Facebook opens up to OpenID

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Facebook has stepped forward and joined OpenID with a growing number of popular web sites that have recently joined OpenID. Up till now, Facebook has only allowed third-party developers to access user's data strictly...

Hackintosh store opens in Europe

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When Apple made the switch to Intel processors it opened up its software to potential piracy to non Apple branded machine. Fast forward to today and PearC has opened a store in Germany that...

Office Opens Up

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Microsoft has just announced plans to add new file formats to Microsoft Office 2007. The formats include ODF, PDF, and XPS. These new formats will come in the form of a Service Pack,...

Dell Opens Second European Plant in Poland

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Thanks to the Dell's decision to open the company's newest and most advanced manufacturing facility in Poland, Dell production and personalization capabilities will now be closer to increasing numbers of consumers and businesses in Central...

EU opens Microsoft Investigation (again), Thanks to Opera

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After Opera’s complaint and after the European Committee for Interoperable Systems announced Microsoft did not disclose enough interoperability information for a range of its products, the European Commission has opened a new antitrust probe against...

NY School Opens Lab for Serious Games

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A new research lab at the prestigious Parsons design school aims to develop video games with a conscience - called "serious games" - and study whether playing them can be a force for social good....

Facebook opens platform to other social networks

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Online social network site Facebook has opened up its developer platform to other social networking sites, with rival site Bebo the first major rival to implement the platform. The move comes in response to criticism...

YouTube Opens its Ad Program to Amateurs

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Google's YouTube said two days ago that it would expand its pilot advertising program to a select number of amateurs, giving more users a shot to make money from their homemade videos. YouTube said it...

EU Opens In-Depth Probe of IBM's Telelogic Buy

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The European Commission announced today that it had opened an in-depth investigation of plans by IBM to buy Swedish business software company Telelogic AB for about 5.2 billion crowns ($798.6 million). The proposed transaction raises...

AMD opens door to ATI Linux drivers

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AMD's ATI division is reversing its open source strategy by offering better open source drivers. The graphics chips maker has traditionally demonstrated a poor performance in allowing open source drivers. Dell, for instance, made a...

Facebook Opens Profiles to Public

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Popular social networking site Facebook has added a public-facing search function in a move which is likely to anger privacy advocates. The function will initially allow anyone who is not registered with the site to...

Google opens click-fraud Web site

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Google has launched the Ad Traffic Quality Resource Center, an online "resource center" concerning click fraud, which many consider a potential threat to the search giant's main source of revenue: Pay-per-click advertising. In the pay-per-click...

IBM Opens Market Doors for Partners

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IBM Corp. is helping shepherd increasing numbers of local software companies onto the global stage as they move outside of the comfort zone of their home markets. As well as software vendors looking to grow...

Yahoo opens up e-mail APIs to outsiders

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Yahoo on Wednesday is expected to release software that will allow third-party developers to write applications using Yahoo Mail. The move to open up the application programming interfaces (APIs) to Yahoo Mail is meant to...

Mozilla: Firefox 3.0 opens door to Web apps

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Firefox 3.0, the open-source browser which is slated for release in the second half of 2007, will include many new features, including offline support for Web applications and new bookmark and search features. While the...

BitTorrent Opens Legal Movie & TV Show Online Store

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BitTorrent has launched the BitTorrent Entertainment Network, featuring a comprehensive library of digital entertainment content available for free, for rent and for purchase from 20th Century Fox, Lions Gate, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros....

Sweden opens diplomatic relations with Second Life

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Sweden is hoping to increase the country's profile by establishing an officially sanctioned embassy in the Second Life virtual online world. A digitally created building will be based on Sweden's actual embassy in Washington and...

Sun opens Java

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Sun Microsystems Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., has released the source code to its widely used Java programming language. Analysts see the move as one that should widen the reach of the already-prevalent language. The...

'DVD Jon' Opens Up Apple's FairPlay

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The infamous DRM hacker "DVD John", known by his friends and family as Jon Johansen, has successfully reverse engineered Apple's FairPlay digital rights management technology. However, Johansen is taking a different approach this time. He...

Yahoo Opens Hack Day to Developers

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We've opened up Yahoo! from the inside out with our world-renowned Hack Day, and from the outside in through the Yahoo! Developer Network. Now we're opening up Yahoo! itself to a select group of hackers...

Microsoft Patch Opens Users to Attack

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Microsoft is rushing to fix a flaw introduced by the company's latest security update to Internet Explorer--a flaw that opens Windows users to attack, a security firm said on Tuesday. The flaw, initially thought to...

Ubisoft Opens Production Studio in Bulgaria

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Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced the opening of a new studio in Sofia, Bulgaria. Alexandru-Ion Radu, recently named director of recruitment and training at Ubisoft's Romania studio, has been appointed...

Codeplex opens its doors to Developers

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Thanks CoolCatBad for the heads up on this new developer site from Microsoft. CodePlex is an online software development environment for open and shared source developers to create, host and manage projects throughout the project...

Splinter Cell Double Agent Website Opens

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Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, today announced the launch of the official Web site for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent. Available at http://www.splintercell.com – the only place to get your...

EU Domain Registration Opens Today

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The new .eu domain opens to the public today, after four months of being available to businesses during a 'sunrise' period. Those of us based in the EU can take advantage of the new domain,...

Sun Opens Niagara Chip Design to the World

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Sun Microsystems today complemented the release of two new serverswith some potentially significant changes to its processor architecturelicensing policy and the way in which Oracle will price its databasefor the fresh gear. We covered...

Google Opens Up Library Doors

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Google have opened up the library doors to their beta "Google Print" service. Whilst questions still remain as to how Google will tackle the topic of copyrighted material it seems as though they have at...

iTunes Australia Music Store Opens its Doors

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This morning, Apple finally cut the ribbon on it's Australian iTunes Music Store, years after the service first launched overseas. Up until now, all iPod users have technically been breaking the law by...

AMD Opens Chip Foundry, Delays 65nm Chips

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AMD opened its new chip making foundry, Fab 36, in Dresden, Germany yesterday with much fanfare. The new facility is intended to be a centerpiece of the company's growth and expansion. The foundry...

BBC opens TV archive to remixers

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The BBC has released the first TV clips from its archive onto the internet for people to "rip, mix and share". Almost 100 clips, from shows such as Walking With Beasts and...

Valve Opens Developer Community

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Half-Life 2 developer gathers modders, mappers, and modelers for "how-tos" and online discussion. The tight bond between avid underground game developers and modders has gotten a bit cozier thanks to Valve. The...

Sun Opens Door to Windows

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Sun Microsystems may be warming up to the idea of selling Microsoft's Windows operating system on its servers. Tom Goguen, vice president of operating platform marketing for Sun, said this week that while Sun currently...

AOL Opens Up Audio, Video Technology

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Despite helping to launch the Mozilla Foundation and releasing the code to its AOL Server software, America Online has never been synonymous with open source. But a number of new initiatives could change AOL's proprietary...

Microsoft opens research lab for licensing

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A start-up started telling the world Monday about its idea for predicting traffic jams, even though it wasn't the company that developed the technology. Rather, the core advances that are launching Seattle...

CherryOS Opens Up Code to Doubters

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CherryOS, the Mac emulator for Windows that has been dogged by controversy, is to be released as an open-source project on May 1, according to its creator. Jim Kartes, president of Maui X-Stream Inc., confirmed...

Yahoo opens up its search toolbox to developers

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Yahoo announced Tuesday that its search network is embracing Web services and that its commercial subsidiary is taking a new name. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company has created the Yahoo Search Developer Network,...

Microsoft opens portals for governments

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Microsoft is trying to help governments stop reinventing the digital wheel. As part of its many programs designed to keep government customers happy, the software giant has set up what it calls...

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