Shyno of Milan has developed a safe-ish way to communicate with and ultimately perhaps meet total strangers via cell phone. You wear a special Shyno T-shirt prominently emblazoned with a unique numerical ID. Strangers who see you can text 48200 with your ID and a message for you.
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RH Donnelley said Thursday that it bought the Business.com domain for $345 million, edging out bidders such as Dow Jones, New York Times and News Corp.
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Some great security apps are still free. Gallery: Ten free security utilities you should already be using (right).
Google is extending its Earth Enterprise into the second dimension, allowing users to view their organization's geospatial data within a browser in 2D. "Organizations, such as an oil exploration company, depend on geospatial data to accomplish work.
This week on the Dan & David Show we discuss Apple's quarterly earnings (which were released just before we recorded the show--270,000 iPhones sold in the two-day launch before the end of the quarter) and the power outage in San Francisco that took out ZDNet, Craigslist, Technorati, Yelp and other sites hosted at 365 Main.
Microsoft and Digg announced a three year ad partnership that usurps Google ads. Under the three-year arrangement, Microsoft will sell and serve ads on Digg.
Apple's third quarter earnings handily topped Wall Street expectations on Wednesday, but the total number of iPhones sold to date remain a mystery. Apple reported fiscal third quarter earnings of $818 million, or 92 cents a share, on sales of $5.
Would you try a $150 laptop powered by Fedora? Sure you would.
Microsoft's anti-piracy effort may be annoying to some Windows users, but it has notched a big win catching the bad guys. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that the FBI and Chinese Public Security Bureau busted a syndicate selling and distributing more than $2 billion in counterfeit Microsoft software.
In a Wall Street Journal editorial Esther Dyson outlines how she will post her genome, medical history and health questionnaire for the world to see on the Web. Will you follow?