NBC will not be offering live online feeds of any events that will be broadcast on TV. The ones broadcast on TV will, of course, include the … Read more
Web-savvy printing company Moo.com has finally buckled from the requests of customers and is launching full-size business cards. The new offering will be available in the next few days.
Card design will still use the same Web-based editor that's been available for Moo's other products, although users will be getting more than twice the size they're used to with Moo's flagship mini cards. There's also a selection of design templates for the front side of the card that will contain all the contact information, which can now be slurped up right from LinkedIn.
For the back side of the card, users can grab up to 50 different photos from popular hosts like Flickr, Facebook, Bebo, and others and get them printed out for $21.99. However, users who sign up to be part of Moo's mailing list can get 20 percent off, bringing the price down to $17.60.
For the environmentally conscious, the new cards also come in two different stocks: the original stock used in the mini cards and a new "green" stock made from 100 percent recycled paper.
A promo video for the new cards is below.… Read more
Internet service provider Charter Communications announced Tuesday that it was indefinitely suspending the use of a controversial tool to track its customers' movement on the Web.
Charter, the fourth-largest cable operator in the U.S., announced in May that it would use technology from a company called NebuAd to monitor some of its broadband customers' Internet habits to provide advertisers with information to target online ads to individual customers. Privacy advocates had likened the service to Internet wiretapping.
"Our customers are always our first priority," Charter said a statement. "As such, we are not moving forward with … Read more
If this is Henning Kagermann's strategy, SAP faces a desperate future.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, SAP's boss downplayed the potential challenge posed by Web-based computing, arguing that businesses are conservative organizations. At the risk of putting words in his mouth, Kagermann's argument is that SAP's success depends on the business world being too hidebound to figure out that there are viable alternatives. In doing so, he draws the invidious comparison with younger software companies that don't operate on the same scale as an SAP. From the WSJ:
But the most important … Read more
In olden days, when you clicked on an e-mail link in your browser, it had to have an e-mail client to launch. That method doesn't work if you use a service such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail as your main account.
Firefox 3 to the rescue. Watch our video on how to do this tip, then come back here for the written steps.
Go to Tools and options (Firefox and Preferences on a Mac).
In the drop-down menu Choose Yahoo Mail.
Forrester Research just released a great report detailing the open-source web content management market. In it, Forrester analyst Stephen Powers highlights a shift to open source for managing websites:As organizations embark on next-generation Web content management (WCM) initiatives, they want to avoid the mistakes made in earlier, more costly WCM projects. As a result, information and knowledge management professionals increasingly show an interest in open source WCM as a way of controlling software costs and increasing their access to product-speciﬁc expertise in the marketplace.
That's great: Enterprises should move to open-source web content management offerings. But which ones?
Out of the wide pool of open-source web content management projects (There are, quite literally, hundreds), Forrester says there are two to which CIOs and CTOs need to pay particular attention:
In answer to the question, "Why these two?" Forrester answers: Relevance. As Powers writes:… Read more
Glide OS, the Webtop that impressed audiences at the D6 conference last month, has finally gotten around to working with Yahoo's various Web mail properties this morning. Just in time too, since Yahoo's vanity "Ymail" domain just went live yesterday.
Users can now plug in their various Ymail, Rocketmail, and Yahoo Mail accounts and view them in one place, similar to Orgoo, a product that's still in private beta. The one caveat for both services is that you must be a Yahoo Mail Plus subscriber, Yahoo's $19.99 per year premium Web mail service.… Read more
Published by: Bob; Boston
I have an XP Systemax unit that has worked flawlessly for two years. Until today. I checked my e-mail in the morning and noticed it was a little sluggish, so I rebooted--I admit, it had been a while since my last reboot. When the computer came back up, it was almost at a dead stop. Neither my ZoneAlarm nor AVG Anti-Virus would load. Any program I tried relating to anti-anything would not work, either.
While it is not immediately clear whether or not YouTube will be pursuing longer subject films in addition to short subject ones, it is safe to assume … Read more
Maybe it was just a matter of time. Yesterday Reddit went open source, but it's not alone: Facebook, eBay, Google, and other web companies have increasingly opened their platforms in various ways to achieve competitive advantage.
I've been one of the most vociferous opponents of the web companies "free-riding" on the backs of "open-source 1.0 projects," but it's increasingly clear that this phenomenon was a moment in time. A brief one.
The packaged software industry took decades to determine that open source is a winning strategy. (No, Savio Rodrigues, I'm not suggesting that it has settled on a 100 percent open-source strategy.) The web? Maybe three or four years.