June 25, 2012 |
Without asking for permission, Facebook has changed users' listed email address to one ending in "@facebook.com. " The changed was discovered Saturday, and has resulted in either users having their @facebook.com address being listed or simply having all of their other addresses be hidden, as happened in my case. The @facebook.com email service was announced in 2010, but it hasn't really gained traction as a replacement to other email service. It makes sense for the social network to want to promote its own service, but the way it's gone about it is sure to upset some people.
February 25, 2014 |
Facebook has begun notifying users that it plans on retiring its '@facebook.com' email addresses in a few days, bringing to a close a failed initiative by the company to replace users' email with its own messaging system. The company this week said it has begun notifying those who use "@facebook.com" that soon they will no longer be able to receive email in their Facebook Messages inbox. Come March, any emails sent to users' "@facebook.com" addresses will be forwarded to the address they have listed as their primary email.
February 26, 2007 |
As the mastermind of Facebook.com, Mark Zuckerberg is sitting on a potential gold mine that could make him the next Silicon Valley whiz kid to strike it rich. But the 22-year-old founder of the Internet's No. 2 social-networking site also could become the next poster boy for missed opportunities if he waits too long to cash in on Facebook Inc., which is expected to generate revenue of more than $100 million this year.
January 29, 2013 |
For years, rumor had it that Bobby Brown had introduced Whitney Houston to drugs - but Michael Houston, one of the singer's two older brothers, has revealed to Oprah Winfrey that the real story was quite different. It's a story that has Michael Houston "living, but not alive" since his younger sister's death almost a year ago. "I feel responsible for what I let go so far," he told Oprah in a Monday interview on OWN that primarily featured mother Cissy Houston, who has a new tell-all memoir out. In that book, Cissy says she didn't understand her children doing drugs then, and she doesn't understand it now. Said Michael Houston, "We were always, you know, being together most of the time, and her following behind me -- I taught her to drive.
November 3, 2012 |
Thousands of shimmering lanterns illuminate India's towns and villages in an otherworldly glow on Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. Hindu households set out rows of diya, small clay lamps, to create a symbolic path for Lord Rama on his legendary return home after 14 years of exile. The whole nation, Hindu or otherwise, throws itself into five days of frenzied celebrating with fairs, gift giving and nonstop family gatherings. Mention Diwali in the Southland and anyone from the subcontinent will share a favorite sense memory: the sound of firecrackers at 4 a.m., the smell of Grandma's vadas frying, a blur of blazing color from women's holiday saris in the streets and, maybe most of all, the taste of Diwali sweets.
February 15, 2011 |
The biggest mistake people make when talking about the outsourcing of U.S. jobs by U.S. companies is to treat it as a moral issue. Sure, it's immoral to abandon your loyal American workers in search of cheap labor overseas. But the real problem with outsourcing, if you don't think it through, is that it can wreck your business and cost you a bundle. Case in point: Boeing Co. and its 787 Dreamliner. The next-generation airliner is billions of dollars over budget and about three years late; the first paying passengers won't be boarding until this fall, if then.
December 4, 2013 |
Whimsic Alley, the Miracle Mile shop that sells "Harry Potter" merchandise and was sued by Warner Bros. for trademark infringement, has reached a settlement with the studio that will allow the store to remain open, owner Stanley Goldin told The Times in an email. In March, Warner Bros., the distributor of the "Harry Potter" movies and since 1998 the owner of the bulk of the "Potter" trademarks, targeted the shop with a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles that some fans feared would force the store to close.
September 21, 2012 |
Just when you thought you knew what was up with Amanda Bynes and the law, and felt prepared to start the weekend - wait, there's more! Bynes was charged Friday with two counts of driving with a suspended license, stemming from citations written Sunday, the day her BMW was impounded, according to TMZ . The "All That" star's license was suspended by the California Department of Motor Vehicles on Aug. 25, and on Sept. 12 a judge ordered her to stay off the road. After her car was impounded, she took a cab , so that's something.
October 16, 2012 |
So Brad Pitt has this new ad campaign for Chanel No. 5. There it is, at the top of this post. Flirting with you. Daring you to watch it. And we dare you to watch it without giggling. Yes, the Ministry is firmly in the "silly" camp, if the question regarding this ad is "Sexy or silly?" We can't help it. Where is he looking? What is he saying? And why has he stolen Jeff Bridges' facial hair? Pitt, partner of Angelina Jolie, is the first dude to represent a Chanel fragrance, according to People . In addition to the commercial, there are print ads as well.
October 9, 2013 |
Suzanne Somers is the luckiest woman in the whole, big, wide world. Hands down. The onetime "Three's Company" star, now 66, revealed Tuesday on " The Talk " that she has an active sex life. A very active sex life, with Alan Hamel, her husband of 36 years. How active? Try twice a day, girlfriends! "He's on hormones, I'm on hormones ... ," Somers said by way of explanation. When the roar of "The Talk" panel subsided, details were demanded. When? Back to back? Spread through the day?