In Somalia, the al-Shabab rebel group, which has lost some of its influence over the troubled country in recent years, has announced a ban of the internet. Anyone using the ‘net over mobile devices or via fiber-optic cables “will be dealt with in accordance Sharia law,” the group says. The Somali government says to ignore the ban.
"No one who has served as an elected official has looked back and wished they had been more rigid, more ideological or more partisan.” — New Virgnia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, offering up the ultimate truism on politics during his inauguration today.
A charity that formed after the Sandy Hook shooting and raised about $100,000 is currently missing about $70,000 of that total.
Using Windows XP after April is like asking your computer to be overtaken by viruses.
The White House had to respond to a stupid joke Jimmy Kimmel made about China.
» A year and a half without clear choice: Although Microsoft claims that the missing screen was replaced as soon as the issue was brought to the company’s attention, European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia has announced that the EU is once again on the case. “We are now opening formal proceedings against the company,” said Almunia in a press release, adding, “If following our investigation, this breach is confirmed – and Microsoft seems to acknowledge the facts here – this could have severe consequences.”
» Barnes & Noble’s market value Friday: $792 million. That’s right, one product line at Barnes & Noble is now worth twice as much as the entire company was worth three days ago. As a result of the deal, the company’s shares shot up 85 percent in early trading this morning. Before now, the company had been struggling a bit recently, suggesting wider losses as of January as the company ramped up marketing for the Nook. Microsoft’s deal could make those losses a little less painful. The deal also includes a Nook app for Windows 8.