The BBC reports that a movie is being made based on the Simpsons, to be released July 2007.
Michael Parekh writes about the 1st Annual 2006 'APRIL FOOL'S DAY ON THE WEB" AWARDS'
As annouced Google has now sold $2.07bn of its stock.
Digg.com reports about Jajah.com – "Enter two phone numbers and Jajah.com calls them both and links the calls together. Have it call your wife and then complete the call by ringing Weight Watchers. Or try to get your roommate back with her ex by anymously bridging a call between them. Jajah should have waited until after April 1st before launching this service."
The "official" story from Tuttle Times about Jerry Taylor. If you don't know what this incident was then read this and this.
Fox runs another Top 100 best College Football games. The USC – Notre Dame game is in there somewhere around #5.
Welcome home Jill Carroll.
Earlier today the Google Blog went 404 (The code for a 'Page not found' error) Running over to Digg a couple of minutes later…sure enough I spot a story about some claiming the Google Blog was hacked.
There is a AIM conversation between two people about the 'hack' (one the "hacker" and the other his friend) and also screenshots of the hacking process.
I'm not entirely sure as to the validity of this story but it is indeed true that the Google Blog was offline for a while. A student from Austin, Texas got a 404 error and tried registering the googleblog on blogspot and was immediately rewarded with a new blog with the name 'googleblog.blogspot.com' Technically not a hack, just someone who managed to capitalize on Google's screw up.
Om Malik posted about this on his blog Giga Om but it was quickly taken down. Reason Unknown. I just managed to grab the screenie.
Recently I stumbled across a conference titled 'Blog Law & Blogging for Lawyers' going to be held in San Francisco on April 20th & 21st.
Why is there a conference on this issue? Here's an excerpt from their page:
Blogs (short for "Web logs") are fomenting a wide variety of legal
issues. Legal blogging, also known as "blawging," has become fully
mainstream. No longer just for a few hip IP lawyers or a forum for law
firm gossip, blogs are quickly replacing conventional Web sites as the
key marketing tool for large and small firms alike to increase their
visibility via the Internet. At the same time, a growing number of
attorneys are being engaged to represent clients with problems arising
from blogs. From employment issues to disputes over who owns the
content, the legal consequences of blogging are expanding
proportionately with the number of blogs — which by one estimate are
increasing at a rate of 70,000 per day.
Now maybe bloggers should start having a lawyers a backup and try to keep their blogs a little politically correct (if they aren't already). Zoli Erdos suggests 'malblogging insurance'