Links for Apr-21-08

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For non-gamers Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is most likely known for all the political turmoil it created. But it didn’t sell millions and millions of copies because of this, it sold cause of the amazing game play. 1UP devotes some bytes to the legacy of GTA. [Gaming, Culture] Newsweek takes an exhaustive look at the […]

Links for Apr-17-08

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A detailed and wide-ranging Popular Mechanics interview with Google search guru Udi Manber, who most likely knows more about search technology than anybody else in the world. [Tags: Google, Technology, Interview]

Links for Apr-04-08

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Pizza.com sells for $2.6 million. Seller says, “It will make a significant difference in my life, for sure.” [Tags: Business, Technology] Microsoft announced that its Surface tabletop touchscreen computers will finally launch this month at five AT&T stores in New York City, San Francisco, Atlanta and San Antonio. About time. [Tags: Microsoft, Technology] Apple takes […]

Links for Apr-03-08

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Edward Gabriel was the U.S. ambassador to Morocco from 1997 to 2001. Monday, an in memoriam ad ran in The Washington Post titled Ed Gabriel: A Partner for Life . The problem, Gabriel didn’t pass away. The ad was an April Fools’ Day prank by an old friend, J. Peter Segall. Gabriel fielded calls all […]

Links for Apr-02-08

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Newsweek has a feature this week on typography and how hip it is to have your own personal font. Nice to see design related topics are starting to get exposure to a wider audience. [Tags: Design, Culture] Former Vice President Al Gore and his organization, the Alliance for Climate Protection, have launched a $300 million, […]

CNN Beats FOX News In Key Demographic

Posted by on Apr 1, 2008 in Links, Media, TV | No Comments

The New York Times reports today: The political season continues to be very good to CNN, which will officially announce on Tuesday that for the first time since 2001, it managed to beat the Fox News Channel in prime time for one quarter of the year in the category of news viewers most desirable to […]

Links for Apr-01-08

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In an online survey conducted by brandchannel Apple was named the brand that has the biggest impact on the world’s consumers, while Microsoft and the United States (as a brand) are those considered most in need of a remake. [Tags: Branding, Marketing, Apple, Microsoft] Ars Technica was at Mozilla headquarters in Mountain View recently to […]

Links for Mar-30-08

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What is the probability of someone breaking Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak? Well the New York Times has crunched the numbers and you may be surprised by the results. [Tags: Sports, Statistics] It appears that Google’s lost in the FCC’s spectrum auction may in fact have actually been a victory. Verizon won so-called C block […]

Links for Mar-26-08

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A new analysis by Goldman Sachs Group finds that “Wall Street banks, brokerages and hedge funds may report $460 billion in credit losses from the collapse of the subprime mortgage market, or almost four times the amount already disclosed. [Tags: Business] It is commentary like this from John Dvorak of PC Magazine that makes me […]

Yahoo! Joins OpenSocial

Posted by on Mar 25, 2008 in Links | No Comments

A couple weeks ago there were a number of reports that Yahoo! was planning to join Google’s OpenSocial application platform. Well not only has Yahoo! thrown their support behind the platform, they are also, along with Google and MySpace, forming a new non-profit organization called the OpenSocial Foundation. It is modeled after the OpenID Foundation. […]