Testing the front running practice with Network Solutions

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I red about the practice of Network Solutions to register every name looked-up via their registration-site WHOIS, but I couldn’t believe it, so I tested it myself. I choose the domain name “justadomaintastingtest.com”. I tried it with the whois at … Read More

Google AdSense referrals changes

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AdSense referrals will no longer be offering the $5 bonus or $2000 bonus, it will return to the original payout structure. European publishers could no longer promote this product. One reason can be for Google to cut down on signups … Read More

Yahoo! web-based media player for your mp3 files

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Yahoo! just launched these days a beta version for a very interesting browser-based player. With just a line of Javascript code embedded in your web page it is possible to play any mp3 file from any web site. The documentation … Read More

Yahoo.is for sale

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YAHOO.IS The domain name yahoo.is is for sale on eBay. The minimum offer is US $100,000.00. The end time is Jan-13-08 17:09:05 PST. There was no bidder yet. In accordance with Softpedia, quoted also on the eBay auction for the … Read More

Domain tasting and ICANN’s Report

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ICANN just releases a report on the domain tasting, known also as domain kiting, where the registrants use the five-day “grace-period” at the beginning os a GTLD (generic top-level domain) to test it. If the domain is a success, it … Read More

To index or not to index the feeds

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Finally, Google decided on the indexing of the feeds. The policy is now to index the multimedia podcast feeds only, as no HTML page has the same content or they have more complete item descriptions than the associated HTML page. … Read More

Recognizing text in images, patent by Google

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Time for patents. After Microsoft with the “Wish list”, now it’s time for Google to have published its patent, “Recognizing text in images”. The patent was filed by Google with the World Intellectual Property Organization in June 2007 and published … Read More

The “Wish list” no more, MS patented it

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Do you want a wish list? For shopping or for Santa Claus? Sorry, you have to pay to Microsoft for it! In accordance with Techdirt, Microdoft just got the patent for the “wish list”. In the US Patent dated January … Read More

Gambling predictions, 2008

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It seems that it is very hard to make predictions on gambling, this year even more difficult than the other years, and online gambling much more difficult than the classical gambling. 2008 will be a very good year for the … Read More

Outsourcing predictions for the new year 2008

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A high importance is given to the IT outsourcing industry. From this point of view, there are two special “destinations” for the corporations: India, and Eastern Europe. Phil Fersht suggests some trends for the new year: Offshoring panic will continue, … Read More

My predictions for the new year 2008

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Due to the global warming with increased effects for this year, the developed states will change their national strategies by taking into account these aspects, and we will see important geopolitical changes. United States will try to overcome the economical … Read More

Google Reader and the privacy

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Many complaints these days against Google Reader, that does not make the difference between sharing and caring, friends and contacts. The new feature for the Google Reader is an online RSS feed service that gathers blog and Web site updates … Read More

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