firmafest writes "According to CNN, significant water has been found on the moon. NASA claims that "The discovery opens a new chapter in our understanding of the moon". Of course, they are talking about a permanent Moon Base which just took a large step closer. New York times also has an article on the findings including a quote from a professor saying "we got more than just a whiff — we practically tasted it"" top
Julefrokost writes "Computerworld has a story about eBay selling Skype. Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape along with a group of investors, are reported to have paid $2 Billion for Skype. According to New York Times, Google was also a potential buyer. Also the original founders of Skype are said to have placed a bid, but Marc Andressen & Co was the highest bidder." top
firmafest writes "The new KDE 4.3 nicknamed Caizen furthers the social networking by bringing it closer to the desktop. Facebook and Twitter are here to stay (and let's be honest — we have an account even if we're die hard geeks). The KDE initiatives goes beyond that though and aims to facilitate community-building by providing a vehicle for connecting open source software enthusiasts to each other. Ars Technica has a well written article on the KDE social desktop and description of the API. How would a social networking site of open source enthusiasts look like? Something like: L33tg33k took the "What language are you" quiz with the result "Assembler". Take your own quiz." top
Firmafest writes "For the past hour, Gmail has been down as reported by number of users . Google has issued a small statement claiming that it only affects small subset of their users. I've become used to the stability of Gmail, but what happens when you urgently need a piece of your data and the service is down? Is this the price you pay for free, good email?" top
Julefrokost writes "Several medias such as The Guardian and The Hollywood reporter are running a story on Obama's vice president candidate and his anti-piracy record. "When somebody holds you up on the street and takes your wallet, we call it robbery," Biden said in May 2007. "And when somebody steals your idea and creation, we call it theft, plain and simple.
Biden has throughout the years been a strong supporter of DRM, surveillance and stronger anti-piracy laws. Obama has previously opinioned against DMCA and scored some points there. Did he lose those points with his choice of Biden?" top
Julefrokost writes "It seems like Google walked the walk and launched a free music download service in China. The business plan is, that users has to search for the songs on Google, which will increase the revenue from Googles adds. The plan is to share said revenue with a Chinese music download site. If this model works in China, could it work in, say, USA? You can download all your media using Google, and they will give RIAA a share of the revenue?" top
Julefrokost writes "According to a press release at their site, Danish telco TDC offers free music download to all subscribers . Beginning at one minute past midnight tonight, mobile and internet customers can use the new music service PLAY to download and listen to music for free, as long as they remain customers. No limits as to how many songs you can download." top
Firmafest writes "According to an article over at BBC, Microsoft wants to acquire Yahoo" . In a letter to Yahoo, they offered $44 Billion — a mere 62% over the current value. With the recent purchase of the FAST search engine and now Yahoo, Microsoft is getting stronger in the search engine market." top
Underholdning writes "As part of an experiment security researcher Didier Stevens bought a Google ad six months ago that said, "Is your PC virus-free? Get it infected here!" 409 people clicked on the ad. Didier writes that during those six months, the ad was displayed 259,723 times and clicked on 409 times. 98% of the machines ran Windows. Now that's a pretty cheap way of acquiring zombies." top
Firmafest writes "Yesterday, slashdot ran a story about MPAA violating a software licence. Now MPAA responds with "We were only testing". Is this a fair response? The author of the software writes: "Whilst that all sounds fair enough but I doubt I'd get away with pirating a few movies providing I didn't advertise it and only used them for testing purposes. hmmm!"" top
tryllekunstner writes "Check out Ms. Dewey . A new and innovative front end to a standard web search. According to SFgate this is actually a Microsoft project to promote MS Live search. While this is way to slow to being useful, it might give an insight in the GUIs to come. It's fun to play with. Try to search for "Linux" or "where to babies come from". If you haven't typed anything for a while, she will react and ask you to get moving, reminding me of Little computer People . More comments on Digital Download ."