Jim’s WebLetter for 2/1/14

Hi-ya Webfolks!

I don’t know if you had a chance to view the WebLetter Magazine I released last week which included stories not printed in my WebLetter, but many of you did. I received an email from a reader who passed it on to a friend who thought it was a great idea for his business. That’s what I’m doing, actually … Showing businesses how this virtual magazine is a great way to communicate with clients, dealerships and potential investors in their field. If you’d like to know more, contact me through email.

This week, the WebLetter features a story on our online privacy, how Walmart is expanding their food business online, and believe it or not … Facebook turns 10. There’s an interview with Mark Zuckerburg included. https://flipboard.com/section/webletter-bVHt4V

Now let me show you a few things I found interesting enough to write about in this week’s JWL …

Remembering before the creation of the Web how you never thought of anything like watching the Super Bowl live on the internet, it’s really a sign of the times when it not only can now be watched on computer or mobile devices, but is encouraged. DigitalTrends has the story and links so you don’t have to miss a minute of action during Sunday’s Big Game …

As you know by reading this WebLetter, I am a fan of cloud storage. My two favorites are Google Drive and Microsoft Sky Drive. Well, ever since they released the feature to the world, Microsoft has been battling with BSkyB, a UK company over the rights to the cloud name. Seems this month, Microsoft lost the court battle and they were forced to change the name of the cloud service which offers 7 gigabytes of storage and easily manages upload and downloading. It now will be called One Drive. Same features, different name. Another black eye for the corporation. http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57617836-75/microsoft-ditches-skydrive-for-onedrive-after-bskyb-dispute/

If you are among the millions who have a Yahoo email address, you might want to check your account. Seems the email service had several million passwords stolen and you could be among the victims. What is best is to log into your account and change your password. http://news.yahoo.com/yahoo-mail-accounts-breached-stolen-passwords-004559692.html

As I mentioned earlier, Facebook is turning 10 years old and the latest stats reveal it is still growing with more that a billion 350,000 users. That’s a lot of people. Maybe to mark the occasion, it seems interesting that the social giant is releasing its own app called Paper. Due out on Monday, this will be significant to mobile users as this app “combines news articles, videos and photos your friends share on Facebook with human-curated content from traditional news outlets like The New York Times, TIME Magazine or The Huffington Post”, as Christian Zibreg reports in his piece on idownloadblog.com. http://www.idownloadblog.com/2014/01/30/facebook-paper/

Having driven members of the girls’ volleyball team to an out-of-town game, I was waiting for my daughter’s high school to reimburse me for the gas.
Days passed, until one afternoon I found shreds of paper in the washing machine after doing the laundry. Looking closely, I saw it had been a check.
When asked, my daughter realized she’d forgotten to give it to me, and reluctantly agreed to go to the office and explain what had happened.
They issued another check, placed in a zip-top bag with a note: “Please leave in bag when washing.”
(Thanks, Jenny)
Heavy snow had buried a woman’s van in their driveway. Her husband dug around the wheels, rocked the van back and forth and finally pushed her free.
A short while later, while on the road, she heard an odd noise coming from under the van. Concerned, she got on her cell phone and called home.
“Thank God you answered,” she said when her husband picked up.
“There’s this alarming sound coming under the van. For a minute I thought I was dragging you down the highway.”
In a shocked voice, her husband replied, “And you didn’t stop?!”
(Thanks, Jack)
Have a great weekend friends, and until the next one, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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