TWIL - Week #39
This Week I Learned:
- Netflix possesses not several hundred genres, or even several thousand, but 76,897 unique ways to describe types of movies.
- poche is a free and open source self hostable read-it-later app like Pocket
- With so many website's user databases getting hacked, you should have not only have a separate password for every site you register on, but also a separate username across accounts so as to not give away your identity. In the alleged Snapchat data breach, the phone numbers of 4.6 million users have been exposed. So it may be a good idea to have a separate phone number for social media activities.
- From the Windows Azure Web Sites FAQ - You cannot move one of your own sites from one subscription to another subscription nor can you can you move one of your own sites from one data center to another data center.
- You can use Windows Azure Web Site to not just host websites but also host a WCF Service
- The Indian Infosec Consortium has expressed shock over the news that Google and EC have entered into an agreement under which the internet giant will help EC to manage online voter registration and facilitation services ahead of the 2014. According to the pact, Google will not charge the EC for these services, estimated to cost $50,000 (over Rs 30 lakh), and fund the same from its corporate social responsibility (CSR) budget.
- The creators of creators of Bharat Forge, Onida, Hotmail (acquired by Microsoft), i-Flex (acquired by Oracle), RedBus, Insieme (acquired by Cisco), Sierra Atlantic (acquired by Hitachi), FoodKing, Mapmy-India, VarshaJal and the Buddh International Circuit have one thing in common. They are all alumni of BITS-Pilani.
- According to the Pew Research Center, 15% of American adults don’t use the Internet. In India, ... about 13% of people have Internet access. Source: WSJ