On the eve of destruction, China has delayed Green Dam Day.Reuters reports that China will delay an order that all PCs sold in the country come equipped with Green Dam-Youth Escort.
It all started when I was reorganizing my iGoogle pages over the weekend and added a GoogleTalk widget. Some time back, I added AIM messaging into Google Talk so I could chat with the different friends I have on those services in the same window.
Stallman's fear is that Microsoft will use its software patents to force open source C# implementations, and applications, underground. Any move toward bringing C#, which Microsoft developed and Mono, which Microsoft supports, into the center of the Linux community must therefore be resisted.
Economic researcher reportedly bases chunk of his GDP expectations for the United States in the second half of 2009, on the new Microsoft operating system.
In case you hadn't heard, all the cool kids are going "vanity" these days - vanity Facebook URLs, vanity phone numbers on Google Voice and now vanity social networking pages where all of your profiles, from Facebook and Twitter to Flickr and YouTube, can be viewed and managed from one easy-to navigate browser window.This morning, a startup called GizaPage announced some upgrades to a pretty bare-bones but nicely organized social networking home page.
Critical infrastructure providers express concern amended National Broadband Network legislation could be costly and conflicts with anti-terrorism rules.
In a brave move, the vast majority of mobile phone manufacturers in Europe have signed an agreement which sees future mobile phones across a variety of brands and models all sharing the same charger port - the micro-USB. This means every phone you will find in Europe, starting next year apparently, will be fitted with the same charging port and be compatible with any charger.
The great Kindle sales guessing game continues.Cowen and Co.
Microsoft has raised the stakes for conference swag, with paying attendees of its September Tech.Ed conference in Australia having the opportunity to go home with a new HP laptop.
The T-Mobile Dash was a very popular Windows Mobile smartphone for T-Mobile USA and smartphone fans have been waiting patiently for a follow-up non-touchscreen device. HTC and T-Mobile will soon be bringing the T-Mobile Dash 3G with faster processor, 3G data support, and integrated GPS to T-Mobile customers.
I don't have a secretary, unfortunately, so I do all my own word processing and desktop publishing. Suffice to say, this was not the sort of document for which Google Docs was created. It's also the sort of document that is a lot easier in Word 2007/2008 than it is in OpenOffice.
South Australia's network of Technical and Further Education (TAFE) colleges has revealed itself as the latest education institution to plan a move to hosted email solution for staff and students.
Updated: Amazon is in a high-profile tax showdown with states over its Associates referral program and is likely to come out a winner either way.Amazon has pulled its Associates program, which allows Web site operators to drive sales to the e-tailer in exchange for commissions of up to 15 percent, in North Carolina and Rhode Island.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star 5.
Sun Microsystems released VirtualBox 3.0 today. One goal of this release is supporting workloads, such as database management systems, some collaborative applications and many web-based applications that rely on multiple processes running simultaneously.
What do open source and cloud computing have in common?For Navid Safabakhsh, principal at San Francisco and Philadelphia-based interactive web development agency Freshout, it's that both technologies are low-cost, high-yield solutions to help corporations leverage the customer data they collect on the Web.
Despite a recent upbeat profit guidance, Western Australian ISP iiNet last week let go of a number of staff; but it won't divulge numbers.