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1. John McCain Introduces Bill Against Net Neutrality

Despite it's name, "The Internet Freedom Act of 2009" does not free the Internet. It's an attack against Net Neutrality and yet another attempt to give the Internet to big business.

What is Net Neutrality? Net neutrality (also network neutrality, Internet neutrality) frees restrictions on content, sites, or platforms, on the kinds of equipment that may be attached, and on the modes of communication allowed, as well as one where communication is not unreasonably degraded by other communication streams.

Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
10 years ago, and updated 10 years ago
(1 Comments , last by Jenny.W )
2. It's Done: Borland is No More
A trip down memory lane: Borland 1983-2009
Micro Focus buys Borland. The decline of Borland is now complete. The once legendary software company is no more! Okay, for those of us that worked at Borland and those that loved their development tools, it pretty much was over years ago. For me, I'm still a big fan of the CodeGear development tools, especially Delphi and Prism, but the fanatical culture and clarity of purpose was over when Philippe Kahn left. I've been following Borland ever since I left the company in 1995 and every time I heard of a stupid move, I cringed. I'm sure all of us who have watched the decline of Borland over the years have a list of stupid Borland moves.
Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
10 years ago, and updated 10 years ago
(10 Comments , last by mprestwood )
3. Oracle Buys Sun: Java Under New Management

Oracle to purchase Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion. The driving force behind this deal was Oracle's desire to acquire Java and Solaris.

Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
10 years ago
4. Bill Gates Retires!

On Friday, June 27, 2008, Bill Gates retired from Microsoft. Mostly.

Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
11 years ago
5. Embarcadero Technologies To Acquire CodeGear

Borland no longer owns Delphi, C++Builder, JBuilder, Interbase, etc.

Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
11 years ago, and updated 10 years ago
6. Microsoft Trying to Buy Yahoo

MS wants Yahoo. What about MSN? Will Yahoo survive?

Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
11 years ago
7. eBay Desktop App Arrives

Arguably the most prominent, most successful, web-hosted application, eBay is harnessing the power of the desktop as an alternative to the browser.

Posted to KB Topic: Power User Info
11 years ago, and updated 11 years ago
8. New Blog Topic Settings Reader entries now optional and you can specify sort.
Posted to KB Topic: Member Blog Help
12 years ago
9. DOL was spending $27 million running web job board DOL's America's Job Bank website is shutting down on June 20th, citing operating costs as high as $27 milllion per year!
Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
12 years ago
(1 Comments )
10. MS secret project -- Milan...thumbs up!

We've had keyboards and mice forever. We've had touch-screens and drawing pads for a long time, now. Get ready for something entirely new and different, the "surface!"

Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
12 years ago
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