Thursday, August 27, 2015

Around The Net

  • New York City Mulls Lawsuit Against VerizonDslreports

    New York City is considering suing Verizon for allegedly violating a 2008 promise to roll out high-speed FiOS to 100% of the city. Verizon counters that its contract doesn't require it to make fiber available to every household in the city. Broadband Reports says the 2008 contract between former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the telecom "contained all manner of loophole language." ...Read the whole story

  • Moz Acquires SERPscape Moz

    Moz acquired a tool called SERPscape that contains data on 40,000,000 U.S. search results, along with an API capable of querying loads of interesting data about what appears in those results such as domain and keywords that pages rank for, and search rankings by industry. For now, SERPscape will remain a separate company, but in time the tool will integrate into Moz's projects. ...Read the whole story

  • SoundCloud Facing Copyright Infringement Lawsuit In UKNew York Times

    The British agency PRS for Music has sued streaming service SoundCloud for copyright infringement. The lawsuit, filed in Britain, alleges that the Web company didn't obtain licenses or pay royalties. ...Read the whole story

  • Google's Mapping Car Gets Smashed With Tomatoes In SpainDaily Uno

    A Google car got smashed with tomatoes during Tomatina, an annual tomato-throwing festival in Spain, after the mapping car's driver tried to take 360-degree view pictures to post on the Internet. At the annual fiesta, 175 tons of ripe tomatoes are offloaded from several trucks into the crowd packing the streets for an hour-long squishy battle. ...Read the whole story

  • People Spend 6.3 Hours a Day Checking Email: AdobeForbes

    Consumers spend 6.3 hours each weekday checking email, according to a new study from Adobe Systems. The research also revealed that people spent 3.2 hours spent checking work email and 3.1 hours checking personal email. Ninety percent of respondents revealed that they check work email outside of work and look at personal email while at work. ...Read the whole story

Malvertising Hits MSN: Time For Stricter Ad Network Standards?

Cybercriminals behind the Yahoo and Azure malvertising attacks are back -- this time using MSN. It's the same group behind the attacks on the ad network AdSpirit.de, the one recently abused in malicious advertising attacks against ...More