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Submission + - New Ad service listens in on Internet calls (go.com)

Diamonddavej writes: "ABC News has a report about a start up company, Pudding Media, that has devised a new way of making money on the internet. It has developed speech-recognition software that listens in on VoIP calls and displays banner ads related to key words spoken in conversations. The initial trial of the software goes live today on http://www.thepudding.com/ . Users can now register for a VoIP service that provides free calls to the US and Canada, paid by banner ads generated by speech-recognition. The company does not want to offer a free VoIP service but hopes to license their speech-recognition software to other VoIP companies. Their service is not compatible with Firefox."
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Submission + - Official prototype of kilogram mysteriously losing (komotv.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The 118-year-old cylinder that is the international prototype for the metric mass, kept tightly under lock and key outside Paris, is mysteriously losing weight — if ever so slightly. Physicist Richard Davis of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sevres, southwest of Paris, says the reference kilo appears to have lost 50 micrograms compared with the average of dozens of copies.

Submission + - Powerpoint vs. Keynote - Using both together (jasonvalalik.com)

jvalal writes: "Just a quick video on how combining the advanced functions of Powerpoint2007 with the ease of use of Keynote and Apples cleaner transitions and cooler text animations to create a deck that has a little business and a little party. Think of it as the Mullet of presentations."

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