Just the Tech #14: Infinite Monkeys, Facebook Changes, Delicious, onLive, Twitter Tweets, and Bing
In this episode of Just the Tech: Upcoming changes to Facebook, new look Delicious, Microsoft Bing and more about onLive. We’ll also be asking if an infinite number of monkeys could really produce the complete works of Shakespeare?
This episode of Just the Tech lasts around 14 mins.
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CNN Money recently reported the news that Microsofts answer to search Bing is losing $1 billion a quarter and has so far lost the company $5.5 billion since it launched in 2009. Bing is growing in popularity, although very slowly, holding only 14.7% of the market compared to Google which has a 64.8% (according to figures from comScore).
Delicious, launched in 2003, is a shared, internet bookmarking site in a broadly similar way to Digg and now in Delicious you can group links into collections called Stacks and add a running commentary, use multi-word tags, and see a preview of sites before actually visiting them.
The onLive Viewer, which is the app you need to download to a mobile device in order to access the streaming gaming service, is a quick download however it is only a viewer at this stage. Onlive say on the app download page that because the mechanics are so new and complex they are enabling only a handful of features on the mobile app at present.
According to a story in the Wall Street Journal the word tweet, although being closely linked with Twitter, was coined by the Twitter. Twitter say they want the word Tweet in order to protect its meaning and prevent any future confusion.
- A Million Amazonian Monkeys, more about infinite virtual monkeys
- Hadoop, go to Hadoop
- You’ll freak when you see the new Facebook, read more from CNN
- Delicious, go to Delicious
- T3.com Podcast, go to iTunes T3.com Podcast
- CNN Money: Microsoft’s plan to stop Bing’s $1 billion bleeding, more from CNN Money
- iTunes: onLive Viewer, go to iTunes
- Qualys: Making Passwords more Secure, read more from Qualys