Microsoft's MSN unit launched its own paid-search advertising program in France to compete with Google AdWords. Microsoft said it plans to begin testing the system in the United States next month.
The popular file-sharing site WinMX.com ceased operating and the New York office of another, eDonkey.com, appeared to be closed, in the continuing legal fallout among underworld peer-to-peer music services, industry sources and users said on Wednesday.
Thanks to one sharp-eyed Italian a shaded area on a satellite image was found to be a Roman villa.
According to Reuters, Google, the online search leader, confirmed on Tuesday it has begun a limited test of a free wireless Internet service, called Google WiFi.
Macromedia has updated their Flash Remoting components.
Developing Rich Internet Applications using Macromedia Flash and Macromedia Flash Remoting MX requires the addition of the Flash Remoting Components. The Flash Remoting Components extend the Macromedia Flash authoring environment, adding the ActionScript APIs needed to invoke remote services using Flash Remoting MX. Authoring tool extensions—such as the NetConnection Debugger, which enables developers to watch and trace events across both the client and server—are also included in the Flash Remoting Components, in addition to powerful recordset handling and databinding capabilities for handling dynamic data from relational databases. Flash Remoting Components are available for Flash Professional 8, Flash Basic 8 and prior Flash versions.
Ars Technica has got a great article on what Sparkle really is about. Here is a short piece of the article;
If anybody still thinks that Sparkle is a "Flash Killer", they must not have seen the same demo. Sparkle is so much more than a Flash competitor.