Jupitermedia Announces Sale Of Its Jupiter Research Division — NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 29, 2006—Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM - News) today announced that it has sold its JupiterResearch division for $10.1 million in cash and the assumption of certain liabilities by the purchaser …
Discussion: Thomas Hawk's Digital …, Microsoft Monitor and PaidContent.org
JupiterResearch: The Next Chapter — JupiterResearch is merging with Kagan Research LLC to form JupiterKagan, Inc., a major force in media, telecom, Internet and emerging consumer technology research. — Kagan is a storied research brand, known for its rigorous, data-backed analysis …
Discussion: ClickZ Internet Marketing … and Paul Kedrosky's …
Joel Santo Domingo / Gearlog:
Mac Os X 10.5 Likely To Have Virtualization, Windows Support — In a stunning move, BAPCo, the industry-standard Windows benchmarking consortium, announced that Apple Computer has joined up as a member. BAPCo is responsible for the SYSmark 2004SE and MobileMark benchmark suites we use at PC Magazine Labs for testing PCs.
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Engadget, Good Morning Silicon Valley, Download Squad, Ubergizmo and PaulStamatiou.com
Marc Perton / Engadget: Is Apple getting ready to run Windows?
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: OK, you can join, but no snickering during the meetings
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Apple joins Windows benchmarking group
Paul Stamatiou / PaulStamatiou.com: Apple to Make Windows Drivers?
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
YouTube caps video lengths to reduce infringement — You may already know all about YouTube. Founded a year ago, YouTube has become a prime online destination for streaming video entertainment. It has also become a prime destination for copyright infringement, as many of the videos uploaded …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Geek News Central …
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Q & A thread: March 27, 2006 — Okay, let's try tackling a few questions from the Grab bag thread. Just a hint for next time: if your question takes three paragraphs to ask, your odds of getting an answer go down. — Q: "Is Bigdaddy fully deployed?" — A: Yes, I believe every data center …
Discussion: Social Patterns and Search Engine Watch Blog
Michael Nguyen / Social Patterns: Matt Cutts Grab Bag
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog: Matt Cutts Offers Q & A On Recent Google Questions
Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) — Computer History Museum — Mountainview CA — Workshop Wiki — The Internet Identity Workshop focuses on user-centric identity and identity in the large. Providing identity services between people, websites, and organizations that don't necessarily …
Discussion: B.Mann Consulting
The Doc Searls Weblog:
Putting the I in identity — Phil Windley has announced …
Putting the I in identity — Phil Windley has announced …
Discussion: Darwinian Web and Roland Tanglao's Weblog
Kevin C. Tofel / Kevin 2.0:
Samsung's Q1 UMPC does support screen rotation — I pointed out a "Rotation" function spotted in pics of the Samsung Q1 UMPC and Roger was quick to point out that Samsung's own site confirms this. First off: thanks Roger! Second of all: why are there very few pics of these Origami devices shown in Portrait mode?
Discussion: Engadget, GottaBeMobile.com and Life On the Wicked Stage
Ryan Block / Engadget: Samsung's Q1 appears on the FCC
Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com: Samsung Q1 UMPC supports rotation?
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: FCC Approves Samsung Q1 UMPC
US group wants China 'spy' probe — A US agency is calling for an official probe into Chinese computer firm Lenovo's contract to supply 15,000 computers to the US State Department. — The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) said it feared the PCs could be fitted with bugging devices to spy on the US government.
Discussion: Between the Lines, Digital Inspiration and Download Squad
Dan Farber / Between the Lines: Lenovo-U.S. State Department PC deal under scrutiny by security commission
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration: Lenovo Laptops: National Security Threat ?
Jordan Running / Download Squad: U.S. commission seeks Lenovo probe
Sprint eyes mobile music subscriptions — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp. plans to boost its mobile music business this year with a new subscription scheme for downloading songs onto cellphones, and expand its partnership with Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., a top executive said on Tuesday.
Discussion: mobile content news, Phone Scoop, Engadget Mobile and MobileTracker
Handsets get taken to the grave — More people than ever are asking to be buried or cremated with their mobile phones when they die, say researchers. — The trend, which began in South Africa, has now spread to a number of countries, including Ireland, Australia, Ghana, and the US.
Discussion: Telepocalypse by Martin Geddes and Tech Digest
Martin Geddes / Telepocalypse: DEAD AND BURIED
Modculture / Tech Digest: Burials and cremations with your mobile
MSN Search's WebLog:
Build Your Own Search Engine — Ever wanted to create your own search engine? Or use a search engine that's tailored to the specific topic you're interested in? Last Friday we released a new Live Search feature called Search Macros that enables you to do this! — What are Search Macros?
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog: MSN Live Search Adds "Search Macros"
Enid Burns / ClickZ:
Hearst to Provide Mobile Content for Select Magazines — Hearst Publications has begun distribution of mobile content to its readers in the current issues of Cosmopolitan, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen magazines. Each publication now has a portal-style presence that extends the brand to the mobile space.
Discussion: mobile content news and PaidContent.org
Russell Buckley / MobHappy:
When Your Mobile is Your Computer — I wrote last week comparing the mobile with the computer, concluding that for most things, the computer was still better. However, I also believe that our phones will turn into our computers and be our primary digital device.
Discussion: Lifeblog and All About Symbian
Charlie / Lifeblog: Russell Buckley on: Mobile Vs Computer
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian: Your smartphone is your computer, part 2
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
'Second Life' scores $11 million in funding — Linden Lab, the publisher of the popular virtual world "Second Life," announced Tuesday an $11 million round of funding led by Globespan Capital Partners. — The new funding, which comes on the heels of an $8 million round in October 2004 …
Discussion: Newsome.Org, A VC and VTOR
Fred / A VC: Second Life Gets Funded
TD Goodliffe / VTOR: Linden Labs receives 11 million more in funding
Ker Than / MSNBC:
Brain cells fused with computer chips — Tests with neurons could lead to better computers, brain treatments — P. Fromherz / NACHIP / Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry — A neuron from a rat brain sprawls over a linear array of transistors. The cell's ionic current interacts with the electronic current in the silicon.
Discussion: Neowin.net, unmediated, Cameron's Brain and Metafilter
David Reed / Neowin.net: New Microchip Fused With Brain Cells
Cameron Reilly / Cameron's Brain: I want my neuro-chips … Five years ago researchers …
Jeffburdges / Metafilter: singularity gets just slightly closer