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Oracle’s Java Lawsuit: Free Markets, Not Free Software – Google’s going to have to make some sort of financial settlement here

Daum Sells Lycos To Ybrant For $36 Million | paidContent – its a real shame to watch the decline of Lycos, they came up with some interesting services such as internet chat rooms and their Q&A service

How To Create A Facebook Username – bookmark this, at least until they go and do another redesign to try and fix the poor user experience

Samsung joins TVB in 3D broadcasting | – the best way of selling 3D is by trialling it. Smart move to show it in a shopping centre for a live event

Adobe chief Shantanu Narayen believes he doesn’t need Apple or the iPad – Telegraph – licking their wounds and trying to pick themselves up off the floor

KDE for tablets – The H Open Source: News and Features – interesting interface for touchscreen displays in Linux

Oracle turns its back on OpenSolaris – While Oracle no longer intends to let the community participate in the development of Solaris the vendor does plan to retain the open source licence

Yahoo Japan scoops up location-based mobile ad firm Cirius | VentureBeat – really interesting move: unilateral declaration of independence by Yahoo! Japan

HTML5Rocks – Home – Google site to promote the use of HTML5

Opera highlights for everyone – Siemens in internet pay-per-view opera. Wagner’s The Valkyrie from Bayreuth festival. Its not cheap at 14.90 Euros for the webcast

1,280 yuan for breakfast, and not a scrap to eat | – interesting business model, monthly subscription for breakfast

Weekend Essay by Jonah Lehrer: How Power Affects Us –“… the paradox of power. The very traits that helped leaders accumulate control in the first place all but disappear once they rise to power. Instead of being polite, honest and outgoing, they become impulsive, reckless and rude. In some cases, these new habits can help a leader be more decisive and single-minded, or more likely to make choices that will be profitable regardless of their popularity. One recent study found that overconfident CEOs were more likely to pursue innovation and take their companies in new technological directions. Unchecked, however, these instincts can lead to a big fall.”