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Yahoo mail hacked: measures being taken

Yahoo mail hacked: measures being taken

The email systems at Yahoo have been hacked this week and Yahoo has issued a warning to the public on how to make due with the situation. Starting with a bit on what the company is doing to protect users potentially affected, Yahoo goes on to issue a short statement on what users can do to protect themselves in the near future.

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Walmart building distribution centers to compete with Amazon

Walmart building distribution centers to compete with Amazon

Amazon has taken a hung chunk of business away from traditional brick and mortar stores like Walmart. Some of those traditional retail stores in the real world are looking to beef up their online presence in an effort to better compete with Amazon in the virtual realm. Walmart is reportedly continuing to build out new distribution centers to better compete with Amazon.

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Online sellers use tech to reduce returns

Online sellers use tech to reduce returns

One of the things that cost online retailers the most money are returns. Sellers like Amazon and others need easy return policies to entice customers to shop online. The problem is that some shoppers chronically return items and that is a big problem for the online industry.

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Amazon Pantry tipped to expand quick-ship foods and beverages

Amazon Pantry tipped to expand quick-ship foods and beverages

It would appear that Amazon is aiming to expand their grasp of the consumer goods universe with a program called Amazon Pantry. This service would expand Amazon's collection of goods shipped in low-cost packages beyond their already expansive set of foods and dry goods. Amazon is said to be going into more direct competition with the likes of Costco and Sam's Club with this effort.

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Grand Theft Auto Online Stimulus Package delayed: more work needs doing

Grand Theft Auto Online Stimulus Package delayed: more work needs doing

There's little doubt now that the folks behind the scenes at the servers keeping up Grand Theft Auto Online are not having a great couple of weeks. At first it seemed that the rush of users aiming to play the online version of the open sandbox game were experiencing problems that'd be solved quickly - logins and disappearing vehicles amongst them. Now with a GTA$ Stimulus Package announced - cash for reparations for bad service - it would appear that another set of problems have arisen.

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Affordable Care Act website set to be fixed by November’s end

Affordable Care Act website set to be fixed by November’s end

This afternoon the folks responsible for taking care of repairs on the US Government Affordable Care Act website suggested that they'd have it up and running by the end of November. This comes after a bit of a breakdown in the workings of the site earlier this month, with QSSI at the center of the issue. A conference call with official Jeffrey Zients suggested that Quality Software Services Inc would be service as general contractor to oversee repairs to what's commonly referred to as the "Obamacare" insurance marketplace website.

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Black Market Reloaded shuts down after site code leak

Black Market Reloaded shuts down after site code leak

Earlier this month a digital black market called Silk Road was raided and the person behind the operation was arrested. Along with his arrest, federal authorities seized $3.6 million worth of Bitcoins. The website is hosted on Tor and representatives of the secure system stepped forward to say that Silk Road was taken down using detective work and that Tor security had not been broken. In the wake of the closure, Silk Road competitor Black Market Reloaded (BMR) received an influx of former Silk Road users.

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