GOOGLE PULLS THE OTHER LEG WITH SECURE ACCESS — Following the Web Accelerator debacle, Google wants another crack at your entire internet traffic. This time, its through the Google Secure Access client. — Located at wifi.google.com, GSA connects you to a Google-run Virtual Private Network.
Google prepares to launch WiFi service — LONDON (Reuters) - Online search leader Google is preparing to launch a wireless Internet service, Google WiFi, according to several pages found on the company's Web site on Tuesday. — A WiFi service, which offers a high-speed connection to the Internet …
Feel Free: Opera Eliminates Ad Banner and Licensing Fee — Opera Software today permanently removed the ad banner and licensing fee from its award-winning Web browser. The ad-free, full-featured Opera browser is now available for download - completely free of charge - at http://www.opera.com.
TGS 2005: No more Metal Gear for Kojima? — Director reveals his plans to leave series after MGS 4: Guns of the Patriots; series illustrator also exiting. — TOKYO—Director Hideo Kojima is retiring from the Metal Gear series...again. During an event at Konami's booth at the Tokyo Game Show today …
Symantec: Mozilla browsers more vulnerable than IE — Mozilla Web browsers are potentially more vulnerable to attack than Microsoft's Internet Explorer, according to a Symantec report. — But the report, released Monday, also found that hackers are still focusing their efforts on IE.
This is weird. Worse, it's sad and bad for Google. — I can see keeping discussions "off the record" in embargoed or NDA'd conditions, where product plans are being disclosed. Also where the context is meetings with customers. Those conditions are well understood by everybody, and have been for decades.
Movie Studios Form DRM Lab — Hollywood argues — or at least strongly implies — that technology companies could stop copyright infringement if they wanted to, but have chosen not to do so. I have often wondered whether Hollywood really believes this, or whether the claim is just a ploy to gain political advantage.
How We'll Get Back to the Moon — Before the end of the next decade, NASA astronauts will again explore the surface of the moon. And this time, we're going to stay, building outposts and paving the way for eventual journeys to Mars and beyond. There are echoes of the iconic images of the past …
Ask Jason — I got a ton of great questions on my last post, and I answered them ask quickly and in as much details as I could in the comment form. My experience in running a transparent Web 2.0 company (dang, that sounds really wonky) is that at the end of the day (or "net net" …
Accelerating Change 2005 — After the PDC last week I went up to Palo Alto to give a talk at the Accelerating Change conference. This year's theme was Artificial Intelligence and Intelligence Amplification. The first speaker was Vernor Vinge1, a mathematician, computer scientist, and science fiction author.
The Newest Front in the Online Wars: Splogs — YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE a denizen of the blog world to understand what a "splog" is, but it won't be long before it enters your lingua franca in the same frame of reference as spam, click fraud, and spyware. — A splog is a spam blog—that is …
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