¿Hablas Español? Facebook does! No longer an English-only site, Facebook.com can now boast fluency in Spanish . The Spanish version is the first of several languages planned for the social networking site, with German and French versions expected within weeks. Sixty percent of Facebook users reside outside the U.S., with more than 2.8 million active users living in Latin America or Spain. Members wanting to view the Spanish version need only change their account settings.
During the State of the Net Conference , RIAA president Cary Sherman talked about content filtering, which he says isn't perfect, but works and has lots of advantages. And where does he see envision these piracy filters? Perhaps your cable or DSL modem , or as DSLReports interprets Sherman's comments, in your anti-virus software. Referring to placing filters on home computers, Sherman admits that users " likely wouldn't want to do that ", but would do it anyway if " it benefits them such as for viruses and so on and so forth " See the edited video here .
It's not too often we see major innovations in the memory industry, so it's with cautious interest we're watching Intel and STMicroelectronics move out of the conceptual phase and into prototypes. In a press release issued today, Intel announced they've begun shipping memory technology, codenamed " Alverstone ," using prototype samples of Phase Change Memory. Intel claims PCM uses less power than conventional flash, and shares bit alterability characteristics with RAM. Non-volatile DRAM, anyone? We'll see...
Citing un-named sources, TechCrunch claims Yahoo's board of directors plan to meet tomorrow to discuss Microsoft's $44.6 billion buyout offer. Competing acquisition offers have not materialized, which would make a timely decision seem imminent. Yahoo might also discuss outsourcing to Google, but such a move would likely draw the ire of U.S. regulatory authorities. Of course, the big question is, does anyone care what's to become of Yahoo?