Researchers said on Tuesday that many Android applications are susceptible to the Heartbleed bug, which can allow hackers and government officials to gather data from online services, despite assurances that most Android users aren’t at risk.
Last week Pando published the first in a series of stories by David Sirota examining proposed contracts for the handling of New Jersey public pension funds.
So, Google continues to try to distance itself from the military-industrial complex. Last month, the company made a big stink about refusing a tiny bit of DARPA funding for two robotics companies it purchased, hoping that people already forgot that the companies had been financed by the Department of Defense.
Time Magazine is letting readers vote again on the world’s 100 most influential people. While the magazine’s editors will make the final decisions, they have for a number of years held an online poll.
An excellent little piece of economic research here detailing the manner in which the imposition of online sales taxes reduce Amazon’s sales in those places where they are imposed.
The enterprise computing landscape has changed dramatically in recent years, which means that the challenge of securing this environment has as well.
Facebook’s first-quarter announcement this evening promises a small moment of reflection following a frenetic few months for the company.
I can never recall whether it’s we hurrying to hell in a handcart or whether we’re supposed to think of that handcart hurtling towards us.
Until yesterday, Pavel Durov was the boyish founder and CEO of Vkontakte, the dominant Russian social network, which has nearly ten times the number of users Facebook does in that country.
This morning the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau reversed its April 8th approval of labels for powdered alcohol product Palcohol, saying “Those label approvals were issued in error and have since been surrendered.” Most of the press around Palcohol has lazily stated that the government had approved of the product, and this has resulted in both mockery and outrage.
There’s a race underway among publishers and advertisers to deliver targeted local ads to consumers. Facebook appears positioned to get in on the mix thanks to its new location-aware features, while Google Maps, Foursquare, and Yelp have each dabbled in this area.
For Ken Tsai, the VP of Product Marketing for SAP’s HANA software, every day is constant balancing act.
Have you had something “explained” to you yet today? Chances are, you have. The last few weeks have brought the launch of three new sites designed to be companions to, rather than sources of, breaking news.
Mobile ads are becoming more and more common, and more often than not they are annoying. Decisive’s David Dundas thinks this may be due to a lack of transparency on the ad analytics side.
As the bitcoin community continues to recover from a series of high-profile exchange and wallet platform failures, none bigger than the multi-hundred million dollar implosion of Mt.
There has been a lot of — uh — buzz in the last few days about Palcohol, the world’s first powdered alcohol product.
Two things that worry me about the Jason Padgett story in fact. Padgett being the guy who got punched in the head and turned into a mathematical savant as a result: A self-proclaimed former “goof” and college dropout has told how he became a maths genius after suffering a traumatic brain injury Jason Padgett is a “sudden savant” who sees elaborate geometric shapes in every day objects and has the ability to recreate them by hand.
In the first installment of Pando’s still-ongoing investigation of the New Jersey pension system, one thing seemed to stick out: many readers couldn’t believe that the texts of the agreements signed between public pensions and alternative investment managers (read: hedge funds and private equity) are almost always secret.
Last year was California’s driest year on record yet, and as of right now two-thirds of the state is still in “extreme” to “exceptional” drought conditions, according to the U.S.
Connected cows. It sounds all too odd, right? But rolling the numbers, it makes a lot more sense than that connected thermostat or smart lock pundits can’t stop declaring the pinnacle of civilization.