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,...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...

Being sociable

Here's a list of some of the social networking sites I am on. Facebook Digg LinkedIn del.icio.us Flickr Reddit MySpace Newsvine Pownce StumbleUpon Technorati Twitter Go ahead and friend me!
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,...
Always a fan of Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, when its word collides with the Net Neutrality debate and regulation of the Internet, fun is bound to ensue. Enjoy!

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,...

Party like it’s 1999

After many tech companies scaled back their company Christmas party during the downturn of 2001 and 2002, the parties are back in '03 with a new sense of optimism. Suddenly, the tech industry parties are back, and while not as...

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...
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,...

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