soundcloud reaches 15 million and going ‘next’

SoundCloud reaches 15 million users and announces Next, a complete relaunch of their website, including a more interactive waveform player, better profiles, reposting of your sounds, and above all – a ‘continuous’ player will shift Soundcloud towards a streaming service. The Next SoundCloud will be available in a private beta immediately. Learn more and request…

UK bans The Pirate Bay

Finally, following an UK court ruling earlier this week, The Pirate Bay is blocked to many UK based internet users. Virgin Media, a big UK ISP denies it’s clients access to the site now, other internet providers are expected to follow. The court decision ordered Britain’s ISPs on Monday to block access to the file…

LOYAL3 turns Facebook into a stock market

  LOYAL3 enables everyone to buy stock directly from company websites or facebook pages as well as companies to offer IOPs over this platform. Loyal3 says their service bypasses fees as one is not required to buy whole shares of stock, but rather fractional shares down to 10,-USD.   To me this sounds rather like…

Piratebay launches airborne servers

For those who missed this striking headline (like me) – The Pirate Bay now starts to place it’s severs on microplanes and drones to avoid someone taking their landbound servers down. With the development of GPS controlled drones, far-reaching cheap radio equipment and tiny new computers like the Raspberry Pi, we’re going to experiment with…

salamworld.com muslims go facebook

There are many things, the internet can offer to muslims: Dating websites, Online stores for the nerdy fundamentalist (a girly-abaya, this black full body cloth on sale today…), … and now salamworld.com is about to launch. At least 300 million of the ~1,7 billion muslims use the internet frequently. Salamworld wants to collect and host…

facebook – valuated between 10 and 100 billion USD

Techcrunch writes that Facebook is about to enter the stock market May 17th, maybe a little delayed by it’s recent acquisition of instagram. According to Techcrunch, Facebook will be valued at around $100 billion. Other reports say that the company wants to raise $10 billion at a $100 billion valuation. Anyway – this sum is…