On Wednesday, Alireza Yavari, who works at +Interactive New York, observed that he could no longer embed Vimeo videos on Google+.
On G+, I had always been annoyed by the low quality of image previews when videos were shared from vimeo.com, my favorite video website. Now you cannot even embed any videos from Vimeo anymore! I noticed it yesterday and I don’t know if something has been changed by G+, Vimeo or it is my computer acting funny.
A quick search did not reveal any tech headlines. So I decided to run a quick test.
All I did was swipe to wake-up … and my paperwhite Kindle presented this ominous message in plain Courier-like type:
“Collecting information. May take a min…Will restart when done…Please wait…”
As I waited (more than a minute), I started a search: <Kindle collecting information restart wait>.
You’ve heard by now that Evernote had a major security breach and is forcing its customers to reset passwords… 50 million accounts.
What you may not have realized is that Evernote’s email announcing the problem – a much more transparent and prompt response to the issue than most of the tech giants who preceded them down this path – included what looked like a spoofed link to a password-reset page.
I learned about this Saturday when a tech friend provided a heads-up re the discrepancy. I wondered out loud if someone was already using the outage as a phishing attack.
But no, the odd link came from Evernote’s email marketing firm.
In the wake of GoDaddy’s excruciatingly bad SuperBowl ad, hopefully thousands of people are looking for a new domain registrar. What is a registrar and who provides the best services?
When I teach a class that involves students purchasing domain names and building a website, I always advise against GoDaddy as a registrar. When students ask why, I mention the user-unfriendly interface and personal experience with trying to transfer domains.
I’ll add the company’s demeaning ads to these reasons: the horrible UX and the company’s 2012 support of SOPA. And, yes, Silicon Valley is home to one of the most sexist industrieson the planet.
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