In the next installment of internet buyouts, AskJeeves recently purchased BlogLines.
Posts Categorized: Computers & Internet
Microsoft is apparently considering releasing more source code. In a blog posting last week, Shawn Burke, development manager for the Microsoft Forms Team, mentioned that he has wanted to release the source code for Microsoft Forms for some time.
Microsoft is reportedly is planning on releasing the first full beta version of their Longhorn operating system by the end of June. This release will be primarily aimed at developers, but according to John Montgomery, a director in Microsoft’s developer division, “I do, however, expect that you will find IT departments starting to look at… Read more »
Over the past few months there has been a beta version of the ‘new and improved’ Microsoft search. Today they officially replace the Yahoo! powered search on their MSN site with their own.
Jeffrey Parson, the creator of the ‘Blaster’ worm was sentenced today to 18 months in jail. 18 months is the shortest sentence possible under Parson’s plea agreement. Prosecutors were apparently aiming for the maximum sentence of 37 months. At its 2003 peak, the Blaster virus had infected over 50,000 computers. Parson is hoping that others… Read more »
This is a pretty cool idea, and I’m sure more have followed suit. Kyle Van Horn taped a disposable camera to foam core board and dropped it in the mail to a friend. On the board he asked any postal workers who handle it to take a picture. Kyle admits on his web page that… Read more »
This February a new magazine is coming out of Europe. It’s called Free Software Magazine, and focuses on free software. You can subscribe to a print version, but they have a PDF version available for free on their site.
Trust me – it’s addictive. The text is Japanese, but the concept is pretty simple. You click to start a chain reaction of explosions. 150 is a perfect score.
Amazon.com introduced the first phase of a new service called A9.com Yellow Pages. With this release, the phone directory includes 20 million images from 10 cities to make it easy to find what you’re looking for. When the user clicks on a business; they are shown contact information, a map, reviews, and a photo of… Read more »
Is the iPod just too mainstream for you. If you feel up to the challenge, try building this MP3 player inside a Altoids tin.