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To chase and catch the elusive goddess, Innovation, and fend off clever rivals, Google means to hire 6,200 people this year, which would represent roughly another 25% increase in its workforce after last year’s, more than it ever has before. Where it’s going to hire these people is u...
Some of the best web performance tools are still largely being run as browser plug-ins. If those tools can make the leap to becoming real-time and can be made to consider user context, the industry will have something truly powerful on its hands. Initiatives like Yahoo’s YSlow and Goo...
Bloomberg followed by the Wall Street Journal said Thursday that the Justice Department is working on an antitrust suit to stop Google’s $700 million acquisition of ITA Software, which provides online flight and ticket information to popular Internet booking sites. It would be the se...
Google is dropping support for H.264 from its Chrome browser in favor of WebM, its own open source, royalty-free codec, as well as the Xiph.org Foundation’s Theora widgetry because they’re open source and the currently free but patent-bearing H.264, arguably the web’s video standard, a...
Julian Assange, fresh from his Christmas house arrest in an English country mansion owned by his new BFF Vaughan Smith, is supposed to show up in a London magistrate’s court Tuesday morning British time to sort out the evidence ahead of his two-day extradition hearing next month. ...
Offering no explanation Apple has pulled the plug on the days-old unofficial WikiLeaks app that for a buck 99 scraped the official WikiLeaks site and streamed the @wikileaks Twitter account promising “instant access to the world’s most documented leakage of top secret memos and other c...
Bank of America has stopped processing payments meant for WikiLeaks. It issued a statement saying that it “joins in the actions previously announced by MasterCard, PayPal, Visa Europe and others and will not process transactions of any type that we have reason to believe are inten...
WikiLeaks activist Julian Assange is to be released on bail after an appeal of the decision failed Thursday morning. Assange’s supporters have reportedly raised the £200,000 cash (roughly $315,000) that will be needed to spring him. There will be restrictions on his movements at leas...
WikiLeaks activist Julian Assange has made bail. Swedish prosecutors were given two hours to appeal and have reportedly decided to contest his release. The appeal will be heard within 48 hours. The London court that sent him to prison a week ago on the belief that he couldn’t be tru...
Lawyers representing WikiLeaks activist Julian Assange are supposed to ask a British court Tuesday to let him post bail so he can get out of jail. He was incarcerated last Tuesday because the judge felt reasonably sure he would bolt to avoid an extradition hearing Thursday that could r...
Even before WikiLeaks mastermind Julian Assange got hauled off to Wandsworth Prison in southwest London Tuesday, vigilantes acting in support of his rogue site started unleashing a torrent of punishing denial of service attacks on the financial institutions that turned the spigot off o...
The Wiki war started late last Friday when PayPal “permanently restricted the account used by WikiLeaks due to a violation of the PayPal acceptable use policy, which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others...
DataCell, the Iceland-based company that has been handling Visa and MasterCard contributions to WikiLeaks for the last two months – until it got suspension notices late Tuesday – is fulminating on its web site about censorship, defending WikiLeaks’ legitimacy and threatening to sue Vis...
An unidentified 16-year-old boy reportedly involved in the massive WikiLeaks-provoked Operation Payback attacks on MasterCard, Visa and others was arrested by Dutch police in The Hague Wednesday night, according to the Wall Street Journal Thursday. According to the Dutch prosecution ...
In a lightning-fast response to recent and pending actions by the US Government cracking down on several different kinds of Internet activity by seizing perpetrators’ Internet domains, a group calling itself Dot-P2P has formed to develop and promulgate an alternative domain name system...
In a lightning-fast response to recent and pending actions by the US Government cracking down on several different kinds of Internet activity by seizing perpetrators’ Internet domains, a group calling itself Dot-P2P has formed to develop and promulgate an alternative domain name system...
Even before WikiLeaks mastermind Julian Assange got hauled off to Wandsworth Prison in southwest London Tuesday, vigilantes acting in support of WikiLeaks unleashed a torrent of punishing denial of service attacks on MasterCard and the Swiss Post bank PostFinance, bringing down both of...
Operation Payback, the revenge attacks on institutions refusing to do business with WikiLeaks or its front man Julian Assange, is reportedly pushing on to Visa after crippling MasterCard, the Swiss Post bank and others. The message was going round that “We Are Attacking www.visa.com in...
In a lightning-fast response to recent and pending actions by the US Government cracking down on several different kinds of Internet activity by seizing perpetrators’ Internet domains, a group calling itself Dot-P2P has formed to develop and promulgate an alternative domain name system...
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London Tuesday morning and appeared in Magistrates Court in the City of Westminster near Parliament around lunchtime where he said he would fight extradition to Sweden. Judge Howard Riddle denied the vagabond troublemaker bail reported...
According to a diplomatic cable from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing released by WikiLeaks, a Chinese source alleged that China’s self-perpetuating Politburo, which runs the country’s Communist Party – and so for all intents and purposes the country – ordered the now-famous cyberattack on ...
WikiLeaks organizer Julian Assange is apparently going to turn himself in to the British police. At least, his lawyers told the British press late Monday that they are negotiating a meeting with Scotland Yard so Assange can answer questions. His attorney Mark Stephens reportedly said, ...
PostFinance, the Swiss Post Office bank, has closed the account that WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange opened after PayPal late Friday closed the one the renegade site has been using to collect donations. The Swiss Post bank said Monday morning that it found “Assange provided false i...
How’s this for scary. Google has cut a deal with the European Patent Office (EPO) to turn its still primitive machine translation widgetry loose on about 1.5 million patents because the Europeans can’t agree on a common language. French, English and German aren’t good enough for Spain ...
Google has been losing some high-profile employee lately so to retain staff and ward off poachers that haven’t gone public yet like the smaller cozier Facebook, the crowded, increasingly bureaucratic Google plans to give every one of its full- and part-time employees at least a 10% rai...
Three months after publicly starting down the road to imprint its NDA on the cloud by establishing a large-scale open source cloud platform called OpenStack free for anybody to use, Rackspace Hosting, its BFF NASA and a reportedly growing OpenStack community made their first official c...
Google’s complaining about not being able to submit a final bid to replace Microsoft’s e-mail in the strung-out state of California. According to the LA Times, Google claims it could have saved the state $16 million on a $60 million contract for 200,000 seats but couldn’t because the t...
Google has launched a new feature for the Google font directory. The new Google font previewer lets you test drive all the fonts in the directory so you can decide which web font in the Google Font API works best for your requirements. Whenever you visit the font family page of any of...
The Chinese government has yet to decide whether to renew Google’s Internet Content Providers (ICP) license to operate a web site inside the country. It’s been a week now since the license expired and Google submitted paperwork proposing to scotch the regime’s censorship with an int...
Apple has picked another fight and the Financial Times says it will draw fire from the antitrust police for barring third-party ad networks that aren’t independent or are affiliated with competitive mobile widgetry – like, oh, say, Microsoft and Google’s recently acquired AdMob – from ...
To encourage companies to adopt Google Apps, Google has tricked out a Go Google cloud calculator that’s supposed to help them understand the benefits of working in the cloud by taking a “test drive.” The graphics projects potential time and cost savings based on how many employees th...
Google, in its attempt to challenge Microsoft’s PC dominance, has moved up the market entrance of its cloud-based Chrome operating system from 2011 to late fall, less than six months from now according to reports out of the Computex show in Taiwan quoting Sundar Pichai, the Google VP i...
Google fired a shot across Apple’s bow Wednesday and considering the way things have been going Apple will probably seek to return fire in the not-too-distant future with an armor-piercing lawsuit. The latest fray started when Google got up at the Google I/O developers conference – li...
Google Buys Little BumpTop Google has bought Toronto-based BumpTop, a critically acclaimed 3D touch-based desktop environment invented four years or so ago as CEO Anand Agarawala’s master’s thesis. Wikipedia says it’s more suitable for tablet PCs and palmtops. It’s been out ...
In an important industry contribution, The Open Group has published a white paper on how to build and measure cloud computing return on investment (ROI). Produced by the Cloud Business Artifacts (CBA) project of The Open Group Cloud Computing Work Group, the document: Introduces the ma...
Steve Jobs has certainly gotten a lot chattier and a lot feistier since he got a new liver. Right after he went public the other day with all the reasons why Adobe Flash sucks and why Apple wouldn’t touch it with a 10-foot barge poll – an item the commentariat lavished billions of p...
Once the news got out that it had welched on its 2005 patent pledge to the open source community and had threatened TurboHercules (TH) with patent infringement, IBM had to come up with some cover story or another to contain the fallout. So it switched places with many of its observers ...
W3C, which hasn’t had a CEO since at least last July, has hired ex-Novell CTO Jeff Jaffe, who was reorg’d out of there at Christmas. He’s supposed to run the place day-to-day and do battle with its bureaucracy, standards process, political in-fighting and budget on an MIT salary with...
TurboHercules SAS, the Paris-based concern started last year to commercialize the 10-year-old open source Hercules mainframe project, filed a formal antitrust complaint against IBM with the European Commission Tuesday. The little company says IBM is blocking it from selling its open...
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has denied Google’s application for a trademark on its Nexus One mobile phone because Integra Telecom up in Portland, Oregon, has dibs on the “Nexus” trademark and it would “likely cause confusion.” Integra registered the name in 2008 for a telecomm...