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10 patents Facebook is suing Yahoo with

ZDNet has a list of 10 patents that Facebook is using to attack Yahoo. This is a simple list:

  1. Generating a feed of stories personalized for members of a social network (U.S. Patent No. 7,827,208)
  2. Tagging digital media (U.S. Patent No. 7,945,653)
  3. Headline posting algorithm (U.S. Patent No. 6,288,717)
  4. Method for enabling a user to fetch a specific information item from a set of information items, and a system for carrying out such a method (U.S. Patent No. 6,216,133)
  5. Customizing database information for presentation with media selections (U.S. Patent No. 6,411,949)
  6. System and method for dynamic profiling of users in one-to-one applications (U.S. Patent No. 6,236,978)
  7. System and method for dynamic profiling of users in one-to-one applications and for validating user rules (U.S. Patent No. 7,603,331)
  8. Architectures, systems, apparatus, methods, and computer-readable medium for providing recommendations to users and applications using multidimensional data (U.S. Patent No. 8,103,611)
  9. System for controlled distribution of user profiles over a network (U.S. Patent No. 8,005,896)
  10. System for controlled distribution of user profiles over a network (U.S. Patent No. 8,150,913)

Go to ZDNet for complete details of each patent. Other reading: Facebook countersues Yahoo over 10 patents.

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Frog All Lit Up by Swallowed Christmas Light

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The Daily Dozen feature on National Geographic, edited by photo editor Susan Welchman, is a treasure trove of neat “Your Shots” photos submitted by the magazine‚Äôs readers (a selection of which will actually appear on the magazine itself – talk about awesome!).

(Source: Neatorama via Yeni). Photographer: James Snyder

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Blogpemilu.com

BlogPemilu.com
Last year, I bought a domain. It was blogpemilu.com. I wanted to build a site related to General Election in Indonesia. But, I haven’t figured out what to make.
In the last few weeks, I decided to use it as a tumblelog using Tumblr with custom domain service. Why not using self-hosted blogging? The answer is simple and straight forward: I do not want to get busy preparing the tecnical stuff like themes, etc.
There are many Tumblr users from Indonesia, and since a Tumblr-powered tumblelog can have multiple authors, it’s just perfect. I started writing some texts, quotes, photos, etc. Then, I invited some Tumblr users I know — from Twitter — to contribute. So, here it is now: Blog Pemilu. Big thanks to all contributors!
If you want to contribute, you can. You only need a Tumblr account. Just contact me directly or by email — the information is available on the site. Other requirement? Well, you want to share Pemilu-related stuff. :)

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The US Election 2008: Astronauts to Vote From Space Station

Michael Fincke (Expedition 18 commander) and Greg Chamitoff (flight engineer) will beam their vote from the International Space Station as they fly 220 miles (354 km) above Earth.

How they vote from the space?
The County Clerk’s office prepares a secure electronic ballot that is then relayed to the International Space Station via NASA’s Mission Control room at the Johnson Space Center. Meanwhile, the Clerk’s Office sends a separate e-mail to the astronaut with login information to access the ballot and vote.

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Third 2008 Presidential Debate (US)

Just in case you’re interested. Third 2008 Presidential Debate is available at YouTube.