Yahoo is launching Yahoo Platinum on Monday, offering video clips from FOX, CBS, and ABC for a monthly fee of $9.95. When RealNetworks launched its RealOne SuprPass service it locked previously free SuperPass content from MLB, NBA, ABC...
We've heard how todays economy affects Joe the Plumber and Joe Six-pack, but what about JoeTek? :) This economic downturn has been compared to the Great Depression in the 1930's, but the technology sector as we know it...
Macromedia is drawing criticism over the relaunch of their new "All Flash" website because it doesn't work cleanly in all browsers, specifically Apple's Safari and Opera. The Macromedia folks are running up against the same wall all web developers...

An Internet Time Machine

Microsoft has lost its initial defence against Eolas and the potential outcome could send us back to the technology of 1995. Microsoft still has some post-trial options before the final judgement later in the fall. In a...
Bell Canada and Microsoft have formed a strategic alliance today that begins a five-year move to join the MSN Portal with Sympatico's Canadian content. The advantages are clear. Bell gains a weapon to leverage their customer relationships...

Comic Relief

My good friend Brian has launched a Comic Book Store selling comics online. He is the CSS guru, and I've gotta say, the site looks great! Way to go!

Microsoft and Yahoo

So Microsoft has thrown it down. After over a year of speculation, they have dropped a whopping $44.6 Billion to buy Yahoo in their bid to play "catch up" to Google. The Yahoo/Microsoft deal is not yet...
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...
Yesterday, we at b5media launched the third of our unique look at the blogs within our channels.  Splendicity is a new portal which pulls content from over 70 Beauty & Style blogs within the network, and pulls it all...
Expecting huge web traffic after setting down on Mars, NASA engineers had to pull off another amazing feat. They have put in place a massive farm of 1,300 servers to handle the load of curious earthlings looking to...
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 ...

Smart Business from MSN

As a long-time advocate for building communities and loyalty through message boards and chat, I do acknowledge the inherant risks and dangers associated with such endeavors. MSN has announced that it is shutting down its popular chat service,...

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