thrillseeker (518224) writes "A Google Ventures backed brokerage is offering $0 commisson per trade in an invitation-only sign up process. Per their FAQ they say they will require no minimum balance and describe how they will make their money:
Robinhood will offer margin trading as well as API access. We also plan to offer premium services for active investors in the future. Robinhood is venture-funded by Google, Andreessen Horowitz and many others, which affords us the freedom to focus on building a wonderful brokerage experience rather than short-term profits." top
Vote Early Vote Often writes " Vote Early Vote Often is an effort to approach the online polling of the 2008 US Presidential Election differently — that is, with some accuracy, at least for an online poll. The site is an attempt to balance contacting as many probable voters as possible with reducing the incentive to ballot stuff that online polls bring. It does this by charging a minimal fee of $1 US. If you can spring for a buck (or even a sawbuck) you welcome to visit and make your preference heard. As for the name, we should make it clear for the humor challenged, that yes, it's supposed to be humor . The site just went live, so the database is unpopulated... and is looking for a good slashdotting." Link to Original Source top
thrillseeker (518224) writes "Recent experimental confirmation of theoretical work in building silane, which is the silicon equivalent of methane, having a silicon atom with four hydrogen atoms, has shown that supercompression vice supercooling can allow superconduction at room temperature. One-hundred Terabit-per-second routers, along with highly efficient power production and transmission are that much closer to reality. Flying cars, "real soon now."" top
thrillseeker (518224) writes "The Borg awakens... Microsoft states that free software, such as Linux, violates at least 235 of its patents. Time for the free software community to take the gloves off..." top
thrillseeker (518224) writes "According to the WSJ, Microsoft and Yahoo "are taking a fresh look at a merger of the two companies or some kind of match-up that would pair their companies' respective strengths", in order to defend against the juggernaut of Google. Personally, I can ignore and not use either of them just as well combined as separate, but it probably makes sense to some executive somewhere." top
ETelemetry in Annapolis specializes in business intelligence, helping firms to track their own technology infrastructure and people, to find out who's working diligently and who's updating a MySpace profile or rearranging a Netflix queue. The bane of office loafers everywhere, eTelemetry's Metron and Locate network trackers can pinpoint individual "bandwidth hogs" on a company's network, even tallying the time individual employees spend surfing the net.
When will the Firefox extension to send the contents of the url bar via an encrypted POST when surfing via a proxy be finished?"