February 14, 2014 |
We've all been there, right? You've just bought your first Hawaiian island. Your own little slice of paradise. But now what do you do with it? Larry Ellison, billionaire, yacht racer, chief executive of Oracle Corp., has been grappling with this dilemma ever since he bought the Hawaiian island of Lanai back in June 2012. PHOTOS: 10 ways to use the sharing economy Now, however, he appears to have figured it out. And the recently launched Love Lanai website gives us a glimpse into his plans. Among the highlights: Ellison will be holding some international festivals on the island, including the Lanai International Film Festival in 2015.
March 1, 2012 |
Hey, small businesses of California, Google wants to help you build a website. On Thursday the company launched a program called "California Get Your Business Online" that offers small businesses in the Golden State the opportunity to get a free customizable website, as well as access to in-person training on how to build a successful online business. Google will spring for the domain name and provide free Web hosting for the first year, then businesses will pay $2 monthly for the domain name and $4.99 monthly for Web hosting.
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April 7, 2014 |
SACRAMENTO -- The launch of a new political website in California, intended to highlight conservative success stories in the Golden State, quickly ran into trouble on Monday when controversial promotional images cost the organization one of its highest-profile contributors. The images, including a Photoshopped depiction of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) on all fours in a bikini with her tongue hanging out, prompted House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield)
June 21, 2012 |
Google is trying to rein in a German-based website that creates MP3s by ripping audio from YouTube videos. Philip Matesanz, owner of youtube-mp3.org , said he received a cease and desist letter from Google on June 9 for his website. The website allows users to send in the link of a YouTube video and receive an MP3 copy of its audio. It's an effective way to grab free song files. This type of legal action isn't new or unusual for the company, which alerts many websites and individuals when they're in violation of YouTube's terms of service.
March 26, 2013 |
Wells Fargo & Co.'s online banking operations have been knocked out intermittently by a cyber attack, the latest in a series of assaults since September on the websites of major U.S. banks. The website sitedown.co , which enables customers to report outages on business sites, logged more than 200 reports for the San Francisco bank Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. Wells Fargo said it was targeted by a denial-of-service attack, in which a website is bombarded with so many requests that it can slow down or stop working.
April 15, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See below for details. Following at least two explosions during the Boston Marathon, many websites in the area have gone offline and the Associated Press is reporting that the city is shutting down cellphone service to prevent use of the device to trigger a bomb. Verizon said it has not been asked by government officials to shut off cellphone service . Meanwhile, Sprint said it did not turn off its cell phone service either, but it recommends people use text messages instead of phone calls as they have more of a chance of getting through.