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Waste time and learn something with YouTube

If the television landscape is a "vast wasteland," YouTube must be a vast waste universe. But the thing about YouTube is that for every Chris Crocker there's a UC Berkeley. The University of California Berkeley has begun posting full length lectures on the video sharing site. There are already over 200 videos online covering topics from biology and physics to the "principles of nonviolence," and...

Location based photo browsing with Yahoo Zurfer

Zurfer is straight out of the Yahoo! Research Berkeley facility. This handheld application is a location based photo browser. What it is in basic terms is Flickr for your mobile device. The Zurfer application is currently being developed in the Yahoo research labs, and will -- when loaded on mobile phones -- showcase photos taken around you based on current gps co-ordinates. You can also pull...

Syllabus for Mitch Kapor's Berkeley course on open source

Mitch Kapor, for those of you young'uns who don't know, was the designer of Lotus 1-2-3, the killer app that made the IBM PC a must-have, and he's currently leading development of Chandler, a next-gen PIM that should really shake things up once it finally gets released. For our purposes today, however, I want to draw attention to the course that Mitch is teaching at UC-Berkeley on open source....

Oracle acquires Sleepycat, Berkeley DB

Following rumors that it was shopping around for open source companies, database juggernaut Oracle has acquired Sleepycat Software, makers of the open source Berkeley DB. Berkeley DB is included in a number of open source products including many Linux distributions and OpenOffice.org. Last week Oracle was also rumored to have its eye on JBoss and PHP mother company Zend Technologies. The terms of...