Monday, December 11, 2006
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"It is open-source software and open content," Wales said in a phone interview. "We will be providing the computer hosting for free, and the publisher can keep the advertising revenue."That could prove disruptive to business models of Web sites that provide free services to customers but require a cut of any resulting revenue in return.Wikia gives away the tools and the revenue to its users. It requires only that sites built with the company's resources link to Wikia.com, which makes money through advertising.Wikia calls the free-hosting service "OpenServing" (http://www.openserving.com)
The resulting wall stretched accross the centre of the main room of the gallery, wall to wall and floor to ceiling, the rear of the computers facing the windows onto the street. A small doorway was built into the wall, only five and a half foot tall, and two foot wide. The monitors facing forwards showed flat colour, working over the wall to create a rough gradient representation of a classic sunset.
Posted by Tom Ray at 12:33 PM
Gamers purchasing Wiis in London this morning have been getting a safety warning from the Metropolitan Police in the form of a letter detailing safety guidelines for avoiding would-be muggers.The safety warning - which is being given away with Wii consoles in London HMV stores - alerts Wii purchasers that their new console is "a highly coveted and exclusive device" and that "as such there could be criminal elements looking to try and take the machine.""Thieves love an easy target [so] please keep your machine covered up and if you see anything suspicious on your way to the store or coming home then tell somebody," the letter reads.
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