Category archives for: On The Web

Microsoft Intros New Personal Email at Outlook.com

Microsoft has announced a new personal email service at Outlook.com. The company describes it as a service “that reimagines the way that people use email – from a cleaner look, to fewer and less obtrusive ads, to new connections to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. ”  You can sign into Outlook.com with your existing Microsoft […]

Verizon FiOS Quantum Offers Speeds up 300Mbps

Verizon has revealed its latest high-speed Internet service, FiOS Quantum. The latest update to the service offers users on the top plan or service speeds of up to 300Mbps down and 65Mbps up. On a two-year contract, the price for FiOS Quantum is $205 a month, or $210 without a contract for what Verizon is […]

Carnivale Creator Forgoes Hollywood with New Transmedia Project

Writer and producer Daniel Knauf, known as the creator of “Carnivàle” on HBO, has left Hollywood behind and struck out on his own with a new original work. With the beta project, recently made public called “Haunted,” Knauf’s new company, BXX (pronounced like BOX), is moving forward into the transmedia world. “Haunted” is a story […]

NY Times Has 454K Digital Subs – One Year of Paid Digital Subscriptions Celebrated

The New York Times Media Group revealed some changes on Tuesday regarding its digital subscription packages and offers. Although spun by the company, a shift in April will see it reduce free access from 20 articles to 10 on the New York Timeswebsite. The success of the service is likely what drove the change, with […]

Marvel: Avengers Alliance Now Live on Facebook

Marvel Entertainment and Disney Interactive Media Group have announced that the first social game based on Marvel’s iconic characters, “Marvel: Avengers Alliance,” is now live on Facebook. Developed by Playdom, “Marvel: Avengers Alliance” features a combat RPG experience with dozens of familiar Marvel super heroes and super villains. With dozens of iconic Marvel characters available […]

Comcast and Disney Sign New 10-year TV, Web Deal

Comcast has renewed its distribution deal with Disney, signing on for another 10 years. Programming from ABC, ESPN and 68 other channels or services is included in the deal, as is streaming to portable devices such as notebooks, iPhones and iPads through dedicated apps. Under the deal, Comcast will pay more money to Disney with […]

Facebook Timeline Starts Rolling Out in New Zealand First

Facebook’s Sam Lessin confirmed Tuesday that the social network’s previously teased Timeline layout was going live. Shown over two months ago, the redesigned desktop and mobile page was going live for the general public in New Zealand first. It would go out “more broadly” soon, although Lessin didn’t say when. Timeline is a major shift […]

Use New Tech to Find An Heirloom Turkey

Just in time for Turkey Day, the LocalHarvest website has powered up a tool that will help you track down a  fresh bird from a farmer in your area. The types of turkeys you might find include free range, organically raised and even some heirloom varieties. It depends on the farmers in your particular location. […]

Boingo Wireless Announces Personal VPN – Kicks Off Wi-Fi Security Initiative

Boingo Wireless has announced that it will offer a personal VPN for customers to use when connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The VPN will be seamlessly integrated into the Boingo Wi-Finder app and will use the customer’s Boingo account credentials to log in to both premium Boingo networks and free networks. The new Boingo VPN will […]

US Senate Votes Just Slightly in Favor of Net Neutrality

The US Senate on Thursday rejected a Congress-backed bill to overturn net neutrality rules. Politicians voted 52 against, 46 for SJ Resolution 6, which would have rejected the order taking effect on November 20. The measure had been promoted mostly by Texas Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison and by fellow party members. A successful vote was […]

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