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This stripper is paid in Captchas

Spammers have a new way around captchas: A virtual stripper who is paid when you fork over scrambled text messages, known as Captchas.The BBC is reporting that a Windows game shows a woman in "a state of undress" when a person correctly types in a Captcha--those squiggly letters you need to type in to conduct your daily Web business.

October 29, 2007 by


Meebo joins the season of platforms

On its second anniversary Meebo rolled out APIs for developers to write applications that leverage its Web-based instant messaging service. For starters, external applications built in Javascript or Flash include TokBox video/audio calling, Pudding Media's voice chat, and TalkShoe group voice call and live streaming via Ustream.

October 29, 2007 by Dan Farber


Google's heavy hand

Alex Bosworth has an excellent post on the heavy hand of Google on the Web. The gist of the piece: search engine optimization (SEO) is evil--but don't blame the optimizers, blame the ecosystem that Google has created.

October 29, 2007 by Phil Windley

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Shai Agassi trades SOA for electric cars

Former SAP executive, Shai Agassi has resurfaced as a potential 21st century day Henry Ford, but with a green intent. He is moving from ERP and SOA to electric cars with his for-profit Project Better Place.

October 29, 2007 by Dan Farber