Weekly digest of week 33 2010

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Lawsuit: Disney, others spy on kids with zombie cookies Disney, Ustream, SodaHead, Warner Bros., and a number of other websites are spying on kids’ Internet use, according to a lawsuit filed recently by a group of parents and their children. The suit accuses ad widget company Clearspring Technologies of enabling these sites to track kids […]

  • Lawsuit: Disney, others spy on kids with zombie cookies
    Disney, Ustream, SodaHead, Warner Bros., and a number of other websites are spying on kids’ Internet use, according to a lawsuit filed recently by a group of parents and their children. The suit accuses ad widget company Clearspring Technologies of enabling these sites to track kids all over the Internet, and not just on Clearspring partner sites, leaving them in violation of numerous federal and California state privacy laws.
  • Google Is From Mars and Facebook Is From Venus
    One of the notable things about the question-and-answer site Quora is the quality of answers that are posted to interesting questions. One recent example is the in-depth response posted to the question: “Which is better to work for, Google or Facebook?”
  • Luxury hotels are offering eReaders as perks to their elite guests
    In the swaddled, rarefied world of hotel elite programs — the robes, the private check-ins, the buttery bowls of complimentary popcorn — the latest perk is a humble one.
  • Mobile Gaming Market Tops $800 Million in 2010
    Ad support will drive 12.3% of mobile gaming revenues by 2014
  • The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet
    Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting.

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Rick Mans is a social media evangelist within Capgemini. You can follow and connect with him via Twitter or his personal blog

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