Oggi, primo aprile…

Curiosamente l’inizio del secondo quarto coincide con diversi e notevoli annunci. Oggi, per esempio, GMail compie due anni. Pero’ altre e meravigliose cose succedono:

  1. Google Rooms?
  2. Microsoft bug cripples Google quantum-based spam filtering
  3. The Register permette di personalizzare qualunque cosa; lo scoop pero’ e’ la vendita di Google al Ministero dell’Informazione cinese
  4. Su Slashdot il layout e’ cambiato e… “OMG!!! Ponies!!!” su un tema rosa non e’ poi male… anche se rimangono parti con il vecchio layout ma molto interessanti, tipo questa
  5. L’economist invece titola Here be dragonMaking a mythical creature real is not easy. But GeneDupe’s team of biologists and computer scientists reckon they are equal to the task. Their secret is a new field, which they call “virtual cell biology”.
  6. Mobile Gazette fa lo scoop annunciando la chiusura della rete GSM da parte del Governo inglese
  7. RhymeRank e’ la nuova tecnologia di ask

Yahoo! Search blog annuncia invece l’acquisto di tutto il web 2.0:

after some long discussions with Tim O’Reilly, Michael Arrington, and other Web 2.0 experts, we’ve decided to just buy Web 2.0.

All of it. All the people, the round cornered boxes, crazy business ideas, and pastel colors.

That’s right, just like a trip to Costco, we’re buying in bulk and expect to save a lot of cash.

Henceforth, “Yahoo!” will be synonymous with “Web 2.0.”

We sincerely hope this will accelerate the move to Web 2.1 or even Web 3.0. This “Web 2.0” thing has gone on long enough.

Il pesce di Google, non e’ comunque male:

Pin All Your Romantic Hopes on Google

When you think about it, love is just another search problem. And we’ve thought about it. A lot. Google Romance™ is our solution.

Google Romance is a place where you can post all types of romantic information and, using our Soulmate Searchâ„¢, get back search results that could, in theory, include the love of your life. Then we’ll send you both on a Contextual DateTM, which we’ll pay for while delivering to you relevant ads that we and our advertising partners think will help produce the dating results you’re looking for.

Ad oggi il piu’ bello e’ il pesce che ho visto qui: int is_computer_on(void).