Archive for April, 2012

Google staff caught widespread data snooping

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, April 30, 2012

When one claims in one’s credo to “do good”, it’s a wise idea not to be caught doing bad.So the news that US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has fined the company for snooping is not good news for the company’s shareholders nor the wider public The Google engineer who wrote the StreetView program deliberately collected […]

Amazon profits beat Wall Street forecasts

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, April 27, 2012

Amazon has announced better than expected profits after the world’s largest retailer cut its costs and boosted sales of its Kindle tablet and digital products.Amazon shares rose almost 15% in after hours trading in New York after it said quarterly net income was £80 million ($130 million). The firm has been launching new products such […]

Olympic officials wake up to the Online World

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012

Olympic officials have woken up to the real online world and admitted that their ban on spectators posting videos and images on websites will be unenforceable.In the terms and conditions of ticket purchases for the London 2012 Games it states ticket holders cannot publish images, video or sound online. Yesterday however, Sir Keith Mills, deputy […]

Apple’s profits up 91% in first quarter

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Apple Inc announced yesterday that its net profit came in at £7.2 billion ($11.6 billion), up from £3.75 billion ($6 billion) in the same period last year and much better than had been expected.The world’s biggest company by capitalisation sold 35 million iPhones in the quarter, which was also almost double the level from a […]

UK leads the digital world- is your business winning online sales?

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The UK leads the world in most indicators of digital capability- with the internet contributing more to our GDP than to that of any other G20 country and is predicted to grow 11 per cent a year to reach £221 billion by 2016. “However, many individuals and organisations still struggle to exploit the broader benefits […]

Dangers of the Internet- quarter of women buy wrong medicines online

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, April 23, 2012

One in four women buy wrong medication after misdiagnosing themselves on the internet according to online research. Women with embarrassing medical problems are misdiagnosing themselves after consulting ‘Dr Google’. They have bought the wrong medication after misdiagnosing themselves on the internet and one in ten has suffered unpleasant side effects as a result, research suggests. […]

World Wide Web inventor warns against websites controlling your data

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, April 20, 2012

Further to our last post about Sir Tim Berners-Lee speaking to the Guardian examining how companies and technological developments are challenging the principles of openness and universal access on which the net was built. Berners-Lee has been an outspoken defender of the “open internet”, warning in 2010 that web freedom was under threat from the […]

Tim Berners-Lee wants governments to stop snooping bills

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sir Tim Berners-Lee said that it was moves by governments to control or spy on the internet that ‘keep him up most at night’. The government’s controversial plans to allow intelligence agencies to monitor the internet use and digital communications of every person in the UK suffered a fresh blow yesterday when the inventor of […]

Oracle and Google’s legal copyright trial begins over Java

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, April 16, 2012

Oracle claims that Google has violated several of its Java patents and copyrights- with the copyright trial in San Francisco starting today.It is one of the biggest such tech lawsuits to date with Oracle is claiming about £625 million ($1billion) in compensation. But it is not just money that is at stake. If Oracle wins […]

Google does less good as profits hit new record

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, April 13, 2012

Google has reported a 61pc increase in its net income for the first three months of the year and announced plans to split its stock two for one “to preserve its leadership’s control” over the company in the long term. The search engine said last night that it wants to issue a new class of […]