Post Carol Bartz, it seems Yahoo! has put up a For Sale board. Among various contenders, it seems the privately owned Alibaba Group is rumored to be prime. Who knows what future has for us. Yahoo! was once an icon of interwebs and represented the concept of “being connected to the internet”. I’m going to [...]
I may be the last person to write about it. A few months back Amazon pledged to launch its own Content Delivery Network (CDN). And now they are ready with Amazon Cloudfront. Like all Amazon’s cloud services product offerings, this one too comes without any contracts or monthly commitments. Just pay for what you use.
Google added themes support for a select batch of Gmail users. I logged in a while back to find out gmail inbox in a strange shade of blue, with a notice at the top informing about new theme control panel in Gmail settings area.
After the recent announcement from Microsoft about their Hotmail/Live accounts becoming OpenID logins, Google also announced today that they are enabling OpenID support for their Gmail accounts. Participating websites can now accept millions of existing Gmail account holders.
OpenID is a free and simple way of using a single online identity across several other participating websites. Though the idea of single online identity has been around for a long time (Microsoft’s Passport logins anyone?), but only recently the idea of OpenID started gaining momentum.
Sourceforge.net, the old stalwart offering project management, bugzilla, version control, mailing list and project web space has added another service in its list. The new service will enable sourceforge developers to select a hosted app, and run it on Sourceforge infrastructure. SF sysadmins take care of the rest.
Yahoo Web Analytics when launched for public, would be Yahoo!’s answer in the competitive Free Web Analytics market. Yahoo! Web Analytics tools are based on IndexTools, which was acquired by Yahoo! in April this year. As a private beta, Yahoo web analytics are only available to previous IndexTools customers and selected Yahoo! Small Business hosting [...]
On October 5th 1991, Linux Torvalds sent a message to the newsgroup comp.os.minix titled Free minix-like kernel sources for 386-AT (original announcement now archived at google’s usenet archive). That was about 17 years back when all that was required for a free GNU Operating System project was a bootable kernel. Today after contributions from thousands of [...]
Netflix announced the public availability of its API service from 1st October. Netflix is a U.S. based movie and video content subscription service which rents DVDs of movies and TV episodes for a small monthly subscription fee.
In an official blogpost announcing the Netflix api, Adam said:
Why are we doing this? Because we have limited resources [...]
Today is the International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and Facebook is ready with its English(Pirate) translations for whole application.
The pirate terms do take you back to Pirates of the Caribbeans era. After logging in, you are welcomed with “Ahoy! This be the pirate’s Facebook“, and the status text box reads “What arrr ye doin’ [...]keep looking »