Description: The entire G-Mail service crashed in the middle of the day for a few hours yesterday, making it impossible for users of Google's popular email service to log in to their accounts, send or receive messages, or chat through G-Talk. The Gmail problem became a hot topic of discussion on Twitter, as users of the micro blogging site wrote about 100 messages a minute about the service crash. Google quickly fixed the problem and released a statement saying they would run a full system review.
Turning to Hollywood, the five major studios are fighting over day and date video on Demand. Time Warner and Sony, who both have strong distribution channels in place want to make movies available on demand the same day they are released on DVD. Viacom, Disney, and News Corp are not convinced, fearing that releasing VOD movies day and date will cut into DVD sales, which can make 40 percent or more of a movie's revenue.
OMG, you won't believe who Barack picked as VP. Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama said that he will announce his running mate through email and text message on or just before August 25th. Obama's campaign has used the Internet more effectively than any other politician in history, and his email and text plan is just the latest example of how modern his tactics have been.
In this modern age, even war has gone digital. While Russian troops continue to roll across the borders of Georgia, the smaller country is also accusing Russia of using cyber warfare. Georgia claims that Russia has disabled many of their important sites, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, using a technique called a Distributed Denial of Service Attack. The attacks are designed to make websites unreachable, and are usually carried out by using hundreds or even thousands of personal computers, which makes tracking who is behind the attack nearly impossible.
And looking towards Wall Street, media player IAC said that they will spin off their five companies on August 21st. The SEC said August 12th ...