Tech News – October 31st 2012
Tech news – October 31st 2012:
- Has Social Media Turned You into a Zombie? [INFOGRAPHIC]-
- Sam LairdThis fun infographic profiles several types of social media zombie — not dead, but not quite alive either, thanks to an over-enthusiasm for the social web.
More About: Social Media, infographics
- Twitter Troll Who Posted Fake Sandy News Apologizes to Internet-
- Sam LairdA Twitter troll who tweeted a series of fake news updates on Monday as Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on New York City publicly apologized on Tuesday.
More About: US
- In Storm Deaths, Mystery, Fate and Bad Timing-
- By N. R. KLEINFIELD and MICHAEL POWELLIn its howling sweep, the storm claimed at least 39 lives, expressing a full assortment of lethal methods.
- Citrix aims to make any Windows app a cloud service – Computerworld-
Citrix is focused on helping enterprises deal with the challenge of running desktops and applications in a new mobile-centric world where tablets and smartphones proliferate.
- With The New iPad, Apple Accelerates; With The iPad Mini, It’s Pedal To The Metal | TechCrunch-
“So why is iPad so phenomenally successful? Well it turns out that there’s a simple reason for this,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told an audience at the Apple e..
- Rockaway Beach before & after-
- Twitter / ComfortablySmug: I wish to offer the people …-
Instantly connect to what’s most important to you. Follow your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking news.
- For Years, Warnings That It Could Happen Here-
- By DAVID W. CHEN and MIREYA NAVARROOn Tuesday, city and state officials took their first tentative steps toward considering major infrastructure changes that could protect the city’s fragile shores from repeated disastrous damage.
- Official Google Blog: Google’s most advanced voice search has arrived on iOS-
- Disney Buys Lucasfilm, New ‘Star Wars’ Coming in 2015-
- Christina WarrenDisney announced Tuesday that it is acquiring Lucasfilm LTD, including the Star Wars franchise, for $4.05 billion in stock and cash.
In a press release announcing the acquisition, Disney announced that Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for a release date in 2015 and that “more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.”
On a conference call, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that in addition to Episode 7, episodes 8 and 9 are also in the works. The g… show all text
- Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief | Beth’s Blog-
- BethHurricane Sandy has crippled the East Coast is this morning’s New York Time’s headline. But the story is personal for me. I grew up in Atlantic City and my parents still live in the house they’ve owned for over 50 years. Both elderly, they evacuated, although my father is in the hospital (not storm related) so they are safe, dry, and have power. We have no idea about the damage to the house, but coming through social channels, I found photos of my hometown, including the one above of … show all text
- Superstorm Sandy’s toll: Mounting deaths, historic destruction, stranded residents – This Just In – CNN.com Blogs-
- saeedaEditor’s Note: Superstorm Sandy smashed ashore last night, triggering floods, fires and devastation. Twenty-nine people are known to have died in the U.S. and one in Canada, adding to the storm’s earlier toll of 67. Millions are without power. Floods have hit homes and the New York subway system. Here is the full story and below is the latest news as we learn it.
Are you there? Send your stories and photos to CNN iReport but stay safe.
[Update 2:09 p.m.] From Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley:
Ear… show all text
- LinkedIn: Recruiter Shortcomings Exposed – Social-Hire-
- Hurricane Sandy Takes Down Huffington Post, Gawker, BuzzFeed-
- Todd WassermanUpdate: BuzzFeed appears to be back up.
Readers looking for the latest updates on Hurricane Sandy Tuesday morning were disappointed to find some of the top news sites, including The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed and Gawker and its affiliated sites were themselves victims of Sandy.
In a statement on its Tumblr, BuzzFeed blamed DataGram, an ISP that serves the three sites, plus others. The Tumblr quotes a DataGram rep as saying “Basement flooded, fuel pump off line – we got people working on it now. 5 show all text