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dwergs says ( 31 Dec 2004 ):
Microsoft Passport loses another biggie in eBay
dwergs says ( 31 Dec 2004 ):
Microsoft's technology for identity-management on the Internet in the form of Passport took another major beating today when eBay announced that they are discontinuing their support for it. Users of eBay would not be able to use their Passport Ids to login to eBay starting late January. This news comes just after a few months another major online portal in Monster.com dropped support for Passport from their online job website. These defections are raising questions on what would be the future of the Passport technology.
Also taking a beating in this news update is the MSN Messenger .NET News Alerts. eBay said that they would discontinue support for alerts through this service. Customers could however still use alerts on mobile or email. eBay also has their own toolbar for their services, which would be working as well for the same facilities.
Experts believe eBay took this step noticing that Microsoft is no longer making investment in the Passport initiative. In addition, competition is growing fast with standards developed by Liberty Alliance getting popular amongst e-transaction websites.
>> Don't worry, you can still sign up for free Mess.be News .NET Messenger Alerts.
[Reported by: Ben] [Source: TechWack & eBay]
Wear your MSN Display Picture and support the earthquake victims
dwergs says ( 29 Dec 2004 ):
Didn't get what you wanted for Christmas? Did your relatives splurge on that reindeer sweater you've always wanted and will be using as a rag in about 2 days? Don't worry - SplitReason.com is here with their crazy Boxing week specials:
- 20% off all hoodies!
- 15% off all long-sleeves!
- only $12 for selected t-shirts!
Combine these specials with the December promos (Buy 2 hoodies get a free beanie, buy 3 t-shirts get one free) and you're in for one hell of a bargain! Sales end Friday the 31st so pick some up today!
But that's not all! Per t-shirt sold through our links during the sales period, we at Mess.be will donate 100% of our commission to the Red Cross appeal fund. That's $4 per t-shirt, $6 per hoodie, $0.75 per Halo 2 figure and so on...
When was the last time you bought a t-shirt and provided major humanitarian aid doing so..? Exactly!
>> MSN Display Pictures you can also wear.
>> Shop and support.
UPDATE: Big thanks to the eight Messers who showed their support to Asian seaquake victims already by buying a Splitreason t-shirt through Mess.be! Why don't you follow their example? :)
FAQ: What are Dynamic Display Pictures?
dwergs says ( 28 Dec 2004 ):
In early betas of MSN Messenger 7 a subcategory called Dynamic Display Pictures used to appear in the My Display Picture menu. Formerly referred to as Deluxe Display Pictures, this special type of MSN Display Pictures is supposed to change automatically according to your mood. I bet you're wondering what they are and where they went to!
>> FAQ: What are Dynamic Display Pictures?
Red Cross accepting aid for tsunami victims
dwergs says ( 27 Dec 2004 ):
One of the largest earthquakes in recent memory hit Southeast Asia on Sunday morning, setting off tsunamis that killed thousands. Measured at 8.9, it is the strongest earthquake since a 9.2 quake hit Alaska in 1964.
We're calling all Messers to donate to the Red Cross, world's largest humanitarian organization, assisting to some 500,000 people and bringing immediate support to relief operations in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and other countries in the affected region.
>> Donate today (please be patient while the website loads and/or try again later if the site doesn't appear).
>> Read the evolving story at CNN.
>> Read eyewitness e-mails.
Added: More Jessica, Ashlee and Mandy MSN Display Pictures
dwergs says ( 26 Dec 2004 ):
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