Microsoft is rushing to fix a bug in its Internet Explorer. The web browser is used by more than half of the world’s desktops. A computer-security firm disclosed the flaw over the weekend, and said hackers have already exploited it in attacks on some companies. Computers running Windows XP will not receive any updates fixing the bug, because Microsoft stopped supporting that operating system earlier this month. It’s recommended that users use another browser until Microsoft issues a security patch.
Amazon plans to compete with Walmart and your local grocery stores as it moves into the consumables market. Prime Pantry will allow Amazon Prime customers to to fill a 45 pound box with grocery dry goods and have it shipped for a flat $5.99 fee. You can buy things like Cheerios, Bounty paper towels and Coca Cola at what Amazon calls low prices on everyday essentials in everyday sizes. The items ship in one to four business days. Amazon just raised the price of its Prime membership from $79 to $99.
And, Facebook is buying an app to help customers get fit. The fitness app “Moves”, allows smart phone users to track how many steps you’ve walked and how many minutes you’ve cycled or run. So far, Moves has been downloaded more than four million times.
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