Google Acquires 5% of AOL

Posted by ScuttleMonkey from Slashdot
Google just acquired a 5% stake in AOL for $1 Billion, shutting Microsoft out of the deal.” Under this new agreement, among many other things, Google Talk will now interface with AOLs instant messenger according to the announcement on Google’s site. From the announcement: Google Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt said AOL is one of Googles longest-standing partners, and we are thrilled to strengthen and expand our relationship. Today’s agreement leverages technologies from both companies to connect Google users worldwide to a wealth of new content.

I believe this will help both AOL and Google out tremendously what do you all think?

Tantek joins the WaSP Steering Committee

From Tanteks Blog

Tantek writes “A couple of months ago the WaSP invited me to join their Steering Committee. As readers know it’s been a very busy past couple of months, so it has taken me some time to carefully consider the offer and come to a decision.

Effective today, I am publicly accepting the WaSP’s most honorable offer to join up and help fight the good fight for standards that ensure simple, affordable access to web technologies for all.”

Congratulations on joining the WaSP Team Tantek I think you made the right choice in joining !

A final end to IE/MAC

Web Standards reports

Microsoft has announced that they will cease all support for IE/Mac as of December 31, 2005 and will cease all distribution of the software on January 31, 2006.

While IE/Mac has become something of a red-headed stepchild in the past couple years, it has a proud history of standards-related achievements, most of which were the result of now-WaSP, then Microsoftie Tantek Çelik.

This milestone doesn’t actually mean much for working web developers — how much effort to put into supporting a given browser is best determined by audience share, not whether the browser is currently ‘supported’ or not. Nevertheless, it’s a bittersweet reminder of the creeping obsolescence of what was arguably the single piece of software most responsible for kicking off the CSS layout revolution.

Amber and friends at Qoöl tonight!

From Tanteks Blog

“This is not one of those “ladies night” line-ups. This is one of those “some-of-San-Francisco’s-best-and-most beautiful-DJs” line-ups featuring Kat, Tamo, Seraphim, Forest Green, Amber, Anita Lofton and the fabulous Audio Angel. There’s no dodging these beats. Suggestion: Bring a spare pair of shoes in case you burn holes in soles of the ones you’re wearing.”

This was an awsome night I miss the bay area so much anyone up for heading to the Bay area next month if so hit me!

Technorati Users Salon tonight!

From Tanteks Blog

Help us celebrate 1 Billion Links tracked!
This Thursday, March 31, 2005, Technorati will host a user salon to bring together Technorati staff and users for face-to-face discussions.

This was an excellent event I would reccomend going to any Technorati celebration party maybe the 2 billion links tracked party!