Archive for March, 2007

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Gmail not so infinite…

March 17, 2007

Gmail is a very popular web based email service by Google. Since opening from beta at 1gb of email storage, the counter on the site has been constantly growing. Nevertheless, a question lingers in our head. How big will it go!?!??!

Gmail

Niraj Sanghvi says he has the answer:
“The Gmail login page updated to reflect new targets for the amount of space each account gets. The counter on that page is always counting up, and you can actually see what it is counting to. With the new update, here’s the new space targets and how many days until that much space is hit by the counter on the page:

2800MB: Already reached
2835MB: In 18.22 days
2980MB: In 384 days
3125MB: In 749 days
3270MB: In 1114 days
3415MB: In 1479 days
3560MB: In 1845 days

The last target is 3560MB, which is about 3.47GB of space. But that’s over 60 months (5 years) away! But they usually change the targets over time to reach them faster or slower. ”

Hmmmm….interesting

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Skynet runs Windows?!?!?! What a suprise…

March 17, 2007

According to this parodied photo from Terminatior, Skynet is advertized as running Windows Vista. Do I need to say more?

…hmmm maybe makes sense.

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Tears for Pandora? SAVE THE STREAMS

March 17, 2007

Pandora

A recent decision by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) is stirring cries in the tech community. “It’s utterly ridiculous,” said Pandora Founder Tim Westergen in a post on blog.pandora.com.

The CRB released a revised internet radio fees last week. It is univerally believed that the RIAA has effectively convinced the board to establish internet radio as a non-viable business. Under the fees, internet radio stations would have to pay heavy fees for typically free to user services.

Pandora screenshot

Pandora, part of the Music Genome Project, itself has 50 million listeners.

“We need your help,” Westergen ended.

We at ViM3.com support Internet radio stations like Pandora and we hope you do to. If you don’t already take advantage of internet radio, we suggest you take a look.

Find out how you can help at savethestreams.com

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Singingfish still sings quietly in the background…

March 17, 2007

Singingfish.com

A little more than a month ago, many were saddened to find when one wanted to navigate to Singingfish, singingfish.com, they were redirected to AOL Video. Singingfish was an audio and video search engine.

The site was launched in 2000 and became the leader in multimedia search. Singingfish was acquired by Thompson Multimedia in 2001, where the company signed deals with Real Networks and Windows Media to provide searching capabilities within the programs.

AOL acquired Singingfish in 2003. Since then they have been committed to integrating the Singingfish engine with AOL search. In Feburary, AOL completely integrated Singingfish into AOL search. Many customers were left confused.

“I logged on to the site and all I got was videos on AOL Video,” said one Singingfish patron.

The multimedia capabilities of Singingfish can now be found in AOL search at search.aol.com. From AOL search, click on “more” to reveal audio and video searches.

Singingfish? Close enough.