Yelp.com is being dragged into Los Angeles federal court in a class-action lawsuit for unfair business practices, initiated by a Long Beach-based veterinary hospital.
The plaintiff, Cats and Dogs Hospital, requested Yelp to remove a negative review from its site, and says Yelp not only refused to remove it, but demanded payments of $300 a month to obscure or remove the bad review. The negative reviews allegedly stateL “Dr. Perrault is the rudest vet I’ve ever been to” and “my poor dog was terrified of him.”
See the suit, filed by San Diego’s Weston Group, here.
In the afterglow of Google’s legal and social moral issues with China came a surprise for many: on February 23, an Italian court convicted three Google executives — Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, Global Privacy Counsel Peter Fleischer and former CFO George Reyes — of privacy violations for not acting quickly enough to remove a video of teen youth bullying an autistic boy.
Tired of getting all those updates on Facebook about people’s Mafia Wars status or what kind of new digital farmland they’re acquired at Farmville?
Facebook hears ya, baby.
After growing privacy concerns and complaints, the social networking site has finally extended privacy controls to enable members to assign different levels of access to individual applications. Users now have the option to limit distribution of nearly everything they share, including cause posts, photos, greeting cards and videos.
While doing a little work on The Modlins’blog, I stumbled across a video tutorial on How to Add Your Blog Feed to Your Facebook Profile that is great advice for, well, anyone who blogs and facebooks (is that a verb yet?). With just a few clicks and one copy-paste, Facebook will give you a new Note whenever you publish a blog post. Learn how after the jump (or watch the video tutorial…) READ MORE
Mobile World Congress was this past week, and as part of our contribution to that, and to the world at large, we at Ninthlink had the privilege of freshening up the look of the Code Aurora Forum, “the go-to-source for the mobile open source community.” The old site (picture after the jump) had all the info, including GIT repositories and WIKIs full of knowledge for the latest in the open source world, from Google’s Android and Chromium OS to Qualcomm’s Gobi and SnapDragon technologies. We helped to give it a face lift, and make it so everyone, and not just the most dedicated techies, can get excited about our open source future. READ MORE
I use firefox as my main web browser. It is full of great add-ons to speed up my life and even help me with design and development tips. I wanted to share this site simply because I love the artistic approach that firefox and Mozilla roll with. Have a look for yourself and learn something new about firefox.
I stumbled across this great website today (they make apps). A site for Iphone application developers to post their work and become discovered. Not only do you get to view tons of great apps with a easy to navigate website you can actually link to the companies sites, twitter, blogs, and email them directly. I love simple and well executed websites. Well done.
With the proliferation of smart phones o the market and the build up of a healthy mobile content community, we have noticed the ability for small premium programmers to reach an audience remotely.
Example: Modern Jazz internet radio service Moja Radio has been eking out an existence by charging a small batch of loyal listeners a comparatively hefty $10/month to place an ear to its single commercial free station. Most of the Moja’s customers listened to the service when it was on satellite radio, before the merger of Sirius and XM left many of the smaller players off the dial.
However, the inability to reach listeners away from desks limits the appeal of such an exclusive service. With plucky effort, Moja Radio is spending its entire R&D budget on a free iPhone app that will bring the subscription stream to mobile users.
With users buying home audio systems and car audio kits for their iPhones, this seems a possible effective way to reach music fans. Moja Radio tried giving its station away for free on iTunes and Live 365 to tease listeners into becoming paying subscribers.
Fourteen thousand subscribed for free but not one signed up to pay for the service.
Still, the team here at Ninthlink applauds all who think creatively and innovate with marketing ploys. The net – and mobile devices – is still the undiscovered country where there are no rules, and where those willing to take a risk can become “big” overnight.
On the smartphone bandwagon that everyone seems to be jumping on lately, Intel and Nokia have merged their mobile operating systems into MeeGo, a new open source Linux-based solution that combines Nokia’s Maemo OS with Intel’s Moblin OS.
Just like the iPhone OS as foundation for the iPad, likewise the MeeGo system is also being positioned to run on netbooks, tablet devices and interactive television interfaces.
This movie looks amazing. More than just a boat trip. And just to top things off the musics good there’s surfing and more adventure than a trip to Disneyland. I can’t wait to peep this one. See more of the crew and the story here at 180south.com