Tis A Season To Copy — Just came back from the best Starbucks on the planet - the one outside 50 California Street. They are all decked out already with holiday trimmings, and that put me in a jolly mood. Hence the headline! With enough caffeine pumping, let me take a gander at one of the most provacative headlines of the day.
Google building Yahoo 2.0? — Jeremy Zawodny posted (in reaction to Reading the Google Tea Leaves) his opinion that Google is building Yahoo 2.0.: … Dave Winer responded quite astutely: … I really look at the whole thing another way. Google is replaying Yahoo's playbook circa 1996.
Sony's Attitude Has a History — A Security Fix reader with an excellent memory (thanks, Patrick) reminded me today of a few choice words spoken nearly five years ago by Sony Corp. chief executive Howard Stringer that eerily foreshadowed the controversial soup that Sony BMG now finds itself mired …
UPDATE: Google Weighing Test Of Print Ads In Newspapers — NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Google Inc. (GOOG) is considering testing print advertisements in Chicago newspapers, in a sign that the Internet giant, to date seen primarily as a threat to traditional media, could also become an ally.
Katamari creator dreams of playgrounds — A man widely considered to be one of the most imaginative and creative figures in the world of video games has bad news for his fans. — He cannot see a long-term future in making games. Instead the creator of the bizarre, surreal Katamari Damacy game wants to design playgrounds.
TechCrunch Meetup #4 - Riya Launch Party — Riya is holding its launch party here at the TechCrunch house next Friday, November 18, 2005. If you are in the area, make sure to drop by. Our last party/meetup was a blowout and I expect this one to be even bigger.
Exclusive: Microsoft Hits Windows Vista Beta 2 Delays — Sources at the company told me this week that Microsoft will soon delay the release of Windows Vista Beta 2 from December 7, 2005 to sometime in January or February 2006. However, because the Vista development schedule is extremely time constrained …
Nintendo hints at coming price war — Revolution may lowball competitors to help attract consumer eyes. — Game Over is a weekly column by Chris Morris — NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - While the Xbox 360 is going to be dominating the media spotlight for the next few weeks (and possibly months) …
Paying attention to the post-memo blogs — In the aftermath of the Ray Ozzie and Bill Gates memos and emails I am seeing a few trends in the reaction. Five blogs in particular got my attention: — 1) Steve Gillmor's Don't Mention It — 2) Joshua Porter's Why Should I Trust Microsoft with My Attention Metadata?
Apple's Growing Army of Converts — Windows users are trying Macs in increasing numbers — and it's not just a function of the iPod "halo effect — Nothing fires up a group of Mac users like the chance to score a convert — except maybe the chance to offer an opinion on what Mac someone should buy.
Internet holds only future for newspapers, experts warn — MADRID (AFP) - Newspapers have no future without online and digital services, media executives heard at a World Association of Newspapers meeting in Madrid. — "We are getting the whole organisation ready for a digital future," …
Microsoft's Secret Bug Squasher — It turns out that a good portion of all those Windows crashes over the years are not caused by the operating system itself, but by buggy device drivers — low-level pieces of code that allow the operating system to communicate with external devices …
DRM - Digital Rights Minimization — The latest episode in the war between music companies and their paying customers (the one where Sony decides it's OK to surreptitiously take over your PC so you can't make a copy of the music you thought you bought from them) has finally pushed me over the edge.
OpenDocument format gathers steam — Big guns in the software industry are massing behind OpenDocument as government customers show more interest in alternatives to Microsoft's desktop software. — IBM and Sun Microsystems convened a meeting in Armonk, N.Y., on Friday to discuss …
Beyond TV 4 now available — Oh yes, it's here. — We've covered some of what's new in Beyond TV 4 in previous blogs, so if you need the quick rundown of what's been going on, check out our previous posts: — Beyond TV 4, coming to a website near you — New HDTV PVR products bundled with Beyond TV
Senior citizen bloggers defy stereotypes — CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) — Forget shuffleboard, needlepoint, and bingo. — Web logs, more often the domain of alienated adolescents and middle-aged pundits, are gaining a foothold as a new leisure-time option for senior citizens.
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