Verizon Under Fire Over Zombie Cookies

Verizon, along with one of its advertising partners are getting called on the carpet for their privacy practices.
Turn is using Verizon’s UIDH tracking header to tap into deleted tracking cookies and share them with dozens of major Web sites. Last year, people called it the supercookie because it continued to track users even after they cleared their caches or turned on private browsing. Jonathan Mayer, a computer scientist and lawyer at Stanford, has launched a full-blown investigation into these zombie cookies. Read More>>

Wendy’s Drops Soda From Kids’ Menus

Wendy’s has joined its contemporaries in dropping sugary sodas from their children’s meal menus. McDonald’s, Subway, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Arby’s and Panera, among others, have already incorporated the same on their menus. Wendy’s’ move, which is already in effect, was first revealed in a press release sent out by the nonprofit nutrition watchdog Center for Science in the Public Interest. They believe that they are taking a responsible step forward that will improve children’s health and make it easier for parents to make healthy choices for their children. Read More>>

Looking to Scale Your Sales? Seven Bullets to Dodge

While companies like Amazon started with books. Ebay started as an auction site for collectors. Any company with a huge amount of breadth has to find that first breakthrough to build their business on. Several insights such as combining the need to do your absolute best with pressure from people who have invested and that urges the drive to beat deadlines and grow beyond capacity. Gabriel Luna-Ostaseski’s sales team at Calfinder had just hit $8 million in revenue and he shares his experience on the same with seven bullets to dodge while looking to scale your sales. Read More>>

Facebook Acquires Wit.ai To Help Its Developers With Speech Recognition And Voice Interfaces

Technology and social media have clubbed together yet again as Facebook has acquired Wit.ai, a Y Combinator startup to create an API for building voice-activated interfaces. With over 6,000 developers on its platform who have built hundreds of apps, Wit.ai will remain open and free to users, where Facebook wants to use the technology to draw developers into its Build-Grow-Monetize loop where they get help building apps, but eventually pay Facebook for ads to grow or monetize by splitting revenue with Facebook from hosting its ads. Read More>>

Florida’s Cape Canaveral may be world’s busiest spaceport in 2015

This year, Florida’s Cape Canaveral is scheduled to launch up to 24 rockets thus making it the busiest spaceport. Ten launches would be for United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, while the remaining would be by SpaceX. If successful, the program would surpass the Russian-operated Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, which had 21 launches, 19 of which were successful. Read More>>

The Surprising Power of an Electric Eel’s Shock

The Study on electric fish in 1800’s by Alessandro Volta, which mimics how electric fish store and release electricity was similar to how a modern battery works. Now a new study, by Kenneth C. Catania, a biologist at Vanderbilt University, reveals a remarkable sophistication in the way electric eels deploy their shocks. Similar to a taser, but studies show some remarkable features of the eel’s shock. Read More>>

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