Google to Acquire dMarc Broadcasting — Brings Radio Advertising to Google AdWords Advertisers — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - January 17, 2006 - Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced it has agreed to acquire dMarc Broadcasting, Inc., a Newport Beach, Calif.-based digital solutions provider for the radio broadcast industry.
On Business, and Blogging on the Road — Hurricane Katrina was a defining moment for Rachel Gradwohl, a frequent business traveler. A consultant for a national accounting firm, Ms. Gradwohl blogged about being made homeless by the disaster in her Web journal, the Princess Diaries (www.prncess674.blogspot.com).
Buzzmetrics, Intelliseek Merge with Nielsen — Buzzmetrics today announced they have purchased Intelliseek and sold a majority stake in the new company to Nielsen, which is owned by VNU. The new company, called Nielsen Buzzmetrics, will be headquartered here in New York. Dizzy yet?
HP considers open-source services — Hewlett-Packard is considering selling services designed to ease customer participation in the open-source programming community, the company's new open-source boss said. — "Across HP, there are thousands of people who contribute to open source.
Yahoo misses Wall Street estimates — Internet bellwether Yahoo posted on Tuesday net income for the fourth quarter that rose from a year ago but was below analyst expectations, sending shares down about 13 percent in after-hours trade. — Net income for the period ended Dec. 31 was $247 million …
RSS and Copyright, circa 2006 — There's been a flurry of posts and comments on a topic I've long been watching, which is the status of copyright and syndication technologies. It's arisen this time in the context of a project that I'm involved with outside of my Harvard work, called Top10 Sources …
Firefox 2.0 alpha due next month — An alpha version of Firefox 2.0 should be released as a public beta next month. Although part of the long standing roadmap for the open source browser, the timetable was confirmed by the publication of the minutes of the Mozilla.org staff meeting held earlier this month.
Devious Tactic Snags Phone Data — Online information brokers pried thousands of private cell-phone records from Verizon Wireless by posing as speech-impaired customers and company employees, court documents show. — The charges, which appear in a civil suit filed by Verizon in Florida late last year …
ANN: FeedDemon 2.0 Beta 1 — As you may know from reading this blog, we've decided to skip FeedDemon 1.6 and go straight to version 2.0, which will be a free upgrade for all FeedDemon customers. — Since I had more time to work on FeedDemon, I decided to redesign it with these goals in mind:
Introducing the Web Inspector — I would like to introduce a new addition to WebKit—the Web Inspector. The Web Inspector lets you browse the live DOM hierarchy in a compact HUD style window, catering to the needs of web developers and WebKit hackers alike.
Why PC Gamer Kicked Out Gold Farmers — In its February 2006 issue, PC Gamer announced that it would no longer accept advertising from Gold Farming agencies. Editor-in-chief Greg Vederman (pictured) shares his editorial from that issue, explains the thinking behind the decision, and talks about industry and reader reaction...
3 Percent Fee On Cell Phones Started 107 Years Ago — Call To Repeal Tax Under Way — COLUMBUS, Ohio — There is a call to repeal a cell phone tax most people probably don't even know they are paying, NewsChannel5 partner ONN reported. — Anybody who has ever tried to decipher a cell phone bill knows how tough it can be.
Mark Cuban asks for tiered Internet service model — Broadcast.com cofounder, Dallas Mavericks owner, and budding entertainment mogul Mark Cuban's latest blog entry makes the case for a multitiered Internet, with priority given to the applications that really matter.
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