Just the other day, I got about 50 Facebook Wall posts from my cousin - all of which were the same message, repeated literally 50 plus times. I almost clicked on the first message since it was from my cousin, of all people, but then I saw another Wall post come in that looked exactly the same. So, I knew his account was hacked. I tried to delete them one by one, but it kept coming throughout the day and night for a few days, so I gave up. I guess they are here to stay. I'm still hoping … Read more
For many seasoned travelers, making a trip as stress-free as possible means having booked a place to stay well in advance, especially for busy metropolitan destinations. However, the world in which we live is not always ideal, and last-minute plans are bound to be necessary from time to time. HotelTonight, a new travel-friendly app for the iPhone, aims to make that requirement as easy--and affordable--to deal with as possible.
As far as travel apps are concerned, HotelTonight is limited in scope, though that fact does not impede its usefulness. The app is designed specifically to help users find and book … Read more
Last week, word of a great offer began to make its way around the Internet. I first heard about the offer--a $20 Amazon gift card for $10--on an e-mail list. Then I saw it on The Huffington Post. Then it started showing up on Twitter. Every few seconds, it seemed, someone new would tweet about it. It was all over Facebook, and people were blogging about it left and right.
If you're fairly new to the group offer space, you probably would have thought that this great deal was coming from Groupon, the superstar start-up that has blown … Read more
Note to self: Don't post one-day-only deals during vacation weeks. Apparently there was considerable confusion following Monday's Ad-Aware Pro freebie--which, as noted in the post, was available Monday only. My apologies to newsletter subscribers who thought the deal was for Tuesday or Wednesday.
Well, here we are at the end of another year. We saw some pretty amazing bargains in 2010, everything from $49 1TB hard drives to, ahem, a $220 software bundle for $19. (This is my last pitch for it, promise. The offer expires tomorrow, Dec. 31!)
I want to thank all of you for hanging … Read more
A financial news and research outlet called VCExperts posted an article today claiming that on December 17, daily-deals broker Groupon "filed a certificate to authorize a $950 million Series G round of preferred stock." The exact amount that the company raised in the monster funding round should be available next week (which means it could be quite a bit less), the report continued, adding that the company's valuation is likely $6.4 billion.
The dollar amount sounds like something out of Dr. Evil's machinations in the "Austin Powers" spoof film series, but Groupon isn'… Read more
UPDATE: This offer has now ended.
CNET and Lavasoft have teamed up to bring you a free 1-year license for the professional upgrade of one of the most popular products on Download.com, Ad-Aware Free. Normally $29.95, you can get Ad-Aware Pro absolutely free. Hurry, this offer is only available for 24 hours, and it's available exclusively to CNET members. Take a license and tell your friends before time runs out!
Some of the features included in Ad-Aware Pro are:Shop, bank, & download securely Priority updates & free support Protection against hackers & spammers Backup & recovery … Read more
It seems the Agua Caliente solar project in Arizona is changing hands once again.
NRG Energy announced today its subsidiary NRG Solar plans to acquire Agua Caliente, a 290-megawatt solar farm from First Solar, as long as an application for a federal loan guarantee gets granted.
"Closing of the acquisition is contingent on receiving the federal loan guarantee," NRG said in a statement. The purchase price was not disclosed.
First Solar itself had acquired the Agua Caliente solar project from NextLight Renewable Power for $285 million in April.
NRG Solar says it has plans to invest a combined … Read more
Panda Cloud Antivirus Free is one of the first free cloud-based antivirus solution to market and the latest version includes Web/URL filtering against exploits and drive-by downloads, free automatic and transparent upgrades to new program versions. Also included are two behavioural engines and major improvements to usability of the Recycle Bin and Quarantine.
In addition to all of these features that come in the Free version, Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro Edition includes behavioral analysis of running processes, VIP technical support and automatic vaccination of USB keys with no annoying advertising of nagging screens. For a limited time only, you … Read more
UPDATE January 6, 2010: WinSettings Pro offer below has expired and is no longer available.
Today, we bring you three special offers from FileStream on three of their most popular products - TurboZIP, WinSettings Pro, and Image Broadway. For a limited time only, you can save up to 60% on these three PC essentials.
TurboZIP - Special offer: $29.95 (orig.$49.95).You don't have to be technical whiz to know how to zip files and folders. Clear and logical right-mouse menus, drag and drop procedures, and suggested naming features bring incredible convenience to your fingertips. TurboZIP is … Read more