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Posts Tagged ‘announcement’

RIM to cut 11 percent of workforce

RIM to cut 11 percent of workforce

Wow, that's a lot of rim jobs. The Canadian company's shares sunk 3 percent after the Monday announcement of 2,000 job cuts, a month after RIM said would reduce headcount for the first time in almost a decade. The company, which described the cost reduction as "a prudent and necessary step" for its long-term success, said it would inform [...]

Next Linux kernel release could be 2.8.0

Next Linux kernel release could be 2.8.0

News from Linus... So I've been busily merging stuff, and just wanted to send out a quick reminder that I warned people in the 39 announcement that this might be a slightly shorter merge window than usual, so that I can avoid having to make the -rc1 release from Japan using my slow laptop (doing "allyesconfig" builds on that thing really isn't in [...]

Google tweaks SEO algorithm

Google tweaks SEO algorithm

Google this week launched a significant change in search algorithm intended to push down low-quality, SEO'd-out-the-ass content farms in favor of less spammy sites with more useful information. NYT article here, and the original Google announcement is here. Google says the change "noticeably impacts 11.8% of our queries." So far, it's US-only, [...]

Verizon Finally Lands the iPhone

Verizon Finally Lands the iPhone

Why would anyone buy an iPhone on Verizon, especially with dual core android phones coming out? The largest U.S. wireless carrier will make the long-awaited announcement at an event Tuesday in New York City, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. The move will for the first time let U.S. consumers choose the network that carries their [...]

Walmart shoppers to be shown video messages in checkout lines

This public service announcement will air in all Walmart stores equipped with checkout screens. A decade ago we only saw this craziness in movies where the US became an overbearing nanny state. Every year we continue getting closer to 1984. (more…)

Facebook to kill IE6 support for Chat on IE9 beta day

Facebook to kill IE6 support for Chat on IE9 beta day

I am torn between my hate of IE6 as a web developer and my hate for Facebook as a human. Facebook has announced that it will soon end Internet Explorer 6 support for Facebook Chat. The kill date is September 15—the same day Microsoft plans to release the first IE9 beta. Today's announcement comes just a week after Microsoft launched a beta [...]