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Monday: March 15, 2010

Netflix decides to cancel new contest amidst privacy concerns.Netflix decides to cancel new contest amidst privacy concerns.

The retreat announced Friday settles a lawsuit alleging Netflix's plans to release millions of movie-rental records that could have illegally exposed sensitive information about its subscribers' tastes and lifestyles.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:53 AM | Tags (11) | contest | dvds | lifestyles | netflix | preferences | privacy | recrods | security | sensitive | tastes | users |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

Google acquires AdMob to further dominate advertising on mobile devices.Google acquires AdMob to further dominate advertising on mobile devices.

The purchase of AdMob compliments Google's full-steam-ahead push into mobile phones, namely by growing the number of phones that use its Android open operating system platform.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:29 AM | Tags (7) | acquisition | admob | ads | advertising | google | mobile | users |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Firefox manages to gain thirty million new users in just eight weeks.Firefox manages to gain thirty million new users in just eight weeks.

The folks at Mozilla are quite proud of their recent little growth spurt which was measured by tracking the amount of times that Firefox actually phones home to check for software updates (apparently it does this every 24 hours).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:30 AM | Tags (7) | browsers | interwebs | firefox | users | base | millions | register |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Facebook would like you to know that they are now cash-flow positive.Facebook would like you to know that they are now cash-flow positive.

Oh, and they also have hit the three hundred million user mark as well. All hail Facebook.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:53 AM | Tags (8) | facebook | social | network | users | cash | profits | interwebs | latimes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

Fifteen of the worst user experience design mistakes ever.Fifteen of the worst user experience design mistakes ever.

Read up and learn my fellow designers, don't be that guy (or girl). 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 11:26 AM | Tags (6) | design | experience | interface | mistakes | ui | users |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 102 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

The twelve most annoying types of Facebook users.The twelve most annoying types of Facebook users.

Combine dull status updates with shameless self-promoters, 'friend-padders' and that friend of a friend who sends you quizzes every day, and Facebook becomes a daily reminder of why some people can get on your nerves.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:43 PM | Tags (4) | annoying | cnn | facebook | users |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 250 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

Facebook would like you to know they now have 250 million active users.Facebook would like you to know they now have 250 million active users.

Facebook's growth explosion as of late has been largely overseas, and some would argue that the next frontier for the massive social network would be to make better inroads into countries where people are more likely to be accessing the Web on a mobile device than on a computer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:36 AM | Tags (4) | facebook | users | millions | active |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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