[Infographic] Every Day Popular Sites Still Serve Up Malware

[Infographic] Every Day Popular Sites Still Serve Up Malware

Yes, you read that correctly. According to Barracuda Labs, two out of the top 25,000 domains (at least top of Alexa’s rankings) serve up some tasty and annoying malware to their visitors. Hopefully, this is unintentional and the result of some compromise. The lab rats found that more than 10 million folks were exposed to exploits in February, and…

How to Enhance Your Community Using Twitter, a New O’Reilly Book

How to Enhance Your Community Using Twitter, a New O’Reilly Book

Are you seemingly stuck with trying to suss out what to do with Twitter? Don’t know how to get started? Does 140 characters seem daunting? Then you might want to take a look at a new O’Reilly book called Tweetsmart. There are lots and lots of Twitter-related books out there (Amazon lists more than 1600 books, including more than 500 of them…

How Wikimedia Uses Nimsoft to Keep Track of Uptime

How Wikimedia Uses Nimsoft to Keep Track of Uptime

We all know that the Wikimedia Foundation is the operation behind Wikipedia, but what you might not know is that they have close to 100 paid staffers minding the store. And keeping the various multi-lingual servers up and running is a lot to deal with, even when someone isn’t trying to launch denial of service or other attacks for political reasons…

Have You Jailbroken Your Ford Lately?

Have You Jailbroken Your Ford Lately?

At a not-too-distant point in our future, this will be a serious question. Today Ford and Bug Labs announced that they are jointly supporting the first open source car software. Think of it as your car’s API. You’ll need to install a small $40 piece of hardware to interact with the car systems, and the effort, called OpenXC, is making this data…

Have You Jailbroken Your Ford Lately?

Have You Jailbroken Your Ford Lately?

At a not-too-distant point in our future, this will be a serious question. Today Ford and Bug Labs announced that they are jointly supporting the first open source car software. Think of it as your car’s API. You’ll need to install a small $40 piece of hardware to interact with the car systems, and the […]

Have You Jailbroken Your Ford Lately?

Have You Jailbroken Your Ford Lately?

At a not-too-distant point in our future, this will be a serious question. Today Ford and Bug Labs announced that they are jointly supporting the first open source car software. Think of it as your car’s API. You’ll need to install a small $40 piece of hardware to interact with the car systems, and the […]

How to Conduct the Best Webinars

How to Conduct the Best Webinars

I have done dozens of webinars over the past several years and have learned from the school of hard knocks as well as the best professional speaking experts what to do and what not to do. After seeing a press release from SAP talking about their experiences I thought it might be useful to share some of these with you as well. We last wrote on…

The Online Ad Fails at the Super Bowl

The Online Ad Fails at the Super Bowl

While most of us know the results of yesterday’s Big Game, the results of the online ad campaigns from the dozens of companies spending multiple millions are less clear. Fortunately, monitoring firm Yottaa is here to lead the way and let us know who scored and who missed serving up online content to complement their TV spots.

Looking for a Better HootSuite? Try Gremln.

Looking for a Better HootSuite? Try Gremln.

If you aren’t happy with scheduling your Tweets and analyzing the sentiment of your social networking accounts, a new service from Gremln.com is available today that might be a better alternative. The company has been part of the St. Louis-based Capital Innovators startup accelerator/incubator program that we wrote about yesterday. Like Hootsuite, you can schedule […]

Looking for a Better HootSuite? Try Gremln.

Looking for a Better HootSuite? Try Gremln.

If you aren’t happy with scheduling your Tweets and analyzing the sentiment of your social networking accounts, a new service from Gremln.com is available today that might be a better alternative. The company has been part of the St. Louis-based Capital Innovators startup accelerator/incubator program that we wrote about yesterday.

Cyfe Has Cool All-in-One Dashboard

Cyfe Has Cool All-in-One Dashboard

There are lots of social media monitoring dashboards out there, but a new service from Cyfe.com attempts to become the mother of all dashboards by combining more than a dozen different metrics into a single easy-to-track screen. You can sign up now for its beta and while you are limited to tracking just five items at once for the free account, it…

A New Collaboration Tool From Zurb For Website Mockups

A New Collaboration Tool From Zurb For Website Mockups

We often write about better tools for how people can collaborate easily, and one of our favorite companies just keeps coming with new ones that now it is hard to keep track of what they have in their portfolio. I guess that is a nice problem to have. Starting this week, Zurb.com launched a new service called Influence. It is useful for quickly…

Palo Alto Networks Finds 2011 Was The Year Enterprises Became Social

Palo Alto Networks Finds 2011 Was The Year Enterprises Became Social

A new report by Palo Alto Networks that analyzes data captured by their customers’ firewalls last year shows that 70 different social networks used by more than 1500 of their customers still only account for about one percent of total Internet bandwidth. But while the actual bandwidth is miniscule, it does seem that last year was the year that…

Wistia Further Enhances Video Embed Player

Wistia Further Enhances Video Embed Player

I use the service Wistia.com to embed videos on my blog pages: I have covered the company before here and mentioned their analytics and video player. Today the company announced another series of improvements to their player on their blog here that are worth considering. The new features go way beyond what most video hosting sites offer.

Free LogMeIn Now For iOS

Free LogMeIn Now For iOS

If you need remote access to your desktop from your iOS phone or tablet, now you can get there for free. Starting today, LogMeIn has a new app in the Apple App Store and it is free. This replaces their low-end Ignition app that they previously charged $30 for. It doesn’t give you everything that the current paid app provides, such as file…

How One Mobile Device Manager Works

How One Mobile Device Manager Works

I have written frequently about the BYOD trend (such as my article last week on why managing devices isn’t easy. The other side of BYOD is using some form of endpoint management product to make sure that you can track and secure all of your devices. These go under various headings, such as Mobile Device Management (MDM), endpoint security, or…

OpenDNS Adds Encrypted Security Today

OpenDNS Adds Encrypted Security Today

OpenDNS announced a technology preview today for Macs running their DNS services called DNSCrypt. Think of this as doing for the DNS protocol what HTTPS does for the Web protocols. Like its mainline service, it is freely available, and Windows and Linux versions are promised for next year. You can download the code here for the Mac OS. They will…