Google in China: degrees of evil — So it has happened. Google has caved in. It has agreed to actively censor a new Chinese-language search service that will be housed on computer servers inside the PRC. — Obviously this contradicts its stated desire to make information freely available …
Blogger News Network Discontinues Google Ads — In response to the decision of Google to gain access to the Chinese market by censoring its search content, Blogger News Network has reached the difficult decision to discontinue running Google's ads on our service.
No Tibet or Tiananmen on Google's Chinese site — GOOGLE will today cave in to pressure from the Chinese Government by launching a local website that strips out information not approved by the Communist authorities. — The company, whose motto is "Don't be evil", is launching a version …
BizNicheMedia Link Baiting Competition: $1,000 Prize — Link baiting. It's the new link building. It's the single most important thing a blogger can do to get that large jolt of traffic (and links) to a new blog. — Scrivs is good at it. Darren is great at it. And we at BizNicheMedia SUCK at it.
Blog Sensationalism — You know, I totally understand sensationalist blogging. I mean, hey, I'm an old-skool blogger... I know how once in a while throwing a juicy post up on your server with some name calling, extreme opinions and a swear word or two can drive serious linkage and hits.
Are you kidding?! — There's been a lot of conjecture and confusion today about Yahoo!'s commitment to being the world's best search engine-talk which anyone who's been following the evolution of Yahoo! Search would have realized is... just plain wrong. — While some people immediately realized this …
TiVo Readies Undelete Feature — Due in part to customer feedback, TiVo will be including an undelete feature with the upcoming Series 2 software update. When you delete a television show, it will automatically be moved to the Recently Deleted folder at the bottom of your Now Playing list.
'Stanford On ITunes' Is For Everybody — NEW YORK - In an unprecedented move, Stanford University is collaborating with Apple Computer to allow public access a wide range of lectures, speeches, debates and other university content through iTunes. No need to pay the $31,200 tuition.
Let your fingers do the paying — Wal-Mart, Costco weigh merits of allowing customers to pay by scanning fingerprints: report — NEW YORK (FORTUNE) - Buying groceries with the touch of a finger could be closer than you think, if new research touting the benefits of biometric payment …
Intel shows test chips made on future processes — The 45-nanometer process is right on time, according to Intel. — The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip giant has created test chips made on the 45-nanometer process and will likely begin shipping processors, flash, and other chips based …
Economic Censorship or Electronic Apartheid — Recently there have a number of statements by Telephone Conglomorates about selling both sides of the same electron. Here is the opening paragraph from what is probably the most succinct article to date: Internet Freedom or Privilege by David Isenberg;
Tip for beating Netflix throttle — I think I may have figured a way to beat Netflix's throttling (or smoothing as they supposedly call it) system. — I was getting tired of the longer and longer waits for new releases (which resulted in me getting a bunch of older movies that were farther …
As Gadgets Get It Together, Media Makers Fall Behind — AMID the cacophony of the sprawling Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month, the main action had little to do with electronics. Sure, booth after booth claimed to have the biggest TV screen, the smallest music player and the niftiest wireless gizmo.
Perspective: How long before Jobs is Disney's new boss? — Hollywood retread scripts often pass for original ideas, so how does this story line grab you? … In December 1996, Apple Computer bought Next Computer, a foundering company that Jobs formed after leaving Apple in 1988.
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