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  Failed merge and acquisition cases in the Internet history


Bebo founder sold Bebo with 850 million US dollars in 2008, but later he bought it back with just 1 million US dollars. This news lets us think about those failed merge and acquisition cases in Internet history. Let's summarize some of them here. 1. Bebo Buyer : AOL Acquisition price : 650 million US dollars Sold price : 1 million US dollars Loss: 849 million US dollars In 2008, AOL was still belong to Time Warner. It made a decision to acquire the third largest social networking site Bebo, The...

   Merge and acquisition,Loss,MySpace     2013-07-03 08:37:13


  25 worst passwords in 2012


Weak password is a serious security vulnerability, but the majority of network users still use some universal simple character sequences as the password. SplashData recently announced the world's worst password list in 2012.  "password","123456" and "12345678" are still at top places, while others have varying,  some new passwords like  "welcome" "Jesus" "ninja","mustang"and "password1 "are in the list. With the risk of password loss, SplashData CEO Morgan Slain said we hoped netw...

   Password,Security     2012-10-25 12:04:49


  Learning to Eat Well and Stay Healthy


Back in mid-2006, I documented my fairly dramatic weight loss in a series of blog postings. I went from a high of 224 pounds to a low of 164, which made for a total loss of 60 pounds (I’m about 6 feet tall). It’s interesting to go back and re-read what I wrote back then: Diet Tips or How To Lose Weight with a Spreadsheet and a Web SiteThe Diet Plan and The Three HabitsThe Diet SpreadsheetDiet Tips: How To Eat Less Fast forward to January of 2011, and I had gained back about half the w...

   Healthy,Engineer,Eat well     2012-01-03 10:53:43


  Introduction to DTLS(Datagram Transport Layer Security)


Secure communication has become a vital requirement on the Internet. Lots of information transferred through the Internet are sensitive data such as financial transactions, medical information, media streaming etc. To ensure security of data transferred on the Internet, a few secure protocols have been designed including SSL/TLS and IPsec. Many large websites in the world have adopted TLS. Apart from SSL/TLS, there is some other protocol designed to be used in special cases. One of them is ...

   JAVA 9,DTLS,TLS,SECURITY     2016-04-02 05:55:36


  Sustainability


When I was in business school 25 years ago, I don't recall the term sustainability used. Maybe it was, but it certainly didn't register in my brain. The mantras that I recall were return on investment, shareholder value, revenue growth, and driving efficiencies in the business.But as I look at many of the challenges facing businesses today, it seems to me that the focus on performance and efficiency often comes at the cost of sustainability. This talk by Clay Christensen really drives that point...

   Sustainability,Productivity,Efficiency     2011-11-21 10:07:16


  HP's Apotheker recounts TouchPad disaster in post mortem


Summary: “The tablet effect is real and sales of the TouchPad are not meeting our expectations,” says HP’s CEO. The TouchPad was quickly becoming a money pit. HP CEO Leo Apotheker wasn’t shy about outlining the company’s challenges. He noted that the “tablet effect is real” and dinged HP’s PC business. In addition, the TouchPad failure was about to become a money pit. That reality led HP to move forward on plans to discontinue Web...

   HP,webOs,Death,Palm,Touchpad,Diaster     2011-08-19 07:35:17


  Global web browser market share statistic in June


The war among the leading web browsers is still on after Google Chrome took over IE as the No.1 web browser last month. Let's take a look at the market share for different web browsers in June 2012.According to statCounter.  Chrome still remains at the No. 1 position and its market share is continuously increasing. Its market share increases by 0.28% from 32.43% in May to 32.71% in June. While for IE, eve. though it lost its No. 1 position to Chrome last month, its market share still...

   Web browser, Market share,June,2012     2012-07-02 06:08:17


  Instagram gains 78% more visits after acquired by Facebook


Since Instagram was acquired by Facebook, its popularity continually heats up. Some  data shows that independent views of  Instagram surges 78%.In April, Instagram’s website saw a 78 percent uptick in unique visitors in the U.S., making the web property of the photo-sharing phenom the highest gaining site on the Internet for the month, according to analytics firm comScore.. For an application whose all functions are present in the mobile terminal, the site of Instagram is only use...

   Facebook,Instagram,App,Website     2012-05-28 05:45:32


  How to prevent next HeartBleed bug?


How to ensure the security of open source projects is a concern for many open source users including individual users and companies. But it's not an easy task to ensure the security of open source projects. Because everyone can see the source code, there is much higher possibility that a bug may be found by someone. Once a bug is disclosed, people may exploit it and do evil things, this may cause loss of money either for individuals or companies, some of the bugs may even have big impact to the...

   Open source,HeartBleed,Security     2014-04-24 09:07:05


  Building Security onto Your Mobile Application


Analysts state that more than 75% of the mobile applications will fail the basic security tests in 2015 – Gartner Research. Enterprises that follow the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) approach and facilitate mobile computing to their employees are susceptible to security threats and other vulnerabilities, unless they implement stringent security measures. In the development or deployment of mobile applications, a business can be severely impacted both financially and otherwise, if they are to...

   Web Application Development Company, iPhone App Development Company     2015-08-21 07:22:32