Facebook to get a new look

Looks like Facebook will be unveiling a new profile design in the coming weeks.  This article, written mostly to alert developers of the change, outlines the new style.  The new profile will contain five main tabs, Feed, Info, Wall, Photos, and Boxes (name to be changed later).  Users will be able to add tabs and …

Andreessen to Facebook?

With all the talk about Microsoft and Yahoo this week, did we all forget about Facebook? This was in the news today: Facebook wants Marc Andreessen on its board. You might remember Andreessen as the founder of Mosaic, later became Netscape. He was the Internet darling of the mid-90s. Now, he’s one of the owners …

WSJ Blog interprets Ballmer letter

I knew it was just a matter of time before someone tried to read between the lines. This WSJ Blog post does a great job. I was definitely getting the “thanks for nothing” vibe, imagining Ballmer gritting his teeth as he wrote it.

Hello World!

Found this on Digg this morning: http://www.roesler-ac.de/wolfram/hello.htm It’s a site that has the Hello World program syntax for 366 programming languages including PHP, Javascript, C++, Pascal, BASIC… you name it. Pretty interesting to compare, and also a great resource if you want to get started with basic syntax in a language. For the non-programmers out …

Microsoft Withdraws Bid for Yahoo

Talks broke down between Microsoft and Yahoo today. Microsoft, after increasing their bid to $33 per share or $47.5 billion and still being rejected, decided to withdraw the offer. Read the TechCrunch coverage, press release, and letter from Steve Ballmer to Jerry Yang. It appears that Yahoo wanted something more like $37/share. And, it looks …

New iMac is here!…again

You might have read about my unadultered joy for the delivery of my new iMac last week. You may have also been following my quick return to reality on Monday when I realized that Apple had refreshed the entire iMac product line that morning, swiftly rendering my new system out-of-date and overpriced. But, all was …

What Will Become of Yahoo?

We’ve been following this Microsoft/Yahoo deal in my classes over the course of this semester. The semester is coming to a close, and after about three months of negotiation, nothing has really been settled. This morning, it was reported that Microsoft’s board met to discuss how to proceed. Many have speculated on what might happen, …