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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Google News Leaves Beta

And it only took 4 years:-)

Although the news (no pun intended) has been everywhere I picked it up yesterday at Matt Cutt's blog. For those who don't know, he's a Google engineer who maintains a cool personal blog.

Check it out.

New Digital Content Marketplace

Blish is a new digital marketplace where people can buy or sell all forms of digital content. Here's a little about Blish from their site:

" Blish is a new online marketplace designed to enable consumers to quickly find and immediately purchase a wide variety of products as expansive as digital content itself. As Blish grows you will have increasing access to full ebooks, stock photography, technical manuals and analysis, legal forms, software, video games, 3D modeling, motivational seminars, academic lectures, sound loops, and music tracks; as well as ring tones, screen savers, mobile games and even video clips. "

Some of the current categories include:


To get a feel for how Blish works go ahead and register and download the "freebie of the day", which is always featured on the home page and changes each day.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Google releases Google Pack

Google has unveiled a pack which contains all the essential software needed on your computer. In the pack are Firefox, Adaware SE, Norton Antivirus (6 month subscription included), and Adobe Reader 7. Also included are googles own Google Earth, Google Desktop, Picasa, Google Screensaver, and the Google toolbar for IE. Although many people already have all the software out of this that they feel they need, its still nice to just tell someone who is new computers to download this one pack.

Friday, January 06, 2006

What has this world come to...

An 18 year old high school student was arrested and charged with felony. For what you may say? He allegedly created a blog where he encouraged people to visit his school's site and press refresh to slow the server down. The network admin tracked down the site and called the police to investigate. The student was arrested and is currently in jail. Does making a blog that tells people to refresh a page as a joke, really deserve a felony and jail time. According to Canton City Prosecutor Frank Forchione, “Michael said it was a joke. We showed him how we deal with this kind of joke.”