Blog Buzz on High-Tech Start-Ups Causes Some Static — When Spanish Internet start-up FON Technology SL tried to generate some buzz this past weekend about new funding it had snared from Google Inc. and eBay Inc.'s Skype Technologies, it pitched stories to traditional media outlets.
It's Time To Say So Long — The time has come for me to say goodbye to Danny, Chris, and the rest of the SEW team. — The good news is that I will not be going very far and what have become known to many of you as "Gary's other sites" (ResourceShelf and DocuTicker) will still be online and updated daily.
Yahoo to offer incentives for using search engine? — Yahoo confirmed on Wednesday that it's polling some Yahoo Mail users about what they would want in exchange for making Yahoo their primary search engine. The survey was sent to a random sampling representing about 5 percent of its Yahoo Mail users, a Yahoo representative said.
Desktop Reloaded — Today we're very pleased to announce the launch of Google Desktop 3 Beta. The new version comes loaded with features that make finding and sharing information even easier and more fun than before. — As a Sidebar user, you can now customize and view personalized information anywhere …
Halo 2 gamers face Vista upgrade — Halo fans will have to upgrade their computer if they want to follow Master Chief's adventures on the PC. — Microsoft has announced that the PC version of Halo 2 will only work on the new version of Windows called Vista.
Halo 2 coming to Vista — Not many details (ummm...release date?) but here is the press release that just went out a few moments ago. — Master Chief Dual-Wields His Way to Windows Vista — "Halo 2," the award-winning sequel to the instant classic "Halo: Combat Evolved" to make its PC debut on the Windows Vista platform
Vonage's Iffy IPO — Sure, the VoIP provider has half of the North American market. But it also faces plenty of fresh competition and rising costs — On Feb. 8, Vonage made official what the telecom world had long expected. The Web-calling leader finally filed with regulators a plan …
Attention Developers: FeedFlare Open API — We have been talking about our plugin for web services for a couple months now. We call it FeedFlare, and we've already released a small default catalog of FeedFlare units that publishers can include in their feeds and on their sites.
Bill would force Web sites to delete personal info — A bill just announced in Congress would require every Web site operator to delete information about visitors, including e-mail addresses, if the data is no longer required for a "legitimate" business purpose.
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