News Cellar - General News

Domain Theft is Still a Little Too Easy

By Larry Seltzer

Several years after the infamous case, it's still possible to rip off a domain name using technologies that date to the Carter administration. Why are the registrars so unwilling to talk about it?

Do you ever get spam offering to sell you fake IDs? Here's one reason why some people want to buy one: a fake ID, a fax machine, and an absence of morals are all that's needed to hijack any domain name.

Yes, stealing a domain name from its rightful owners still appears to be child's play. A reader contacted me about his case involving the domain name Several weeks ago Arnold Jones of Visionario Inc., a storage consulting firm and owner of, discovered that this domain had been transferred to someone else.

News Cellar - Startup / Entrepreneurship

Despite economy, new startups retain optimism (AP)

Posted on Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:31PM EDT
 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - With many established businesses just trying to survive, you might not think it's a good time to start a company, let alone ask anyone for money to help get it rolling. But if a series of presentations from fledgling Silicon Valley startups is any indication, innovation is not braking for the recession.

Over three hours Wednesday, more than a dozen startup founders — most of them in their 20s — gave rapid-fire talks to a group of peers, journalists and potential investors about their companies.

Many of these startups are just a few months old, and some have not yet launched. Those on display ranged from an online marketplace selling gourmet treats to a company offering Web-based voice conferencing. Another is developing dating applications for the iPhone.


News Cellar - Marketing

TV Consumes Half of All Leisure Time

JULY 9, 2007
TV and PC are downtime faves.

On an average day, nearly everyone in the US ages 15 and older engages in some sort of leisure activity, like watching TV, using a PC, socializing or exercising, according to the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics' "American Time Use Survey."

Watching TV accounted for about half of leisure time, on average, for both men and women. Socializing accounted for about three-quarters of an hour per day for both sexes.

Personal Growth - Psychology

Distress-prone People More Likely To Develop Memory Problems

ScienceDaily (Jun. 12, 2007) — People who are easily distressed and have more negative emotions are more likely to develop memory problems than more easygoing people, according to a new study.

In the study, those who most often experience negative emotions such as depression and anxiety were 40 percent more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment than those who were least prone to negative emotions. Mild cognitive impairment is a transitional stage between normal aging and dementia. People with mild cognitive impairment have mild memory or cognitive problems, but have no significant disability.

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