Linux To Digitize LC Holdings of American Historical Documents

Linux is set to embark on a project to help the Library of Congress preserve its American Historical collection using Linux very own digitizing system. With a $2 million grant from the Sloan Foundation, Linux will use the Scribe technology which is a combination of both hardware and software that scans books producing high-quality images and manipulates including OCR and compression techniques.

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Yahoo Launches Mobile Publisher Services

Yahoo launched 4 mobile services in its Publisher suite, which are all geared towards helping publishers increase their contents’ distribution, discovery and income through mobile publishing.

“Yahoo! has become a leader in the global mobile Internet by leveraging the reach and popularity of our innovative mobile services for consumers and our competitive expertise in digital advertising,” said Steve Boom, senior vice president of mobile and broadband, Yahoo!. “Now, we are enabling publishers to grow their own mobile businesses by taking advantage of our unique experience, technology and services.”

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Amazon Goes Context Link

Amazon introduces its own brand of context links via its referral program.

Context Links are a quick and convenient way to add links to your website and monetize your content. Context Links automatically identify and link relevant phrases within your page content to Amazon products, unlocking new ad inventory and saving you the time from having to manually create links. You can add the links to your pages in minutes, and we provide a wealth of options to customize how they are displayed.

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Mobile Blogging Through 3G Connection

I’m posting this entry while using 3G connection via Globe postpaid account. Speed is currently set at 115kbps, thrice the speed when I’m using dial-up connection. Download time is pretty fast indeed. Anybody knows how much the going rate for 3G connection? A friend told me that Smart charges around P10/30 mins. How much does Globe charge? Is it per minute? Is Globe’s 3G rates same as the local call charges?

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Warning: Blogging on a Wi-Fi Connection May Be Dangerous

Nope, that warning was not issued by a surgeon general or the police or what. It’s just my personal warning. Whoever says that connecting to the web using Wi-Fi connection is cheaper than dial-ups and DSL is probably joking? No, it is not cheaper. On the contrary, it may be even more expensive. Well, at least in Manila, where Wi-Fi hotspots are limited to commercial establishments (read: mostly Starbucks).

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Share Events with Socialzr

I knew it was just a matter of time before a web 2.0 application/company/service is developed bearing the name Socialzr. The word itself speaks of web 2.0 all over it. Sounds like, Zooomr, Flickr, and “whatevr” web 2.0 brands you have there. It is just but fitting that a web 2.0 media is named socialzr. And socializing is what the social tools is all about.

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