Yahoo! – Tumblr, Flickr and then some… ?

If you think Facebooks acquisition of Instagram involved an incredibly large amount of money, think again: As of yesterday, Yahoo! has announced to acquire Tumblr for an amount of money even larger. Things to follow are more or less as expected: Y!’s Marissa Mayer promises to not screw things up and some sites, such as

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instagram on Android. And now?

So, here it is. After being highly anticipated for quite a while, the instagram folks a few days ago finally launched an Android version of their imaging / photosharing app so far only available for Apples iOS platform. As I am pretty much into using my Android phone for imaging, too, I couldn’t help having

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[german]’zeitgeisty’: Community für freie Lizenzen?[/german][english]’zeitgeisty’: free licenses community?[/english]

[english]Creative Commons licenses have been around for quite a while now, and by now there also is quite a bunch of followers who believe in the idea of using free licenses for publishing self-made content. Unfortunately, the existence of “free licenses” by now still is next to unknown among “mainstream” computer users, same as most

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flickr – yahoo = zooomr?

Most people by now knew that flickr, an incredibly popular image-sharing service which I also make use of once in a while has been acquired by Yahoo! quite a while (almost exactly two years) ago. Most of this time, flickr was usable to both those who were “old-school” flickr members who just had flickr authentication

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The Vision of Mozilla

For all those who like to read papers that range somewhere in between technology and society: Check this draft of an emerging Mozilla Manifesto, focused on pushing forth “the internet” as an open, accessible environment to be used for both commercial and public interests. Looking at this sort of tools as “cultural technology” rather than

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DRM to face its end?

Surprising: Apple’s Steve Jobs has written a lengthy essay titled “Thoughts On Music”, pondering the options and caveats provided by severely criticized DRM technologies in the Apple iTunes shop and elsewhere where people sell and buy music online. Bottom line: Jobs blames the music industry for forcing shops like iTunes into selling DRM-polluted protected music,

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Was nicht passt, wird passend gemacht!

Prinzipiell ist die heutige Entscheidung des BGH, nach der sich die seit einiger Zeit durch die Presse geisternde, viel diskutierte und zu Recht viel kritisierte heimliche Online-Durchsuchung von Nutzer-PCs mittels einer ohne Wissen des Anwenders installierten und wirkenden Schadsoftware per gegenwärtigem Recht unzulässig ist, ja ein Grund zur Freude. Indes, der Knackpunkt ist hier “gegenwärtiges

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