Alternatives
Dec03

Flash Finally Set To Die: Adobe Recommends Developers Switch To Alternatives

Business owners with Flash on their sites have long been crippled by Apple’s decision to make the technology incompatible with all of their iOS devices (iPhones and iPads). This meant that surfers on those devices received a suboptimal at best, or completely unusable experience when visiting those sites. With Adobe now telling developers to stop using Flash completely, as reported by The Verge and start switching to alternatives...

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Yahoo! Steps Up The War On Ad Blockers
Nov22

Yahoo! Steps Up The War On Ad Blockers

Yahoo! might not be the king of search anymore but their content and advertising businesses and overseas subsidiaries still drive revenue that makes the internet giant over $4 billion in revenue and their news and e-mail platforms continue to drive millions of visitors and therefore ad revenue. Unfortunately for many publishers, who depend on traditional banner and text ads, such as Yahoo!, ad blocking has become increasingly...

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Ransom Demands Rock Email Providers Zoho, ProtonMail Hushmail, FastMail And More
Nov16

Ransom Demands Rock Email Providers Zoho, ProtonMail Hushmail, FastMail And More

The International Business Times reported this week that a series of email service providers had experienced outages and random demands on the back of a concerted DDoS attack by a group called Armada Collective. It is reported that the attacks follow on from a series of attacks on a wide range of institutions, including some Thai banks. Hushmail is reported to have paid a ransom demand of 20 bitcoin (about $6,000) but the attacks were...

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UK Government’s Anti-Encryption Stance Is Poorly Thought Out
Nov04

UK Government’s Anti-Encryption Stance Is Poorly Thought Out

This new draft legislation which seeks to ban ‘unbreakable’ encryption for the masses and track all their online habits puts people at risk, but not from the government, from each other. That’s actually the part of the story that the government don’t seem to understand at all – it’s not the police or the government that are the ‘enemy’ that ordinary folks are protecting themselves from...

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Straight To Ecommerce Manufacturing Can Bring Jobs Back To US, Says Liberty Tabletop CEO
Oct22

Straight To Ecommerce Manufacturing Can Bring Jobs Back To US, Says Liberty Tabletop CEO

Liberty Tabletop is the only remaining flatware manufacturer in the US, and rose from the ashes of the old Oneida facility in Sherrill, NY when they moved their operations overseas. With green credentials, and fair working conditions, they are still able to deliver affordable, beautiful products to consumers thanks to the internet – they can cut out the ‘middle men’. Before we get stuck into the Liberty story, which...

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Google Removes Free Maps Listings For Home Services Professionals
Jul30

Google Removes Free Maps Listings For Home Services Professionals

A new beta program from leading search engine Google threatens to wipe out another opportunity for businesses to appear organically in their search results by replacing the maps listings driven by Google My Business with paid only results. Initially this test is only impacting ‘home service’ businesses such as locksmiths and plumbers, in just one region, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see the test expanded quickly...

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