Business Headlines: Shopping At Work On Cyber Monday; Android Phone Warnings

BOSTON (CBS) – You might want to use your phone instead of your workplace computer if you just have to shop at work on Cyber Monday.

Sixty percent of Chief Information Officers say their companies will block access to online shopping sites at their companies.

Only 48 percent of CIOs did the same thing last year, according to a new survey from “Robert Half Technology.”

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Even if your company lets you shop online, 23 percent of CIO’s said they might be watching for anything too excessive.


The “runkeeper” app is a huge hit with runners. They can track their times, distances, and even share them with friends on Facebook. Now, it could get even better.

The Boston-based company behind the app has just gotten a ten-million dollar investment.

And the company said they will use that money to turn Runkeeper into a complete fitness, health, and nutrition package.


According to a Waltham-based security firm called Bit9, 10 Android-based phones top the list of smart phones that are most vulnerable to hacks and hackers.

Those security concerns run across several manufacturers, including Samsung, HTC, Sony, Sanyo, Motorola, and LG.

For comparison, the iPhone is 13th on Bit9’s list.

Lisa van der Pool of the Boston Business Journal can be seen weekdays at 6 a.m. on WBZ-TV.


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