Groupon Adds Two New Board of Directors
Groupon, Incorporated (NASDAQ ticker symbol: GRPN) was rumored to be seeking new directors after the restatement snafu. It’s now official as the company has announced that Daniel Henry, the Chief Financial Officer of American Express Company and Robert Bass, a Vice Chairman of Deloitte LLP will join its Board of Directors. Considering what Groupon has gone thru and the extensive damage done to shareholders since the restatement announcement in my opinion it’s a darn good idea that both will be serving on the Audit Committee with Audit Chair, Ted Leonsis…
Flashback Trojan generates $10,000 per day for attackers
“Flashback uses a specially crafted user agent in these requests, which is actually the clients universally unique identifier (UUID) encoded in base64″, explains Symantec…
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Twitter Is Exploring a Premium Version, CEO Suggests
Twitter might be developing a premium version of its service, CEO Dick Costolo indicated on stage at Wired‘s business conference in New York City Tuesday afternoon.
An audience member asked Costolo whether Twitter would ever introduce a “pro” version for individual users. Costolo refused to confirm that Twitter was working to develop one, but did suggest that it was an idea the company was exploring.
Costolo said he imagined a product with “lightweight controls” for users…
BagThat Debuts in London
Here’s how the site works: Users bid on how much they’re willing to pay to suppliers for any particular item. The user then shares on social media, getting others involved, allowing the price to be driven down by the number of people willing to commit to buying the item. The more shares, the lower the price will be…
Greater CRM Adoption Predicted
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Sony Speaker Dock RDP-X500IP [video review]
For a dock system of its quality, the RDP-X500IP is on the less expensive end, price-wise. For example, Sony sells the dock for $250…
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Spam Texts: 4.5 Billion Messages a Year and Counting [VIDEO]
Text message spam promising free iPads or cash rewards may be obnoxious and unwanted, but they also carry a greater danger: clicking on texts can install malware that collects personal data from your phone.
They’re also booming faster than any other sector of the tech industry. Spam text messages in the U.S. increased 45% in 2011 to an incredible 4.5 billion messages, Richi Jennings, an industry analyst and expert in spam, told Bloomberg.
Bloomberg highlighted the story of on 31-year-old Washington, D…
Small Business Optimism Endures
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Apple Fights to Keep Steve Jobs Testimony Secret [VIDEO]
Apple is fighting a request for a deposition given by its late founder, Steve Jobs. The deposition, which relate to Apple’s relationship with Universal Music Group, would unveil trade secrets and cause damage to the company, Apple says.
A class action lawsuit between Universal Music Group and musicians, including Rob Zombie and the estate of Rick James, alleges that UMG has underpaid royalties on digital downloads and ringtones. The artists want such downloads to be treated as “licenses” rather than “sales” — and hence subject to higher royalty rates…
Train Your Customer Muscle
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Survey Says Millennials Ditch Brand Loyalty In Search For Lowest Price
Who has time to keep up with which brands are the coolest when you’re trying to make ends meet? That’s how millennial shoppers — those between the ages of 18 and 34 — are feeling, according to a new survey. Doesn’t matter what the name on the styrofoam cup of high-sodium soup says, as long as it’s cheap and edible.
In a survey done by WSL Strategic Retail, 25% of millennials say they don’t have enough money to cover even their basic needs. When you get to the 35-54 age group, only 17% say the same, and 13% are having a rough go over the age of 55, reports the Chicago Tribune…
Chase and LivingSocial Offer Rewards Credit Card
JP Morgan Chase has teamed up with LivingSocial to offer consumers a credit card that rewards customers for buying deals on the daily deal website.
For each dollar spent on LivingSocial deals, the cardholder earns five points; for dining, three points; all other purchases earn one point per dollar spent.
For every 100 points earned, the customer gets a dollar to spend on a LivingSocial deal. For LivingSocial enthusiasts, it’s a reward-card dream come true!
Dan Dougherty, director of Chase Card Services said “We are pleased to offer social-buying enthusiasts a product that enhances their shopping experience with the ability to earn rewards for their purchases,” in a press release today…
Twitter Announces Improved ‘Discover’ Tab
Just days after releasing significant updates to its iPhone and Android apps, Twitter announced Tuesday its plan to upgrade its ‘Discover’ tab on both Twitter.com and its mobile apps.
Twitter introduced Discover in December as part of an overhaul to its website and mobile apps. The tab displays trending topics and hashtags, suggests people to follow and recommends stories based on your connections, location and language settings.
In a company blog post, Satya Patel, vice president of product at Twitter, says the company has improved Discover’s recommendation algorithm to surface more relevant and meaningful content…
Natural Language Understanding Grows Up
Celebrate Mashable’s Social Media Day 2012
We’re thrilled to share that Mashable‘s third annual Social Media Day will be held Saturday, June 30, 2012!
We launched Social Media Day in 2010 as a way to recognize the digital revolution happening right before our eyes. Whether we’re reporting about new online networks on Mashable or listening to inspiring stories from our readers, we’ve seen how this increasingly connected world is quickly changing lives across the globe — and our community agrees.
In 2010, there were more than 600 Meetups in 90 countries…
Republicans Launch Facebook App to Defeat Obama
The Grand Old Party opened up a new media salvo with Tuesday’s launch of its “Social Victory Center,” billed as a one-stop-online-shop for Republican voters to organize, plan events and volunteer in local, state and national elections…