Posterous founder Sachin Agarwal thanks its members for the pie and waves goodbye.
You could almost see this one coming from an Internet mile away, which won't come as much consolation to those invested in the service, but Twitter is pulling the plug on Posterous on April 30, 2013. First launched in 2008, the Posterous blogging service was acquired by Twitter in March of last year, and at the time, users were told it would stay up and running. And it did, for a little while, anyway.
Opera is pulling its Presto browser engine and replacing it with WebKit.
Opera Software today put the world on notice that its Presto rendering engine will be making a disappearing act. Going forward, Opera will make a "gradual transition" to WebKit, as well as Chromium, for just about every upcoming browser release for smartphones and computers, the Norwegian browser maker announced today. The engine replacement was mentioned as an aside to the fact that Opera's collection of browsers across all products now boast 300 million users.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates won over the Reddit crowd by answering a plethora of questions.
Bill Gates is a rock star on so many levels. Yes, he co-founded Microsoft, built his net worth to tens of billions of dollars, and now spends his days doing philanthropy work through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, all of which are admirable in their own right. It would be easy for someone in his position to be an egotistical jerk who's disconnected from the public at large, but instead, this is the same guy who once did the Robot next to Jerry Seinfeld, made us crave churros in another Vista ad, and more recently (as in, yesterday) answered a boatload of questions on Reddit.
Billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates jumped into an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit.
From cheap thrills (like cheeseburgers) to unreleased products, the man himself, Bill Gates, billionaire founder of the world's largest software company, is right now answering user questions on Reddit. There's still time to jump into the AMA (Ask Me Anything) session if you have a burning question of your own, but you'll have to ask fast, as he's already been in there for about an hour.
Bing falls to fifth place in the search engine wars, according to data from comScore qSearch.
Google tends to be the go-to search engine in the United States and in many other parts of the world, but in Russia, Yandex is top dog. On a global scale, Yandex is now officially more popular than Microsoft's Bing, so says the latest search engine data from comScore qSearch. Bing slipped to fifth place with a 2.5 share of the search market, falling slightly behind Yandex at 2.8 percent.
A family-owned adult DVD store claims Amazon is trying to shut it down.
Oh, the injustice! The owners of AdultWoot.com, a small, family-owned online store that sells adult themed DVDs (read: pornography) for under $5 a pop, claims Amazon is the one playing dirty by trying to shut the site down using underhanded tactics. Why would Amazon go out of its way to shutter an online porn shop? Simply put, Amazon owns Woot.com, an online deal site it acquired last year, and it doesn't want customers thinking the two sites are in any way related.
Teenage girl plans to buy "stuff" with the $200 she'll receive for quitting Facebook.
An interesting story about a 14-year-old daughter who convinced her dad to pay her to suspend Facebook for five months is making the rounds. Paul Baier, a research consultant in Boston, posted an image on his blog of the contract he and his daughter signed. Under terms of the agreement, little Baier will receive $50 upfront for deactivating her account, and another $150 at the end of June when the contract expires.
Websites to stream the game online, watch Super Bowl commercials, and more
Regardless of whether or not you, the geeky PC enthusiast that you are, are excited about watching (arguably) the two top teams in the NFL meet for their annual head-to-head, commercial-filled extravaganza; we've got 10 fun Super Bowl-related websites to keep you entertained. Puppy Bowl, anyone?
So if you truly want to enrich your bone-crunching football experience, check out one of the many companion websites below that will help make the big game day even better.
A ghost town no more, Google+ is home to hundreds of millions of active users.
CPUBoss aims to make it easy to search for and compare CPUs.
Do you know which is the overall better buy between an Intel Core i7 3770K and AMD FX 8350? If shopping mobile devices, do you know how Nvidia's Tegra 3 stacks up against Texas Instruments' OMAP 4 (4470)? We live and breathe technology and it's literally our job to know the answer to those types of questions, but if you have better things to do than sit around all day and study processor technologies, you might find CPUBoss.com a helpful site the next time you're in the market for a system, big or small.