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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yahoo Photos Overview, Exclusive Screenshots — It isn't entirely fair to compare the new Yahoo Photos with all of the early stage companies showing their stuff at Demo. But its a very impressive product and it's good that they came here to demo it. The new Yahoo Photos will be launching this spring.
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