2 similar bodies were found on a paracas beach in Peru. Due to advanced state of decomposition, it is difficult to accurately determine the species. We can still say that this is a porpoise.
According to local medias, sonar 3D method used to look for oil and gaz, overfishing or water pollution is a possibility to determine the cause of the death.
Blogger, a Google division, will turn the ability to update a site via FTP/SFTP on 26 March 2010: Blogger has long allowed its users to publish sites using its tools to other servers under the control of users using the ancient FTP and newer secure FTP (SFTP) protocols. (They are not the same thing, but look the same from the outside.) This let someone use the power of the Blogger system to manage and publish posts without having to have content hosted on Blogger/Google's servers. It's not a surprise it's going away because it's tweaky thing to set up in the first place.
Microsoft has closed down its ThumbTack service for bookmarking: The service at Live Labs let you save all manner of things, including links and photos, in a single place for later retrieval or viewing. Because this was a "lab" experiment, nothing was guaranteed. If you go to the ThumbTack site today, it still encourages you to sign up--and directs you to a dead site
As Geocities sinks slowly into the sea, let us praise great BLINK tags: Buh-bye, Geocities. I'd say we hardly knew ya, but we knew ya all too well. xkcd, the great Webcomic, offers up a perfect parody (may only be available on 26 October, however).
O happy day, here at itdied.com: The tr.im URL shortener service has opted to stay alive instead of shutdown. Shortcut services have a hard time making money because their job is to stay out of the way. After a flood of "how can we help" messages from users, tr.im's parent firm, Nambu Network, is moving the service into a community-operated mode, details to follow. The company will transfer the domain name, databases, and software, and hopes that it can be run via donations and other means. The CEO of Nambu will pay all expenses out of his pocket until funding can be worked out.