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Google's Serendipity

Google's press day brought out the cyrptic visionary in CEO Eric Schmidt, conceptualizing the future of search and the human/Web interface. From Elinor Mills' write up from the event today: In the end, the users will dictate the direction of search and Internet services, he said.

May 10, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Google rejection notice ??

This is the first time I have seen this...I was just heading for the Google home page and received this 403 page:  When I typed in a query into the toolbar, no problem.

May 10, 2006 by Dan Farber


Dave Winer raps on Share your OPML, blogging and more...

Dave Winer's latest application, Share your OPML, creates an aggregated pool of RSS subscription lists, in OPML (Outline Processing Markup Language) format. As a pool of user data, it's similar in concept to Steve Gillmor's GestureBank clickstream commons and Root's data vault.

May 9, 2006 by Dan Farber


Hollywood's melting bipolar icecap

Hollywood's bipolar icecap is starting to melt. This week brings a flurry of announcements about Hollywood establishment content heading online, even in league with former file sharing enemy, BitTorrent.

May 9, 2006 by Dan Farber


OpenDocument versus Microsoft's Open XML: War of words intensifies

Yesterday, the fecal matter started to hit the fan when Sun's director of Web technologies Tim Bray responded to comments made by Microsoft standards and open source general manager Jason Matusow regarding the OpenDocument Format (ODF).  Today, Andy Updegrove (lawyer for OASIS, the consoritium that published the ODF specification) ratcheted things up a notch by referring to Microsoft's statements as disinformation and "The Big Lie.

May 9, 2006 by David Berlind


UK firm to reattach amputated IT limb to IBM in outsourcing deal

Reuters: UK cable company NTL  reported a small first-quarter operating profit on Tuesday and announced plans to reduce its workforce by about a third following its merger with rival Telewest....Of the 6,000 job cuts, mostly in back-office operations, roughly half will be outsourced to companies including IBM Chief Executive Steve Burch said in a conference call....

May 9, 2006 by David Berlind


Webapps unplugged: How they can work

In an attempt to help people better understand how a technology like Java DB can keep Web applications running even when no Internet connection is present, Sun's "Mr. JavaDB" Francois Orsini has posted a bit of a primer that talks about persistence and Java DB can faclitate something called "Local AJAX.

May 9, 2006 by David Berlind