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Oracle Sues Google Over Android

Oracle Corp sued Google Inc, alleging patent and copyright infringement in the development of the popular Android smartphone software.

The suit, filed on Thursday in California federal court, claims that Google “knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property” in developing Android, Oracle spokeswoman Karen Tillman said in a statement. “This lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies.”

Oracle acquired Java through its $5.6 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems earlier this year. Analysts said the suit against Google could signal that Oracle intends to be more aggressive in seeking licensees for Java, a technology that is used in many types of Internet-based products.

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Top 100 Domain Tools, Resources and Websites

Over the course of many years in the domain name industry, I have learned a lot about all the companies, organizations and individuals that keep the wheels turning.

The following 100 websites are made up of the most popular and widely used domain tools, resources and businesses.

I have used various metrics and sources to compile this list, such as traffic estimates and bookmark data. Certain websites have been excluded which may be popular, but are dated and irrelevant to the industry today.

  1. GoDaddy (Registrar)
  2. DomainTools (Domain Lookup & Tools)
  3. NameCheap (Registrar)
  4. DNSstuff (Domain Tools)
  5. BustAName (Domain Finder)
  6. Instant Domain Search (Domain Lookup)
  7. DomainsBot (Domain Finder)
  8. Domai.nr (Hack Finder)
  9. NameBoy (Domain Finder)
  10. SnapNames (Expiring Domain Auctions)
  11. MakeWords (Domain Finder)
  12. Moniker (Registrar & Domain Auctions)
  13. Sedo (Domain Auctions)
  14. Pool.com (Expired Domain Auctions)
  15. eNom (Registrar)
  16. Afternic (Domain Auctions)
  17. Register.com (Registrar)
  18. Who.is (Domain Lookup)
  19. 123-Reg (UK Registrar)
  20. Name.com (Registrar)
  21. NamePros (Domain Forum)
  22. Domize (Domain Lookup)
  23. NameJet (Expired Domain Auctions)
  24. DNForum (Domain Forum)
  25. ICANN (Governing Body for Domains and IPs)
  26. Estibot (Automated Appraisals & Research)
  27. FreshDrop (Domain Research)
  28. IANA Root Zone (Details on TLDs and country-code TLDs)
  29. MyDomain (Registrar)
  30. dnScoop (Automated Appraisal)
  31. JustDropped (Expired Domains)
  32. Archive.org Wayback Machine (Website History)
  33. PickyDomains (Paid Name Suggestions)
  34. DNJournal (Industry News)
  35. Domain Name Wire (Industry News)
  36. Alexa (Domain Traffic Stats)
  37. Compete (Domain Traffic Stats)
  38. List of Top-level Domains (Wikipedia Info)
  39. AllWhois (Domain Lookup)
  40. EuroDNS (European Registrar)
  41. Dotster (Registrar)
  42. BuyDomains.com (Premium Domain Sales)
  43. DomainTyper (Domain Finder)
  44. DeletedDomains (Expired Domain Search)
  45. Whois Source (Domain Lookup)
  46. Flippa (Domain & Website Sales)
  47. Wordoid (Word Generator)
  48. Google Apps for Domains (Domain Tools)
  49. DirectNIC (Registrar)
  50. Whois.com (Domain Lookup)
  51. WhoIsHostingThis? (Web Host Lookup)
  52. NameBio (Domain Sales History)
  53. DynaDot (Registrar)
  54. MelbourneIT (Australian Registrar)
  55. NetCraft (Internet Security Research)
  56. Google Analytics (Traffic Logging)
  57. Domaining.com (Industry News Aggregator)
  58. Nominet (.UK Registry)
  59. Domain.com (Registrar)
  60. DynDNS (DNS Hosting)
  61. OpenDNS (Secured DNS Service)
  62. CrazyDomains (Australian Registrar)
  63. Yahoo Domains (Registrar)
  64. PCNames (Domain Lookup)
  65. DropDay (Expired Domain Research)
  66. NameTumbler (Domain Finder)
  67. Google AdWords Keyword Tool (Keyword Research)
  68. TheDomains (Industry News)
  69. DomainNameNews (Industry News)
  70. Rick Latona (Broker)
  71. DomainNews (Industry News)
  72. Elliot’s Blog (Domain Blogger)
  73. DotSauce Magazine (Domain & Development Articles)
  74. AvailableDomainNames (Available Domain Lists)
  75. DNSalePrice (Domain Sales History)
  76. DomainState (Domain Forum)
  77. NameBee.com (Industry News Aggregator)
  78. CircleID (Internet & Domain News)
  79. T.R.A.F.F.I.C. (Industry Conference)
  80. DOMAINfest (Industry Conference)
  81. SuccessClick (Domain Blogger)
  82. Morgan Linton (Domain Blogger)
  83. Rick’s Blog (Domain Blogger)
  84. DomainNameSales (Domain Blogger)
  85. Parked.com (Parking)
  86. NameDrive (Parking)
  87. Fabulous (Parking)
  88. WhyPark (Parking)
  89. SmartName (Parking)
  90. Google AdSense for Domains (Parking)
  91. Trafficz (Parking)
  92. Skenzo (Parking)
  93. Domain Development Corp (Parking)
  94. Above.com (Parking Manager)
  95. iGoldRush (Domaining Portal)
  96. IDNBlog (International Domain Blog)
  97. Domain Masters (Radio Program / Podcast)
  98. DomainerIncome (Domain Research)
  99. DNHeadlines (Industry News Aggregator)
  100. DNCalendar (Industry Related Events)

I encourage you to visit and explore all the domain industry websites that peek your interest!

The list could have included 100 more domain resources, so I apologize if one of your favorite sites is not included. If there is a very popular domain website that I’ve missed, please let me know. I may compile an extended list sometime in the future.

Thank you for looking! Don’t forget to bookmark this for future reference.

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MoMA Launches Free iPhone App

Today, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) announced that they’ve released a free iPhone app in the App Store simply called, MoMA. The application gives users access to over 32,000 pieces from the Museum’s large collection of contemporary and modern art. In addition, they’ve got an art term dictionary, artist bios, and a calendar for events like exhibitions, film screenings, etc.

The MoMA iPhone Application Features:

  • - A Calendar of current and upcoming exhibitions, daily events and film screenings, with the ability to share via Facebook or Twitter.
  • - Tours, which include the MoMA Audio programs, with five distinct tour options, such as Special Exhibitions, Modern Voices, Modern Kids, MoMA Teen Audio, and Visual Descriptions, and the ability to browse by floor or stop number.
  • - An Art index of over 32,000 works featured in the collection as well as a database of art terms and artist biographies.
  • - Information about the museum, including hours, admission and transportation.
  • - MoMA Snaps offers the option to take a picture in the Museum and send it as a Museum postcard.
  • - MoMA Tracks allows visitors to select tracks from their own music library to listen to while exploring the Museum or the MoMA App.
  • - Access to MoMA resources on iTunes, iTunes U, and YouTube.


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Transparent Film Turns Windows Into Solar Panels

Thanks to a new technology developed by scientists, every window in Britain could be turned into solar panels with the application of transparent film. This new technology that harnesses the power of the sun could revolutionize the power industry and saturate global markets within the next five years or so. The patented film is being produced by a Norwegian company, EnSol AS, which plans to release the product commercially by 2016.

The film is composed of metal nanoparticles which are embedded into a composite matrix and needs to be built into the materials that it is coating. In order to do this, the material needs to be applied during the manufacturing process of the surface, whether that is windows, roofs of cars, or other modes of transportation or stationary buildings.

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Injection Could Save Tens of Thousands of Lives Annually

If recently injured patients with serious bleeding were to receive a cheap, widely available and easily administered drug to help their blood to clot, tens of thousands of lives could be saved every year, according to a paper published on-line today by The Lancet.

Dr Ian Roberts, Professor of Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK, revealed that results from a trial show that early administration of tranexamic acid (TXA) to patients with recent, severe bleeding injuries saves lives, with no evidence of adverse effects from unwanted clotting.

The trial, named CRASH-2, was a large, randomised trial involving over 20,000 adult patients in 274 hospitals across 40 countries, and was funded by England’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment programme. This is the first trial of TXA in injured patients, although smaller trials have shown that it reduces bleeding in patients undergoing major surgery.

TXA is an off-patent drug, manufactured by a number of different companies. The cost per gram is about £3 ($4.50).

The drug helps by reducing clot breakdown. Although this would be advantageous in patients with severe bleeding, doctors were worried that TXA might increase the risk of complications, such as heart attacks, strokes and clots in the lungs. The results of this large trial show that TXA reduces death from bleeding without any increase in these complications.

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Hottest Gadgets of the 1990′s

Previously, we brought you the hottest gadgets from the 1960′s, 1970’s and the 1980′s. This may not be the first time these types of technology hit the market, but in the 1990′s these are the products people would have stood in line for, much like they do for the iPad and iPhone today.


 

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Welcome to The Age of Virtual Currency

A little over a year ago, I wrote about Facebook beginning testing of a payments system. I am happy to inform you that Facebook credits are now live for selected applications.

Visit certain applications within Facebook, such as Living Social or browse the Games page and Facebook may send you 25 free credits (a $2.50 value).

Credits can be purchased using credit cards, PayPal and even through your cell phone.

Pretty amazing, right? The story just got much more interesting today.

TechCrunch writes that Google has acquired Jambool for $70 million. Jambool powers virtual economies with a platform called Social Gold.

Google may implement Social Gold into their existing checkout product, their new social platform and Google Me, a social network in-development.

I believe this is a very strong possibility and am sure that both Facebook and Google will be vying to integrate and promote the use of their virtual currencies by as many users as possible.

Facebook has a head-start, but Google seems to be nonchalantly adopting all of their strategies and will have the benefit of learning from any hiccups.

Both social giants should realize that there is use for virtual currency beyond games and virtual goods. Could it be that they are just testing the waters for now, or that governments will not allow these currencies to be used for real-world goods and services?

It’s going to be very interesting to follow as the virtual economies evolve. I believe virtual currency will be a success and am excited about it’s potential impact for the future of online business.

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Pizza Hut Introduces Foursquare Discounts for ‘Mayors’

Are you on Foursquare yet? Well, if you want to spy on your friends or lifeblog your daily destinations, you should be. And now, Pizza Hut has launched a new campaign that gives discounts to Foursquare ‘Mayors’. Unfortunately they’re not giving away a free pizza, but they are giving away a free order of breadsticks whenever you purchase a large pizza. Not bad for visiting a place you’d already patronize.

“Through past experience, we’ve learned that our customers are spending a considerable amount of time using social media and mobile tools, increasingly incorporating them into their daily lives,” said Brian Niccol, Chief Marketing Officer at Pizza Hut.  ”We see this promotion with foursquare as a win-win situation – loyal, digital-savvy customers will be able to take advantage of a fun promo, while we hope to see a bump in repeat traffic from Mayors looking to take advantage of this offer.”

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