“SeekingAlpha: Sears & Staples More Valuable As Domain Names Than The Brick & Motar Stores”

SeekingAlpha, just published s story right out of Rick Schwartz Playbook and something he has expressed for years on his blog, that Sears and Staples might be more valuable as domain names than as brick and mortar stores. ""What happens when a brick and mortar retailer's brand becomes more valuable as a domain name than as a chain of stores?"" " We might be seeing the answer to that question … [Read more...]

Internet Advertising Revenues Hit $12.4 Billion Highest Quarter on Record

According to a press release out today, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PwC US, Internet advertising revenues in the U.S. climbed to an historic high of $12.4 billion for the third quarter of 2014, which is the highest quarter ever, besting the record-setting revenues of Q4 2013, which came in at $12.1 billion. “This milestone demonstrates marketers’ commitment to digital” Q3 … [Read more...]

Symantec Discovers “Regin” A Sophisticated Piece of Malware

Symantec has discovered a piece of malware that has been used to spy on ISP's and telecom companies that they say was most likely by a government agency. They did not say which government. The malware looks to have been created back in 2008, paused and then started back up. Recode wrote about the news: Computer security researchers at Symantec say they have discovered a sophisticated piece of … [Read more...]

Looks Like Craigslist Got Hacked

In trying to get to Craigslist it looks like the site was hacked by Digital Gangster. A You Tuber put up a video showing what happened. I am now getting just a timeout when I check on my laptop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8vEGGnwzow … [Read more...]

Nearly 60% Domains in China Hijacked in 2014 Ended in .Com

WantChinaTimes.com published an article about the number of .Com domains that have been hijacked in China in 2014. The number is pretty big if the report is accurate, close to 60 %. The report claims close to half are controlled by overseas IP's. From the article: Nearly 60% of domain names in China that were hijacked by backdoor programs in the first half of 2014 ended in ".com" and 48.8% of … [Read more...]

Google Rolls Out “Contributor” Which Allows Users To Block Adsense Ads For A Fee

According to CBS News,  Google is rolling out a new service called "Contributor" that will allow users to block seeing AdSense ads on site  users visit for a charge. "Working with a handful of websites, including Mashable, the Onion, Science Daily, wikiHow, Imgur and Urban Dictionary, Google is offering subscriptions for $1, $2 or $3 per month that will block AdSense advertising on those sites, … [Read more...]

NYC.com Making Email Expensive

Gothamist did a piece about NYC.com offering email addresses and their not cheap. The article looks at all of the recent attention around "NYC" branding. The new .NYC extension is mentioned along with the offering of email addresses from NYC.com. From the article: The email addresses are not free, they come with a monthly rent ($69, $99, $199, and $999 a month are the current prices). So, for … [Read more...]