LinkedIn has made over its e-zine, LinkedIn Today, with a new look and a new content discovery feature called Channels.
LinkedIn Today, first launched more than two years ago, is meant to be a digital newspaper that sums up the day's top business news. Today aggregates articles shared by the company's more than 225 million users, with each edition personalized to the reader based on his or her connections.
The new LinkedIn Today is dressed up with a more modern design, comes with more than 20 broad topic sections called Channels that members can follow, and features more … Read more
News Corp. axes The Daily.
The Daily, which was an ambitious tablet-only news publication backed by News Corp., is shutting its doors December 15. Launched back in February 2011, The Daily was an interactive newspaper stylized for consumption on the iPad. Best of all, a year's subscription went for only $40 and offered a wide variety of sections. While there will be no more issues of The Daily, its brand will live on other channels within News Corp.
GNAA, a hacker group, claimed responsibility for the attack. The group's Twitter profile earlier today said 8,600 unique Tumblr users were affected.
Tumblr didn't explain what happened but said in a blog post that no accounts were compromised, and users didn't need to take any further action.
"Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience," the company said. "As always, … Read more
The same group that hacked NBC News' Twitter account on September 9 and sent tweets about a bogus attack on Ground Zero apparently grabbed hold of USA Today's Twitter feed today and fired off a clutch of messages.
The taunting tweets from someone claiming to be The Script Kiddies asked if Twitter had the courage to suspend the group again and encouraged Twitter users to vote for the next account to be hacked.
"Fox News, Wal-mart, Unilevel, Pfizer, NBC and now USA Today. who's next? Vote now!" read one of the tweets.
As of this writing, it seemed USA Today had regained control of its feed.
"Again, @usatoday was hacked and as a result false tweets were sent. We worked with Twitter to correct. The account is back in our control," said one message. "We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion caused to our readers and thank you for reading @usatoday," read another.
There appeared to be no Twitter account for The Script Kiddies.… Read more
Do It (Tomorrow) is a visually stunning, yet minimal to-do list app that makes it easy to plan out arguably the two most important days on the calendar: today and tomorrow. By giving you only enough room to plot your next 48 hours, the app helps you focus on your most pressing tasks at hand.
Essentially a vertically oriented two-page notebook, Do It (Tomorrow) has one page for Today and another for Tomorrow. A simple swipe left or right moves you between the two pages, and with a single tap you can add tasks. You can move tasks up or … Read more
Links from Monday's episode of Loaded:
Google confirms that it had to remove malicious apps from the Android Market
iBoobs comes to the Android Market two years after being kicked out of Apple's App Store
"The Today Show" relaunches its Web site with more emphasis on video and original Webcasts
A new study shows that technology is having a negative effect on American's sleep habits and overall health
CBS acquires Clicker and brings in the CEO to run CBS Interactive
Charlie Sheen owned the Internet over the weekend with his new Ustream show
Like crossword puzzles? Put down that archaic newspaper and pencil and pick up your iPad. As I discovered recently, there's no better platform for crossword play.
Think of it: tons of puzzles on demand, zero trees sacrificed, hints and clues when you need them, and solutions on the spot (no need to wait for tomorrow's paper).
I also discovered that one of the best crossword apps--definitely the best free one--is hidden inside an app that has nothing to do with puzzles: USA Today for iPad.
Granted, the print version of the paper runs a daily crossword, but its … Read more