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.
Mitch Ratcliffe / RatcliffeBlog: Paying for attention is a tactical move as the market evolves
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Can This Man Reprogram Microsoft? — THINK back to Round 1 of the Internet, when things really got rolling in 1995. The computing landscape was shifting, and a cool, fast-growing young company symbolized the new order: Netscape. At the time, Microsoft looked to be a lumbering old war horse …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Russ / Russell Beattie Notebook:
XBox 360 Latest Live Update: Kills Backwards Compatibility — I thought this would be all over the news today or at least on the gaming sites, but no one seems to be picking up on it yet. Microsoft released a couple patches for the Xbox 360 over the past few days, the latest …
Discussion: larry borsato
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 …
pearLyrics: too easy to be legal? — This is a sad time for all those of us with a passion for music and song lyrics. As of December 6th, 2005 pearLyrics is no longer available due to a cease and desist letter from Warner/Chappell Music Limited. As a freeware developer I can not afford …
Yahoo! makes a del.icio.us purchase — It's Web giant's latest deal aimed at letting users share content — In its latest acquisition of a social networking service, Internet powerhouse Yahoo! Inc. on Friday devoured del.icio.us Inc., a startup that enables people to more easily compile and share their favorite content on the Web.
Discussion: down the avenue
Apple to Face Patent Challenge — Creative will make bid for iPod license for its navigation technology patent. — Apple could face a patent challenge from Creative, its Singapore-based rival in the digital entertainment device market. — Creative, which owns a U.S. patent …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Wikipedia's open-source label conundrum — news analysis The online encyclopedia Wikipedia is often referred to as an "open-source" project because it is written, edited and policed by a global group of volunteers. — However, the open-source label doesn't really fit Wikipedia.
Discussion: Open Source
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source: The rest of 2005, which leads to 2006 — Early this week …
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
RSS drives Reuters lobby's screen — We just got back from the wonderful Global Voices conference which was held in Reuters' Headquarters. We met bloggers from around the world (we met Hossein Derakhshan, aka Hoder, the famous Iranian blogger, among many other talented bloggers from around …
Google Increased Ad Font Size — Michel informed me that Google increased the font size of the AdWords ads displayed to the right side of search results. They now have the same size as the organic search results; see the before and after screenshots. This is likely to be an effort of Google …
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).
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 …
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 …
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