Why eBay Is Buying Skype
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Lev Grossman / Time:
Stevie's Little Wonder — Honey, he shrunk the iPod. How Jobs and his team of Apple innovators created this season's must-have gadget … Kanye West is doing his level best to rock the house, but it's not an easy house to rock. He's onstage at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco …
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DL Byron / Textura Design:
Microsoft And The IPod Nano — 12 Sep 05 By DL Byron — After reading the Time article about how Apple made the ipod Nano and this quote … I thought that Microsoft should issue all of its employees a Nano and then have them report back a week later on why they can't make a product like that.
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chicagocrime.org Wins $10,000 Batten Award — COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Web site chicagocrime.org, an innovative overlay of the city's reported crimes with Google's online mapping technology, today won the $10,000 Grand Prize in the Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism.
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
Stars Rise at Startup Summer Camp — Having just finished his sophomore year at Stanford University, Sam Altman spent this summer holed up in a Cambridge, Massachusetts, apartment paid for with a little bit of startup funding, writing code for hours on end and eating so much ramen he ended up sick from vitamin deficiency.
Staci / PaidContent.org:
Ebay-Skype: Mixed Reaction Puts It Mildly : One more thought popped up while I was reading through the plethora of ePaySkype react and coverage: usually when a company acquires a site, a small duplication number shows room for growth. In this case, could it mean a lack of interest? Just a thought.
Rob Hof / TechBeat:
Why eBay Is Buying Skype
Arieanna Foley / Get Real: Skype has been sold — The rumours were true. Skype has been sold... to eBay.
New Pluck InSite Offerings Enable Publishers to Embrace ``Citizen Journalism'' Through Blogs and RSS; Cox Newspaper's Austin American-Statesman Adopts Pluck InSite for Community Blogging and Personalized News Portal Services — AUSTIN, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sept. 12, 2005—Pluck Corp. …
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost Publications: Austin American-Statesman Embraces Citizen Journalism
Jeff / The Jeff Pulver Blog:
Some thoughts on eBay's Purchase of Skype — Evidence that the Communications Revolution will be IP-Televised (and available for purchase on eBay (or downloaded for free via BitTorrent, if not Kazaa)): — Usually we don't see revolutions until after the fact (oftentimes many years after the fact …
Jeremy Wagstaff / loose wire:
iTunes and Your Vulnerable MP3 collection — My friend and fellow columnist Phil Baker writes about Apple's new iPod in his San Diego column, but he also points out a serious problem with the company's new iTunes software, something I have experienced myself.
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: A new problem — Loose Wire spots a potential problem …
Chris Kohler / Wired News:
Game Boy Micro Goes Big on Style — Honey, Nintendo shrunk the Game Boy. Again. — Ever since the company launched its original black-and-white portable gaming console in 1989, Nintendo has striven to shrink each successive iteration of the Game Boy. In the early '90s …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
John Borland / CNET.com:
Getting Bad with Apple — Michael Robertson's reputation rests on the string of companies he's started, from MP3.com to Linspire. — But that reputation stems at least as much from his habit of thumbing his nose at those in power. He has fought major lawsuits from the big record labels and Microsoft …
Christian Heilmann / digital-web.com:
10 Reasons Clients Don't Care About Accessibility — In: Articles — Working as an accessibility consultant in an IT company is a very frustrating job right now. Highly publicized lawsuits and deep-rooted accessibility myths leave us with a lot to explain when the final product does not really help visitors.
Tech Notebook: We hear VoIP gets excellent mileage — All the major tech companies — including Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google — have been investing millions of dollars in VoIP, an acronym for Voice over Internet Protocol, which is a fancy term for making phone calls over the Internet.
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
The Engadget Interview: Michael Robertson, CEO of SIPphone — For this week's Engadget Interview, veteran journalist J.D. Lasica spoke with SIPphone Inc. CEO Michael Robertson about his startup company's battle against Skype (which was purchased by eBay earlier today), the Gizmo Project …
Rodrigo Sepúlveda Schulz / Rodrigo A. Sepúlveda Schulz: Godd interview of a serial entrepreneur: Michael Robertson, CEO of SIPphone.
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