Umair / Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab:
How Not to Think Strategically, pt 173841 — First, a quick note about the emerging buzz surrounding MS's plans to pay consumers for ads. — This may sound cool, but there are three big problems which render it strategically meaningless. — 1) It's fraught with moral hazard = click fraud^1000000.
Discussion: Things That
Nick / Rough Type:
Buying eyeballs — Thanks to a link from John Battelle, I came across a fascinating little article about an appearance by Bill Gates on Indian television earlier this week. Noting that Google's "business model is based on advertisements from which they make a lot of money" and that …
Discussion: michael parekh on IT, RatcliffeBlog, Clickety Clack and Oliver Thylmann
Mitch Ratcliffe / RatcliffeBlog: Paying for market share? That may be the future of networked markets
Oliver Thylmann / Thoughts: Microsoft to pay users?
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
Get Paid to Search: Now MSN's Talking — Finally, an idea from Microsoft (or at least from Mr. Gates) that might actually cause some tremors in the paid search world. Instead of keeping all that super-high-margin search revenue for itself—the way Google does—Microsoft is apparently thinking …
Discussion: Techdirt and Clickety Clack
Junior Hines / Clickety Clack: Bill Gates Says He Will Incent Users to Search on MSN
Ted Bridis / Associated Press:
Court Rules Against Mom in Download Suit — WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court late Friday upheld the music industry's $22,500 judgment against a Chicago mother caught illegally distributing songs over the Internet. — The court rejected her defense that she was innocently sampling music …
Discussion: Geek News Central …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
NBA to create huge digital archive — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—If you're a rabid basketball fan who's wished you could get your hands on video of that one memorable shot by Michael Jordan from the Chicago Bulls play-off game you went to in 1989, the National Basketball Association may soon be able to help you out.
Kareem Mayan / Kareem Mayan's Weblog: NBA to Unlock its Content
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote TV Blog: NBA to create huge video library
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Live Tracking of Mobile Phones Prompts Court Fights on Privacy — Most Americans carry cellphones, but many may not know that government agencies can track their movements through the signals emanating from the handset. — In recent years, law enforcement officials have turned …
Discussion: A VC and robhyndman.com
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
Yahoo's First Hack Day: What a Blast! — Earlier today, I wrote that I was hacking on a project and didn't have a lot of time to write. Now I've got a bit of time to tell the rest of the story. — Today was our first annual Hack Day in the Search and Marketplace Group (SMG).
Discussion: michael parekh on IT and Gadgetopia
Deane / Gadgetopia: Yahoo's Hack Day
firefox 1.5 versus internet explorer 6 — I've seen a number of articles comparing the currently available Firefox 1.5 with the still not available and probably not released for some time Internet Explorer 7. What's wrong with this picture? Firefox 1.5 should be compared against the competition …
Discussion: Geek News Central …, Ed Bott's Windows Expertise and digg
Will Knight / newscientist.com:
Chameleon scarf coordinates with your outfit — People lacking any sense of fashion no longer need worry about their scarf clashing with their clothes this winter - researchers have created one that automatically changes colour to suit an outfit. — The colour-shifting garment …
Discussion: Emerging Technology Trends and Roland Piquepaille's …
Roland Piquepaille / Emerging Technology Trends: A scarf that changes color
Roland Piquepaille / Roland Piquepaille's …: A scarf that changes color
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
EEye to enter antivirus business — A beta version of the software will be made available to Blink users in early in 2006 — Security vendor eEye Digital Security (Profile, Products, Articles) Inc. plans to add antivirus capabilities to its Blink intrusion prevention product …
Discussion: Donna's SecurityFlash
Donna Buenaventura / Donna's SecurityFlash: EEYE TO ENTER ANTIVIRUS BUSINESS
Peter / Reuters:
World's poorest don't want '$100 laptop': Intel — COLOMBO (Reuters) - Potential computer users in the developing world will not want a basic $100 hand-cranked laptop due to be rolled out to millions, chip-maker Intel Corp. (Nasdaq:INTC - news) chairman Craig Barrett said on Friday.
Discussion: MAKE: Blog
Phillip Torrone / MAKE: Blog: Intel vs the $100 laptop...
Rudy De Waele / m-trends.org:
Women in Mobile 04 - Helen Keegan — Helen has been working in mobile since the early days; she's one of the first women I noticed when I started mingling in online discussion groups and forums related to mobile back in 2001. I am happy to have her here in the "Women in Mobile" series.
The Japanese Case Mod — From the looks of this thing, you'd think that 19-year old Nicholas Falzone is a pro at case modding. Well, not only is this his first ever computer mod, but it's his first computer he's built from scratch. How 'bout that for confidence?
ExtremeTech / Gearlog: The Japanese Case Mod
Rob Bushway / Tablet PC MVP:
Working with 4 tablet pcs — I present all 4 four tablet PCs to my customer tomorrow for him to review. What am I presenting him? — HP TC1100 — Gateway M280 — Motion LE1600 (with docking station) — Toshiba M200 — I don't have the Thinkpad tablet yet - I decided to hold off and see which way he was heading.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Life On the Wicked Stage
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: A Man Of Many Tablet PCs