Green Monday

Okay. So today is Green Monday. What is it, you ask? The Victor crew wanted to find out too so this is what we found out. It is another online retail shopping day similar to Cyber Monday. It was first coined by eBay to describe their best sales day in December, usually the second Monday of December. Specifically, it’s the last Monday with at least 10 days before Christmas. In 2009, there was $854 million spent online. In 2014, it reached a record $1.6 billion. It is still lower than 2014’s Cyber Monday which topped out at $2.68 billion.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Monday

Since we are on the Wikipedia site, we noticed for a while they have been pushing for donations. They are willing to take even just $3. They say if everyone reading it “right now” would donate $3, they would make their goal in within an hour.

Tech news this week

Ebay
It is suggested you change your password especially if you use the same username/password combination for PayPal or other sites. They have had a breach this week. All passwords were encrypted so they are garbled … for now. They are working with investigators into the attack.

Facebook
Facebook added a new feature that will identify a song, TV show or movie that’s playing while you write your status update. It will listen to your surroundings (similar to Shazam) and give you the option to add it as you update your status. It will use your phone’s microphone

Nest
Nest was bought earlier this year by Google. They are now recalling 440,000 fire alarms due to a defect that could cause users to turn it off unintentionally.

Jody Victor