From the monthly archives:

November 2005

As TechCrunch's Mike Arrington was one of the first to report, Yahoo is integrating RSS feeds into its new Ajax-powered Yahoo Mail (which is based in large part on Oddpost, the webmail company Yahoo acquired last year) and into its My Yahoo news and email alerts. There's no question that this is a good thing…

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Online-classified service is extremely popular, with close to 9 million unique visitors in September according to some estimates. So how much is it worth? (figuring out how much various Web services are worth seems to have become a new sport). Based on Om Malik's rough rule of thumb from recent deals for companies such…


Ask Google for a diagnosis

by Mathew on November 29, 2005 · 1 comment

Plenty has been written -- both pro and con -- about using Google as a source of medical information. People with rare diseases or those who have been ignored by the medical system have found it useful as a way of dealing with their symptoms and of finding others with the same disease. Doctors, meanwhile,…

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Can TiVo change its stripes?

by Mathew on November 28, 2005 · 1 comment

Personal video recorder company TiVo Inc. said Monday that it plans to roll out a new feature that will allow users to choose certain commercials, based on keywords, and then have them inserted into TV shows that they have recorded with their TiVo (Dave Zatz has a description of how this would work, taken from…

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Flickr vs. Webshots

by Mathew on November 27, 2005 · 11 comments

Thomas Hawk, a Flickr fan who writes a technology blog at, recently linked to an interesting post by Norwegian engineer and blogger Eirik Solheim, who compared Flickr -- the former Vancouver-based photo site that is now part of the Yahoo empire -- with Webshots, a photo site that is celebrating its 10th anniversary. A…