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Google

Bing Users' Click-Through Rate 55% Higher Than Google Users' 268

Posted by timothy
from the hey-now-I-like-that-ads-subsidize-stuff dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Techcrunch is running a story that shows some pretty significant differences in the clicking habits of users of Yahoo, Google, and Bing. As it turns out, folks who arrive at websites via Bing are 55% more likely to click on an ad than if they arrived from Google (data based on the Chitika network). Essentially, people who use Bing are far more susceptible to advertising. Bing has acquired a decent market share in such a short time, but could it just be that they've reaped the low hanging fruit of those particularly persuaded by advertising? When their huge marketing campaign winds down, what kind of staying power will it have?"
Google

+ - Google announces open-source Chrome OS

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geog33k
geog33k writes "Google has announced a new open-source OS that will first target netbooks. Quoting Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management and Linus Upson, "Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010.""
Operating Systems

+ - The Google OS is Announced-> 2

Submitted by
popdookey
popdookey writes "It's true, it's real, and it's announced. Google will have an OS aimed at netbooks, and it will co-exist with Android. It will be fast booting, all applications will run over the web, and they will be supported through any standards-compliant web browser. The announcement is here, http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html"
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Intel

Moblin 2.0 Released, Intel's Linux For Netbooks 142

Posted by Soulskill
from the new-and-shiny dept.
eldavojohn writes "Yesterday, Moblin, the joint OS project between Novell and Intel, was released as V2.0 Beta for netbooks with the image available for download. We've talked about Moblin before, but Computer World has an article speculating this is Intel's direct affront to Microsoft's Windows 7 by pointing out that Moblin is designed to optimally use Intel's Atom Processor and smaller screens so popular with netbooks. Windows 7's netbook competition doesn't stop there, as GoodOS's gOS3 Gadgets and Canonical's Ubuntu Netbook Remix are being designed to also take advantage of Intel's Atom, especially from a UI perspective. Ars has a look at Moblin's rich new UI as well. Back in April, Intel said it would support Windows 7 on the Atom later this year, and Intel also says Windows 7 is a good choice for Intel's netbooks, so it doesn't look like they're intentionally burning any bridges between them and Redmond."
Intel

+ - Intel brings rich UI to Moblin Linux platform->

Submitted by 2mob
2mob (724325) writes "Intel's Linux-based Moblin operating system recently got a significant user interface overhaul. The platform's new graphical shell, which was unveiled Tuesday in a new Moblin 2 beta release, delivers top-notch usability and slick visual effects. The developers have completely reinvented the concept of virtual desktops and have replaced it with a more fluid "zone" system that makes it easier to organize how windows are grouped together. The shell also has tightly-integrated social network and messaging features, such as a built-in Twitter client and an instant messenger buddy list. Ars Technica tested Moblin beta 2 on Dell netbook and has published a comprehensive hands-on look at the new user interface."
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Comment: Re:People will complain.... (Score 1) 329

by rudlavibizon (#27326655) Attached to: Last.fm To Start Charging International Users
Yeah but it feels stupid to pay for something you had for free for so long and not have any bonuses for that while people who live in richer countries don't have to pay anything. In my country a lot of people don't even have credit cards so they most likely won't pay even if they can afford it. And there are a lot more poorer countries then mine.

Comment: Re:What about Spotify? (Score 0, Offtopic) 329

by rudlavibizon (#27326611) Attached to: Last.fm To Start Charging International Users
I'd like an invite please :). My email is my user name at gmail.com. Thanks. Maybe we should send invites to all our last.fm friends? This subscription just seems wrong, instead of offering more features, like listening to whole albums, they discriminate people by their IP address. I know nothing is free but since we contributed by scrobbling I think we deserve more. Not to mention developers who contributed to their client. I happily subscribe to flickr because I get MORE for a pro account. I actually stopped pirating because of last.fm and now I have to go back to soulseek and torrent. I feel like a fool because I recommended last.fm to so many people. Come march 30th, i'm deleting the account.

Comment: Re:I'm not dead yet (Score 1) 576

by rudlavibizon (#27113001) Attached to: Why TV Lost
I think the article talks about the difference in the way of delivery (centralized vs. multiple sources) rather then the act of watching. You seem not to see the wood from the trees, you can watch youtube on the 24" screen if it's connected to the pc. It's also a question of time when all TV will have a browser of some sort. And you can watch it on your mobile, laptop or whatever. It means you won't tune in to watch the the show at the exact time on the exact tv channel but you'll probably take a link from a facebook friend and watch it at the time of your convenience. You could have, for example, 'my recommendations' menu on your tv remote just as you have a dvd menu. What is important is that you don't get served in the same way which will change the kind of shows you are watching
Windows

Draconian DRM Revealed In Windows 7 1127

Posted by kdawson
from the just-who-did-you-think-owns-your-machine dept.
TechForensics writes "A few days' testing of Windows 7 has already disclosed some draconian DRM, some of it unrelated to media files. A legitimate copy of Photoshop CS4 stopped functioning after we clobbered a nagging registration screen by replacing a DLL with a hacked version. With regard to media files, the days of capturing an audio program on your PC seem to be over (if the program originated on that PC). The inputs of your sound card are severely degraded in software if the card is also playing an audio program (tested here with Grooveshark). This may be the tip of the iceberg. Being in bed with the RIAA is bad enough, but locking your own files away from you is a tactic so outrageous it may kill the OS for many persons. Many users will not want to experiment with a second sound card or computer just to record from online sources, or boot up under a Linux that supports ntfs-3g just to control their files." Read on for more details of this user's findings.
Science

Hadron Collider Relaunch Delayed 223

Posted by kdawson
from the earth-gets-a-reprieve dept.
SpuriousLogic writes "There's been another delay in the schedule announced for getting the Large Hadron Collider switched back on — now it's September 2009, a year after it shut down due to a malfunction. Scientists had said they expected the $5.4B machine to be repaired by November 2008, but then pushed the date back to June 2009, before the latest delay."

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