Archive for January, 2011

Deferring the Skype IPO can only be a good thing

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

The Wall Street Journal reports Skype Won?t IPO Until Second Half This Year. Their sources speculate it is to wait for better market conditions for the IPO and/or for Skype?s new CEO, Tony Bates, to have time to make Skype even more attractive to investors. I agree with Andy Abramson [...]
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Gihub Begin To List DCMA Takedown Notices Online.

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Github, saying it was inspired by Google DCMA policy, has started listing DCMA takedown notices received by Github online.
“Inspired by Google’s DMCA policy, this repo contains various DMCA takedown notices we’ve received here at GitHub.For more details on our own policy, please see this page.”
Github provides free public repositories, collaborator management, issue tracking, wikis,…
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Honeycomb In Your Android Phone?

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Honeycomb In Your Android Phone
With Google giving us a preview of the Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb, the word on the street and from Google is that the latest Android OS, Honeycomb is specially built for tablets. Like those innovative people who got Honeycomb running on a Nook Color, the tablet of the developer folks!
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Nook Color Gets Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Sort of!

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

#NookColor Gets #Android 3.0 #Honeycomb,
Looks like a developer / hacker from the Android land has manged to get Android 3,0, Honeycomb running on a Nook Color Tablet / ebook reader.
It is encouraging our team to get our hands wet in the Honeycomb drips. Better forget about The Daily, wake up late and watch Android [...]

White House Backs Reserving “D Block” For A New National Public Safety Network

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

“D Block” For A New National Public Safety Network
The “D Block” portion of the 700Mhz spectrum that US Public Safety Agencies have been fighting for use in National Public Network looks to be getting a little support, this time from White House itself. The Obama administration said today that it is backing plans to [...]

The Daily, Honeycomb On Feb 2nd, Purely Coincidental!

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

The Daily, Honeycomb On Feb 2nd, Purely Coincidental!
Journalists or bloggers who never get sent out to big events might get a chance on February 2nd. Apple together with  News Corp is holding an event for the iPad app, the Daily and have sent out invitations. But those same group of people, who deliver news [...]

Facebook Denies Branded Phones From HTC, It Is Just Good Integration By HTC

Saturday, January 29th, 2011
Facebook is denying that it will release a facebook branded phone at the MWC, Mobile World Congress. Saying there is no such thing in the works.A lot of people including us (Facedroids) took what was published by a London Newspaper City A.M and ran with it.
But Dan Rose, head of business development at Facebook told [...]

Egyptian Internet Drops To A Mere Trickle!

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Egypt Cut Off From Internet
First it was twitter that got blocked in Egypt but according to Arbornet Craig Labovitz, about 5:20PM on Thursday, lost almost all of it’s Internet connectivity.
Looks like Egypt trying to learn from Iran, when it blocked Internet during Iranian Political Protests in 2009. But what ever it is, it [...]

Google’s Contribution To The Broader Scientific Community

Friday, January 28th, 2011

If you thought Google is all about search, ads and videos, you need to read this post on Google Research blog.
Some may argue that it is still revolves around the main Google business, search. Yes it does but the value what it has contributed to the society at large. There are many fronts where Google [...]

WebOS Surprises At February 9th Event! HP Is Targeting Apple At Another Event On March 14th!

Friday, January 28th, 2011

WebOS Surprises tablet phone on Feb 9th and March 14th
HP big people seem to confirm that WebOS event on February 9th 2011 is multi purpose, tell us about new WebOS devices and to take some shine away from Apple that it currently enjoys.
If you noticed, HP was pretty quiet at CES 2011 but [...]