Target website down on Cyber Monday traffic
(Reuters) - Discount retailer Target Corp's website was down due to heavy traffic on Cyber Monday. Shoppers looking for bargains on http://www.target.com/ were greeted with an error message: "So sorry, but high traffic's causing delays. If you wouldn't mind holding, we'll refresh automatically & get things going ASAP." "Both traffic and order volumes are exceeding Target's Thursday Black Friday event ... To help manage the volume, we have been metering traffic to the site," Target spokeswoman Jamie Bastian said.
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:45:10 -0500
U.S. Cyber Monday sales jump, high traffic leads to website outages
By Nandita Bose CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. online sales grew 14 percent on Cyber Monday, on track to set a record, leading some retail websites, like Target Corp's, to crash temporarily due to high customer traffic. Website outages and slow checkouts during the five-day shopping spree starting Thanksgiving Thursday, were also reported at PayPal Inc, department store chain Neiman Marcus, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, L Brands Inc's Victoria Secret, and at Foot Locker Inc. Sales on Cyber Monday, the busiest day of the year for internet shopping, were up 14 percent from a year earlier at $490 million between midnight to 10 a.m. ET, according to Adobe Digital Index, part of Adobe Systems Inc, which provides digital marketing and media solutions to merchants.
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:07:15 -0500
Swatch, Visa launch pay-by-wrist watch venture
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss watchmaker Swatch SA, Visa Inc and Visa Europe have launched a project that lets Visa cardholders in the United States, Switzerland and Brazil make payments with Swatch's new "pay-by-the-wrist" Swatch Bellamy watch. Set to launch in early 2016, Swatch Bellamy can be used around the world wherever contactless near-field communications (NFC) Visa payments are accepted, the partners said in a joint statement. (Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Christoph Steitz)
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:32:01 -0500
China, U.S. holding high-level cyber crime talks: Xinhua
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun is in the United States to take part in the first high-level dialogue on cyber crime between the two countries, state media reported. During his visit, which is due to end on Thursday, Guo will meet Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Xinhua state news agency said on Sunday. Cyber security has long been an irritant in relations between China and the United States, despite robust economic ties worth $590 billion in two-way trade last year. (Reporting by Meg Shen; Editing by Mike Collett-White)
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:11:42 -0500
On China's fringes, cyber spies raise their game
By Clare Baldwin, James Pomfret and Jeremy Wagstaff HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Almost a year after students ended pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong, they face an online battle against what Western security experts say are China-sponsored hackers using techniques rarely seen elsewhere. Hackers have expanded their attacks to parking malware on popular file-sharing services including Dropbox and Google Drive to trap victims into downloading infected files and compromising sensitive information. Security experts say such techniques are only used by sophisticated hackers from China and Russia, usually for surveillance and information extraction.
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 03:28:11 -0500
Paysafe says current accounts safe from 2009-10 data breach
(Reuters) - British mobile payments company Paysafe Group Plc said on Monday it was confident that the data stolen through cyber-attacks in 2009 and 2010 could not be used to access existing Neteller or Skrill customer accounts. The company, formerly known as Optimal Payments Plc, said that third-party attackers had managed to obtain limited account details from 3.6 million Neteller accounts and basic personal details relating to 4.2 million Skrill accounts. Paysafe said that less than 2 percent of these accounts were active in the six months to Nov. 1 and that the data acquired did not include passwords or customer card data, or bank account information.
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:53:58 -0500
Amazons best Cyber Monday 2015 deals on HDTVs
Amazons Black Friday deals were pretty crazy this year, but the fun isnt over just yet. Today kicks off another week of sales beginning with Cyber Monday 2015 and running all the way through this coming Saturday, December 5th. Amazon is the biggest online retailer in the world and since Cyber Week is all about online sales, you can believe that Amazon is going to come through in a big way. The retailer is offering killer deals across all product categories, but theres one in particular that you might want to pay close attention to: HDTVs. Black Friday 2015 brought some incredible HDTV deals with it, but dont worry if you missed out. There are still plenty of great deals
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:32:19 -0500
6 Ways to Make the Most of Any Accelerator Program
This past summer I was a member of 500 Startups, one of the top accelerator programs in the world. For those who aren't familiar with 500 Startups or other accelerators (like Y Combinator or Tech Stars,) it's helpful to understand how these organizations function to fund Silicon Valley startups and technology innovation across the...
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:11:45 -0500
3 Lessons From Tech Mergers, for Dell-EMC
The blockbuster merger between Dell and EMC may be on the rocks, if shareholders of VMware have a say in it. VMware's shares listed on the NYSE have dropped 30% since the merger was announced (the company is still majority-owned by EMC). The outside owners are asking: Why merge this fast-growing and promising business with Dell's declining...
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:10:31 -0500
9 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time
You get a free app! And you get a free app! And you get a free app! Everybody gets free apps! Todays list ofpaidiPhoneandiPadapps on sale for free packs nine nifty premium apps that are all free downloads for a limited time. These sales could be over at any minute though, so dont delay. DONT MISS:12 best Cyber Monday sales that are live right now These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:05:56 -0500
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