Softbank eating the world

Softbank acquired BostonDynamics, the four legs robots maker, alongside secretive Schaft, two-legged robots maker. Softbank, the perpetual acquirer of emerging leaders, has entered a foray into artificial life by diluting their stakes in media and communications and setting a stronghold into the full supply chain of artificial life. The chain starts

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United We Stand, Divided We Fall.

If I had to single out an individual development that elevated the sophistication of cybercrime by order of magnitude, it would be sharing. Code sharing, vulnerabilities sharing, knowledge sharing, stolen passwords and anything else one can think of. Attackers that once worked in silos, in essence competing, have discovered and

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The web is changing

I have been reading about the whereabouts of News Corp., Google and Microsoft in recent two weeks and I noticed something weird happening here about but could not put my finger on it. To those who do not know the storyline here is a short description posted on Hitwise today:

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Microsoft Ballmer dismisses Android

I found today a news on Cnet titled Ballmer dismisses Google Android where the content of the news item is clearly described in its title. This kind of titles always attract to read further since usually when Microsoft dismisses something, I believe that something has a great future. It is

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IBM likes Linux Desktops better!

Very interesting item on IBM (caution: not relevant to all IBM's whole activity) – IBM will not use Windows Vista – but will move to Linux desktops . In short it says that IBM will not renew their account with Microsoft regarding their employees' windows desktops and instead will switch

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Can Microsoft afford to ignore Linux?

Microsoft completed the acquisition of Sybari Software, their new anti virus and anti spyware line of business – The Windows Observer–Antivirus, Anti-Spyware Strategy Moves Forward for Microsoft. One line from the news caught my eye as something that makes immediate common sense but may not be right strategically after all

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Single Sign-On for News Sites?

Many news sites require a username and a password, which is understandable in terms of specific business model requirements. Still, the burden for news readers, who are required to register and maintain an account information for each individual site becomes a real problem. Especially considering the huge cross-linking the blogosphere

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Web-based Apps Offline Capability

It seems that web based applications can accomplish today the most extensive and complex tasks that were possible before only by locally installed software. One aspect that has not been addressed by either Microsoft IE or Firewfox, the leading web browsing software, is working offline. Although Microsoft has mentioned it

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The ease of removing RSS Ads from Feeds

Integrating RSS Ads in blog feeds gets a lot of traction nowadays both on important blogs and on news sites (Following Google and FeedBurner announcements). Stripping rss ads from feeds is very easy to do from a technical perspective and it can be implemented by any blog reading platform, whether

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Microsoft’s Open Source Strategic Intentions

Today on ZDNet UK Microsoft helps fuel Sourceforge growth "Microsoft has contributed several projects to the site, including FlexWiki, a Web-based collaboration tool; the Windows Template Library, a series of templates designed to simplify the writing of Windows programs; and Windows Installer XML, a set of tools used to build

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The Average Blogger Profile!

"Average blogger household income is $57,900 According to Forrester Research, bloggers tend to be affluent (average household income: $57,900), influential with peers, and broadband-connected. 25% of all bloggers are ages 18-24 – this group is 9 times more likely to have their own blogs." itfacts.biz

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