OPERA USERS are reporting incidences of new tabs being opened without user authorisation on Windows 10 to display adverts for Microsoft's own Edge browser. Microsoft Edge, which is the standard for Windows 10 users, has been repeatedly overshadowed by Google Chrome, but it seems from Reddit that it is users of Opera that are being targeted, as spotted by Windows Report. Naturally, the accusations have stirred up tribalism amongst Windows vs Linux users, because, well, any excuse, with defenders saying that the original poster must have pressed something to make the screen come up. Specifically, the screen claims, amongst other things that Edge has a 99 per cent block rate for socially engineered malware against 87 per cent for Chrome and 70 per cent for Firefox. Notice anything? Yep. Opera isn't even used in the comparison which instantly makes alarm-bells ring with us. That said, as much as we'd love to say "Microsoft wouldn't do that would they?", we've been burned … [Read more...] about Opera users claim that Microsoft is opening new tabs to advertise Edge
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43 0 1. heavybreathing (Posts: 276; Member since: 26 Feb 2009) Hum...widespread BB Storm hate? Blackberry itself wanting to release the phone under a different name because of its bad reputation? "Bad taste in the mouths of the cellphone buying public"? How bizzar...they just COULDN'T be talking about the Storm. NO WAY. TRAGIC! It's just TOO BAD though because with Verizons AMAZING service and FLAWLESS coverage its distressing to know that this PERFECT carrier has a phone that has such a bad reputation. Good thing that Verizon customers are intelligent and didn't get this phone the first time around. posted on 08 Apr 2009, 10:59 0 3. Legion (Posts: 397; Member since: 12 Dec 2008) "The name of the phone also is up in the air as the negative press and reviews that accompanied the release of the first Storm model might have left a bad taste in some of the mouths of the cellphone buying public. " I dont think that was part of what the Rim spokeman … [Read more...] about Comments for : More info on BlackBerry Storm 2 says it will offer new way to type
There has always been the argument that some things are easier done the old fashioned way. We've heard about ordering food online, and some of the issues users have experienced doing it. It's now the same with calling a taxi - there are new ways to do it, but how way do they work? We took the Taxi Magic app and decided to put it to the test and see how it compares to calling the cab company or simply throwing up your hand to hail a taxi.First, let's talk about Taxi Magic. It's more than just a method to hail a cab. The app opens to detect the user's location, then suggests taxi companies available based on location. It then allows the user to electronically call the taxi via the internet through the app, or it will provide a phone number to call the cab company directly. If electronic booking is available, it will book the taxi, and give updates as to where the cab is as it's on the way to pick up the customer. Once the customer is in the cab, it allows the rider to pay for the ride … [Read more...] about Taxi Magic app is a new way to hail a cab, but how well does it work?
When Facebook launched in 2004, and for many of the years following, the social network’s sole focus was to attract new users to its platform. Eight years and one IPO later, the social media site boasting one billion users is now faced with a balancing act between users, advertisers, and investors. It’s new controversial solution? Promoted Posts. This feature is available to brands and users alike, and it’s supposed to be a way to keep everyone happy. Look, Pepsi can promote that status update – but you, an average user, can now do the same, putting everyone using Facebook on equal footing … at least that’s the idea. Is this idea really working, and will it be enough to keep investors satisfied?Three’s a crowd: The careful balancing act Facebook must playFacebook knows that to be successful it has to meet the needs of three parties (users, advertisers, and investors), but satisfying one group oftentimes comes at the expense of another. … [Read more...] about Promoted Posts are Facebook’s way to keep everyone happy – but is it working?
In a challenging economy, you must find new ways to make marketing work more effectively, get more out of marketing investments, and measure and account for marketing decisions. In short, you must make changes.Doing the same things in an uncertain economic environment and expecting the same results is, at worst, a definition of marketing insanity. At best, it is a flawed strategy.How can your company be one of those success stories that market and grow their business during challenging economic times? The following strategies will help you allocate marketing investments to better performing programs that will carry your company through the economic downturn and beyond.A fundamental but sometimes overlooked marketing tenet is to "fish where the fish are." In other words, invest in those specific, targeted media where you know your customers and prospects will be exposed to your message. Research shows that virtually all engineering, technical and industrial professionals now use the … [Read more...] about EXPERT ADVICE Seven Ways to Make E-Marketing Work in a Tough Economy
On any given Monday, a half a million new startups come into the world -- tiny, brand-new companies, sometimes operating out of a garage. Most of them have about as much funding as the CEO/CFO/janitor can ring up on the MasterCard.A few will grow into successful enterprises -- most will die within a year -- but once in a while one comes along that behaves so oddly under the spotlight of publicity that you start to wonder whether it's a business, a scam or a flat-out hoax. I'm talking about Psystar. Its launch strategy was apparently to walk straight up to one of the most powerful tech companies in America and spit in its face.That's one way to get noticed. It started off by putting up its Web site, which offered a computer called an "Open Mac" -- a tower PC completely unlicensed by Apple but running the Mac OS X Leopard operating system. That violates Leopard's end-user licensing agreement, which clearly says you can only run OS X on Apple hardware. Lots of people violate that and … [Read more...] about PODCAST Funny Way to Launch a Product
There was much speculation leading up to Facebook's product rollout announcement on Wednesday -- and for once, it was right on the money. Facebook announced it will be integrating the popular video chat service Skype into its social network, with the rollout taking place over the next several weeks.Facebook also announced improvements to its text chat tool, namely the launch of multiperson chat and new chat design box. [*Correction - July 7, 2011] During the press event, CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that Facebook now has 750 million users -- a number that had been tossed around for the past several weeks as likely.It is a great achievement, David Binkowski, EVP of digital marketing at Lippe Taylor, told TechNewsWorld. "Other players in the space have a long way to go to catch up."There might have been a certain element of psychological warfare in the number dropping: Facebook may have been irked that Google beat it to the punch with its rollout of Google+, which includes a group … [Read more...] about Facebook Gives Users One More Way to Get Into Each Others’ Faces
The Recording Industry Association of America has apparently found out the hard way what other organizations, like the mafia, have known for years: The American legal system is for pansies.If you want to get something done, don't bother with the courts. It's expensive, it's time-consuming, and it'll air out all your dirty laundry. If you really want results, you've gotta use back-room strong-arm tactics.For example, the RIAA used to take the almost gentlemanly approach of suing you if they caught you illegally sharing music. They might still do that, of course, but their latest technique is to convince your ISP to just shut off your service -- no more Internet for you. Recent reports indicate that a few ISPs -- Cox and AT&T, for example -- are actually playing ball. They'll forward along two warnings, then just shut off your service. It's not clear how closely they're following the RIAA script, though. Comcast told us it sends warnings but doesn't shut customers off; AT&T and … [Read more...] about WEEKLY RECAP RIAA, YouTube, China: Plotting New and Creative Ways to Separate You From the Internet
Google has been working on a plan to install an ad blocker onto its Chrome browser for both desktop and mobile versions, The Wall Street Journal reported this week.It also has been considering a collaboration with Microsoft, Facebook and other firms to develop a set of standards that would determine which types of advertising to block from websites, according to AdAge. That effort presumably would aim at enhancing the consumer experience in a way that would not jeopardize ads from legitimate firms.Google has been working closely with the Coalition for Better Ads and industry trade groups to explore a multitude of ways to support the Better Ads Standards, said a company spokesperson who declined to comment on the Chrome ad blocker rumor.A group of major social media, advertising, trade and other groups last year formed the coalition to help standardize a set of protocols for eradicating malicious, fraudulent or annoying advertising from websites, while making sure consumers could see … [Read more...] about Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads
Once just a hangout for teenagers, Snapchat has matured into an engaging and effective social media platform. If you're trying to reach a younger demographic, it's somewhere you probably want to be."Snapchat is the best channel to reach young people, as they count for more than two-thirds of its audience and are very active users," said Melissa Sanchot, head of marketing and communication atMakeMeReach.Snapchat is its own world, though, and using it for marketing and advertising means working creatively with its unique features. With that in mind, here are five ways you can use it to interact with your audience, find new customers, and build your brand. Snapchat users typically are highly motivated and engaged, and you'll want to find ways to use that engagement to your advantage."It's a way to leverage instantness," Sanchot told the E-Commerce Times. "Let's say you're a clothes brand and you're wondering which fabric is the best for your next collection. You can directly ask your … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Use Snapchat to Target Millennials