Little Room for Content Providers

“The majority of companies that only make content for mobile phones will go out of business within the next four years…. many independent content providers are cranking out rich media for mobile phones, but have no marketing plans or strategy to get their products out to market.” Elisa Batista summarizes findings from a W2Form report. –Little Room for Content Providers  (Wired)

The Sentient Office is Coming

“The European Commission report on ambient intelligence describes a fanciful scenario in which Maria, a businesswoman, arrives at a foreign airport and walks through immigration unchecked, thanks to a wristwatch computer that presents her ID and visa for validation. At the kerbside, a rental car unlocks itself as she approaches and then guides her to a reserved parking bay at her hotel. As Maria enters her room, it adapts to…

'AOL Journals' to Bring Blogs to Millions

“The ‘blogosphere’ may never be the same after America Online releases free blog-publishing software to its 34 million members this summer.|AOL this month began showing demos of its tools for creating Web logs, or blogs, to veteran bloggers. AOL has dubbed its service ‘AOL Journals’ because its surveys showed that members found the word ‘blogs’ confusing….” Leslie Walker –‘AOL Journals’ to Bring Blogs to Millions (WashPost) This is good. Potentially millions…

Van Gogh's Moon Shines Again This Weekend

“If you go out this Sunday evening and look up at the Moon, you will see not only our closest celestial neighbor, but a piece of art history as well. The rising full moon will appear exactly the way it did 114 years ago, when Vincent Van Gogh captured the scene in his famous painting ‘Moonrise.’” Melanie Milton Knocke –Van Gogh’s Moon Shines Again This Weekend (Planetary Society) Umm… if you’re…

Armagetron: A Tron Clone in 3D

“In this game, you ride a lightcycle around the game grid. You can only make sharp turns of 90 degrees and a wall constantly builds up after you. Make your enemies crash into your wall, but be aware that they are trying to do the same to you. Only if you are fast enough, you may be able to trap them; but the only way to speed up your lightcycle…

Harvard Takes Back Hornstine Admission

“Harvard has revoked its admission of Blair Hornstine, the prospective member of the Class of 2007 who made national headlines when she sued her school system to ensure she would be her high school‘ssole valedictorian. | Following a widely-publicized report that Hornstine had plagiarized material in articles she wrote for her local paper, the Harvard admissions office has rescinded her offer to attend Harvard in the fall…” –Harvard Takes Back…