So Google announced that it is forking Webkit (the rendering engine which powers its Chrome browser, & Apple’s Safari among others) and will be making significant changes to it under the project named Blink. All of a sudden exasperated bemoaning of idiots started which included run of the mill phrases like “web fragmentation”, “browser wars”, etc. And all that without seeing what Blink will bring to the table? Seriously?!! 🙄Read More
The last news on Google’s AdWords expansion, it was about AdWords Print Edition. Now it seems that Google will be trying its hand next in Radio, by delivering ads in the broadcasts, as Google looks set to buy a radio ad company called dMarc Broadcasting Inc. The purchase price of New Beach, California, based company is estimated at about $1.2 billion. Under the deal, which was announced few hours ago, Google will be paying $102 million in cash & about $1.14 billion over the next three years provided that the performance targets meet, like product integration, net revenue and advertising inventory targets.Read More
Yep, WordPress 2.0 is now out & available for download, go grab it!! 😀 It may say WP1.5.x on the download page as the release haven’t been announced yet officially on the WordPress Dev Blog, but the download is definitely WP 2.0, I can vouch for that as I’ve personally verified it by downloading the same!! 😉Read More
As Matt announced a probable release of WordPress 2.0 on either 21st or 22nd December 2005, there were raised eyebrows & concerns at the WP-Hackers list regarding the upcoming Christmas and the flood of support questions(that usually comes with every new release) and unavailability of almost all of the support crew around Christmas.Read More
Yep, WordPress 2.0, the one helluva of an update to WP1.5 that we WordPress users have been waiting for, which is currently in the RC(Release Candidate) status, is not far from being tagged as final v2.0 release. Matt announced it himself on the WP-Hackers list that it’ll probably be out on 21st or 22nd December 2005, though the date can be changed because as per him its not set in stone. 😉 Earlier tagged as a v1.6 release, the WordPress dev team jumped the version again as they did it(v1.3 -› v1.5) and from v1.6 it became v2.0 as it came in beta!! 😉Read More
Bill and Melinda Gates, along with U2 rocker Bono, have been named “Persons of the Year” by the Time magazine, reported c|net.
The honour came for the Gates couple due to their humanitarian work around the globe with Gates Foundation which is the world’s biggest charity organisation worth $29 billion. Managing Editor of Times, James Kelly, elaborated that the three were chosen as they were most effective in eradicating calamities like Malaria, HIV & AIDS and poverty which kills about 8 million people a year. Also honoured were two former US Presidents, George Bush and Bill Clinton, as “Partners of the Year” for their humanitarian work after Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.Read More
In a not so surprising move, the popular social networking tool to share one’s favourite URLs, del.icio.us, has joined Flickr & Upcoming.org as recent Yahoo! purchases into the social networking arena!! A post by founder Joshua Schachter regarding this acquisition was made on the del.icio.us blog.Read More
ICANN board will meet this weekend in Vancouver, British Columbia, to decide on the proposal to allow single letter domain registrations, reports Yahoo! news.
Now this can turn out to be hottest real estate in the cyberspace, since everyone would love to get hold of a single letter .COM or .NET or .ORG!! Heck, I’d be content with a single letter domain in any TLD, be it .INFO or .BIZ or .IN, anything!! 😉 So another point of discussion would be the procedure of allowing registrations for these domains, since at present domains can be registered for anything like $5/year to $100/year or above(depending on the TLD & Registrar) on a first-come-first-served basis. But like every system, this system also has its flaws as almost all of domain grabbers & squatters have automated scripts/programs that check for a domain’s availability and registers it when its available!! But these single letter domains probably won’t be available in that way!! 😕 Its quite possible that they’ll be auctioned & the price of each can fetch a six-figure sum or above a million dollars as well depending on who is bidding, like Yahoo! would love to grab Y.COM & I don’t think Google would lag behind to lay its hands on G.COM either!! 😉Read More
A couple has sued Microsoft in a Texas, USA court claiming that a faulty power cord in their Xbox, which they bought in May 2003, caused an electrical fire in their house on 24th January 2005, consumed their residence causing susbstantial damage to their property & made their house un-usable!! 😕Read More
Blogs on WordPress.com, the hosted service by WordPress running on the multi-blog version called WordPress MU, were available via invitation only until now. But on November 21st 2005(as I noticed), the invite only barrier was lifted & it was opened for public registration!! 😀
WordPress.com is a hosted blog service like Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, which allows you to create a blog of your own. But this service is free & its better since its running on WordPress!! 😉 It provides you a sub-domain of your username(so choose carefully since it can’t be changed) and protects your blog from spam using the Akismet. You can find FAQs on WordPress.com at the WordPress.com FAQ Blog.Read More