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Digg paths to profitability and social networking

Speaking at the Building Blocks conference in San Jose today, Digg founder and chief architect Kevin Rose described his site as a "crazy madhouse of news flying around, 100 percent user powered." The Digg madhouse isn't yet a crazy quilt of ads aimed at increasing revenue, he noted when asked about getting to profitability.

August 15, 2006 by Dan Farber


Video advertising revs up

Oliver Luckett, a Revver co-founder and senior-vice president of network development, said his company plans to open up its APIs, which connect video owners with advertising. Speaking at the Building Blocks conference.

August 15, 2006 by Dan Farber


At $3K+, Lenovo's Linux-laden laptop debuts

IDG New Service's Steven Schwanker reports: Lenovo Group announced on Tuesday the availability of the ThinkPad T60p, its first laptop computer preloaded with the Linux operating system.....The new ThinkPad will use Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10....

August 15, 2006 by David Berlind


The greatest software ever

Charles Babcock published his take on the greatest software ever written. As he says, most people have an opinion, but sitting down and doing an evaluation isn't so easy.

August 15, 2006 by Phil Windley


Spammer explains how I got spammed (but I'm not buying it)

Have you ever received that one spam that just pushed you over the edge, making you want to track the spammer down and give him or her a piece of your mind?   Earlier this month, I got spammed by Loyalty Solutions, which is apparently a subsidiary of Optimus Companies.

August 15, 2006 by David Berlind


Sun outlines Java open source roadmap

Rich Green, Sun EVP for software, used the Linux World conference as the stage to update the story of Java's journey into the world of open source. It's part of the open sourcing of the entire Sun portfolio.

August 14, 2006 by Dan Farber


Google to media: No more "googling" for you

Via Slashdot comes this story from The Independent: Search engine giant Google, known for its mantra "don't be evil", has fired off a series of legal letters to media organisations, warning them against using its name as a verb....In June, Google won a place in the Oxford English Dictionary, while "to google", with a lower case "g", was included last month in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, America's leading reference book....

August 14, 2006 by David Berlind