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.
Why should interests conflict only around money? — Blog Buzz on High-Tech Start-Ups Causes Some Static is a Wall Street Journal piece today by Rebecca Buckman. It begins, … Later, she adds, … In the article, "allegiances" and "interests" (of, say, the sort that become "conflicted" …
WSJ on FON, disclosure, and my friends — [I'm posting this reluctantly. Ultimately I decided I don't want the WSJ article to be googled without a response.] — The Wall Street Journal today ran an article by Rebecca Buckman that raises an interesting question but fails to generate an interesting answer.
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.
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.
Edgeio could become like Craigslist 2.0 — In addition to running the very influential Web 2.0 site TechCrunch.com, and writing a blog called CrunchNotes.com, Mike Arrington has been working on a startup of his own called Edgeio (when does this man sleep?) - which Rob Hof of BusinessWeek got a demo of recently.
Google Desktop Gets New Features — Google has released Google Desktop 3.0 beta, which includes several new features. Three of the new features Google considers "major" enhancements, but several other new features requested by users bolster the utility of the program.
RIM's workaround revealed — update BlackBerry maker Research In Motion on Thursday announced details of how its new software workaround, designed as a backup if U.S. courts impose an injunction later this month, will be released to customers. — The specifics of the workaround come days …
This PlayStation May Play Too Much — Sony's new super-packed PS3 handles a lot more than games. That, some say, could confuse buyers — Picture this: you plug your TV into a box the size of a phone book and go online to check headlines. You get bored and click over to a Giants game.
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.
OH MY GOD - Microsoft Live is Hailstorm 2.0 — ... ..but in a good way. Assuming they allow us to mesh into it - and vice versa. — As I sat in the etribes.com/mashup last night (near the Savoy Theater, off the Strand) - I was honored to listen to Sam Seshi rap out Microsoft's Live.com platform.
What Yahoo Should Do Next — What amazes me about Yahoo is that it's actually a company with great ideas. Better ideas than most of their competitors - whether Google or media. I mean Semel's four pillars are the segments of my new media value chain. Obviously, Yahoo gets it.
Google Opens Bidding for Print Media — Google, the search giant and would-be multi-media advertising enabler, has opened up the bidding on its much-talked-about print venture. AdWords advertisers can now bid for 1 page, 1/2 page and 1/4 page ads in nearly 30 different lifestyle and technology magazines.
The truthiness of Web 2.0 — Zillow is getting a lot of buzz. The site, which provides free estimates of home values, got big writeups yesterday at Cnet and the New York Times as well as a ton of echo coverage in the blogosphere. The company has also scored $32 million in venture financing.
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