Latest Tech News – 21 December

by Tiago

Second Life Christhmas

Donations for Christmas welcome at Second Life

The real world and virtual world of Second Life got together once again, this time for a noble cause – donations – instead of marketing purposes – like creating a virtual Nike store at SL, or something similar.

How can you donate?

– Well, first you need to have a Second Life account, which is free to create.
– Afterwards, follow this link: Second Life Christmas initiative.
– When you get to the Christmas island, the rest is simple: simply donate to the cause that you find most appropriate, or participate in the silent auction that has cool prizes.

At this time, the amount of money donated already passed the $400 mark. In case you are interested to know where all the goodies will go to, the name of the charity organisation is Province Empty Stocking Fund, located in British Columbia, Canada.

Yahoo runs after the South American market

With Google gaining most part of the market share in many places of the world, the other (smaller) giant, also known as Yahoo, has decided to go after the South American market.

Working in cooperation with America Novil (wireless-service provider in Latin America), the Yahoo OneSearch (a mobile search service) will become the “default mobile-search service for the wireless carriers’ portals, and the portals will have prominent links to Yahoo’s mobile-Web properties.” On top of basic search service that Yahoo OneSearch offers, it also has other Yahoo related services, like the personal Address Book, or the Yahoo Calendar

If you think about it, there is a similar case in the browsers world, which is Google being the default homepage in Firefox.

Source – Cnet

Guest post by Tiago of Gadgetizer

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