Technology News Archive - May 08, 2008
Comcast Corp. says itâ€™s considering the option of gauging its customersâ€™ data usage, with possible plans to impose fees on users whose downloads go over the limit.
On Easter weekend, a hacker who didnâ€™t intend to steal visitorsâ€™ personal information hit the Epilepsy Foundationâ€™s Web site. Instead the hacker posted rapidly flashing images on the foundationâ€™s Web site, causing many migraines and near-seizure reactions.
Many employees are unashamed of the contents of their profile on the popular social networking site Facebook, according to a poll taken in Canada.
SlideShare, Inc., the world's largest community for sharing presentations, today announced it has secured $3 million in series A funding, led by Venrock. As part of this round, SlideShare will be adding David Siminoff, a general partner at Venrock, to its board of directors.
The Web site www.fashionspace.com has become the Myspace for young designers hoping to get their big break.
Professor Jonathan Zittrain says the rising popularity of marketable gadgets like the iPhone, Blackberry and Xbox could potentially stifle creativity and technological innovation.
For those who hate shelling out big bucks for programs like Microsoft Office Suite â€” the full standard version is listed on Amazon at upwards of $325â€”you might be interested in Symphony, a free suite that can be downloaded from an International Business Machines Corp Web site (Link Below).
- A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.