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+ - The Pirate Bay is sold, and on its way to legality-> 1

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MattSparkes
MattSparkes writes "A Swedish software firm is buying The Pirate Bay and turning it into a legal business. Global Gaming Factory X (GGF) has also bought peer-to-peer research firm Peerialism. The two purchases are expected to form the basis of a new, legal download service. It's a bold move, especially as it comes in the same week that the four founders of The Pirate Bay had their application for a retrial rejected by a Swedish court."
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The Internet

+ - Pirate Bay sold for $7.8 million

Submitted by paulraps
paulraps (1007407) writes "The Pirate Bay is to be bought for $7.8 million by Global Gaming Factory X (GGF), a Swedish company specializing in internet café management software, the company has announced. As well as taking over the controversial brand, GGF has also bought Peerialism, a small IT company with roots at Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology, which has developed a new file sharing technology. The acquisitions mean that GGF will be at the heart of "the international digital distribution market", allowing it to introduce a new pay model for file sharing."
Mozilla

Memory Usage of Chrome, Firefox 3.5, et al. 505

Posted by kdawson
from the gig-here-gig-there-pretty-soon-it-starts-to-add-up dept.
An anonymous reader writes "This experiment graphs the memory usage of Chrome and Firefox 3.5 (along with Safari and Opera) over a series of 150 Web page loads using an automated script. Firefox 3.5 shows the lowest memory usage in all categories, including average memory usage, maximum memory usage, and final memory usage. Chrome uses over 1 GB of memory due to its process architecture. Safari 4 and Opera show memory usage degradation over time, while Chrome and Firefox 3.5 are more reliable in freeing memory to the OS." IE 8 was not included "because the author could not find a way to prevent it from opening a new window on each invocation of the command."
Google

+ - Google helps catch 'muggers'->

Submitted by
Bifurcati
Bifurcati writes "Two Dutch men have been arrested after a boy they allegedly mugged spotted them in Google StreetView. The 14-year-old boy was pulled off his bicycle in the town of Groningen in September and robbed of his mobile phone and about 250 dollars. He found the pictures in StreetView apparently by chance and while his attackers' faces were blurred (as per Google's rules) Google gave investigators the original unobscured pictures. The bad guys were also apparently twins...or there's some clever real life photoshopping going on!"
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Businesses

+ - Family's Christmas Photos Hawk Groceries in Prague

Submitted by
Hugh Pickens
Hugh Pickens writes "The Telegraph reports that Jeff and Danielle Smith sent a photo of themselves with their two young children to family and friends as a Christmas card, and posted the image on her blog and a few social networking websites. Then, last month, a friend of the Smiths was vacationing in the Czech Republic when he spotted a full size poster of the Missouri family's smiling faces in the window of a local supermarket in Prague advertising a grocery delivery service. The friend snapped a few pictures and sent them to the flabbergasted Smiths. "It's a life-size picture in a grocery store window in Prague — my Christmas card photo!" says Danielle Smith. Mario Bertuccio, who owns the Grazie store in Prague, admitted that he had found the photo online but thought it was computer-generated and promised to remove it. "We'll be happy to write an e-mail with our apology," says Bertuccio. Meanwhile Mrs. Smith has received 180,000 visitors and over 500 comments on her blog since she posted the story and says she is glad the photo wasn't used in an unseemly manner. "Interesting. Bizarre. Flattering, I suppose," writes Mrs. Smith. "But quite creepy.""
Networking

+ - A Twitter Client for the Commodore 64-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Johan Van den Brande have developed a Twitter client for the Commodore 64, allowing 140 character messages to be posted directly from this TV-connected 1982 home computer. This youtube video shows how the Twitter client is — slowly! — loaded from a 5.25" floppy disk, how the latest Twitter messages are downloaded and shown on the TV screen, and how this tweet is posted. All that is needed is a C64, a TV, and a C64 Ethernet card. The Twitter client is implemented with the Contiki operating system, which otherwise is used for connecting tiny embedded systems to the Internet."
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