Liana Smith

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Google challenges GoDaddy for domain name supremacy

The Internet has finally begun its largest expansion to date.<p>Alongside traditional .com and .net domain names, endings like .guru, .club, and .ninja are beginning to roll out to the general public. One of the largest supporters of this expansion has been Google, which applied for ownership of 101 …

Simple tips to avoid getting hacked - Jun. 13, 2014

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)<p>With all the recent news about government surveillance, corporate cybersecurity failures and large-scale hacks, the task of keeping yourself safe online can seem daunting.<p>There's probably no way to completely avoid the NSA if they've got you in their sights, but fortunately, …

How Much Social Media Self-Promotion is Too Much?

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you’ve been to any of Buffer’s social media accounts recently (take Twitter, for instance), you may have noticed that the lion’s share of stories we share come from us. We tweet our own stuff. We toot our own horn.<p>Do you want to be a …

95% of successful security attacks are the result of human error

It’s all your fault.<p>At least it is to security researchers at IBM, who just released a rather comprehensive and compelling Cyber Security Intelligence Index that asserts that 95 percent of successful hack attacks or incidents were because of some type of human error.<p>But there’s good news here. The …

How Your E-Commerce Store Can Outpace Amazon

Since Amazon is such a large organization with an extensive website, it’s limited in how quickly and extensively it can update its site to be both user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing.<p>An organization smaller than Amazon, which many are, has the opportunity to outperform the company when it …

8 Personal Branding Hacks to Increase Your Online Visibility

Becoming interesting isn’t just about learning how to become a good conversationalist. You need stories to tell. And the way you communicate those stories on the Internet is through content.<p><b>Personal branding online is not about you, it’s about your content.</b><p>I realized it early in my career. In every …

Google Launches New Platform to Connect Businesses With Customers

Google wants to create a better business directory and, this time, they mean business.<p>On Thursday the tech giant launched Google My Business, a …

Here's The Top LinkedIn Tip From Its VP of Mobile

In that role, he's been responsible for overseeing the development of LinkedIn's many apps and growing the social network's mobile visits to nearly 45% of its total traffic.<p>Naturally, he's a LinkedIn whiz, and in a recent interview he shared his favorite tip for members.<p>"If you don't follow any …

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Inside FBI's massive cybercrime bust

Computer hacker forums lit up last week as Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and police in 17 countries began knocking on doors, seizing computers and making arrests.<p>On the popular websites where cyber criminals buy and sell software kits and help each other solve problems, hackers issued …

How celebrity hacker 'Sabu' helped feds thwart 300 cyber-attacks

The celebrity hacker "Sabu" helped the FBI imprison his friends and stop more than 300 cyber-attacks in the three years since he betrayed several major hacking groups.<p>That's according to new U.S. government documents that for the first time provide extensive detail about what they call the …

Half of American adults hacked this year

Hackers have exposed the personal information of 110 million Americans -- roughly half of the nation's adults -- in the last 12 months alone.<p>That massive number, tallied for CNNMoney by Ponemon Institute researchers, is made even more mind-boggling by the amount of hacked accounts: up to 432 …

U.S. takes out computer malware that stole millions

U.S. authorities said Monday they have disrupted two sophisticated types of computer malware used to steal millions of dollars from people all over the world.<p>The Gameover Zeus botnet, a network of virus-infected computers, targeted thousands of small businesses. And Cryptolocker, a software that …

Find a pub near you that won't be in the shade

Sorry,<p>Your device doesn't support WebGL, and we need it for projecting shadows.<p>iOS8 now supports WebGL, so that great if your phone is new enough!<p>for …

Emerging Leader: Do You Really Want to Be a Leader?

Nearly 80 percent of all global companies are facing leadership talent shortages that will impact their performance. After several years of business contraction and less internal investment focused on leadership development, some companies are facing a crisis in filling future leader roles.<p>Seems …