On today's show, the sad news that even those of you who are grandfathered in to AT&T's unlimited plans will be subject to throttling. sorry. Also, Adobe tries to future-proof itself with a new HTML5 Web animation tool, the darknet is not your mom's social network, and RIM doesn't make pizzas.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Anonymous is lashing out today at the FBI and especially at PayPal, urging users of the electronic payments site to dump their accounts.
In its latest "official communique" on behalf of itself and Lulz Security, the hactivist group condemned the FBI for its recent arrests of those charged in connection with hacking attacks by Anonymous in December against PayPal and a host of other companies.
Complaining that the Anonymous "suspects" may face a fine of $500,000 and a possible 15 years of jail time, the group criticized the FBI for equating "adding one's … Read more
When PayPal filed its lawsuit against Google yesterday for poaching a key executive for its mobile-payment business, it got us thinking about the growing list of enemies Google has made over the years.
Sometimes Google takes heat for doing the right thing, as it did in China. After wrestling with censorship, the company chose to shut down its Google.cn site and redirected users to the uncensored Chinese-language Google.com.hk domain in Hong Kong.
But Google has also managed to alienate regulators, both in the United States and abroad. And as the company pushes into new markets, it's … Read more
Without Molly or Brian, CNET's podcast of indeterminate length is commandeered by indeterminate hosts. CNET's Donald Bell and Eric Franklin steer the Buzz Out Loud ship into the shark-infested waters of poached PayPal employees and Twitter CEOs. Plus, HTC is paying Microsoft for Android phones, the International Space Station reaches completion (sorta), and Mark Zuckerberg hunts for his own lunch.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
PayPal filed a lawsuit against Google today, alleging the Web giant misappropriated trade secrets from its mobile-payment business when it hired away a key executive in PayPal's mobile payments effort.
The lawsuit (PDF), which was filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court in California, alleges that Osama Bedier, a former senior PayPal executive working on the company's mobile-payments platform, misappropriated PayPal's trade secrets when he went to work for Google earlier this year.
Bedier "is now leading Google's efforts to bring point of sale technologies and services to retailers on its behalf," according to … Read more
iWeb offers Mac users an easy way to build their own Web site from scratch and post it for all the world to enjoy. Though iWeb's built-in tools are formidable, you can greatly expand its scope by using HTML Snippets and a little coding from popular Web sites like PayPal.
It seems as though everyone has something to sell these days and adding PayPal to your iWeb site can help. Not discussed in this article is the process for setting up a PayPal account, but PayPal has a nice tutorial and walk-through that should get you started easily.
I … Read more
Donald Bell and Antuan Goodwin stop by the studio for a very special episode of Boys Out Loud with your host Brian Tong. We discuss the future of Google Wallet and whether or not we will spend more money for higher quality apps for the Windows Phone. We also discuss Apples Malware evolution as well as the PayPal founders idea to pay high school grads not go to college and instead start their own tech companies. All this and much more on todays episode of BOL.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk argued today that his private space exploration company has "the best launch prices in the world," costs that he said make it nearly impossible for any foreign country to compete.
Musk's post on the SpaceX site was apparently aimed at answering critics who he said have misrepresented what SpaceX charges for its launches and missions.
"When I started SpaceX," Musk wrote, "it was not surprising when people said we wouldn't succeed. But now that we've successfully proven Falcon 1, Falcon 9, and Dragon, there's been a steady … Read more
Fueled by its PayPal division, eBay reported first quarter results today that exceeded expectations.
Revenues jumped 16 percent to $2.5 billion, compared to the same period a year ago, and profits soared by 20 percent to total $475.9 million, or 36 cents a share.
The results were in line with its internal projections of revenues of up to $2.5 billion and earnings per share and up to 36 cents a share. The company also met or exceeded analysts expectations for the period.
PayPal continues to be the area where eBay sees the most growth. Net revenues from … Read more
eBay, which has been on quite the mobile start-up acquisition spree of late, made it public today that it has acquired Where, a company that makes location-based mobile applications and operates a network of local ads and deals.
More specifically, Boston-based Where has been purchased by eBay's PayPal division, which plans to make the start-up a part of its suite of services for local businesses while keeping the Where consumer app intact.