Monthly Archives: March 2007

Gossip, Anon

Gossip If you thought every possible aspect of "social networking" had been exhausted on the Web, think again. This week I met with Rocky Mirza, the CEO of a startup called Dbuz. Mirza is the person behind several other online ventures, … Continue reading

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TV 2.0 Battle, Round One

In what may turn out to be one of the seminal decisions in the technological battle for TV 2.O, Hollywood movie companies won a decision against Cablevision in what has been called the network DVR case. The issue involves Cablevision's … Continue reading

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Vista Still on the Far Horizon

To the growing number of reasons to put off upgrading to Vista–or even buying a new machine with Vista loaded on it–you can now add Adobe problems. Current versions of the company's popular Dreamweaver web design software and Photoshop CS2 … Continue reading

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Google Owns You

Google, whose corporate creed includes the motto "You can make money without doing evil," has announced that it will retain personal data on individual Web surfers' searches for only 2 years. And in an another amazing example of TP (technological prevaricaton–see article … Continue reading

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Wraparound Protection

A few days ago, Symantec held a soirée for the press at Rockefeller Center’s Top of the Rock. The crystal clear, wrap-around view of Manhattan was ostensibly intended to highlight the release of the company’s Norton 360 security program. The … Continue reading

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Wiki, Wacky, Woo

Another swipe was taken at Wikipedia this week when it was revealed that one of the main volunteer editors of the free online encyclopedia was a fraud. Specifically, one Ryan Jordan from Kentucky worked under the pseudonym Essjay on the … Continue reading

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Technological Prevarication

Neologisms are a dime a dozen in our world of TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms), but a new one keeps springing to my mind: Technological Prevarication or TP. TP denotes any false or misleading excuse, claim, or cause attributed to some less well … Continue reading

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