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Intel toots its research horn for chips–and more

The chipmaker struts its stuff for next-generation networking, processors, energy efficiency, and wireless power transmission at its research day.

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Opera Unite is a Hail Mary

snydeq writes “Rather than view it as a game-changer, Fatal Exception’s Neil McAllister sees Opera Unite as a Hail Mary bid for Opera to stay in the game. After all, in an era when even vending machines have Web servers on them, a Web server on the Web browser isn’t really that groundbreaking. What Opera is attempting is to ‘reintermediate’ the Internet — ‘directly linking people’s personal computers together’ by making them sign up for an account on Opera’s servers and ensuring all of their exchanges pass through Opera’s servers first. ‘That’s an effective way to get around technical difficulties like NAT firewalls, but more important, it makes Opera the intermediary in your social interactions — not Facebook, not MySpace, but Opera,’ McAllister writes. In other words, Opera hopes to use social networking as a Trojan horse to put traditional apps back in charge.”

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Opera Unite is a Hail Mary

snydeq writes “Rather than view it as a game-changer, Fatal Exception’s Neil McAllister sees Opera Unite as a Hail Mary bid for Opera to stay in the game. After all, in an era when even vending machines have Web servers on them, a Web server on the Web browser isn’t really that groundbreaking. What Opera is attempting is to ‘reintermediate’ the Internet — ‘directly linking people’s personal computers together’ by making them sign up for an account on Opera’s servers and ensuring all of their exchanges pass through Opera’s servers first. ‘That’s an effective way to get around technical difficulties like NAT firewalls, but more important, it makes Opera the intermediary in your social interactions — not Facebook, not MySpace, but Opera,’ McAllister writes. In other words, Opera hopes to use social networking as a Trojan horse to put traditional apps back in charge.”

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Opera Unite is a Hail Mary

snydeq writes “Rather than view it as a game-changer, Fatal Exception’s Neil McAllister sees Opera Unite as a Hail Mary bid for Opera to stay in the game. After all, in an era when even vending machines have Web servers on them, a Web server on the Web browser isn’t really that groundbreaking. What Opera is attempting is to ‘reintermediate’ the Internet — ‘directly linking people’s personal computers together’ by making them sign up for an account on Opera’s servers and ensuring all of their exchanges pass through Opera’s servers first. ‘That’s an effective way to get around technical difficulties like NAT firewalls, but more important, it makes Opera the intermediary in your social interactions — not Facebook, not MySpace, but Opera,’ McAllister writes. In other words, Opera hopes to use social networking as a Trojan horse to put traditional apps back in charge.”

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Friend or Fraud? Security and Social Networks


Back in January, friends of Seattle, Wash., resident Bryan Rutberg were stunned when they read e-mails from his Facebook account accompanied by his photo. In the messages, Bryan appeared to claim he was in big trouble and that he needed their help. At least one friend wired him money. However, Rutberg wasn’t really in trouble and was in no need of assistance — his Web page had been hijacked by cybercriminals. This is just one of the cyberscams that have hit Facebook, the world’s leading social networking site.

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Facebook and Divorce: Airing the Dirty Laundry

Social-networking sites are great for when you want to connect. But what about when you split?

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New BlackBerry Tour Caters to Globetrotting Users


Research In Motion announced on Tuesday that its new BlackBerry 9630 Tour world phone will hit the shelves this summer. What’s really new about it is that it supports 3G EV-DO networks in North America, as well as 3G UMTS/HSPA and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM networks abroad. Other features — the built-in camera, the preloaded DataVIZ Documents To Go, the GPS and access to social networking services — are similar to the features available in most of the newer BlackBerry devices. Sprint and Verizon have already committed to carrying the 9630.

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MySpace Slashes 30% of Staff: Is the End Near?

MySpace, once the undisputed leader in social networking and the most popular topic on Mashable, announced it is cutting nearly 30% of its staff today.

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Facebook dethrones MySpace in the U.S.

The social networking website had 70.28 million users in May, topping its rival’s 70.26 million, according to research firm ComScore.

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Family’s Christmas Photos Hawk Groceries In Prague

Hugh Pickens writes “The Telegraph reports that Jeff and Danielle Smith sent a photo of themselves with their two young children to family and friends as a Christmas card, and posted the image on her blog and a few social networking websites. Then, last month, a friend of the family was vacationing in the Czech Republic when he spotted a full size poster of the Missouri family’s smiling faces in the window of a local supermarket in Prague, advertising a grocery delivery service. The friend snapped a few pictures and sent them to the Smiths, who were flabbergasted. Mario Bertuccio, who owns the Grazie store in Prague, admitted that he had found the photo online but thought it was computer-generated and promised to remove it, and ‘We’ll be happy to write an e-mail with our apology,’ he says. Meanwhile Mrs. Smith has received 180,000 visitors and over 500 comments on her blog since she posted the story. She says she is glad the photo wasn’t used in an unseemly manner. ‘Interesting. Bizarre. Flattering, I suppose,’ writes Mrs. Smith. ‘But quite creepy.'”

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