Category Internet

GrubHub Class Action Suit Could Have Implication for 1099 Status

A former GrubHub driver has filed suit against the company, alleging GrubHub misclassified the drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. The class-action lawsuit is the first of its kind in California and could have repercussions for the gig economy and hiring practices. Those hired as 1099 workers are considered self-employed, able to set their […]

Equifax Data Breach Impacts 143 Million Consumer and Business Credit Reports

This week national credit bureau Equifax announced it experienced a massive data breach from May to July 2017. An estimated 143 million U.S. credit holders are impacted, with financial experts saying that basically if you have a credit history there’s a good chance your data was effected. Hackers gained access to social security numbers, names, […]

Verizon Account PINs Compromised for 6 Million Subscribers

A Verizon partner reportedly recently exposed records of 14 million subscriber calls. The records included customer names, phone numbers, and account PINs for about 6 million subscribers. An unsecured server used to store the records was compromised, leaving the information accessible to anyone with the server’s address. Customers who made calls to Verizon customer service […]

Google Jamboard Expands Capability of G Suite

If your business already runs on G Suite, Google has just given you a 55-inch collaboration tool. Google Jamboard was widely released for purchase last month. The touchscreen whiteboard is equipped to work with cloud-based G Suite applications. Users can use the touchscreen like a typical digital whiteboard or for video conferencing, but with the […]

Slack Now Offers Solution for Larger Businesses

Long a favorite project management system for small and flexible companies, Slack is now expanding to provide services for corporations and multi-tiered businesses. Called Slack Enterprise Grid, the solution keeps most of Slack’s popular features like conversation channels and message threads, chat, and both video and voice calls. The difference is the enterprise solution will […]

Verizon Combines AOL and Yahoo into Oath

AOL and Yahoo may remind you of the 90s internet rather than 2017, but they still have more than a billion users. This month, Verizon announced it would be combining the two legacy brands, along with several other owned properties, into a new umbrella brand named Oath. The original brand names will stay in place, but […]

Oracle Emphasizes Internet Hosting Service

Oracle is best known for its database software. In a recent call with investors, however, the CTO Larry Ellison emphasized Oracle’s fast-growing internet hosting service. Amazon Web Services (AWS) currently leads the pack for cloud hosting, but the potential market is huge. Oracle claims its databases run up to 10 times faster on Oracle hosting than […]