Skype gets Borged

This article contains some insights from the venture capitalist that acquired Skype from eBay.  Basically, Microsoft just became relevant again. 

VC Ben Horowitz on Selling Skype to Microsoft for $8.5 Billion | Ben Horowitz | Voices | AllThingsD

Today, I tip my hat to an old rival, Microsoft. By acquiring Skype, Microsoft becomes a much stronger player in mobile and the clear market leader in Internet voice and video communications. More importantly, Microsoft gets a team, led by the exceptional Tony Bates, that can compete with anyone.

Published in: on May 10, 2011 at 7:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

Measuring Frame-dragging due to Earth’s Rotation

Impressive engineering feat, the Earth isn’t all that massive. 

NASA Gravity Probe Confirms Two Einstein Theories | NASA’s Gravity Probe B | Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity |

A NASA probe orbiting Earth has confirmed two key predictions of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, which describes how gravity causes masses to warp space-time around them.  

Published in: on May 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm  Leave a Comment