Wikipedia to Church of Scientology: You’re Banned!

The Web’s struggle with Scientology has been well-documented. Anti-scientology protesters have put out YouTube videos, attacked Scientology’s website, and organized worldwide protests as part of Project Chanology. Scientology has responded on the web with online campaigns of their own, but it looks like they took ita little too far for Wikipedia’s tastes. According to The Register, Wikipedia has banned multiple IP addresses related to the Church of Scientology for extreme, one-sided editing in an attempt to remove Scientology criticism… [read more]

Amazon’s Bezos: Color Kindle Is Years Away

From ChannelWeb

Direct from the Kindle King’s mouth: there’ll be no public Kindle sales data to chew on, and a color Kindle is years away. That’s the word from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who, although reportedly bullish on the Kindle at Amazon’s annual shareholder meeting Thursday, told investors at a question-and-answer session that Amazon will keep Kindle sales figures close to the vest and that a color version of the Kindle e-reader is still definitely in the… [read more]

Google Wave Developer Blog: Introducing the Google Wave APIs

From GoogleBlog

Welcome to the Google Wave Developer Blog. This is a new blog where you can learn about the technical aspects of Google Wave, especially the Google Wave APIs and the Google Wave Federation Protocol. In this first post, we’ll walk you through the Google Wave APIs that have just been announced as part of the Google Wave developer preview release at Google I/O. Google Wave is a new communication and collaboration tool that lets people work together more productively online. If you haven’t already seen the demo presentation, please take a jump over to learn more about Google Wave… [read more]

Google, Destroyer of Markets

From CNET

Is Google a source of creative destruction, or just plain destruction? I’d argue the former, although to companies whose industries are getting undercut by the Google juggernaut, the “creative” side of Google’s market-changing activities may appear out of reach. Google is steadily implementing a strategy, across many markets, of building services that sit right in front of the user, that act as gateways between the users and other online… [read more]

Microsoft adds touch screen, Web browser to Zune

From BusinessWeek

Microsoft Corp. says the next generation of its Zune music player due out in the fall will have a touch screen, Wi-Fi Internet access and high-definition radio receiver.

The new device, called the Zune HD, will carry a full Web browser and a high-definition video output that will allow users to play files through a docking station on HD televisions, Microsoft said late… [read this].

Eucalyptus for iPhone Review

From Macworld

The Eucalyptus reader for the iPhone and iPod touch would have been a hit even if Apple hadn’t made its boneheaded initial decision to bar the e-book reader due to “sexually explicit content.” Apple came to its senses, and serious readers can rejoice in that decision. Eucalyptus is really, really good. It looks and feels the way Amazon’s Kindle app () should but does not. Eucalyptus by Things Made Out of Other Things is a client for Project Gutenberg’s library of nearly 30,000 titles, where readers can find… [read more].

Google geeks shaking with excitement over this week’s Android surprise

From VentureBeat

Arrogance isn’t a word you would use to describe Andy Rubin and his team of engineers who build Google’s Android software for mobile phones. Rubin, who developed handheld gadgets for Apple and Danger before Google beamed him aboard, isn’t one to call his own work revolutionary. Until now. Four years after the Android project… [read more].

Microsoft and the great netbook price-fixing scam of 2009

From InfoWorld

It’s the question vexing hardware vendors everywhere: How do they seize on the fervor and froth of the netbook craze without cannibalizing sales of their higher-priced, higher-margin notebooks? After all, if the current crop of netbooks can run the majority of users’ day-to-day computing tasks — and my recent personal experience with an HP Mini 2140 shows that they indeed can — then what’s to stop these same users from ditching their notebook habit altogether in favor of the lighter-weight and increased battery life of a full-time netbook…[read more].