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Internet Archive: Emergency Library

„Announcing a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public – To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later. – During the waitlist suspension, users will be able to borrow books from the National Emergency Library without joining a waitlist, ensuring that students will have access to assigned readings and library materials that the Internet Archive has digitized for the remainder of the US academic calendar, and that people who cannot physically access their local libraries because of closure or self-quarantine can continue to read and thrive during this time of crisis, keeping themselves and others safe.“

Internet Archive

O’Reilly virtualisiert alle Events

„O’Reilly’s events business – Today, we’re sharing the news that we’ve made the very difficult decision to cancel all future O’Reilly in-person conferences and close down this portion of our business. … We also know we are poised to accept that challenge, having already delivered a version of our Strata event on-line to over 4600 participants last week. With over 5000 companies and 2.5 million users on our learning platform, we look forward to innovating and bringing together the technology communities and businesses we serve in new and creative ways. … Now, we look forward to the future and helping the technology community find new ways to connect and learn from each other even when face-to-face gatherings are impossible.“

O’Reilly

YouTube senkt Videoqualität

YouTube to Limit Video Quality Around the World for a Month – YouTube will reduce the quality of videos around the world starting Tuesday, an effort by the world’s most popular video site to ease internet traffic during the coronavirus outbreak.“

Bloomberg

Telegram: Gericht vs Gram

„Court in Telegram case blocks gram token issuance, says token distribution likely violates securities law – The $1.7 billion 2018 fundraising effort by Telegram hit a major snag today when a Federal Judge in New York issued a preliminary injunction ruling finding that distribution of the ‚GRAM‘ token would violate U.S. securities laws. … Applying the well-established Howey test to the facts and circumstances of the fundraising effort, the Court further found that ‚reasonable purchasers would not be willing to pay $1.7 billion to acquire Grams merely as a means of storing or transferring value. Instead, Telegram developed a scheme to maximize the amount initial purchasers would be willing to pay Telegram by creating a structure to allow these purchasers to maximize the value they receive upon resale in the public markets.'“

The Block

Sansar: Linden Lab verkauft

Second Life maker unloads social VR platform Sansar – After over five years of development, Sansar, a social VR platform built by Linden Lab, the makers of Second Life, has a new owner. – Sansar has been acquired by a little-known startup called Wookey Projects. Details of the transaction, which was first discovered by members of the Second Life community, haven’t been disclosed.“

Protocol

Apple Universal Purchase

Apple officially rolls out universal purchase support for Mac and iOS apps – Apple has announced that it is officially launching the ability for developers to sell Mac and iOS apps as a single purchase. Apple first detailed these plans back in February, teasing that the functionality would roll out to developers in March.“

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