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.
Conflicted.blogger.com — Tonight the Wall Street Journal has an explosive (free) story on an issue that has been non-stop whispers in some blogging circles for weeks. And that is? The allegation that some high-profile bloggers who simultaneously advise startups and promote them on their blogs have undeclared conflicts of interest.
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 …
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 …
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
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.
Songbird Preview Released — Earlier today the guys at songbird released 0.1 alpha preview of songbird, the firsthint at what is hopefully gonig to be a great new music player. Its more of a proof of concept model rather than a full program, just to prove to the many doubters that songbird does exist.
Too Many Ajax Calendars — For all the Ajax calendars that are appearing, it's a shame I can't find one which really meets my needs. — I tried out Trumba, Kiko, 30 Boxes, Yahoo! Calendar, and Spongecell. I couldn't recommend any of them. — My needs are probably weird, but not that weird.
Survival of the unfittest — Lotus Notes is used by millions of people, but almost all of them seem to hate it. How can a program be so bad, yet thrive? — Imagine a program used by 120 million people, of whom about 119m hate it. Sound unlikely? Yet that's the perception one garners …
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