Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The End Of Physical Bank Locations?

It seems there's a new bank popping up on every corner, and I still don't understand it. With almost every financial transaction being enabled online, who needs to go into a bank..especially if they aren't making loans.

USAA, a company that provides banking and insurance for military veterans, has introduced innovative technology(remote deposit capture) that could literally eliminate the need to ever walk into a bank.

From Clusterstock.

Here's how it works. When you take a picture of a check, a computer that receives the image looks for the amount, the check number and the digits on the bottom with information on the check writer's account number and the bank's routing number. A photo of the back of the check verifies that it's been signed by the recipient.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Facebook Overtakes Yahoo For Traffic

Oh how the mighty ARE falling.

If there was any doubt that social networking is the place for targeted advertising.

Yahoo used to have a great finance portal, but when they tweaked the settings, they lost my home page. News alerts are never timely. Some news from days prior shows as just occurring. They make you click 2 times (see expanded version) to see a story in their feedbox.

Word to Google, start focusing on your iGoogle site. That could be a powerful portal with some tweaks.

Think Microsoft is happy they didn't acquire them now? or will they get it even cheaper?

From TheNextWeb Facebook defeats Yahoo

The latest data in from compete.com, shows that Facebook has surpassed Yahoo as America’s second most popular website, leaving only Google in wait.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Next Search Engine?

From SF Gate.com Facebook Directs More Online Users Than Google

According to Web measurement firm Compete Inc., Facebook has passed search-engine giant Google to become the top source for traffic to major portals like Yahoo and MSN, and is among the leaders for other types of sites.

Some experts say social media could become the Internet's next search engine.

"People are spending less time navigating the Internet on their own and are now navigating the Internet based on their friends' recommendations or their friends' activities," said Dave Yovanno, chief executive of Gigya Inc.

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Google And National Security Alliance (NSA) To Monitor Internet

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Too much "Big Brother", or a great idea?

Will Microsoft's search engine, Bing see a surge in use because of this?

Will IPv6 help?

From Washington Post Google to enlist NSA to help ward off cyberattacks.

The world's largest Internet search company and the world's most powerful electronic surveillance organization are teaming up in the name of cybersecurity.

The sources said the deal does not mean the NSA will be viewing users' searches or e-mail accounts or that Google will be sharing proprietary data.

Over the past decade, other Silicon Valley companies have quietly turned to the NSA for guidance in protecting their networks.

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