The Formula for Launching Products That Changed the Internet

[I only just found out about them, but Jeff’s Fantastic Videos are likely going down tonight…  Check them out now.  He won’t be releasing another set for at least a year.] I only give good advise  Follow me on this one. A couple of years ago I had a guest on the show who had launched some of the biggest products on the Internet. He’d had great success, so I researched it a little more and signed up for his...

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Remember When the First Website Went Online?

I remember when ARPANET turned into the Internet and the very first web site went online.  Ok, there’s no clear delineation where one stopped and the other one started, but I’ve been using whatever-it-was-called since 1981. About a month ago, the organization who put the world’s very first web site online dug up a copy of the old site and put it back online. It was a very simple, text-only site and used the brand-new...

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Bing’s Search Results Include Five Times As Much Malware as Google

Searches on Bing returned five times more links to malicious websites than Google searches, according to an 18-month study from German independent testing lab AV-Test. The study concluded that while all the search engines the lab evaluated delivered malware, Google delivered the least. It was followed by Bing, which returned five times as many malware sites than Google. Yandex, the Russian website, delivered 10 times as many malicious...

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Keeping Kids Safe Online – T-Mobile Customers

Web Guard is an optional feature that, when activated, blocks access to certain Web sites for safer browsing. Message blocking (text, picture, IM, and e-mail) is available free for T-Mobile customers. Message Blocking is a service that allows you to block messages to and from your phone, helping you avoid unwanted messages. Best of all, T-Mobile provides this service to you at no charge! With Message Blocking, you can block incoming...

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Amazon Cloud Outage Finally Explained

Turns out major web sites were knocked off-the-air by an upgrade Amazon was performing to its EC2/EBS service. Last Thursday’s outage caused sites including Foursquare, Reddit and Quora to go offline, some for days.  Thousands of smaller web sites were off-line for much longer. A statement on Amazon’s website said: “We know how critical our services are to our customers’ businesses and we will do everything we...

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