Government filtering is beginning to expand beyond the bounds of the web browser, too. Last summer, Bahrain blocked all access to Google Earth, before yielding to global political pressure from bloggers and lifting the ban.
LAS VEGAS – It may be a lack of scruples or the presidential election that has some webmasters at adult sites fearing an impending government crackdown on the online porn industry.
I was able to immediately watch DVDs on the Athlon machine using Vista’s preloaded Windows Media Center. However, when I downloaded and installed codecs and decoders from HP’s website to watch DVDs on the test laptop, my installation of InterVideo WinDVD software did not work.
In other words, anyone can take a stab at writing government policy and submit it via a GitHub “pull request,” giving government agencies a way to more nimbly adopt feedback from the technical community of users who want access to its data APIs.
The book includes “911!” sections for anything that requires you to call an ambulance or visit the emergency room, and “Emergency!” sections for things about which you’ll want to contact the pediatrician right away.
He also says to remain vigilant of any e-mails dealing with financial sites, and expect a flood of spam in January 2008 advertising a bank’s “new products” for the new year. Such e-mails are customized, he said, and will use your name in the body of the message to make the story sound better.
For all the startups eyeing its market, Polycom, the dominant company in the conferencing biz, isn’t blinking. The 22-year-old company’s triangular speaker phones are ubiquitous in conference rooms all over the world. Polycom execs believes it’s partly because of that familiarity and reliability that the company’s technology hasn’t been displaced. “For 20-plus years, Polycom has had well over an 80 percent market share of conference phones,” says Polycom VP of product marketing John Antanaitis. “The gray triangle speaker phone is iconic.”
Miller said about one in seven of the PA Early Stage’s portfolio companies originated in a university. History provides investors with good reason to pay attention to academia. University students and staff started many of the most successful technology ventures of the last decade – including Cisco Systems and Netscape.
One important note, Google no longer recommends blocking access to duplicate content on your website, whether with a robots.txt file or other methods. Just use the
rel="canonical" tag instead.
If you are celebrating the Independence of the United States today, as you look upon the flags flying and the fireworks bursting in the sky, take a moment to look up and think of those two little flags traveling so deep into space.
What Happened: Who knew that writers had such insight into complete strangers and animal magnetism? Why, egotistical writers, of course.
Where It Blew Up: Twitter
What Really Happened: You know what? There’s not even a need to give this one any more context than it gets in this very first tweet: