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As of today, Microsoft is taking pre-registrations for "Office Live Workspace," their answer to Google Docs. Only a limited number of pre-registrants will be allowed into the first group.The software maker is announcing Office Live Workspace, a free online tool for viewing, sharing and storing--but not editing--Office documents online. (Its existing Office Live efforts will be rebranded as Office Live Small Business.) It's not quite ready--starting Monday customers will be able to put in their name to be part of a beta testing program expected to begin later this year.The biggest difference between Google Docs and this service is the lack of an ability to use the browser to edit any documents. ... Read more...
Stop me if you've heard this one before: Tech visionaries have made a lot of money, and they'd like to spend it on vaguely Star Trek sounding things of doubtful utility until they run of cash.  It's Internet 2.0 silly season; in space, this time. In announcing the Google Lunar X Prize on Sept. 13, Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin joined a growing brigade of tech luminaries who have put their Web wealth to work in an area where they've little expertise: trying to transform space travel from a largely government affair to a civilian, profitable business. Like the $10 million Ansari X Prize, the Google Lunar X Prize provides incentive for the emerging... Read more...
What can we say except, this is disgusting.  All right, it's rampant jealousy on our part, but a 17-year-old who has a site that gets 7 million visits a month?  And who has turned down a $5 million offer for her business?  And get this - Ashley Qualls' business is customizing MySpace pages for other teens.The 17-year-old Southgate entrepreneur has been building her online business for two years. She started by showing off Web page designs to her friends and has watched traffic grow to 7 million unique visitors each month to her site, according to Google Analytics. She has declined offers of up to $5 million for her business.Her concept seems simple enough. Her Web site, www. whateverlife.com,... Read more...
Apparently MySpace might actually have a very beneficial role in your future, if you want to be in advertising at least: "Want to get ahead in advertising? Then learn how to navigate MySpace, and pick up a programming language or two.Ad agencies are about to trade three-martini lunches, schmooze-fests and fast-talking account executives for programmers, custom software and anthropologists who can navigate MySpace." If MySpace and other online communities become the focus of viral campaigns the likes of which post annoying ads in untold numbers of forums around the web every day, it might have a serious impact on the future of online communities as a whole.  There is no word yet on how MySpace... Read more...
A new report from technology research firm IDC have calculated that the world generated 161 exabytes of data last year. 161 billion gigabytes is a lot of data, and they had to add quite a few things into the equation to reach that number, but it gives you an idea of just how much information we're pushing around with current technology. Furthermore, the estimate of how much storage space is out there is actually lower than the amount of data being generated. "But that report followed a different trail. It included non-electronic information, such as analog radio broadcasts or printed office memos, and tallied how much space that would... Read more...
Well, whether or not it's more popular is debatable, but it MySpace has recorded more page views than Yahoo last month. A few factors could skew those numbers a bit, but it does show the kind of rapid growth MySpace is seeing. Once just a little known online profile sit, it has exploded in popularity and is now one of the most popular hangouts on the web. "ComScore warned, however, that a one-month change could represent an aberration. Furthermore, Yahoo's page views could be diminished by the company's growing use of Ajax technology for maps, e-mail and other services. Ajax is a set of tools that speeds up Web applications by summoning... Read more...
Politicians are always looking for the latest and greatest way to tap into the "youth vote", and the internet is always a great place to start. California Governor hopeful Phil Agenlides is using MySpace.com, the highly popular(and somewhat controversial) online community site to help further his campaign. Just like Presidential candidates appearing on talk shows, this could be a growing trend in the making. "But rather than kill a volunteer's unauthorized efforts, the campaign has embraced the youth-heavy site, using Angelides' personal profile page to post position papers and other announcements. It also scans the comments section to gauge what's on youths' minds, turning it... Read more...
When we asked AMD and ATI some questions about their impending merger, at one point we asked if there were any special plans in motion that would impact the mobile space in particular. The response we got what somewhat vague at the time, but some more details are emerging. According to this story on the INQ, AMD and ATI plan to integrate some low-power chipsets and discreet graphics processors into AMD's Turion mobile platform in an attempt to take on Intel's popular Centrino brand. "AMD'S BID to take on Intel's extremely successful Centrino platform will get a boost thanks to ATI's expertise in mobile computing. The chip maker's Turion 64 and Turion X2 CPUs may be good step forward... Read more...
Brian Krebs of the Washington Post reports that, over the past week, MySpace and other websites ran a banner advertisement that infected over a million users with spyware using a Windows security flaw. The banner ad was designed to take advantage of a serious security weakness in the way Windows renders Windows Metafile (WMF) images. The flaw was originally patched by Microsoft in January. Unpatched Internet Explorer users who visited the websites that displayed the malicious banners would become infected by a Trojan horse. The Trojan would then download and install spyware that tracks the infected machine's web usage and displays pop-up ads. Thanks to the nature... Read more...
MySpace seems to be making the news a lot in the past few months. We've linked to a few stories before, where people have been arrested for content they've posted on the popular service. This is a little more serious though, as it appears a few kids(ages 16-18) planned a shooting spree at a Kansas school. They posted information about the shooting on MySpace accounts, and the threat became even more serious when a woman received a list of the victims names. Going beyond the angry ramblings many teens leave on MySpace, Sheriff's deputies found weapons in the home of one of the suspects. "Five teenage boys accused of plotting... Read more...
The MySpace scene has just exploded in the past year, inhabited mostly by those in their teens. It's a great place to keep up with old friends, find new friends, and even advertise music. But like with most things on the internet, there are some problems associated with it. Bigbruin.com has spent some time writing about the site, and provides some de "The latest hangout for tweens and teens isn't the mall in downtown or any particular club, but rather the chaotic world of cyberspace, at a website called MySpace.com. As the hottest social networking site on the web, MySpace has accumulated an estimated 54 million users in just three years of existence, with many users falling within the teen... Read more...
The Shuttle Spacewalker AE23 i815EP Motherboard A Diamond in the Rough... By Jeff Bouton May 9, 2001   Since 1990, the Taiwan based Shuttle Computer Group Inc. has been producing high quality computer components. Providing a wide variety of products ranging from Video cards, motherboards, memory modules, and accessories has allowed Shuttle to profit in an increasingly competitive market. Their Spacewalker series of motherboards has been winning awards for several years for both quality and performance. Tonight we'll be taking a look at yet another addition to the Spacewalker family, the Shuttle Spacewalker AE23. The AE23 is an i815EPO based motherboard that offers a good balance between... Read more...
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