In addition to the announcement today that the final name is Windows Live Folders, Microsoft also pushed out some upgrades to the service. Those include an updated user interface, drag and drop file upload, a "recently viewed users" section, the ability to embed files in web pages or … Read more
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The days of PayPal's dominance over casual payments online are changing rapidly. A little over a year ago, Google unveiled its Checkout service, which has become an increasingly popular way to purchase items from various online retailers using a single account. Today, Amazon.com is unveiling its own payment program that lets Amazon.com users purchase items or services using their Amazon.com account credentials and billing information.
For people wanting to design their own 3D virtual world, or online game, doing so just got a little bit closer to reality.
That's because the Multiverse Network has announced version 1.0 of its development platform, a system that allows anyone to create a fully functional massively multiplayer online game based on a common set of tools.
Until now, the platform had been in beta, but over the last year or so, more than 11,000 teams of designers have begun using it.
Multiverse's model provides the platform free of charge to anyone who wants it. The … Read more
AOL once deemed an infamous Minnesota spammer named Christopher William Smith "the poster child for the Can-Spam Act."
A federal judge in his home state on Wednesday had a new name for the convicted junk mailer: "drug kingpin." He sentenced Smith to 30 years in prison for multiple charges stemming from his highly lucrative online drugstore, whose illegal sales brought in about $24 million, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis reports.
Underscoring its commitment to the advertising business, Microsoft on Thursday announced it has bought AdECN, a company that is a technology platform for buying and selling display advertising.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Speaking at Microsoft's Financial Analysts Day, Kevin Johnson, president of Microsoft's Platform and Services Division, told financial analysts that the deal complements Microsoft's adCenter software and its planned acquisition of Aquantive.
He said that AdECN provides an ad exchange, like electronic stock trading markets, that allows publishers and advertisers to broker the sale of display advertising.
AdECN is a venture-backed company … Read more
Vince Kuraitis has dissected a multitude of postings and literature produced by Google's vice president, Adam Bosworth, and here's his theory on the search giant's health initiative.
Kuraitis, principal and founder of healthcare consultants Better Health Technologies, predicted Monday at the fourth annual Healthcare Unbound conference that Google may develop the next generation of the personal health record.
After combing through Bosworth's material, Kuraitis said he wouldn't be surprised to see a Google Health that is patient-centric, where consumers own their personal health data and access it via a Web site, which acts like a … Read more
As a previous generation of children was given the blanket advice "Don't talk to strangers," today's kids are told "never give out your personal information online." A new study suggests that this well-intentioned advice is not sufficient to protect children from unwanted sexual solicitation and harassment. The study comes to the controversial conclusion that sharing information online is not correlated with victimization. Many other online safety experts maintain that privacy protection is always a good first line of defense, though clearly not the only step.
The study, published in the February 2007 issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and reported by the AP, found that victimization is likely to be associated with online behavior such as talking about sex with people met online, or intentionally embarrassing someone else on the Internet. … Read more