Best Damn Tech News
Ex-Google engineers launched the new search engine Cuil www.cuil.com to ho-hum reviews amidst a massive PR release. With it’s slick interface and huge index they may have been expecting more but with such poor search results, many have written it off already. You might want to try ask.com for better results which isn’t saying much. To give you an example, a search for the “Best Damn Tech Show” brings up a Wikipedia result in the top spot that links you to a page that doesn’t even exist. Nice one.
Friend of the Tech Show, Ted Stevens the longest serving senator in congress has been brought up on charges (7 counts on failing to disclose – not for being a douche as most people thought). We’ve put together a highlight reel or some of his most famous Tedism with more courtesy of Jon Stewart over at our partner broadcaster Comedy Central. http://blog.indecision2008.com/2008/07/30/top-5-daily-show-ted-stevens-moments/
Iris on the Virus
Apple gets pie in the face from security researchers over a failure to act on patching serious DNS BIND flaw.
Response to Gary Vaynerchuck
Rachel’s Soy Sauce – Dishing up the gossip for the gals
IBM facilities hosting 3 week tech camps for gals after hearing of the decline in female tech engineers http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080731/BUSINESS01/807310312
American Association of University Women Education Foundation is hosting a tech trek camp for 14 year old girl at Stanford University http://www.mercurynews.com/campbell/ci_10036148
Reasons girls should get into tech: hotter more intelligent guys-brain before brawn ladies, you get to travel, go to sweet conferences, meet really interesting people and be a part of the ever changing growing and evolving tech community. the internet is our own little ecosystem plus you get all your drinks for free…trust me, I know! :]
Around the World Wide Web
China had every intention of opening up access to the world but we’ve learned that they’re still at their censorship game – apparently Best Damn Tech Show, Period is still on that list.
Portugal has grabbed 500,000 of the latest Intel produced Classmates PC which is a bit of a slap in the face for OLPC (One Laptop per Child www.olpc.org)
Site of the Week:
Chris Brogan dot com – new media business and marketing resource