As Google gears up for its big week in the spotlight, it's making another notch in its business software belt. The city of Boston has decided to switch the e-mail provider of its 20,000 employees from Microsoft to Google, The Boston Globe reported Friday.
In addition to using Gmail instead of Microsoft Exchange, Boston will also swap in Google Docs for word processing and Google's cloud service for storing documents. The city will pay Google about $800,000 for the move but will save around $280,000 a year for dropping the Microsoft products.
Google told the … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Wolfenstein: The New Order set for current, next-gen consoles.
- How a 17-year-old girl hacked her way to a spoiler-free "Game of Thrones."
- Downloadify lets Chrome users copy MP3s of Spotify songs for 24 hours.
Next stop for Aereo's TV streaming service: Boston.
Aereo said Tuesday that it will bring its service to the Boston metropolitan area in the coming weeks. Consumers who have registered already with Aereo will be able to tune in starting May 15, and then membership will open up to everyone starting May 30.
Boston will be the second city to get Aereo's controversial service as the company begins its expansion beyond its home base of New York. Aereo said in January that it plans to expand to 22 cities across the U.S. over the course of this … Read more
News agency Thomson Reuters has fired Matthew Keys a month after federal prosecutors accused the social media editor of conspiring with the hacktivist group Anonymous to break into the Los Angeles Times Web site.
Keys announced the development Monday morning on his Twitter account, saying he had just learned of his dismissal and that his union would file a grievance:
Just got off the phone. Reuters has fired me, effective today. Our union will be filing a grievance. More soon.— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) April 22, 2013
Prosecutors alleged last month that Keys, a former Web producer for a TV station … Read more
The victims of the Boston Marathon bombing may have to live with the physical and emotional scars from the April 15 attack for the rest of their lives. For some of the injured, that includes learning how to live without one or more limbs.
More than 180 people were injured in the attack last week, with at least 13 people losing a limb or part of one. Right now, doctors are focused on recovery and making sure the victims are medically stable. But once the wounds heal, many of the patients will begin the process of being fit with a prosthetic device.
"This is not just about learning how to walk," Steve Fletcher, CPO, director of clinical resources at the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, told CBSNews.com. "It's a significant emotional, psychological, and physical recovery."
"The Reddit staff and the millions of people on Reddit around the world deeply regret that this happened," Martin said. "We have apologized privately to the family of missing college student Sunil Tripathi, as have various users and moderators. We want to take this opportunity to apologize publicly for the pain they … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Check out the new Web site for Jill Schlesinger, CBS News senior business analyst!
- Bitcoin bubble burst? Currency suffers dramatic correction.
- Bitcoin drops another 35 percent as exchange reopens.
While surveillance video provided key images of the men suspected of planting bombs at the Boston Marathon, police use of facial-recognition software proved unhelpful in revealing their identities.
Despite several images of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the scene of the deadly bombings and the existence of images of the brothers in official government databases, facial-recognition software was unable to put names to their faces, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis told the Washington Post in an interview published Saturday. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has a Massachusetts driver's license, while Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the elder brother who died Friday after a shootout with … Read more
In a week of more news than seemingly could be printed, the media garlanded itself in praise.
The outside world, however, was troubled by some of the media's rather impulsive excesses -- which were not entirely confined to the New York Post.
Amid the pressure to give the insatiable public what it wanted -- more insatiability -- mistakes were made.
Perhaps the most bizarre may have been perpetrated by someone (or some auto-correct machine) at a Fox affiliate, at least if a picture posted to Twitter is to be believed.
Closed captioning isn't an always easy business. Those … Read more