The Globe & Mail reports that Sony Entertainment will pull a scene featuring terrorists attacking a Toronto shopping mall from the final version of its latest installment in the best-selling Playstation 2 series …
Imaging being able to find obscure citations by searching the entire contents of a library (all those books!) … from a computer terminal. Now imagine doing it from your home, when the library is “online” at Amazon.com. That’s the idea behind Amazon’s latest project, launched last week. This tool allows you to search 33 million
On Monday, MIT debuted a system that lets students listen to 3,500 CDs over the school’s cable television network. Since this is analogous to broadcasting songs over the radio, the license is relatively inexpensive (the cost of the MP3s). The MIT project is called “Library Access to Music” or “LAMP.” Students can select 80 minutes
The old saying was “as goes Detroit, so goes the nation.” Today, we should substitute “Wal-Mart” for Detroit. The ubiquitous retailer is the nation’s largest private employer (1.1 million); it accounts for 9 percent of US retail sales. Its annual US sales of $203.7 billion dwarf the combined sales of the next four largest US
Reuters reports that Microsoft unveiled the latest version of Office today. The application suite is designed to allow people to collaborate on documents using the Web. Another reported feature is “self-destructing” documents. The Globe & Mail focuses on Outlook’s spam filtering and Microsoft’s positioning of Office for enterprise (group) use, versus “individual” purchase.