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First, it was the me generation. Now, it's the IM federation.

By way of Eric Norlin, Om Malik talks about a Google led federation of XMPP-compliant companies that are connecting their VoIP and instant messaging systems: What this means is that now Google Talk’s XMPP servers can talk to other XMPP servers such as Earthlink and Gizmo Project. (I had written about GTalk-Gizmo Link Up earlier.

January 18, 2006 by David Berlind


Yahoo stock drops, Finance icon disappears

I have been on Yahoo (US) a few times a day for many years, and I was somewhat flummoxed today when I went to click on the Finance icon. As I remember, it's always at the top of the page, left side.

January 18, 2006 by Dan Farber

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On keeping it all together

Biometrics is a very fine security technology in principle, but it does pose some subtle hazards--not least of which is the potential loss of key body parts.

January 17, 2006 by Ed Gottsman

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Grassroots media is all around us

I was in Salt Lake this morning for a meeting and stopped by the KCPW offices at Library Square to talk to the News Director, Bryan Schott.  Bryan was telling me about Open Source, a radio program that they air in the evenings and it's innovative mix of podcasting, blogging, and radio programming.

January 17, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Are anti-DRM declarations falling on deaf ears?

Shock and awe is about the only phrase I can come up with to describe the success with which Apple is pushing its Fairplay-laden technology into the marketplace.  Fairplay is Apple's form of digital restrictions management and is what keeps content that's purchased from the iTunes Music Store from playing on anything but what Apple says it can play on (eg: Apple's iPods).

January 17, 2006 by David Berlind