Wikipedia, the collaborative multilingual encyclopedia, was born on January 15, 2001. The term wiki means quick in Hawaiian and in informatics it was adopted to describe a technology for creating collaborative websites. The term wiki was joined to encyclopedia to form Wikipedia so the term means fast culture.
During the week end the rumor that Facebook is going to close on March 15 started spreading. It seems that an on line tabloid started this rumor reporting alleged statements from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who allegedly stated that running the site has become too stressful. Well, considering that the same site reports that aliens are going to attack the Earth during this year that’s not prticularly shocking news.
Yesterday, people using Skype, the world leader solution in VoIP phone calls, started having big connection problems that left many millions with the impossibility to use Skype for their calls.
Yesterday there was the official announcement of an agreement for Dell to acquire Compellent Technologies, Inc., supplier of virtualized and cloud computing storage solutions. Dell is buying Compellent shares at $27,75 each in cash for a total amount of about $960 millions.
Hardware makers AMD, Dell, Intel Corporation, Lenovo, Samsung Electronics LCD Business and LG Display announced their intention to accelerate the adoption of video digital interfaces abandoning the analog ones such as VGA and LVDS.