Guest: John Boswell
Recorded: June 1, 2010
Published: June 2, 2010
Net@night 153: Symphony Of Science
- John Boswell, Symphony of Science
Web search group Google Inc is phasing out internal use of rival Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system because of security concerns following a Chinese hacking incident, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday. Citing several Google employees, the FT said the decision to move to other operating systems including Apple Inc's Mac OS and open-source Linux began in earnest in January after Google's Chinese operations were hacked.
According to web analytics company StatCounter, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 is now truly a relic of the past with less than 5% of market share in the U.S. and Europe. For years, IE6 caused headaches for developers and prompted many users to switch to alternative browsers. It was full of security holes and it broke nearly every web standard in the book.
Google's Chrome browser continued to carve away share of worldwide browser usage from rivals in May, new statistics show. Chrome rose 0.3 percentage points to 7.1 percent of share, said Net Applications, which monitors browser usage on a network of Web sites.
The U.S. comScore video metrix stats are out today, with the number of video viewers dipping slightly during the month of April. According to the web metrics company, 178 million U.S. Internet users watched online video during the month compared to180 million in March. Vevo, the Hulu for music videos which launched last December, saw swift growth, attracting 43.6 million viewers in April, representing a quarter of the U.S. online video audience. Of course, this includes views on YouTube, which I suspect accounts for much of Vevo’s viewers. And 83.5 percent of the total U.S. Internet audience viewed online video.
Video of the Week Quit Facebook Parody http://mashable.com/2010/06/01/quitting-facebook-parody-rap/ This little vid about kicking Facebook to the curb is actually pretty entertaining — the fake status updates, ads and other FB ephemera really amp up the entertainment factor (not to mention the Mashable shoutout).
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The Firefox icon beckons to you, offering the multitude of distractions the internet has to offer– but you don’t really have the time to catch up on the news. Thankfully, you can just spend 30 seconds on Destroying The Web. Destroy The Web turns any web page into an arcade game. Click the toolbar button and pulse-pounding music starts blaring- it’s time to play!
Video Of The Week
This little vid about kicking Facebook to the curb is actually pretty entertaining — the fake status updates, ads and other FB ephemera really amp up the entertainment factor (not to mention the Mashable shoutout).
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