Skype Launches Next Generation Free Internet and Video Calling for Everyone — Partnerships with Logitech, Six Apart and Creative enhance experience for Skype consumers worldwide — LUXEMBOURG, 1 December 2005 - Skype, the global Internet communications company, today released the beta version …
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Mossberg: Skype's New Rev Could Propel It Into the Mainstream
Phil Wolff / Skype Journal:
Skype releases Test version of Skype 2.0 for Windows — Version 126.96.36.199 Beta for Windows. — Remember your first Skype experience? I was stunned by how easy it was. And the clarity of the sound, just like being right there. Immediacy. And the IM packaging of phone controls.
Jonathan Krim / Washington Post:
Executive Wants to Charge for Web Speed — Some Say Small Firms Could Be Shut Out of Market Championed by BellSouth Officer — A senior telecommunications executive said yesterday that Internet service providers should be allowed to strike deals to give certain Web sites or services priority …
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: BellSouth's CTO: We Want to Charge for Priority Access
Mike Rundle / Business Logs:
Crippling Firefox Bug On Mac OS X — As I'm sure you all know, Firefox v1.5 has been officially released and is available for download. Got a G5 processor? Check out this page to download a G5-optimized version of the Fox that is a bit faster. You would think all is gravy in Mozilla-land, but that is definitely not the case.
Joseph Scott / Joseph Scott's Blog: Firefox 1.5 — Like many others I've been waiting for the release …
Scott Granneman / The Unofficial Microsoft Weblog: Firefox 1.5 is out! — Yes, the official, final release …
Judge rules against BlackBerry patent settlement — RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal judge ruled invalid Wednesday a $450 million settlement between a small patent holding firm and the maker of BlackBerry e-mail devices, Research in Motion Ltd. — The ruling by U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer …
Discussion: The Test Bed
David Pogue / New York Times:
Upload, Store, Play and Share in a Few Clicks — IN Hollywood, young screenwriters have "elevator pitches" always at the ready - pithy descriptions of their screenplays, intended to capture the imagination of passing movie executives. You know: "It's 'Titanic' on a spaceship."
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Glide, Oboe Usher in Online Media Storage, Sharing
Otto Z. Stern / The Register:
The only thing worse than flying is open source code — And ninthly — Worn down with labors from morning to night, and day to day; knowing them as fruitless to others as they are vexatious to myself, committed singly and in desperate and eternal contest against a host who are systematically undermining …
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Windows OneCare Security Goes 'Live' — Microsoft Corp.'s Windows OneCare PC security bundle is now available to the general public. — The consumer-facing tool, which features virus scanning, firewall protection, data backup and PC cleanup tools, has been released to the Windows Live portal …
John Seigenthaler / USA Today:
A false Wikipedia 'biography' — "John Seigenthaler Sr. was the assistant to Attorney General Robert Kennedy in the early 1960's. For a brief time, he was thought to have been directly involved in the Kennedy assassinations of both John, and his brother, Bobby. Nothing was ever proven."
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
Pete Barlas / Investor's Business Daily:
INTERNET & — Yahoo Aims To Deliver Latest News To Users' E-Mail Boxes — High-Tech Industry Returns To Mergers As Growth Strategy — Is Yahoo The King Of Media? — The story is this: Yahoo vs. The New York Times . . . or any major newspaper, for that matter.
Richard S. Tedlow / Fortune:
The Education of Andy Grove — A Harvard historian explains how Intel's legendary chief became the best model we have for leading a business in the 21st century. — In 1991, an instructor at Stanford's Graduate School of Business presented his class with a case study.
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Web-based Google Talk with Gtalkr — A new web-based client named Gtalkr has been released just yesterday which gives you the ability to use Google Talk through any browser, anywhere. I talked about meebo a while back, but what is different about the two is that Gtalkr is only for Google Talk …
Brad Hill / The Unofficial Google Weblog: Gtalkr — Well, I can't get in to review this thing, apparently …
Google Blogoscoped: Gtalkr — Gtalkr, a Flash based web chat for Google Talk, has just been released.
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
DMCA Triennial Rulemaking: Failing Consumers Completely — December 1 is the last day to submit proposals (by 5p EST) to the Copyright Office seeking a 3-year DMCA exemption for noninfringing activities that are otherwise squelched by "digital rights management" (DRM) restrictions.
Sun to offer more free software — update Sun Microsystems said Wednesday that it will offer free access to its Java server suite and N1 management software and bundle them with its Solaris operating system. — The software being offered for no cost are the Java Enterprise System set of server middleware …
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