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Anthem Hack: Obama Takes Action at Cyber Security Summit

By | Tech, Web

In the wake of the Anthem hack, President Barack Obama signed an executive order urging private companies to work together and share information regarding cyber threats with the government.

At Stanford University, Obama said, “much of our critical infrastructure, our financial systems, our power grid, are connected” to the Internet, which creates “new points of vulnerability we didn’t have before.”

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The Interview Is Available Online RIGHT NOW!

By | Business, Marketing, Web

The Interview has been subject to much controversy over the past few weeks, in the wake of a massive cyberattack against Sony. The cyberattacks—originally “confirmed” by the FBI to have originated in North Korea—resulted in the leaking of tons of confidential information, personal details and emails. The cyberattacks were subsequently followed by terrorist threats against Sony and any theater on board to show the controversial comedy, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.

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Facebook, Box and Pinterest Support New Tech Mentorship Program for Women

By | Business, Tech, Web

Last Wednesday at the Grace Hopper Conference, Facebook, Box and Pinterest announced they would be joining together and launching a brand new pilot mentorship program called WEST—Women Entering and Staying in Tech. The ideal goal of the program is to provide women interested in careers within the technology industry with one-on-one mentorship. The mentorship program will do so by providing support, advocacy and community development which will give women the resources needed to build successful careers in technology. The program will be able to do so by having female staffers from each of the above companies serve as mentors for the women who sign up.

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Deezer: Spotify for Audiophiles

By | Tech, Web

Meet Deezer, the second-largest online music streaming service in the world.

Finally making its debut in the US market two weeks ago, Deezer is now available in 183 countries around the globe. With 16 million users and 5 million paying subscribers, the 7-year-old French company is a dynamic contender in the music streaming industry. While its figures still fall short when compared to Spotify—which has more than twice the active users and double the paid subscribers—its new high-definition service Deezer Elite gives the company a competitive edge.

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Cyber Security Scurries to Patch Bash Bug

By | Tech, Web

Last Wednesday, security researcher, Stéphane Chazelas discovered a security vulnerability in the command line shell, GNU Bourne Again Shell—more commonly known as Bash. The bug, dubbed Shellshock, appears to be affecting Unix-based operating systems, including Linux and Mac OS X, as well as webservers running any version of Bash. Every version of Bash’s 25 year-old life span, including version 4.3, appears to be vulnerable.

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Moments, Facebook’s Potential New Privacy App

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Social media has no doubt become one of the most widely used forms of communication today. With the tap of a button, we can share just about anything—including photos, important occasions, or personal opinions. It allows us to share even the most mundane aspects of our daily lives, with hundreds of people in an instant. In a way, social media helps us convey our personalities through the Internet. Despite having such freedom to do so, there is still one major concern that haunts avid social media users, more specifically Facebook users: the issue is privacy. Ironic isn’t? Why do we value privacy on social media when we are willing to display ourselves so candidly online?

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Buy, Buy, Birdie: Twitter’s New Cash Cow

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Tweet, tweeting, Twitter. What used to be a bird’s chirp was added to the Oxford Dictionary last year in reference to the social media site, which began making large strides in 140 characters or less. Now the company is looking to expand as it continues to put work into its commerce branch which we saw a peek of last year. Since hiring Nathan Hubbard, the former Ticketmaster Chief Executive, Twitter has launched campaigns in partnership with Starbucks, American Express, and has recently added Amazon to its belt.

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7 Great Tools For Entrepreneurs on the Move

By | Business, Tech, Web

As an entrepreneur, just getting through the day can be quite a struggle. Between endless phone calls, inboxes flooding with e-mails and scheduling business meetings, you simply don’t have the time or luxury to sit down in an office to deal with these logistics. Since you’re consistently on the go, your phone is your office. So to make life a little less hectic, here are a few apps that will help you maintain your priorities, and possibly preserve your sanity.

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ThinkCode’s Official App Hits The App Store!

By | Tech, Web

We’re proud to announce that ThinkCode’s official iOS App has just been approved by the App Store! If we built your website using our CMS, you’ll be able to login with the credentials we’ve provided you upon completion of your website, just like you would on your computer, right on your iOS device running iOS 7 or higher!

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Top Browser Extensions For Ultimate Web Browsing

By | Tech, Web

It wouldn’t be a leap to say that anyone reading this is technologically adept – some more than others — but we can all use a little help here and there.

Regardless of your web browser of choice: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Apple Safari — ranking 1st, 2nd, and 4th, respectively on Ranked.com based on performance and user satisfaction — extensions are available to offer end users enhancements on the user interface, and lend increased functionality to the browser.

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