The much feared lawsuit of Eolas vs. Microsoft seems to be over, to the relief of Web professionals around the world. The US Patent and Trademark office has invalidated Eolas' patent on web browser plug-in technology. Last year, Eolas...
I now have a bunch of Joost invitations for anyone that is interested. Leave a note in the comments with your first and last name, and the email address in the separate field (which won't be shown), and...

Monitoring your Buzz

The web can make or break a reputation, and when people are speaking badly of you or your organization, you need to know about it. Pronet Advertising has posted a list of 10 things you should be monitoring...

The 5 Year Mark

It has now been 5 years since the NASDAQ crash, signalling the start of the dot-com downturn. Now, in hindsight, the past 5 years have seen hardship in many sectors of the economy, but it started in technology,...

Google and YouTube

So, the big news of the week is that Google has bought YouTube for $1.65 Billion, and Chad and Steve are ecstatic. Everyone is asking: Why would Google pay so much? After all, every web developer on...
When a New Jersey patrolman pulled over Sean Leach last week for an unregistered vehicle, a quick-thinking Leach saved himself several hundred dollars in towing charges. Leachs' car registration had expired. While the officer was writing up...
Twitter has become my primary way of getting news these days.  News sites require you to go and look for information.  With twitter, if the news is important, it will find me. But what makes twitter so powerful...
A large-scale experiment created over 2 billion web pages, linking to each other to analyse the patterns the various search engines crawled the site. Each page contained a link to two new pages, as well as a parent,...
Google maps are really useful for getting directions from point A to point B. But when you ask Google how to get from Toronto, Ontario to London, England, it needs to get a bit creative: Turn right at Central...
Apple has it's big event on October 16 at 10am PT, 1pm ET.  Here's a roundup of all of the liveblogs scheduled to cover it.  Let me know in the comments if I've missed any! Apple's Official Livestream Mashable ...
Following the tech boom in the 1990�s and the subsequent crash in 2000, many technology professionals ran for the hills looking for other professions. I have been asked many times if the technology industry is ready for a...
Every developer climbing the corporate ladder will at some point in their career hit a crossroads. The natural career progression for technology professionals seems to always take them away from technology. However, it doesn't have to, because there is...

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