The open-source database picked by Google and Wikipedia will be able to step up the development of technology in a number of specific areas.
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Fuhu Inc., the Los Angeles startup behind the $199 Nabi childrens' tablet with Google Nexus guts, is suing former partner Toys "R" Us, which plans to launch its own competing Tabeo tablet next month.
Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, has stepped up to defend a British student who faces extradition to the U.S. over a link-site that operates "no differently to Google."
Award-winning author and comedian Dave Gorman has been battling Flickr, and its parent company Yahoo, for deleting one of his photos following a spurious complaint under America's DMCA copyright act. Yahoo says it cannot undelete Gorman's very popular image -- it was featured on BoingBoing and Wikipedia -- and put things back the way they were.
Yesterday's Stop Online Piracy Act protest by Wikipedia, Google and others demonstrated that the legislation could rock the very foundations of the web. It also made it very difficult for one ZDNet editor to do his job.
MyPermissions gives you direct links to modify your app permissions on these eight services: Dropbox, Facebook, Flickr, Google, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Yahoo.
Service blackouts to support causes such as those conducted by Wikipedia and Google provide "shock effect" but such acts need right motivations and produce tangible results, observers note.
Wikipedia and Google have staged blackouts and protests against two proposed US laws that could let copyright owners block websites.As expected, Wikipedia began a blackout of its English language sites at 5:00am.
Here are a couple of ways you can access Wikipedia.
UPDATED: On January 18th, Wikipedia, Reddit, Imgur and numerous other Web sites will be going dark in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA). Others, like Google, will be protesting in other ways. Here's who's shutting down and why.
Google, the world's most popular search engine, confirmed today that though it will not 'blackout' its results or pages, it will join others in unified solidarity against the SOPA bill.
Maybe blacking out their Web sites would be over-kill, but the Internet giants could use other joint tactics to kill Stop Online Piracy Act off.
Google Wallet starts to go big with a major retail partner: Gap, Inc.
Of late, many of my organisational computational tools are online (Google Apps for company email, contacts, calendar and presentations; WordPress, Eventbrite, MailChimp, Google Analytics, bit.ly, Vimeo, and DreamHost panel for my website; Remember The Milk todo manager, NetVibes feed reader, online banking, Flickr for my blog… you get the idea).
Could the "Wikipedia of maps" do to Google what Google's Android has done to Symbian?
NTP Inc. settled for $600 million plus in 2006 after a lawsuit against RIM and now they are bringing the fight to Apple, Microsoft, Google, HTC, Motorola, and LG Electronics. There may be some huge settlements coming soon so stay tuned.
Google has made a $2 million donation to the Wikimedia Foundation, the group behind the widely used Wikipedia reference site.
In case you hadn't heard, all the cool kids are going "vanity" these days - vanity Facebook URLs, vanity phone numbers on Google Voice and now vanity social networking pages where all of your profiles, from Facebook and Twitter to Flickr and YouTube, can be viewed and managed from one easy-to navigate browser window.This morning, a startup called GizaPage announced some upgrades to a pretty bare-bones but nicely organized social networking home page.
I've written about TouchDown for Google Android in the past and it is one of the best priced apps I have purchased for my T-Mobile G1. I actually popped my SIM card in my G1 yesterday morning and discovered there was an upgrade to TouchDown that brought it up to version 3.x. I then received an email from the company with all the details surrounding this latest upgrade. As I mentioned before in my TouchDown articles, the NitroDesk Inc. people have been regularly updating the application to make the Exchange experience better and better for Google Android devices.
I've written about TouchDown for the Google Android a couple of times (here and here) and as I have said in those posts it gets better and better on a regular basis. I have been using beta versions and the latest available beta supports PUSH email, ability to send attachments, device-local drafts, and more. The folks at NitroDesk, Inc. were able to sign a licensing agreement with Microsoft to support direct push capability through Exchange ActiveSync. I think this is one of the first products for the G1 that provides this functionality, even though a couple others are working on it as well.
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