Children’s Sites Drop More “Cookies”
Children’s websites install more tracking devices onto personal computers than adult websites, according to an investigation by The Wall Street Journal. The investigation into online privacy looked at the 50 most popular websites for children and the 50 most popular sites for adults. Overall, 4,123 tracking tools came from children’s sites, 30 percent more than from adult sites.
“Avatar” Sequel Will Go Deep
The sequel to “Avatar” will be shot 6.8 miles underwater from the Challenger Deep, the deepest point surveyed in the Earth’s oceans. James Cameron plans to shoot part of the sequel in 3D from a submarine he is building. The “Avatar” sequel will reportedly take place in the oceans of Pandora, the fictitious planet featured in the film.
Are iPads Cannibalizing Notebook Sales?
Best Buy CEO, Brian Dunn, made a claim that iPad sales are responsible for cannibalizing 50 percent of notebook sales. Dunn received a lot of attention from his quote, which has since been retracted with a claim from Dunn his figure was a “gross” exaggeration. However, new sales figures haven’t been released and Dunn could be facing pressure from Notebook manufacturers to amend his claim.
Facebook Says It’s Not Making a Smartphone
TechCrunch reported that Facebook is secretly building a smartphone, but Facebook denies the story. Facebook does acknowledge that it’s working with mobile phone manufacturers to provide greater integration. However, Google denied that it was developing a smartphone and only working on the Android OS, but later released the Nexus One phone.
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