Alibris IPO

I missed this filing from March:

Alibris, which operates an online marketplace for buyers and sellers of used and hard-to-find books, filed to go public on Wednesday. The Emeryville, CA based company recorded $45 million in revenue during fiscal 2003 and generated an operating loss of -$5 million. The IPO price will be determined via WR Hambrecht's Dutch auction process, which is also known as OpenIPO. Terms and timing for this deal have yet to be announced.

India Using Computerized Voting

India has more than 660 million registered voters. All of them will be using electronic voting equipment in the current election which runs through May 10th. More than 1 million computerized voting machines are being used in this massive election.

Instant Messaging and Social Networking: ICQ Universe

I haven't been a fan of instant messaging, but many of my co-workers swear by it. I just don't like constant interruptions when I am thinking, writing, researching or working on anything for that matter. I'm considering using MSN instant messenger with my new Suunto watch, but I still haven't decided if I want to be that reachable.