Managing Google's Idea Factory — Marissa Mayer helps the search giant out-think its rivals — In late 1998, when Marissa Mayer first heard about a small outfit called Google, she barely batted an eye. The Stanford University grad student was urged by her adviser to pay a visit to two guys …
More colleges offer gaming theory courses — TROY, New York (AP) — Down the hall, college students study steel design and software engineering. In Shawn Lawson's classroom, they learn how to digitally animate a ball bouncing through a flaming hoop. — "We need to give him a real squish …
Dennis Hissink / letsgodigital.org:
Ricoh GR Digital Camera Preview — Introduction — Some time ago we were informed about a new digital camera. In all these years since we have been around we have seen quite a number of cameras, and to be honest, most of them are not that exciting at all.
Jay Lyman / hardware.newsforge.com:
How will Linux be leveraged in next-gen supercomputers? — Linux is at the top of the world's Top 500 List of World's Fastest Supercomputers, but does it have what it takes to stay there? — IBM and the United States stole the top slot last November when the BlueGene/L system running Linux …
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Derrick Story / macdevcenter.com:
How to Set Up Backup 3 and Save Your Data — I've been fascinated with Apple's backup software since its early release. Back in 2003, I wrote an article titled "802.11, .Mac, Backup—All Coming Together" that discussed how WiFi and .Mac provided laptop users with flexible backup options.
C.K. Sample, Iii / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: MacDevCenter on Backup 3 — Derrick Story has an article …
Elizabeth Montalbano / PC World:
Massachusetts Finalizes Plans to Phase Out Microsoft Office — In a first for a U.S. state, executive branch agencies will adopt the OpenDocument standard by 2007. — The state of Massachusetts has finalized a proposed move to an open, nonproprietary format for office documents …
Michelle / networked_performance:
social networking — Call of the Wild — Inspired by the ability of the mobile phone to enhance polygamous activity through non-verbal, silent phone messaging, True Blue Love, a mobile phone social networking experience, is designed to explore the politics behind intimate phone-based relations.
Alwin / code: theWebSocket;:
It only takes one asshat to ruin it for everybody. Okay, for me. — I got an email from the folks running the Serenity screenings. I am not a happy man any more. … No reservation, just the opportunity to go show up and hope for a seat? Wow! Tell me more!
Rich Ziade / BASEMENT.ORG:
Google Video Goes Flash — I just stumbled on this and don't know how long this has been the case. It looks like Google Video is using Flash to deliver video (exclusively, from what I can gather). — This makes a lot of sense because Flash can deliver high quality video without any sort of media player download.
Official Google Blog:
It's a coders' world - we just live in it — Last year we thought we hit it big when 7,500 software coders from all over competed for top prizes in our annual Google Code Jam. We didn't know what "big" was until this year's competition, which concluded today.
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