FoxSports.com, which had a partnership with Lycos to supply technology, hosting and advertising sales, broke its ties with the former portal powerhouse and took those responsibilities in-house. "At the time, the fit was perfect," Ross Levinsohn, senior vice...

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!
When ESPN.com relaunched its site a month ago, it pushed the browser technology further than any other mainstream site. It dropped support for older non-standards based browsers such as Netscape 4.7, and created a design entirely based on...
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...
Some assembly required. You can buy your own Navy F/A-18A Blue Angel Hornet fighter jet... on eBay, where else? Mike Landa has listed the jet, and claims the jet came out of military service in 1994, and that it...
Recap: In 1999, Eolas Technologies sued Microsoft claiming that it held a patent on browser plug-ins which allow browsers, such as Microsoft's Internet Explorer, to embed other programs, such as Macromedia's Flash in a web page. In August,...

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...
The April issue of FastCompany magazine has a great look at the mind, technology and culture behind Google. To be a fly on the wall of a datacenter that processes 150 million searches per day, each within 0.2...
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...

10 Years

Wow. 10 Years ago, a little telnet-based talker called CrazyLands was born. It was just as the "web" was getting its feet, and the masses were waking up to this "Internet thing". CrazyLands was my first glimpse into...
The four largest American ISP's are joining forces in an unprecedented show of unity to go after "the biggest, the baddest, the most notorious" large-scale spammers, using the new anti-spam legislation as ammunition. Microsoft, AOL, Earthlink and Yahoo are putting...

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