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.
In celebration of its coming 10th year of existence, Yahoo’s mail service is lifting its mail storage capacity from the current limit of 1 gigabyte per user account to — unlimited. Beats Google’s 2.8+++ and Microsoft Live’s 2 gigabyte storage limit.
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.”
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.
[via The Library Stuff]
The University of Michigan School of Information has launched the first ever Graduate Course in Information Science with Specialization in Social Computing. Social computing encompasses social bookmarks, social networks, and other online technology which involves “user generated content” information. And yes of course, it includes blogging.
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?
Yup, you read it right. YouTube is giving out awards to the best user-generated videos uploaded on YouTube in 2006. There will be awards several awards including most inspirational, most creative, best series, comedy among other award categories.
Nope, that warning was not issued by a surgeon general or the police or what. Itâ€™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).
Disney’s Family.com is now up and running in Beta stage.
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.