April 1, 2009

My Bookmarks today - Wednesday, April 01, 2009

A Brand New Language on Google App Engine! - April Fool
It's been almost a year since we've launched App Engine with support for Python, and what a year it's been! We've gotten fantastic feedback from developers, and we've released loads of new features! When we launched, we promised support for another runtime language, and indeed this has been among the most requested features from our developers since day one.
8:09:06 PM
Check Username Availability at Multiple Social Networking Sites
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3:40:05 PM
ESRI Expands Virtual Earth Access by Teaming with Microsoft
"A new agreement with Microsoft Corporation gives ArcGIS users fast access to Microsoft Virtual Earth for their geographic information system (GIS) projects. As part of ArcGIS Online at the ArcGIS 9.3.1 release, ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server users will be able to connect directly to Virtual Earth and start their GIS projects with ready-to-use content"
3:07:55 PM
Adobe and Facebook team up for developers - vnunet.com
"ActionScript 3.0 Client Library for Facebook Platform is a free programming language library supporting all Facebook APIs, and is aimed at getting developers to build rich applications with Adobe Flash and Flex software."
3:06:42 PM
Novell's Mono Gets Faster and More Visual
"Novell is making it easier for a Microsoft .NET developer to deploy their applications on Linux, whether they develop their applications on Windows or on Linux, with the release of Mono 2.4."
3:06:18 PM
Microsoft adds code to Silverlight for building MySpace apps
"MySpace Inc. and Microsoft Corp. today announced that developers can now build MySpace applications using Silverlight, Microsoft's plug-in for developing multimedia and rich Internet applications"
3:05:38 PM
Tapping Into Microsoft Live Services with C#
3:05:11 PM
Send free SMS anywhere in India
10:41:01 AM
Critics slam Microsoft bridge as waste of stimulus money
"Should a bridge that would connect two campuses at Microsoft's headquarters be funded with $11 million from the federal stimulus package?"
8:48:33 AM
Microsoft reiterates H-1B support despite layoffs, tough economy
"Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith voices continued support for the H-1B visa program that Microsoft and other technology companies use to bring foreign guest workers into the United States. Smith's post, titled "Appreciating our Immigration System," come in advance of the annual window in which companies file for the visas."
8:47:21 AM
Gmail: AutoPilot with CADIE (April Fool)
As more and more everyday communication takes place over email, lots of people have complained about how hard it is to read and respond to every message. This is because they actually read and respond to all their messages
8:28:21 AM
"AutoWriter is a small project which can automatically crawl my online activities and blog them for me automatically so that I can share them with my blog visitors.. I am still working on this project but following are services which are supported by current version of AutoWriter."
12:45:56 AM
YouTube - Tips for viewing new layout..
April fool makes Youtube viewers watch videos upside down after flipping monitor! :)
12:21:20 AM
FriendFeed - Take the Red Pill
12:16:35 AM
CADIE: Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity - Google's April Fool
"For several years now a small research group has been working on some challenging problems in the areas of neural networking, natural language and autonomous problem-solving. Last fall this group achieved a significant breakthrough: a powerful new technique for solving reinforcement learning problems, resulting in the first functional global-scale neuro-evolutionary learning cluster.Since then progress has been rapid, and tonight we're pleased to announce that just moments ago, the world's first Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity (CADIE) was switched on and began performing some initial functions. It's an exciting moment that we're determined to build upon by coming to understand more fully what CADIE's emergence might mean, for Google and for our users. So although CADIE technology will be rolled out with the caution befitting any advance of this magnitude, in the months to come users can expect to notice her influence on various google.com properties. Earlier today, for instance, CADIE deduced from a quick scan of the visual segment of the social web a set of online design principles from which she derived this intriguing homepage.These are merely the first steps onto what will doubtless prove a long and difficult road. Considerable bugs remain in CADIE'S programming, and considerable development clearly is called for. But we can't imagine a more important journey for Google to have undertaken.For more information about CADIE see this monograph, and follow CADIE's progress via her YouTube channel and blog."
12:14:59 AM

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