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Submission + - The Dutch teleport data, reliably (nytimes.com)

Bysshe writes: "In a paper published on Thursday in the journal Science, physicists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the Delft University of Technology reported that they were able to reliably teleport information between two quantum bits separated by three meters, or about 10 feet."

Which, given that the Dutch also invented the stock market, means we can welcome our klomp-wearing overlords in the near future.

Submission + - Ferrari's douchbaggery response to years-long fan devotion on Facebook (bloomberg.com)

Bysshe writes: Ferrari, having been very successful in offline branding, had a criminal copyright case filed against them by a fan who's built up their most popular Facebook page over the past years. Ferrari took control of the page despite no money ever being made off the page. Ferrari's attitudes are much like the music industry's archaic approach to protecting their intellectual properly. The law (at least in the EU, where Ferrari is based) clearly states that fans have the right and own the intellectual property of their fan pages and yet companies that are highly dependent on fans seem determined to use legal tricks to enforce protectionist attitudes instead of taking the more successful route of accelerating the activities of their fans through clear and enthusiastic support.

Submission + - Zfone encrypts your voip calls - beta available (zfone.com)

Bysshe writes: The latest project by encryption guru Phil Zimmermann, creator of PGP and privacy champion, is well on its way to revolutionize how we make our voip calls. The public beta has been available for quite a while but I haven't seen news of it on slashdot yet. Considering that PGP Corp has now been sold off to Symantec, it would be great to lend Phil a helping hand and make his newest project even more successful. His dedication to open source and personal rights, even in the face of government pressure demands our respect and our support.

Submission + - Obama's first major step in medical research (bbc.co.uk)

Bysshe writes: "In a major reversal from Bush's policy, Obama is expected to reverse the ban on federally funded stem cell research which has been crippling the US medical research system for many years. Previous to this the only research done using stem cells in the US has been done by privately funded clinics such as those sponsored by the Howard Hughes foundation."
The Internet

Submission + - Half of Pirate Bay Charges dropped (bbc.co.uk)

Bysshe writes: "Half the charges against the Pirate Bay have been dropped. The industry side claims it simplification of the process while the defence claims a significant victory early in the battle.

Industry: Peter Danowsky, legal counsel for the music companies in the case, said: "It's a largely technical issue that changes nothing in terms of our compensation claims and has no bearing whatsoever on the main case against The Pirate Bay.

Defence: "This is a sensation. It is very rare to win half the target in just one and a half days and it is clear that the prosecutor took strong note of what we said yesterday," defence lawyer Per E Samuelson told the TorrentFreak website, which reports on developments in the BitTorrent file-sharing community."


Submission + - Woz as Fusion-io boss (nytimes.com)

Bysshe writes: "Looks like Wozniak is getting a bit bored with his day job and is going for a top spot at Fusion-io as Chief Scientist. Let's hope his involvement means good things for the company, they have some impressive ambitions."
Social Networks

Submission + - Making money off Facebook (facebook.com)

Bysshe writes: "A bunch of different companies are trying to leverage the facebook platform to make cash. These guys at Needdit have found an innovative way to do so combining the fun and useless aspects of facebook with some real revenue generating e-commerce strategies. Blog coverage can be found here too: http://www.socialmediaportal.com/News/2008/10/Send-virtual-gifts-on-Facebook-through-Needdit-and-Amazon.aspx"
Sun Microsystems

Submission + - Sun Microsystems turnaround (facebook.com)

Bysshe writes: "Sun microsystems is trying to turnaround their business and recapture the startup environment that its failed at replicating for so long. Their new product line should hopefully put them back on the map as competitors in the datastorage space since they're among the first in general and of the first of the major data storage players to get solid state products in the racks. Come on SUN, bring us something worthy of the old Sparc http://bigtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2008/11/12/sun-gambles-big-as-outlook-darkens/"

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