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December 30, 2011
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Go Daddy really and truly opposes SOPA now

Go Daddy really and truly opposes SOPA now

here’s nothing like getting kicked in the teeth by your customers to make a company see reason. When Internet registry and Web site hosting company Go Daddy first realized that supporting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a misguided Internet … Continue reading

December 15, 2011
by sjvn01
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OwnCloud: An open-source cloud to call your own

Everyone likes personal cloud services, like Apple’s iCloud, Google Music, and Dropbox. But, many of aren’t crazy about the fact that our files, music, and whatever are sitting on someone else’s servers without our control. That’s where ownCloud comes in. … Continue reading

November 30, 2011
by sjvn01
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Apple’s Worldwide War on Samsung and Android

Some fools still have this delusion that software patent and product design wars have something to do with some mythological real value of intellectual property (IP). While there are indeed cases involving a better mouse-trap, most such cases are about … Continue reading

November 3, 2011
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Microsoft updates Bing app for Android and iOS, not Windows Phone 7

Microsoft updates Bing app for Android and iOS, not Windows Phone 7

If I hadn’t read it on Microsoft’s own Bing blog, I wouldn’t have believed it. The Microsoft Bing team has just released the new Bing for Mobile app for iPhone and Android… but not for Windows Phone 7 devices. Wow. … Continue reading