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  • MSN Messenger accidentally blocks YouTube links

    MSN Messenger accidentally blocks YouTube links

    Last Friday and Saturday, MSN Messenger users found themselves unable to send YouTube links to each other. Microsoft acknowledged and fixed the problem, pointing the finger at “a 3rd party that is a Microsoft partner” responsible for managing potentially harmful URLs that are sent through the Messenger program. A company blog post says: “Microsoft did not request to block any of… Read More

  • San Francisco mayor wants fat tax on soda, soda industry wants fat tax on video games instead

    San Francisco mayor wants fat tax on soda, soda industry wants fat tax on video games instead

    San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom wants to add an extra fee to the sale of drinks containing high-fructose corn syrup in a two-fold effort to fight fat and help fund fat-fighting programs around the city. Kevin Keane of the American Beverage Association calls the plan flawed and suggests the causes of obesity are many and varied and that instead of singling out the beverage industry, the mayor… Read More