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Stories by John P. Mello Jr.

iPhone gets a social news app

Flipboard broke new ground when it launched its flashy iPad app last month that "socialized" the news by turning feeds from Facebook, Twitter, and such into a slick electronic magazine. Now Blancspot Media is promising to bring the pizzazz of social news to the iPhone with its new Blancspot software.

Written by John P. Mello Jr.20 Aug. 10 04:43

The web is dead. Who cares?

No doubt many netizens of cyberspace were surprised to hear this week that the World Wide Web is on death's doorstep while the Internet is alive and well and ready to be the platform for an electronic Camelot. That's because for many folks the Web and the Net are synonymous. They use the words interchangeably in their daily lives, and they're likely to continue using them that way even if the prediction of the Web's fade from glory becomes a reality.

Written by John P. Mello Jr.19 Aug. 10 03:20

Softcore porn star linked to former HP CEO's resignation

Last Friday Mark Hurd resigned his post as CEO of computer maker HP over "inappropriate conduct" with a contractor working for the company. Monday it was revealed that the contractor was Jodie Fisher, who starred in such soft porn movies as "Sheer Passion," "Body of Influence," and "Intimate Obsession."

Written by John P. Mello Jr.10 Aug. 10 01:15