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Friday, February 29, 2008

YouTube - OpenSocial @ Facebook Application Development Meetup 2/13/08



Patrick Chanezon from Google discusses the latest updates on OpenSocial.


He uses the Gartner Technology Hype Cycle to explain where various parties have been working on OpenSocial over the past few months. With major milestones such as the establishment of version 0.7 of the OpenSocial API and the launch of MySpace Developer Platform it's time start coding.

t.y.p.o.r.g.a.n.i.s.m : ASCII-O-Matic

Make any picture into ascii art.
t.y.p.o.r.g.a.n.i.s.m : ASCII-O-Matic

Collected Quotes from Albert Einstein

Collected Quotes from Albert Einstein:
"Collected Quotes from Albert Einstein
'Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.'
'Imagination is more important than knowledge.'
'Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.'
'I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details.'
'The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.'
'Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.'"

Test your reaction time.

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CookingByNumbers.com

Cooking By Numbers, are you ready to cook?.....Get clicking on what you've got and we'll show you what you can cook.....Don't worry, Skills By Numbers will make you look great in the kitchen
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TechCrunch: Sorting Through Some Crazy Google/Yahoo Rumors

Google hires an M&A guy who did their IPO in 2004, Arbitrageurs that hire private investigators to track private jet traffic, Google potentially trying to sideswipe Microsoft deal. This story has it all.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Obama SINGS the National Anthem... Others Do Not

Some people are saying Obama is unpatriotic because he didnt cover his heart during the pledge. Well, it WASNT the pledge, it was the national anthem and modern custom does not require a hand over the heart. But if you watch closely: He is the ONLY one singing! Clinton clearly is not, Richardson might be. So, who is the unpatriotic one?

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6 Ways To Social Bookmarking Success

How can you use social bookmarking to drive free traffic to your website?

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New Social Network features - GPSed has been updated

GPSed.com has been updated. New features including waypoints, track descriptions and comments were added.Are you a traveller?Are you a fun of GPS satellite system?Did you want to know where is your friends now and see them on a map?Then GPSed.com may be interested for you!

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Social Media: 'Agencies Don't Get It,' Survey Says

NEW YORK Clients are placing more emphasis on mastering social media but find their agencies ill equipped to help them succeed in that space, according to a new survey. Umm... if you are reading this blog.. posted by digg(ing) this article.. hmm.. maybe some agencies do get it...

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Microsoft enters virtualization with Windows server

Microsoft Corp released the latest version of its Windows operating system for powerful servers on Wednesday, thrusting itself into the red-hot market for virtualization technology that allows one computer to act like many machines.

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TechCrunch: Sorting Through Some Crazy Google/Yahoo Rumors

Google hires an M&A guy who did their IPO in 2004, Arbitrageurs that hire private investigators to track private jet traffic, Google potentially trying to sideswipe Microsoft deal. This story has it all.

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Google Goes After Another Microsoft Cash Cow - Bits - Techno

The Internet search giant on Wednesday is rolling out a rival to Microsoft’s SharePoint, a program used for collaboration among teams of workers.

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Trojan targets Windows Mobile

McAfee has unearthed a Windows Mobile PocketPC Trojan that disables security, installs via a memory card, can’t be uninstalled and makes itself your home page.

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Report: Hackers swipe FTP server credentials using SaaS


Finjan said it has uncovered a database with more than 8,700 FTP account credentials: user name, password and server address–that allow hackers to compromise security and deliver malware as a service. In a report released Wednesday, Finjan said the list of stolen accounts includes many Fortune 500 type companies.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Game-Ad Boom Looms as Sony Opens Up PS3

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Sony is opening up its in-game advertising platform -- likely providing a boost to the already-burgeoning $400 million in-game-ad market and sparking a battle among the three key players who sell these ads.

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Yahoo Executing Amid Takeover Turmoil

A curious thing is happening: Yahoo seems to be executing in the midst of the chaos of uncertainty surrounding its future. Speaking at an IAB event yesterday, Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang said the Microsoft takeover bid has been "a galvanizing event for everyone at Yahoo."

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Lending companies cut online advertising


The day after the federal government cut interest rates, LendingTree.com saw record traffic to its site for connecting borrowers and lenders.


Search Engine Bias

Due to search engines’ automated operations, people often
assume that search engines display search results neutrally
and without bias. However, this perception is mistaken.

Like any other media company, search engines affirmatively
control their users’ experiences, which has the consequence
of skewing search results (a phenomenon called “search
engine bias”).

Some commentators believe that search
engine bias is a defect requiring legislative correction.
Instead, this Essay argues that search engine bias is the
beneficial consequence of search engines optimizing content
for their users.

The Essay further argues that the most
problematic aspect of search engine bias, the “winner-takeall”
effect caused by top placement in search results, will be
mooted by emerging personalized search technology.

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Nice Job, Mainstream Media

I’d call PC Magazine Editor in Chief Lance Ulanoff’s article about Facebook (reprinted here by Fox News) a hit job, except that it is so utterly devoid of logic and actual analysis that it really can’t be classified as anything other than a sad commentary on the state of technology reporting in mainstream media.His argument […]

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Yahoo Plans to Let Users Help Mold New Feature

“The jury is out whether Buzz can translate into a Digg competitor,” Mr. Adelson said. “But if it does, the market is certainly big enough for two companies.”

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CrunchBase

CrunchBase: "CrunchBase is the free directory of technology companies, people, and investors that anyone can edit"

Yahoo Announces Open Search Platform

Yahoo Announces Open Search Platform: "Yahoo will soon be allowing third parties to enhance the Yahoo Search experience. The new platform, codenamed “SearchMonkey” and officially called Open Search Platform, will consist of a set of APIs that allow third parties to modify search results on Yahoo by adding images, structured data and additional deep links."

Search Illustrated: How To Use Social Media Sites



Good Analysis...worth taking a look




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Internet Ad Revenue Exceeds $21B in 2007

Online advertising revenues exceeded $21 billion for the first time in 2007, although preliminary data compiled by an industry trade group also suggest growth is slowing.

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Pakistan bans YouTube for these videos of Muhammed and rigged election

The Pakistani government caused a worldwide two-hour long YouTube outage on Sunday after it ordered Internet service providers to block the site.

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Chatback: Let people comment using Google Talk

Chatback: Let people comment using Google Talk by ZDNet's Garett Rogers -- Most blogs let you leave comments, but often it’s a hassle because you have to log in and/or create an account. This is one of the reasons Google launched “chatback” — a badge that users can put on any webpage that gives readers a direct link to speak with the author. For example, click here [...]

Monday, February 25, 2008

Go stealth with Google Talk in Gmail

Google introduced a Google Talk gadget into Gmail quite a while ago, but some people didn’t like that signing into Gmail also meant signing into Google Talk. For them, Google added a feature that lets you “turn off chat” by clicking a link at the bottom of the page. Though...

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How to Hire an Ad Agency

BusinessWeek columnist offers 10 guiding principles to consider the next time you're looking for an advertising agency

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Microsoft Password Checker - Microsoft Security

Password Checker is a non-recording feature at Microsoft.com that helps determine your password's strength.

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Scotland Yard careers website defaced

The website had a picture of a green monster placed on the front page.

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Hackers ramp up Facebook, MySpace attacks

Hackers are actively exploiting an Internet Explorer plug-in that's widely used by Facebook and MySpace members with a multi-attack kit, a security company warned Friday.

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How was YouTube downed? Internet routing is fragile...

Internet routing works on trust.. if the trust relationship is faulty somewhere along the chain, then all hell can break loose and the hijack instructions make their way along the chain of trust - as this blog post explains in detail.

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YouTube hijacked by Pakistan, caused global outage!

YouTube has been blocked by Pakistan's government because it contained “blasphemous content, videos and documents". Shortly after, Pakistan shutdown YouTube globally by (possibly accidentally) hijacking their IP space via BGP!

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SEOs Want The NOINDEX Tag To Not Show A Page In The Index

if you use the NOINDEX meta tag... you don't want the page to show up, right?

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Environmentalism and Exxon Mobil?

That mixes about as well as oil and ocean water. I hope all those high-powered cars run on fried chicken grease!

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LOLCAT

Somebody give that cat a cheeseburger already!!! Nothing funnier than a picture of a fat cat wanting human food.

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Google Toolbar Button Gallery

add Yahoo!, MSN, Live, and Ask.com

Google Toolbar Button Gallery

Tech makes lawmakers impotent, says Judge

Australian High Court Judge Justice Kirby has said computer code is more potent than the law -- and legislators are powerless to do anything about it.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Yahoo! Developer Network - Security Best Practices

After the DPD website got hacked. maybe this will help someone.

Yahoo! treats the security of our users' personal data very seriously, and we hope that our developers will do the same. Here are some guidelines to help you protect your users' trust in your application
Protect Your Servers
Protect Your Network
Protect Your Application
Protect Against Request Forgeries
Protect Against Cross-Site-Scripting

much more here...

Yahoo! improves search engine

The Privacy Paradox

Web users say they value their online anonymity. So why do they keep using search engines that track them?

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

WMC '08 Deadline Reminder (2)

Deadline reminder dates for registration, marketing, exhibiting and more!

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