How Much Revenue Does Google Keep from AdSense? →
mashable: Google has finally disclosed the percentage of revenue it keeps from publishers that participate in its AdSense program, which places text ads alongside content on third-party…
Apple overtakes Microsoft as biggest tech company →
Apple Inc. shot past Microsoft Corp as the world’s biggest tech company based on market value on Wednesday, the latest milestone in the resurgence of the maker of the iPhone, which nearly went out of business in the 1990s. (Reuters)
Scientist ‘infects himself’ with computer virus →
7-11 Starts Selling “FarmVille” Slurpees →
mashable: 7-11 will soon offer FarmVille-branded products that will unlock virtual, 7-11-branded items in the popular Facebook game. Two other games from game-maker Zynga will also…
Zuckerberg’s Law of Information Sharing →
mudwerks: newsweek: soupsoup: “I would expect that next year, people will share twice as much information as they share this year, and next year, they will be sharing twice as much as they did the year before,” he said. “That means that people are using Facebook, and the applications and the ecosystem, more and more.” Call it Zuckerberg’s Law. We think sharing is great! Except maybe not...
Just as the printing press greatly expanded the reach of printed material (at...– Andrew Savikas (via myklbiz) (via info-pro)
RIP: “Get a Mac” Gets a Tribute [VIDEO] →
mashable: If you’ve been in “Get a Mac” withdrawal since the ad campaign bit the proverbial dust last week, you’re not alone. One More Thing Podcast has created a…
People who find the Web distasteful — ugly, uncivilized — have nonetheless been...– Mind blown. What a crazy, and what I think accurate, thought. Virginia Heffernan (via soupsoup) (via katykelley) (via mikehudack) I don’t think this is accurate, but I do think that there will ALWAYS be people who desire that others to think for them and prefer to live ONLY in walled gardens. I...
iPad is Outselling Mac →
azspot: That didn’t take long. John Paczkowski reports that iPads are already outselling Macs, running 200,000 units per week. Keep in mind supply is still low—all models on apple.com are showing a ship time of 7-10 business days.
Popular Science: Oh my GOD there's now a computer... →
inothernews: SASI, a Semi-supervised Algorithm for Sarcasm Identification, can recognize sarcastic sentences in product reviews online with pretty astounding 77 percent precision. To create such an algorithm, the team scanned 66,000 Amazon.com product reviews, with three different human annotators tagging sentences for sarcasm. The team then identified certain sarcastic patterns that emerged in...
Punched Card Equipment Timeline and History →
A Brief History of Programming Languages →
theunauthorizedhistory: ifractal: Comical and (admittedly) inaccurate.
Microsoft’s Project Natal Could Cost $200 →
mashable: Several Swedish retailers are currently listing a price for Microsoft’s full-body motion controller Project Natal, and if the price is real, it’s much higher than…
Because we do not understand the brain very well we are constantly tempted to...– John R. Searls
In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would have taken...– —Unknown Stock market, anyone?
Foolproof systems don’t take into account the ingenuity of fools.– Gene Brown
Cellphones Now Used More for Data Than for Making... →
warrennotg: The New York Times: For many Americans, cellphones have become irreplaceable tools to manage their lives and stay connected to the outside world, their families and networks of friends online. But increasingly, by several measures, that does not mean talking on them very much. For example, although almost 90 percent of households in the United States now have a cellphone, the...
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about...– Stephen Hawking