Daily Archives: October 14th, 2011

Verizon Offers Simple Steps for Internet Users to Protect Themselves

“From kids to seniors, protecting yourself and your data online may be easier than most people realize. We want to make sure senior citizens are informed of some simple steps to protect themselves,” Sachs said. Some steps, which all Internet users should take, are: Make sure you have anti-virus and anti-spyware software installed on your [...]

Consumer Reports Says Online Penny Auctions Are A Bad Deal

YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The discounts offered on online penny-auction sites might be tempting, but a new Consumer Reports investigation reveals that for all the people who click their way to an amazing deal, most end up spending a lot of cash only to end up empty handed. Encouraged by TV and [...]

Microsoft Completes Acquisition of Skype

REDMOND, Wash. and LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) has closed its acquisition of Skype Global S.a r.l. Negotiations of the definitive agreement under which Microsoft would acquire Skype, an Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion were led by investor group Silver Lake and the transaction was originally announced on May [...]