WPromote recently released their infographics on the 2013 Christmas holiday shopping statistics. The American holiday shopping season is a high time for consumers, marketers, and businesses alike. We have seen steady year-over-year growth of this yuletide shopping surge.


It started out as a marketing wheeze in the US: Black Friday, a discount shopping extravaganza that follows Thanksgiving weekend and marks the start of the Christmas shopping season. Here's an infograph on how Cyber Monday became the new Black Friday.





Happy New Year!!!

by Albin on December 30th, 2009 in Riff Raff.

There has been an abundance of facial hair at Lavasoft this past month, as our first ever Movember made its mark.

All throughout November, our Mo Bros have been growing their moustaches (some with better results than others) and raising about 4,000 SEK for cancer research. All funds raised at Lavasoft will be donated to cancerfonden.se

Thank you all for contributing to this great cause.


Movember is an annual charity event held during November to raise awareness and funds for mens health issues - all by putting mustaches back on upper lips. How does it work? Throughout the month, participants grow and groom their "mo", while raising money for research to combat prostate cancer by having friends and family sponsor their mustache growth.


Even if excessive consumption of alcohol has grave consequences to your health, e-mailing while drunk can be even more hazardous to your relationships, private and professional alike. Google seems to think that this is enough of a problem to introduce Mail Goggles, a new experimental feature in Gmail.


PCs: 1 Billion Served

by Erin on June 24th, 2008 in Riff Raff.

New research out this week from Gartner tells us that the amount of PCs being used around the world has now passed the 1 billion mark, and that number is set to double in the next 6 years.


Top Dads

by Erin on June 16th, 2008 in Riff Raff.

Ever wonder who led the way for Wi-Fi or spearheaded the development of the computer mouse?


It wasn't a contest so much as a challenge for beard growth.

Inspired by the national Swedish hockey team tradition of not shaving during the playoffs leading up to the world championships, some of our guys decided a couple of weeks before launch to let the hair grow - and here are the results. They also added a 'funky' hair day the day after launch, and then a fully clean shaven day on Friday.


The Aesthetics of Malware

by Tobias on January 23rd, 2008 in Riff Raff.

Visual artist Alex Dragulescu has created a set of aesthetic, organic-looking visualizations of malware.

"For each piece of disassembled code, API calls, memory addresses and subroutines are tracked and analyzed. Their frequency, density and grouping are mapped to the inputs of an algorithm that grows a virtual 3D entity. Therefore the patterns and rhythms found in the data drive the configuration of the artificial organism."

Have a look at: http://sq.ro/malwarez.php


The Ultimate Defender Zlob

by Michael on September 26th, 2007 in Riff Raff.

A nice note from one of our customers yesterday:

"I was having a problem with the Ultimatedefender and Ultimatecleaner bogus trojan.32.looksky worm and running the Ad-Aware program with the latest updates corrected the problem.  I kept running my trend micro pc virus program scanning the entire system and nothing was reported."

Thanks!


Pot of Gold

by Michael on September 19th, 2007 in Everyday Life at Lavasoft, Riff Raff.

We were so tempted to run across the bridge to the other side of the river when we saw that this rainbow had landed right outside. Was there a pot of gold? We'll never know.

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