Google, Facebook, and Yahoo!, along with the Internet Society, have joined forces and announced a 24-hour test flight for the next generation of the internet, IPv6, that they will all take part in on June 8th, 2011.
Data protection authorities in Germany have ended year-long talks with Google over concerns that they have with the data that Google Analytics gathers on website visitors. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, German companies may face legal action if they are found to be using the free service from Google.
Smartphones, social networking and digital technologies are changing how humans interact and evolve with potentially devastating consequences for society, according to Amber Case an anthropologist specialising in digital technologies.
Paper.li, a site that “organizes links shared on Twitter and Facebook into an easy to read newspaper-style format” has just raised $2.1 million in funding. SmallRivers, the Swiss company behind paper.li will receive capital from Highland Capital Partners, SoftBank Capitol, and Endeavour Vision.
Rubert Murdoch and Steve Jobs are expected to appear together on stage later this month to launch Murdoch’s new iPad-only publication known as The Daily. According to Forbes journalist Jeff Bercovici this launch date could be January 19th, 2011.
NASA scientists working on the Kepler Mission have found their first planet outside of our solar system, the Agency announced today. The planet, named, Kepler-10b, stands at 1.4 times the size of Earth and over 4.6 times heavier yet it is the smallest planet found outside our solar system. But despite its large scale it is unlikely to be able to support water or life.