SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg Dies

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SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg DiesSurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg recently died at age 47 according to his brother, who revealed the news through Facebook post.

Goldberg was husband to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and father of two children and will be celebrated as a husband, father, and brilliant businessman who grew SurveyMonkey from a handful of employees to more than 450 with 25M customers.

-Min Kim

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Android Now Delivering Proximity-Based News

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NBC logoNBC-owned Breaking News App has just announced that it’s Android version will now have proximity-based news stories.

The app, which delivers news directly to your device, is going to push trending, breaking or important stories to the top based on your location. While proximity based behavior is no new thing for apps, successfully linking it to news is a superb move by the company.

Hopefully, iPhone owners will have the same functionality soon.

– Spencer Grover

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Chinese Hackers Targeted US Government Employees

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Chinese Hackers Targeted US Government EmployeesAccording to the New York Times, hackers in China broke into US networks containing the personal information of government employees. This hack-job was done in March, 2014 but according to top-ranking security officials, no “personally identifiable information” was stolen.

The Chinese hackers broke into the US Office of Personnel Management, which contains files on every American government employee. Although the hackers were identified as Chinese, it is still unknown to the US security team if the hackers were associated with the Chinese government.

Recently, the United States Justice Department indicted a group of Chinese hackers who broke into US corporations. These hackers, members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), might be connected to the more recent hack into the US government. Although they were indicted, many members of the organization would likely “never see the inside of an American courtroom” (and the indictment was therefore more symbolic than real). This operation is so astounding because while various organizations attempt to break into the United States networks everyday, almost none succeed.

In potential defense of its actions, the Chinese government has indicated evidence (released by the Edward Snowden leak) that the American NSA has in fact been spying on them for years. The act of espionage has relocated its personhood from gun-toting Bond-esque heroes to blurry-eyed techies on the web.

Shane Deitch

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The New York Times Website Outage: Was It a Cyberattack?

The New York Times Website Outage: Was It a Cyberattack?Fox Business has cited an unnamed source, who has claimed that this may have been a cyberattack.

The New York Times has only said to this point that their site had experienced “technical difficulties.”

The New York Times website is now back online.

Fox has, in the past, made mistakes in reporting, notably when they mistakenly reported the Affordable Care Act had been overturned by the Supreme Court.

Charles Herrion

Facebook to the rescue! The New York Times posts the news to Facebook during website outage

the-new-york-times-logo-vert-transDuring an outage of their website today, The New York Times continued their reporting of the news via their Facebook page, The Verge reported today.

Charles Herrion

MateMedia Completes Development Of New Social Learning Site For Math

 

MateMedia has completed the development of yourmathguru.com, a social learning site with a focus on math.

 

More details on this blog post and further information here also.

MateMedia Launches New Website & Introduces New Services

In addition to the new MateMedia website launch, we’re also in the process of introducing new services.