Early Movers: TIF, WMT, HMC, SNE, PBR & more

November 25th, 2014

These are the stocks posting the largest moves before the bell.

Hormel misses 4Q profit forecasts

November 25th, 2014

On a per-share basis, the Austin, Minnesota-based company said it had net income of 63 cents. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment …

6 Ways to Increase the Success of Your Holiday-Email-Marketing Campaign

November 24th, 2014

Businesses should consider the following tips for what it can and should do to improve the odds of its holiday emails being opened and clicked on.

Winning the war against bots

November 24th, 2014

The lowly bot has evolved into something that can in fact be an agent of malicious intent.

There Is Now A Big Time Talent Agency Representing ‘Rock Star’ Programmers In The Tech Industry

November 21st, 2014

Flickr.com/alper Computer programmer hard at work If you’re looking to hire a coding superstar, you may have to call their agent. 10x, a big name talent agency that has represented artists like John Mayer and Vanessa Carlton, is now representing computer programmers aka “digital rock stars,” Lizzie Widdicombe at The New Yorker reports. The agency was founded by two veteran music and …

Google Contributor Lets You Pay for Ad-Free Websites

November 21st, 2014

Search giant Google just launched a subscription service called Contributor, which gives internet users the option to pay a small monthly fee for ad-free access to select websites. Google announced that Imgur, Mashable, Science Daily, The Onion, Urban Dictionary and WikiHow are among the program's partners, presumably with more to be announced soon. You currently need to join a wait list before …

Complex Android malware believed to have infected up to 4.5M smartphones in the U.S.

November 21st, 2014

As many as 4.5 million American Android smartphone users may have been fooled into somehow downloading a complex malicious program on their devices since January 2013, The New Yok Times reports, citing security company Lookout. FROM EARLIER: FTC cracks down on massive ‘PC cleaner’ security scam Called “NotCompatible,” the malware has reached its third version, which is even more sophisticated …

Top tips on hack-proofing your life

November 19th, 2014

From drug cartels to passwords, security expert Brian Krebs weighs in on how to keep your personal data and bank account safe.

Protect yourself online this Christmas

November 19th, 2014

As part of International Fraud Awareness Week the New Zealand Bankers’ Association is urging consumers to stay safe online as we head into to the festive season.

Spam Nation: Cybercrime and spam are far bigger security threats than you think

November 18th, 2014

In Spam Nation, cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs investigates Russian spammers and seeks to educate users about how valuable their assets are to cybercriminals.