Auction of Ground-Breaking Social Networking Patent

“Ocean Tomo Auctions today announced it will offer for sale “the Jaipuria Patent”, U.S. Patent 7,047,202, and a pending continuation-in-part application, which are amongst the foremost patent filings related to the social networking industry. The Jaipuria Patent was filed in 2001 and claims priority to an earlier application filed in India in 2000 — before the growth of the social networking industry.” – Forbes (through Mashable)

Ocean Tomo To Sell Ground-Breaking Social Networking Patent

Project Management made easy

37signals, an internet SaaS company, provides very intuitive, aesthetic, easy to use and free online tools for personal and collaborative project management. The services are chargeable for higher online storage requirements. The site has video demos to show how these tools work; worth giving a look. List is as follows:

Basecamp – project management and colloboration
Highrise – Track deals, clients, vendors, simple CRM
Backpack – Information organizer and calandar
Campfire – Real-time group chat with file sharing

The best feature is that all the conversations, file sharing, to-do lists, etc are archived in a calendar format and can be seen as an overview or can be searched or browsed through later.

Virgin taking air travel to a higher altitude

Not physically, metaphorically… The kind of flights that are expected in the 21st Century are finally here, well at least in America. Virgin America, the new Airline by Richard Branson’s Virgin group, has an unrivalled in-flight entertainment system. Aesthetics, personal screens (commonplace),¬† a QWERTY controller (not so common), Linux based systems running Google Maps , chat, etc., Ethernet ports for every seat, and in cabin Wi-Fi! Ironically (and sadly) the services are not available in UK considering that Virgin is British company.

Virgin America: Like a Multimillion-Dollar IPod. That Flies.

International WWW Conference

International World Wide Web Conference is a global event that brings together key innovators, decision-makers, technologists, businesses, and standards bodies shaping the Web. The conference is sponsored by the likes of Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Nokia and more.

Organized by the IW3C2 since 1994, the WWW conference is an annual gathering place of the international community to discuss and debate the future evolution of the Web.

Past conference websites contain research papers, podcasts, presentations, posters etc. freely available for those interested.

Past conference websites: http://www2007.org/ http://www2006.org/ http://www2005.org/ and so on…

Next Conference: http://www2008.org/ (Beijing, China, April 2008)