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.
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 — "Halo 2," the game that redefined first-person combat and multiplayer action for millions of gamers worldwide …
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.
All Your Information Are Belong to Google — According to TechCrunch, the new Google Desktop will now store it's desktop index on Google's servers (if you opt to do so, and research shows that people will give out their SSN to total strangers). — This is exactly what I've been warning Google would do …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lionhead back in acquisition talks with key publishers — Ubisoft and Microsoft both linked to possible acquisition talks at UK developer — Sources close to British developer Lionhead Studios have revealed to GamesIndustry.biz that the company behind Fable and Black & White …
My Web 2.0 Update — We wanted to give you a quick update on what we've been up to with My Web. Not everything around here happens with thunderous fanfare, though we have been known to jump up and down when the occasion calls. :-) — So, here's a bunch of stuff we've been working on, with the help of our beta testers:
Oracle's Open-Source Shopping Spree — The database giant is in talks to purchase at least three software companies that would help it shift customers to a subscriber-based model — The open-source community may be in for a jolt. Oracle (ORCL) is plotting what could be the biggest endorsement yet …
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.
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