That's what invitation from C. R. Sanderson said. Its also the invitation I had been waiting on for a long time.
Why ? Because it came from StoresOnline. StoresOnline is a public company that i have been short in the past, but currently don't have a position in. I was short the stock of this company because I always believed that it was a company that specialized in ripping off people who didn't know any better with claims of grabbing their "Share of the Billions in Revenue on the Internet"
I wasn't the only one … Read more
Fichey is a new approach to serving up content that's been popularized by social bookmarking services like Digg, Del.icio.us, and Reddit among others. Similar to DuggTrends, and other sites that cache Web pages that have gone down or become incredibly sluggish due to a high traffic, Fichey's solution is to take a snapshot of the page, sans links, and serve it up in a slick Flash viewer. Pages can be viewed one at a time, and have a slick rotation animation similar to Apple's Front Row. All you have to do is go back and … Read more
Sigbritt Lothberg is a 75-year-old woman from Sweden who recently got a computer. Lothberg, however, has Internet capabilities the average user couldn't even dream of: she has what is believed to be the fastest residential connection on the planet.
The woman's speedy fiber optic connection--40 gigabits per second--was set up by her son Peter, a network expert, with help from the head of the Karlstad city network unit, Hafsteinn Jonsson, according to the Associated Press. Jonsson's rationale? "We wanted to show that that there are no limitations to Internet speed," Jonsson said.
Although Lothberg could … Read more
Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie provided a fresh take of the technical components at the heart of its online services push on Thursday.
During the next 12 to 18 months, Microsoft will introduce software and hosted services designed to enhance its current product line and derive more revenue from advertising-supported Web services, Ozzie said.
Echoing comments he made in an interview with CNET News.com earlier this year, he said Microsoft is preparing a … Read more
The founders of online television start-up Joost, who also count Skype and Kazaa as bullet points on their resumes, have announced that the service now has one million users. Still in beta and technically invite-only (though invitations are now easy to find), Joost was one of the most-talked-about tech products of last year. Originally known by the Bond-worthy codename "The Venice Project," Joost was widely touted as a "YouTube killer" before people really knew what it was--in truth, the service is a slick interface for free, ad-supported video content on-demand. No cat videos there.
Joost co-founder … Read more
LAS VEGAS--One of the things I heard about this insane city that surprised me the most was that the Monorail had Wi-Fi on it.
I'm in town to cover the technology of the Cirque du Soleil on my Road Trip around the Southwest, and I had heard it from a friend. That in and of itself wasn't enough to make me believe it. But then I read something on the Intarweb that I thought confirmed it. After all, the pipes never lie, do they?
As we reported earlier this week, many Webcasting services kept streaming without incident after feared new music royalty fees took effect, as talks with the record industry about alternative arrangements seemed to be proceeding on a favorable track.
How quickly things can change.
Now a new spat appears to be brewing between the Digital Media Association (DiMA), a lobby group representing large Webcasters like Pandora, Yahoo, RealNetworks and AOL, and SoundExchange, the group that collects and lobbied for the new payments on behalf of musicians and record labels.
The issue? Whether Webcasters should be required to cloak their streams in … Read more
Today, Mozilla patched nine vulnerabilities including the Firefox portion of the Internet Explorer-Firefox flaw identified last week. That flaw occurs when IE passes malformed URLs from IE to another application such as another browser. Mozilla wrote, "this fix only prevents Firefox and Thunderbird from accepting bad data." And it stated in boldface, "this patch does not fix the vulnerability in Internet Explorer."
This security update also addresses known issues involving browser crashes, privilege escalation, and cross-site scripting vulnerability. Current users of Firefox 18.104.22.168 or earlier will be automatically prompted to install the new … Read more
Maybe Ted Stevens was onto something--tubes are alive and well, Internet or not. How else can we explain the popularity of tubed gadgets such as the "Nano Head"? And they're not restricted to Lilliputian dimensions either.
The latest comes from China-based Shanling in the form of the "MC-30 Music Center," which Audio Junkies describes as "hi-fi CD player, tuner, iPod dock and tube power amplifier all in one." The price is $995, but that's a bargain compared with Shanling's $3,000 CD player. Both are available at various sites on the … Read more