Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Eben Moglen talks about life after GPLv3

Eben Moglen is leaving the leadership position of GPLv3 drafting, preparation etc. He wants to be back in his normal life, which I guess not much different after all! ;) here is it in a nutshell;
"But this long drafting project, which has displaced most of the rest of my professional life (and, it sometimes seems, all of my personal life as well) is winding down at last. Which means it’s time to return to some of what I’ve missed. Writing and teaching, for example. Time to reorganize time. As I return to teaching at Columbia I need to concentrate more of my remaining spare time and effort on the affairs of the Software Freedom Law Center, which is inevitably going to mean less involvement with the affairs of other organizations I care very much about."

But the following link gives you a longer article in his lovely writing style.
life after GPLv3

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Google Docs & Spreadsheets gets ready to do presentations

Google just announced that it will add presentations to it's office on the go suite. The technology is based on and from Sonic systems that Google has just acquired.
The new addition will add presentation sharing and collaboration capabilities to Google Docs & Spreadsheets. I am looking forward to it as I am getting use to Docs & Spreadsheets pretty well.
Official Google Blog: We're expecting: "Google Docs & Spreadsheets."

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Google beats M$ to Doubleclick with 3.1 Billion offer

Google reached an agreement today to acquire DoubleClick, the online advertising company, from two private equity firms for $3.1 billion in cash, the companies announced, an amount that was almost double the $1.65 billion in stock that Google paid for YouTube late last year.
DoubleClick, which was founded in 1996, provides display ads on Web sites little and big and has been a pain in the past with their pop up ads. I have blocked Doubleclick from my computers due various reasons. Google is that little search engine came out after Doubleclick.
Now things might change.
They provide ads to The Wall Street Journal and America Online as well as software to help those sites maximize ad revenue. The company also helps ad buyers — advertisers and ad agencies — manage and measure the effectiveness of their rich media, search and other online ads.
M$ has been looking for way to beat Google in Advertising field and have been chasing Doubleclick for sometime according the new york times article. I have provided a link below.
According to the same article; "The sale brings to an end weeks of a bidding battle between Microsoft and Google. Microsoft has been trying to catch Google in the online advertising business, and the loss of DoubleClick would be a a major setback.

“Keeping Microsoft away from DoubleClick is worth billions to Google,” an analyst with RBC Capital Markets, Jordan Rohan, said."

New York Times Article on Doubleclick sale.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Google offers IE7 along Firefox

Today I noticed a blurb about modified IE7 from Google;

New in Internet Explorer 7
Tabs let you view multiple sites in one window
Safer browsing with phishing protection
Convenient printing with fit-to-page capability

What does "optimized for Google" mean?
Google homepage you can personalize
Google Toolbar
Google as your search engine

It seems that Firefox promotions were not enough.

Follow me to get new IE7 from Google.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Reach Piratebay in North Korea without paying a cent to ISP

I wrote earlier about Swedish pirate bay group moving to South Korean boundaries. So how are you going to download all those stuff (I don't know what they are because I have never been to their site) for free?
Well if you act before 12.00 pm today, you might get a kit from Google for free. A wireless internet access through Googles dark fiber. Follow the links before it is too late.
Tea Spoon Project by google

Pirate bay Moves to North Korea

According to a post on Pirate bay, pirates are no longer Swedish, They have been granted citizenship in North Korea! Now all the hosting will be done in North Korean premises. Further removing it from copyright holders in free world.
You can read it in full glory, with 200 odd comments by following this link.