Facebook has filed to become public and start selling bits of the 5% of itself to anyone with money.
This has left some people questioning if Facebook is worth the $100 Billion it was valued at.
My opinion is they are, and more still. The reason as we all know is that Facebook sells your information by way of targeted ads. So a company says place my advert on females pages between the ages of 18-24 if they are in this area and have ever mentioned” diet” in their updates for example.
Fair enough, I have no problems with that, if a targeted ad shows up for me, I probably still won’t buy it. Saying that though, I DID buy my home server from a targeted ad on Facebook I seem to remember.
I have no problems unless the advertisers step over the mark. If they start to sell funeral services based on someone recently having suffered a bereavement, then that’s just TOO far. Will they know where to stop though? Will they care?
I’ve been playing around with my Hannspree Hannspad that I bought a few months back, and sure, its a budget tablet, but I think Ice Cream Sandwich will make it much better.
I don’t know what I’m holding out for, something between Honeycomb and Gingerbread. I’ve used a Honeycomb ROM on my Hannspad, and I’ve also tried Froyo and Gingerbread ROMs, and I’ve come back to Gingerbread since trying all.
I suspect that with very few Honeycomb specific apps around and ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) just around the corner, development on Android Honeycomb will halt and ICS will be its successor.
What do you think?
The Fedora project has recently revamped its default startpage for Firefox ( http://start.fedoraproject.org/ )
This is how it used to look:
and this is how it looks now:
This is a massive improvement over the old style. Good work Fedora Project.
So in the next few days Google will update the Android marketplace on devices running Android 1.6 and higher.
Most of the changes are welcoming such as moving the screenshots for apps to the top of the screen and adding age ratings to apps.
One change that concerns me though is that the refund window is being changed from the 24 hours to just 15 minutes.
Does that really give you enough time to try it out?
I know 15 minutes is longer then the 0 minutes on Apples iPhone App Store but come on guys, that’s a huge change for the worse.
I will now be much more careful about what I purchase.
I’ve read lots of release information about the upcoming Android 2.2 release Froyo which has now started to roll out to the Google Nexus One and I’m wondering if it will bring 802.11n to the HTC Desire.
People have managed to hack a kernel together for the HTC Desire and get 802.11n already, I just hope it comes officially with Froyo. And soon…
Google have changed their search page. It now looks more like when you do a News search.
I didn’t see any fanfare about this one, all of a sudden the searches I did were different. We’ll see how I get on with it. It appeared to get changed about 5PM on Thursday GMT.
Google Streetview is live in the UK, and it goes right up my street and right outside my house (I really should paint those window sills).
Its weird, pretty cool though.
Well, its that time of year again. Where sites change their logos to greenies for St Patrick’s day.
Ones I’ve seen so far: