Palin's e-Book Delayed by Publishers, DWT More Dangerous Than DUI?
Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines....
- In hopes of increasing hardcover sales of Sarah Palin's upcoming book, 'Going Rogue: An American Life,' (available November 17th), News Corp announced Tuesday that the e-reader version won't be available until December 26th. Buckling to revenue pressure from a corporate behemoth? That doesn't sound very 'Maverick' or 'Rogue,' at all. [From: The Wall Street Journal]
- In an incredibly alarming report, the Obama administration asserted this morning that 6,000 people were killed, and an astounding 500,000 injured, in distracted driving accidents last year. If mobile-distracted drivers truly pose more of a threat than drunks, then it's beyond time to start imposing severe restrictions and enforcing appropriate penalties. [From: AP/Google]
- A recent Rutgers University study has revealed some interesting tidbits on how to attract more Twitter followers. Quit constantly posting about yourself! Unless, of course, you're a celebrity. [From: Huffington Post]
- A Panda Security report recently indicated that a whopping 59-percent of the world's PCs are infected with malware. According to the data, Taiwan leads the way with a 69-percent infection rate, while the U.S. embarrassingly lags behind in 9th place with a paltry 58-percent. So, come on, everybody! Let's start looking at more porn and replying to more Nigerian prince e-mails! [From: CNET]
- Social pet-networking sites Dogster, Catser, and Snuzzy are teaming up and going on an incredible advertising journey with Pet Holdings, the geniuses (or annoying jerks) who unleashed LOLCats on the world. Will the nauseating cuteness never end? [From: Tech Crunch]
- In an announcement this morning, YouTube revealed that the season premieres of Showtime's edgy 'Dexter' and racy 'Californication' will both be available on the site until October 12th. Since they're on YouTube, the shows will be edited, so the entertainment value will probably be comparable to watching 'Scarface' or 'Porky's' on the Disney Channel. [From: Mashable]