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Archive for November 2007

November 29th, 2007

Telecom Credo - Throw Money At It!

EFF Wins Fast-Track Release of Telecom Lobbying Records
Judge Cancels Friday Hearing, Orders Government to Comply by December 10
“San Francisco - Late Tuesday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) won the speedy release of telecom lobbying records from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).
The agency was ordered to comply with a new December 10 […]

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November 28th, 2007

Android - $10 Million On The Table - For You?

Lest you forget! There’s $10 Million of Google’s money available to those of you talented enough to come up with some mobile applications for Android.

How It Works (from the Android Developer Challenge )

Tags: Android, Android-Developer-Challenge, Google, Mobile-Applications, Open-Handset-Alliance

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November 27th, 2007

Attention: Engineers and Energy Experts - Google Wants You!

Google’s Goal: Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal
Creates renewable energy R&D group and supports breakthrough technologies
It’s announcements like these that offer me personal hope for our society at large. Someone is willing to do something different, someone who is different, someone who is not part of that old, established “good old boy” network of […]

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November 26th, 2007

It’s Simple - What Comcast Did Was Wrong

Will you folks who are attempting to justify these actions please stop? Please!!!
Damn… I’ll give them the fact that they have the right to shape traffic, it’s their equipment and they’re providing a service! Which many pay for dearly.
They have a TOS that those who pay for their services agree to from jump-street. If you […]

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November 25th, 2007

Google’s Search Share Increases

Google’s search share jumps
“Google Inc. enjoyed one of its biggest monthly gains in U.S. Web search market share in October, building on consistent gains over the past two years, according to industry data out on Wednesday.
Market research firm comScore Inc said Google’s core Web search properties captured 58.5 percent of the U.S. market in October, […]

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November 24th, 2007

Net Neutrality Links 11-24-2007

Love my Google Alerts!
Net Neutrality Links 11-24-2007 (Beware The Lies!)
Whose Web is it, anyway?
Rabble.ca - Montreal,QC,Canada
Until about three weeks ago, net neutrality was a difficult issue to explain at a dinner party. It was even more of a struggle to get anybody worked up …
Kindle – Shape of the Web to Come?
By Tom Evslin

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November 21st, 2007

Thank You Tim Karr

Its comforting to know that someone, SOMEONE, is alert enough to notice the telcos attempting their spin control of…. YOU!!! This someone is Tim Karr.
Read this opening statement from an article by David Lieberman of USA Today;
“Enjoy your speedy broadband Web access while you can.
The Web will start to seem pokey as early as 2010, […]

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November 20th, 2007

Worth Passing Along

And… yes, they gave permission.
Chitika + Google -Expert Ad Placement Publisher Tips In a Mini Expert Series on The Chitika Blog
Using Chitika MPU with Google Adsense -TIP #1
“The main advantage of this combination is that it doesn’t look like an obtrusive ad that visitors might want to avoid.” Read More…
Matching Placement and Context -TIP […]

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November 18th, 2007

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse

Motivated by this article: “Some retailers try to suppress Web scoops on prices,” I offer this information to those who might not know and a link to a possibly important web site, the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse.
Try answering these questions if you’ve had similar experiences;

Do you know your online rights?

Have you received a letter asking you […]

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November 15th, 2007

Adversity Is Not The Same As Failure

I’m beginning to develop a liking for Blogrunner…
A few principles I believe ought to hold true for an online start-up as well as an offline from an article pointed to by Blogrunner;
Inside Entrepreneurship: Don’t let funding challenges derail you
“[The] prospective entrepreneur didn’t understand that adversity is not the same as failure. Tougher challenges require a […]

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November 13th, 2007

Speaking Of Internet Advertising!

It gets even better…
“The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) today announced that Internet advertising revenues exceeded $5.2 billion for the third quarter of 2007, representing yet another historic high for a quarter and a $1.1 billion increase, or 25.3 percent, over […]

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November 12th, 2007

The Purpose of Cash

In an interview with Advertising Age, Barry Diller has a few things of note to pass on - one of which is the “purpose of cash.”
The conversation;
Ad Age: The new slimmer, trimmer IAC has a lot of cash. What might you do with it?
Mr. Diller: [Laughs] Well, we’re comfortable keeping it. It doesn’t cry for […]

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November 12th, 2007

If Google Buys Sprint

You don’t think AT&T will just sit back and light another cigar, now, do you?
If we see it, so can they!
Google appears ready and willing (I’m all in favor of) to take on the “Big Boys.” Personally, I have another way of perceiving this than Om does. I do not see Google “desperate to extend […]

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November 11th, 2007

Ad Spending

Advertising is what makes the world go ’round eh? From the Facebook Ads article by Jessie Hempel found on CNNMoney;
“Facebook Ads follows an Oct. 24 announcement that Microsoft (MSFT) will take a $240 million equity stake in the site, valuing Facebook at $15 billion. The company is private and does not disclose numbers, but it […]

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November 11th, 2007

Good News!

Damn good news!
F.C.C. Planning Rules to Open Cable Market
“The Federal Communications Commission is preparing to impose significant new regulations to open the cable television market to independent programmers and rival video services after determining that cable companies have become too dominant in the industry, senior commission officials said.
The finding, under a law that gives the […]

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