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50 is a Milestone

01/20
2010

(And one that I'll experience personally come August.) Anyway, Jenkins is offering 50 CLE classes during the January-April compliance period -- beginning with Basic Westlaw a week from today -- as well as one non-CLE class, Business Development 101. That's the most classes we've ever offered during any compliance period in the 10+ years I've been at Jenkins.

New York Times to Start Charging Soon? [UPDATED]

01/19
2010

New York Magazine reports that the NY Times "appears close to announcing that the paper will begin charging for access to its website, according to people familiar with internal deliberations." The decision wasn't an easy one:

Eight Days and Counting

01/19
2010

Apple's invited all the tech elite -- apparently, I didn't make the cut -- to a special event on January 27 to "Come see our latest creation". Most likely they're referring to the iSlate (or whatever they decide to call it). Stay tuned.

Skype Now Has Double-Digit Share of International Phone Traffic

01/19
2010

Skype accounted for 12% of international calling minutes in 2009. That's 54 *billion* minutes of yakety-yack, folks. I bet Skype's new owners are happy about that.

Link via TechCrunch.

Only Microsoft Could Create a Bug Like This

01/19
2010

Lifehacker alerts us that there's a 30-second delay in the login process in Windows 7 if you have a solid-color background. It's a bug that Microsoft is aware of.

Sigh. Why does this not surprise me?

China Hack Was "Highly Sophisticated"

01/15
2010

Wired reports that the intrusion of Google (and others) by Chinese hackers exploited a previously-undiscovered flaw in (what else?) Internet Explorer versions 6 through 8. Microsoft has issued an advisory; here's their take on the matter:

Help for Haiti

01/15
2010

If you want to learn how to help the people of Haiti, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft all have pages you'll want to visit. Google has pledged $1 million for disaster relief, while Microsoft has committed $1.25 million. Google's page also features post-earthquake satellite imagery.

Google Docs Will Now Take Anything You Throw At It

01/14
2010

In a few weeks, you'll be able to upload any type of file onto Google Docs:

Google Calls Out China

01/14
2010

On Tuesday, Google shouted "J'accuse" at the Chinese government in a big way: