THE EBB AND FLOW OF MOVIES

Not to be missed – a demonstration of great technology used to present a huge amount of information in an enlightening way. The New York Times has an interactive chart titled “The Ebb and Flow of Movies: Box Office Receipts 1986 – 2007,” a...

FRONTRUNNING

There is no end to the games played by bad guys and big companies alike at the expense of consumers and small businesses. You may run into the latest shenanigans if you try to register a domain name. The system is rigged. “Domain kiting” has been...

SEARS, SPYWARE & ONLINE PRIVACY

Sears has been caught installing spyware that silently tracks all Internet usage – including banking logins, e-mail, and all web sites visited – in the name of a nonexistent online “community,” with virtually no disclosure of the invasive...

AMAZON DISTRIBUTION

I’d like to take a tour of an Amazon warehouse! I placed an order on December 21 at midnight and got the shipping confirmation at 10:30 in the morning. How do they do that? This was Amazon’s best holiday season ever, with more than 99 percent of orders...

THE BAD GUYS NEVER STOP

Google has just purged its index of thousands of malware sites that were being displayed in results lists for hundreds of innocuous search phrases. It’s a quick end to a huge attack that could have caused a global uproar. The criminals registered tens of...