Best Buy on Tuesday launched a new service for its customers to store and share home video. The move is Best Buy's latest effort to expand beyond retailer to become a services provider.
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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.
Google will roll out its long-awaited, over reported, widely guessed about wireless plans in about two weeks.Sound familiar?
Notable headlines:Robin Harris: Build an 8 PS3 supercomputer.IBM aims to salvage silicon for solar industry.
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.
The reaction to BEA's rejection of a $17 a share takeover offer from Oracle is brutal.Of course, billionaire Carl Icahn has issues.
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.
Expect nothing--or better yet expect a total trainwreck--and you're always pleasantly surprised.That axiom is at play today as Hulu--the online video venture of Fox and NBC launches.
We know all about user-generated content, masses of users contributing to burgeoning Web corpus. It's a manifestation of Web 2.