Archive for May, 2013

Facebook pays for sexism backlash from advertisers

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, May 31, 2013

Tens of thousands of protesters are demanding tougher action from Facebook over posts that they claim degrade women.More than 50,000 have tweeted in support of the FBrape campaign and around 5,000 have emailed brands whose advertising appears around the content. The campaign focuses on content that portrays rape and violence against women positively. Facebook has […]

“Free” computers are creating a very expensive society

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

While people are created equal, computers are not. When people share information freely, those who own the best computers benefit in ways that impoverish everyone else. Those with the best computers can simply take knowledge, wealth and power away from ordinary people. It doesn’t matter if the best computers run schemes called high frequency trading […]

BBC writes off £98 million digital project

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, May 27, 2013

The BBC has written off a £98 million digital production system- which it’s director general said had “wasted a huge amount of licence fee payers’ money”.The Digital Media Initiative was set up in 2008 but was halted last autumn having never become fully operational. “I have serious concerns about how we managed this project,” BBC […]

Sally Bercow’s Lord McAlpine tweet was libel

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, May 24, 2013

A tweet published by Sally Bercow about Tory peer Lord McAlpine was libellous, the High Court has ruled. Amid widespread speculation about his identity, she has Tweeted: “Why is Lord McAlpine trending. Innocent Face.” Mrs Bercow said she was “disappointed” by the ruling but the peer’s lawyer said she had caused “unnecessary pain”. After the […]

Apple global tax avoiders- Senate committee

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A US Senate committee said Apple had used “a complex web of offshore entities” to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes. The US Senate had said that Apple paid little or nothing on billions of dollars in profits placed in Irish subsidiaries. The Irish Republic, home to three Apple subsidiaries, claims that it is […]

Yahoo to buy Tumblr for £723 million

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, May 20, 2013

Yahoo has agreed a deal to buy the blogging service Tumblr for £723 million ($1.1 billion). Yahoo’s chief executive Marissa Mayer said that as part of its promise “not to screw it up”, Tumblr would operate independently, with David Karp continuing as chief executive officer of Tumblr. The deal is the largest made by Ms […]

Amazon UK paid just £2.4 million tax last year- despite £4 billion sales

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, May 17, 2013

Amazon’s UK subsidiary paid £2.4 million in corporate taxes last year the online retailer’s accounts show- despite making sales of £4.3 billion.The tax bill was almost as much as the £2.5 million in government grants Amazon received over the same period, according to a Companies House filing. The taxes are relatively low compared to sales […]

Seven million Brits have still never used the internet

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

More than seven million adults in the UK have never used the internet- new research suggest. Research from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) said 43.5 million adults were now online – one million more than in the same period last year. But 7.1 million remain offline, with the elderly and disabled still the least […]

Clicks move to bricks for UK shopping growth

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, May 13, 2013

Against the odds and media hype- online ecommerce websites are opening high street shops to grow thier sales.We’re a nation of shoppers- we spent more than £311 billion shopping last year, but how we like to shop remains the same – nearly 90% of that money was spent in actual shops and stores. Figures like […]

Your email account hacked? Heres what to do

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, May 9, 2013

Your email account did not accepting your password- or a friend wants to know why you are sending out emails with nothing in it, but a link.Join the back of the queue- your email account has been hacked. How you became hacked is down to a number of diferent possibilities. You may have clicked on […]