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May 9th, 2008

Telco Immunity - Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind - NOT!

Don’t let the lack of MSM coverage delude you into thinking that the preznits isn’t still insisting on gaining the telcos immunity for their illegal spying activities at the behest of the US government!
From the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation);
Ominous Signs of a Forthcoming “Compromise” on Telco Immunity - Tell the House To Stand Firm
“This morning, […]

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April 28th, 2008

How Successful Are Boycotts - Really?

May 1st is the date!
Sellers say they’ll boycott eBay and now writers will be boycotting Amazon.
Funny, but I find the news about Amazon strange. On one hand some say they’re “Standing Tall” and on another hand others say their Stock is Losing Ground. Causing wonder and amazement :) Actually it appears that profit margins are […]

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April 3rd, 2008

Another Time Another Place Another Attitude

Had we not been living at a time when we had to be truly concerned with the openness or privacy of our world this story might have generated a different attitude towards the “players.”
Unfortunately, with the stink of the uproar over Net Neutrality, with the stink of the lies and denial of an administration which […]

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March 27th, 2008

One Small Step For Mankind

No, we’re not landing on the moon…
Comcast and BitTorrent are trying to work together to improve P2P. The gist of it begins at The WSJ then PaidContent offers an update.
From The WSJ;
“The companies are in talks to collaborate on ways to run BitTorrent’s technology more smoothly on Comcast’s broadband network, and allow Comcast to transport […]

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March 26th, 2008

Ouch - Top 9 [Ten] Reasons For Leaving Yahoo!

Elinor Mills answers the question;
Why are people leaving Yahoo?
1. Want to escape before Yahoo gets acquired by Microsoft
2. Lack of innovation at Yahoo
3. Excessive bureaucracy
4. Seeking job stability and expect more layoffs
5. Want to be bigger fish in smaller pond elsewhere
6. Yahoo has lost its focus
7. Volatility of stock price after Microsoft offer
8. Poor management
9. […]

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March 24th, 2008

Wi-Fi On Steroids?

In a follow up to this morning’s post;
Google outlines proposal for “Wi-Fi on steroids”
“Google on Monday said it has a plan to have American consumers from Manhattan to rural North Dakota surfing the Web on handheld gadgets at gigabits-per-second speeds by the 2009 holiday season.”
Hoo-Ha! Yeah! Gigabits per second! That would sure tick somebody off…
I […]

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March 24th, 2008

Strange Bedfellows And White Spaces

Do you ever have the feeling that every country outside the USA gets ignored in debates like these?
So, there’s a White Space debate that has been going on for a short time…
“Technology companies are putting pressure on the Federal Communications Commission to open up unused wireless spectrum between TV channels for use with unlicensed devices, […]

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March 21st, 2008

Wireless Spectrum Auction Results

I don’t know that the results could actually have been any different than they were… disappointing, to me.
[H/T to Save The Internet]
Spectrum Results Are Out; Google Bids But Verizon Wins
“The winners of the recent government spectrum auction that raised $19.6 billion are finally being revealed. Based on early reports, the results are as expected: Verizon […]

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March 19th, 2008

The Wireless Spectrum Auction Has Ended

And simply to quote one of the folks who’ve reported it, Stacey Higginbotham at GigaOm;
“The 700 MHz auction ended yesterday, and the $19.59 billion going to the Treasury looks like a lot until you realize the government’s total budget is $2.9 trillion. But now the waiting (and speculating) can begin.”
Who paid the $4.75 billion for […]

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March 17th, 2008

Somebody Has A Good Attorney!

I cannot profess to understand anything but the smallest, tiniest morsel of what has been happening in the Bear Stearns deal but this certainly piqued my interest because of the dollars involved…
Working for the Weekend: The Lawyers on the Bear/J.P. Morgan Deal
“For those LB readers whose eyes tend to move swiftly past all M&A-related headlines, […]

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March 11th, 2008

Spectrum Auction Coming To A Close?

It appears that way…
Michal Lev-Ram tells us, on a topic that seemingly most have forgotten about;
Wireless spectrum auction winding down
“The federal government’s high-profile wireless spectrum auction will likely end in the next few days. That means we could soon find out who won the last major chunks of spectrum available in the United States, which […]

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February 27th, 2008

Record Internet Advertising Revenues In 2007

Internet Advertising Revenues Again Reach New Highs, Estimated to Pass $21 Billion in 2007 and Hit Nearly $6 Billion in Q4 2007
Full-Year 2007 and Q4 Results Continue Industry’s Record-Breaking Year-on-Year and Quarter-on-Quarter Growth, According to IAB and PwC
NEW YORK, NY (February 25, 2008) – The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) today announced that […]

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February 20th, 2008

From “eBay Bans Sellers from Leaving Negative Feedback for Buyers” at Auctionbytes;
“eBay said the current system prevents buyers from leaving honest Feedback as they fear retaliation from the sellers if they leave a negative. ‘This makes it hard for buyers to distinguish between sellers while making bidding or buying decisions. In addition, when buyers receive […]

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February 15th, 2008

QuadrantOne - Major US Newspaper Online Ad Partnership

Four major U.S. newspaper chains, publishing papers including The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times, launched an online advertising network today offering advertisers the means to book national campaigns through one portal, that will have a reach of as many as 50 million people a month across the […]

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February 14th, 2008


There’s been high level changes in the M5 release of the Android SDK.
Jason Chen…
“We’re excited about the progress that we’ve made and look forward to making additional updates in the future as the platform evolves towards production-readiness.”
There are a couple of changes in m5-rc14 I’d like to highlight:

New user interface - As I mentioned when […]

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