13 décembre 2018

Yahoo to acquire Six Apart?

Yahoo to acquire Six Apart?
This is just speculation, nothing more. But it would seem to be a natural; Yahoo doesn't have a blogging tool (while both Microsoft and Google do). Six Apart now also brings into the mix the large LiveJournal community, which could be integrated into Yahoo's own family of communities. More...

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The rumour floating through the either is that Google are soon to announce that they won't be calculating PageRank for links with a rel="nofollow" attribute. More...

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The Yahoo Problem, And Its Solution

The Yahoo Problem, And Its Solution
Dave Winer points to what he calls the 'Yahoo Problem' - the need for a website to list a long list of buttons to allow users of different RSS aggregator software to subscribe to a feed, or worse, a content site favouring one particular aggregator (as CNN does with Yahoo, hence the 'problem'). More...

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Microsoft to Launch RSS Aggregator

Microsoft to Launch RSS Aggregator
Short item saying that Microsoft is adding an RSS aggregator to My MSN. Confirmation here. I dusted off the old My MSN account (which still works) and took a good look around, but saw no sign of it. More...

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More on the LiveJournal Acquisition

More on the LiveJournal Acquisition
The blogosphere is awash with responses. Zephoria is concerned that Moveable Type will corrupt the Live Journal culture. Six Apart's Mena Trott tries to reassure them. LiveJournal's Brad Fitzpatrick looks forward to moving to San Francisco. More...

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Bill Gates is Coming to Your Living Room, Whether You Like It or Not

Bill Gates is Coming to Your Living Room, Whether You Like It or Not
After having his presentation crash at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, Bill Gates gives a lengthy interview to CNet in which he discusses convergence and the new Media Centre PCs. XBox, Microsoft's gaming platform, plays a large role in this discussion. And it occurs to me that the major purpose of XBox isn't to complete with Sony and Sega but rather to establish a 'trusted platform', where the content vendor (of music, video, games, or text) has control over the hardware. More...

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UCLA to Adopt Moodle

'UCLA to Adopt Moodle
The headline says it all. Wonder how they're feeling these days in Blackboardland. And they can't even steal RSS! Microsoft has beat them to it. More...

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Google Is Forcing Social Down Your Throat

Google Is Forcing Social Down Your Throat
This has got to be a mistake, right? "Google Reader's team decided to show your private data to all your GMail contacts. This is now the default, no need to opt-in." I don't use GMail very much so it's not so much an issue. More...

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Valve boss Gabe Newell calls Windows 8 a 'catastrophe'

Valve boss Gabe Newell calls Windows 8 a 'catastrophe'
BBC News, January 22, 2013
To understand why Valve would consider Windows 8 a catastrophe, it's helpful to understand that Valve has set up its own software store and service. So when you buy, say, Civilization V from them, you basically install Valve, which then downloads Civilization V from the internet and runs it on your system - and indeed, any computer you own, even your Macbook, since you are running it from the internet. More...

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It was just a matter of time... Google plans to kill passwords

It was just a matter of time... Google plans to kill passwords
Katina Michael, Uberveillance, January 22, 2013
Nobody would be happier than I to see the end of passwords - as it stands right now I have more than a hundred different passwords for home, office, web and other applications (I have an algorithm I use to make sure they're all different, but can be remembered). More...

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