XP, Music, Twitter, More: Sunday Buzz, March 23, 2014

Lifehacker has a nifty sites that lets you grab videos and images from different services and do various things with them. For example, If I wanted to use “The Pizza Song” as a ringtone, I could go to
http://deturl.com/www.youtube.com/watch?v=POMBlDx2YY0 and I would get links to various tools to download the video, convert it to MP3, etc. (Warning: do not watch the video unless you want a pizza-flavored earworm.)

This is a long, tough read, but man, is it important: “Confidential internal Google and Apple memos, buried within piles of court dockets and reviewed by PandoDaily, clearly show that what began as a secret cartel agreement between Apple’s Steve Jobs and Google’s Eric Schmidt to illegally fix the labor market for hi-tech workers, expanded within a few years to include companies ranging from Dell, IBM, eBay and Microsoft, to Comcast, Clear Channel, Dreamworks, and London-based public relations behemoth WPP. All told, the combined workforces of the companies involved totals well over a million employees.”

Are you going to keep your Windows XP machine despite the fact that security support ends next month? Here are some hints so you can stay as safe as you can. Disclosure: I’m keeping it too because I’ve got some software programs that really run best on XP. But it’s never going on the Internet again!

More good stuff from Hongkiat: 20 (More) Websites To Download Creative Commons Music for Free. Note that all of these are not free commercial use, so check your licenses…

Sunday fun: there’s a Twitter bot that randomly generates a new verse for the song 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover every few hours. Note the chances of these making sense are minimal (“Ferret a spud, Bud”.) I think my favorite one is “Seed the calm twitch, Rich.”

I recently mentioned that Yahoo is teaming up with Yelp. Now Yelp is also teaming up with YP (press release). Interesting.

I love your comments, I love your site suggestions, and I love you. Feel free to comment on the blog, or @ResearchBuzz on Twitter. Thanks!

About Tara Calishain

Covering the world of search engines, databases, and other online information collections since 1996.

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