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+ - SEC Fines Google Chief Legal Officer->

Submitted by rm69990
rm69990 (885744) writes "The SEC has fined Google's Chief Legal Officer over accounting issues arrising from overstated earnings at a former company. David C. Drummond, former CFO of software maker SmartForce, was ultimately responsible for financial statements that overstated revenue by US$113.6 million and net income by US$127 million during a three and a half year period ending in mid-2002, the SEC said. Drummond also enjoys the role of President of Corporate Development at Google currently."
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+ - Joost Signs on New Partners, Opens Up Invites

Submitted by rm69990
rm69990 (885744) writes "The new Joost internet television service, formerly known as the Venice Project, announced a handful of new content distribution agreements. In addition to previously-announced content deals with CBS and Viacom, Joost will also carry programming from CNN and other Turner Broadcasting System properties. Current beta users will also be able to invite anyone to sign up with Joost in advance of the service moving out of its beta phase later this month, as opposed to the old system where invites were sparse, much like the very early days of Gmail."

+ - Google Rebrands Personalized Homepage as iGoogle

Submitted by rm69990
rm69990 (885744) writes "Google has officially rebranded their personalized homepage as iGoogle. According to Marissa Mayer, Google's VP of search products and user experience, iGoogle was floated as a name for the Personalized Homepage back in 2005 when the service was being assembled. One of the major new features of iGoogle is the ability to build gadgets without any prior programming experience. For those not in the know, Gadgets are similar to widgets on Apple's Dashboard or... gadgets on Vista's toolbar."
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+ - Ubuntu running on the Xbox 360

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Anonymous Coward writes "Cpasjuste has managed to get Ubuntu (comunity developed Linux-based operating system) running on the Xbox 360. It contains all the standard applications such as a WEB BROWSER, spreadsheet software, instant messaging software and more. To get it running King Kong is required as well as the vulnerable kernels. Read more about it here at: 13#post467013 The news stub can be found here:"

+ - Economist Talks on Details of Software Startups

Submitted by bobdole3k
bobdole3k (1080099) writes "Larry Smith, a world class economist from the University of Waterloo has dedicated his career to studying software enterprises. Recently, he gave a talk on the mechanics of starting a successful software company. Through his extensive knowledge of the industry, Smith provides a detailed analysis of what worked and what didn't in software startups. A video of the talk is available on the Computer Science Club's media archive."

+ - Million Dollar Laptop

Submitted by thefekete
thefekete (1080115) writes "'UK-based bespoke luxury goods creator Luvaglio has created the first million dollar laptop.'

'Full details of the laptop have not been released at this point, but it is known that it incorporates a 17" widescreen LED lit screen with a specially designed anti-reflective glare coating for clear and brighter image, 128GB of Solid State Disk space and a slot loading Blue-Ray drive. There is an integrated screen cleaning device and a very rare coloured diamond piece of jewellery [sic] that doubles up as the power button when placed into the laptop and also acts as security identification.'

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Little known fact about Middle Earth: The Hobbits had a very sophisticated computer network! It was a Tolkien Ring...