House Moves To Outlaw Phone Number Spoofing
While the bill would criminalize spoofing, it does make exceptions for victims of domestic violence, crime tipsters, and others with legitimate reasons to conceal their numbers.
Something Will Be Lost When Second Life Gets Voice
I have to admit I'm not 100% looking forward to the addition of voice into Second Life. I agree that it's inevitable and will make the service easier to use. But the text-based chat currently in use in Second Life adds to its charm, and, paradoxically, makes the service seem more real.
Qualcomm-Nokia Patent Trial Delayed
The judge gave no reason for placing the trial on hold, but the delay gave rise to hopes that Qualcomm and Nokia are trying to reach a settlement on their licensing agreements.
The Importance Of Presence: Taming The Wild And Woolly IM
"Presence" is one of the hottest ideas in software these days. Being able to see who's online and how they're connected is a necessary piece of functionality for enterprise networks as "real-time collaboration" (what we used to call "instant messaging" before it went corporate) has become the way to be productive. And for big companies, providing presence has been a security and compliance headache. The latest company to offer help is Sybase iAnywhere. Today it announced mobile instant messaging
Linden Lab Details Plans For Voice In Second Life
The new feature, allowing users of the virtual world to talk to each other, is scheduled to go live around May. It will require complex technology to deliver a unique audio stream to each of the thousands of users who log into the world simultaneously.
Models Take the Danger Out of Prediction
Predictive modeling isn't a crystal ball, and despite the efforts of Business Objects, Hyperion, Microstrategy and SAS to get predictive modeling into mainstream BI tools, there are many other reasons for its lack of success... Predictive modeling is different from using predictive models... Automating decisions with predictive models is a good idea, especially when those decisions are numerous and each one has a farily low risk of error.
Google Holds Two-Day Government Sales Fest In Washington
According to The Washington Post, Google this week held a two-day-long pitch fest with nearly 200 federal contractors, engineers, agency employees, and military members eager to learn more about its products. Google has beefed up its sales operations in the Washington, D.C., area in the last year in hopes of capturing more business from military, intelligence, and civil agencies. Several gov
Social Networking Sites Feed Phishers
Blame it on a big uptake in social networking sites such as MySpace, where people are willingly keying in all this data about themselves, analysts at MessageLabs suggest.
Quick Look: Remember The Milk
It's not the organized people who need to keep task lists -- it's those of us who are so disorganized that we need some sort of written reminder to keep us on track (and to keep our bosses happy). As a past Outlook user, my inclination is to pair my task list with my calendar. As a current user of Google Calendar, I've been a bit peeved because, with all its advantages, it doesn't have a To Do feature. I'm a lot happier now -- because I found a site with the absurd name of