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20Aug
2009
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MySpace To Buy ‘ILike’ Social Network

Myspace/ilike File Photo
Myspace/ilike File Photo

Myspace/ilike File Photo

Looks like MySpace has decided to buy "iLike".  The purchase brings together two social-media companies that want to deliver content to users, MySpace said.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  iLike’s dominant music application on is iGoogle and Facebook, among other sites.

In an announcement,  MySpace said that the purchase won't change the iLike experience for iLike users and the artists that use the service. iLike will keep its Seattle headquarters.

Brothers Ali and Hadi Partovi founded iLike in 2006. In two years iLike has become the largest music application across all social networks -- with 55 million total users and 1.5 billion monthly impressions. No structural changes will be made among management or employees at iLike.

I actually enjoy ilike.  I'm not so much a fan of MySpace.  What do you think of the merge?

9Aug
2009
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Twitter And FaceBook Down Due To A Political Attack?

Twitter Whale Courtesy of Twitter.com
Twitter Whale Courtesy of Twitter.com

Twitter Whale Courtesy of Twitter.comFacebook Courtesy of FaceBook.com

 

Facebook Courtesy of FaceBook.com

Facebook Courtesy of FaceBook.com

So, how many of you will admit you had Twitter and/or FB  withdrawals a few times this past week?  No need to be embarrassed, both the good Doc and I got the 'shakes' at least once this past week as well.  Personally I felt more of the withdrawal and frustration on Face Book .  So what has caused all of the errors and down time? I've heard some weird theories, but I guess  both sites where attacked.

Here's what PCW Business Center is saying:

"Evidence gathered thus far from Twitter and other sites targeted by the DDoS attacks seems to suggest that the attack is actually a politically motivated attack aimed at silencing a Georgian activist. The victim, known by the online handle Cyxymu, uses blogs and social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to express views related to the tensions between Russia and Georgia. In a blog post, Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer of Internet security firm F-Secure, said "Launching DDoS attacks against services like Facebook is the equivalent of bombing a TV station because you don't like one of the newscasters.

To defend itself against the ongoing DDoS attack, Twitter has implemented various defensive actions, some of which are blocking third-party Twitter applications from being able to connect with Twitter API's. The mitigating steps are also affecting the ability of many users to post to their Twitter accounts via SMS (short message service) text messages".

This is scary, a DDoS attack,  a crazy Georgian 'Cyxymu' activist, the war between Russia and Gerogia, and last but not least comparing the attack to bombing a TV station because you don't like the newscasters! WTF??

Let's see how long it takes before this off the wall sh** is made into a multi-million dollar movie.....