BrowserPlus

May 29, 2008

Yahoo BrowserPlus

BrowserPlus is a platform for extending the Web, developers can use its features through a small JavaScript library. With BrowserPlus you can update and add new services on the fly without a browser restart or even reloading the page.

AMD Got Game

May 19, 2008

AMD Game!

AMD Game is a new consumer standard, a PC with this logo is garinteed to have the CPU, GPU, chipset and RAM required to run today’s exciting graphic intensive games.

AMD and Microsoft share the vision of delivering better gaming experances on Windows PC’s. Microsoft’s Games for Windows program and AMD are both working to expand gaming accessibality and ease of use to consumers.Kevin Unangst global director Microsoft Games for Windows

Old Friends

May 18, 2008

Friend Connect

People find the relationships they’ve built on social networks really valuable, and they want the option of bringing those friends with them elsewhere on the web. Google Friend Connect is designed to keep users fully in control of their information at all times.

Google vs Facebook, but who’s date is it? It’s our data.

eBay is Toast

May 13, 2008

eBay Unlawful and Unfair

Jim Buckmaster the CEO of Craigslist has just posted on the Craigslist blog that they are sick and tired of eBay and their not going to take it any more!

Did you say eBay? Yea, I have had issues with eBay, on two occasions I put items up for auction and they were won by guys in Nigeria who said they were woman living in the USA. Ebay gave them my PayPal address and my name and that was all they needed to go on a fishing expedition. With my name and PayPal address and a very good facsimile of a PayPay You have received money email they struck once, then again and again. When I contacted eBay they acted as if I was the n00b who needed instructions on how to buy and sell on the web. The second time this happened ebay froze my account while I had two other items up for auction, because they realised that something funny was going on.

WorldWide Telescope

May 13, 2008

SkyServer

I was in San Francisco back in February 2002 for the Launch of Visual Studio and when it can time for lunch I found a seat and sat down next to Jim Gray. He was discussing with a friend problems with some of the servers at his Microsoft Research Lab and I interrupted with a short dissertation on the value of quality motherboards. Jim looked me in the eye and said you’re a hardware guy and I said shhhh, don’t tell anybody. We talked about many things over the next hour, but mostly astronomy, my childhood memories of the Haydon Planetarium and Jim’s SkyServer project.

I’ve downloaded Microsoft’s new WorldWide Telescope and with my AMD Quad Core Phenom system with a 32″ LCD it’s an amazing experience. I’m traveling around our universes spiral galaxies, picturesque nebula and pulsating quasars thanks to the gamma ray burst of spirit that was Jim Gray.

VS 2008 SP1 Beta

May 12, 2008

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta

These servicing updates provide a roll-up of bug fixes and performance improvements for issues reported since Scott’s Team released the products last November. They also contain a number of feature additions and enhancements that make building .NET applications better.

A New Network

May 7, 2008

The Open Internet

Google, Comcast, Intel Capital, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Trilogy Equity Partners have entered into an agreement to invest $3.2 billion in a new wireless broadband company. The new company will combine Clearwire’s existing consumer WiMAX business with Sprint’s broadband infrastructure and 2.5 GHz spectrum to create a new nationwide wireless broadband network.

We need more networks, more bandwidth, more coverage, more competition, so hopefully this will get us a little closer.

Yahoo!

May 4, 2008

Yahoo Prevails

Dear Jerry:
After over three months, we have reached the conclusion of the process regarding a possible combination of Microsoft and Yahoo!.
I first want to convey my personal thanks to you, your management team, and Yahoo!’s Board of Directors for your consideration of our proposal. I appreciate the time and attention all of you have given to this matter, and I especially appreciate the time that you have invested personally. I feel that our discussions this week have been particularly useful, providing me for the first time with real clarity on what is and is not possible.