It is . My name is Rodd Dierker; I'm a professional web programmer and e-business developer, in business since 1996. I have been programming computers since 1979. I develop and program custom responsive websites and e-business applications for the mobile web to suit any commercial, institutional and/or social purpose.

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EU seeks rivals' feedback on Facebook, WhatsApp deal
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China gives Microsoft 20 days to provide explanation in anti-trust probe
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New Apple iPhone to have 'mobile wallet' function: Bloomberg
The Apple logo is pictured on the front of a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco(Reuters) - Apple Inc plans to enable its next iPhone to become a mobile wallet by allowing owners to securely make mobile payments in a store with the touch of a finger, Bloomberg said on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes participation by Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc and American Express Co and will be announced Sept. 9 along with unveiling of the next iPhone, according to the source, who Bloomberg said asked not to be identified because the talks are private.
Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans
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EU regulators scrap antitrust case against MathWorks
European Union antitrust regulators scrapped on Tuesday an investigation into MathWorks sparked by a complaint the U.S. The European Commission opened an investigation in March 2012 to assess whether MathWorks' alleged actions had prevented competing products from functioning with its software. "The Commission decided, as a result of the formal investigation, to close the antitrust proceedings," the EU competition watchdog said in a statement, without providing details. MathWorks products are used in the auto, aerospace, telecommunications, electronics and financial services industries.
Frankfurt court bans Uber taxi services across Germany
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Welcome to Verge 2.0
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5 huge changes iPhone 6 owners will have to adapt to
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Claimed hacker behind iCloud nude photos theft says it took ‘months’ of planning to pull off heist
Both Apple and FBI confirm investigation of nude celebrity photos fiascoHacking into iCloud and swiping nude photos of various celebrities isn’t a one-night operation — it apparently takes months of planning. The Daily Mail notices that a man who has claimed responsibility for this week’s big iCloud photo heist has posted details about how long it took to supposedly pull off the hack. The man, who is now apparently being investigated by the FBI, apparently headed up a group of hackers who were collectively responsible for the theft. FROM EARLIER: Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and others leak in alleged iCloud hack “This is the result of several months of long and hard work by all involved,” wrote the hacker. “We appreciate your donations and applaud your excitement. I will soon
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Women in Business: Q&A with Barbara Rivera, President and General Manager of Public-Sector Business at Experian
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When it comes to apps, tablet users are bigger spenders
Looking for some free apps to fill up your iPad? Here are five of the most popular free iPad apps for February 2013.The nearly $100 billion app market may not be dominated by tablets, but slate owners spend more on average for content than their smartphone counterparts.>
Both Apple and FBI confirm investigation of nude celebrities photos fiasco
Both Apple and FBI confirm investigation of nude celebrity photos fiascoPersonal data from various celebrities – nude photos and videos allegedly belonging to many well-known personalities from various entertainment businesses – have been stolen by a hacker or group of hackers and posted online a few days ago, an event known online as “the Fappening.” While some celebrities denied the leaked pictures, others confirmed their existence, and it looks like both Apple – whose iCloud service might have been somehow compromised in this particular hack – and the FBI are investigating the matter, The Register reports. FROM EARLIER: Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and others leak in alleged iCloud hack Even though a massive iCloud hack that could put at the risk personal data for millions of users is very
Both Apple and FBI confirm investigation of nude celebrity photos fiasco
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Sony's about to strap an Alpha lens to your smartphone
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Xiaomi sells 40,000 Redmi 1S phones in 4 seconds in India
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'What If?': A terrific combination of the ridiculous and real
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Ferguson police trial body cameras following mass protests
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Cortana makes fun of Siri in brand new TV commercial
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Are the first Android One smartphones about to launch?
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​Iliad allies could sweeten bid to buy T-Mobile USA
Iliad's Paris headquarters sport the Free brand used for its ISP and carrier businesses.The French company doesn't want to pay more on its own, but is rounding up allies to help persuade Deutsche Telekom to sell its controlling interest in the US carrier.>
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EU urged to convert TV frequencies to mobile broadband
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Sony's Xperia Z3 Compact appears in leaked photos
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Microsoft just teased Windows 9 by mistake
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Microsoft's latest Siri vs. Cortana ad aims to find the fairest voice assistant of them all
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Automation Changes the Work We Do, But it Doesn't Have to Kill the Joy |...
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Automation makes things easier, whether it's on the factory floor or online. Is it also eroding too many of the valuable skills that define us as...
Posted on: August 31st 2014, 03:57
Bitcoin's Earliest Adopter Is Cryonically Freezing His Body To See The Future | Threat Level | WIRED
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"He's always been optimistic about the future," says Hal Finney's wife, Fran. "Every new advance, he embraced it, every new technology. Hal relished life, and he made the most of everything."
Posted on: August 31st 2014, 01:10
Star Trek X Prize finalists named
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Ten groups have been chosen as finalists in a $10m (6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in Star Trek.
Posted on: August 30th 2014, 13:46
Google's Self-Driving Cars Still Face Many Obstacles
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Impressive progress hides major limitations of Google's quest for automated driving.
Posted on: August 29th 2014, 14:51
I had no idea Messenger still existed!

MSN Messenger is Finally Closing Down
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The once-iconic service is shutting down in the final market where it remains active.
Posted on: August 29th 2014, 13:36
All the Devices on the Internet Pinged
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The Internet is a vast series of tubes computers and devices networked together sharing the same information. But where do all those pieces of hardware reside? Shodan founder John Matherly found out... Keep reading ->
Posted on: August 29th 2014, 12:30