From the monthly archives:

January 2006

I don't know telecom analyst Bruce Kushnick, but I'm definitely interested in the subject of a new book he has written (and is selling himself using the Internet). In a nutshell, the topic of his book is a scam that the major U.S. telecoms pulled on the American government -- and the American people --…

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Google may be working on a version of the Ubuntu Linux OS, as reported by The Register, but maybe it should be spending a bit more time on a good accounting app -- it just missed Wall Street's estimates for both sales and profit for the latest quarter. The stock dropped by as much as…

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CNet.com has a piece up on its website that talks about how networking equipment giant Cisco Systems might be looking to acquire TiVo, the digital-video recording pioneer. The article, which is labelled "news analysis" -- which in the journalism business is code for "speculation" -- starts off with Cisco's recently announced $6.9-billion acquisition of Scientific-Atlanta,…

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I don't want to get into a big Google-bashing rant, after knocking their lame bookmark offering, but Phil Sim of Squash makes a good point in a post today about another Google service: Picasa, the photo-organizing software the company bought way back when. His question -- and I think it's a darn good one: Why…

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Okay, it's not as bad as the Google China thing, but I have to say the bookmark feature that Google just released has to be one of the lamest things to come down the Web 2.0 pike since Froogle. I mean, come on. Saving your bookmarks with a toolbar? How 1990s. Sure, you can keep…

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