From the monthly archives:

January 2007

It's been like watching a pot bubble over on the stove today, watching the pissed-off Flickr fans -- including prominent blogger and Zooomr CEO Thomas Hawk -- venting about having to switch to a Yahoo login. A simple enough thing, right? Stop using the Flickr login and start using a Yahoo one. I did it…

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So I saw Steve Rubel's post about Technorati launching a new buzz-tracking, Digg-like thing and the first thing I thought was "WTF?" I know that's the name of it -- or was, since it's apparently been yanked now -- but I meant it in the original blogosphere/instant messaging sense of "what the f**?" Among other…

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As part of the more than $500-million worth of advertising and marketing that Microsoft has been doing to promote Vista, the company paid to build a state-of-the-art home made entirely out of ice in the public square at the corner of Yonge and Dundas in Toronto (no doubt they got the idea from this place).…

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It started with Robert Scoble of Podtech complaining that Engadget didn't link to his Intel video (which I wrote about here, complete with comments from Scoble), but it has turned into a discussion about whether that video was compromised by the fact that Intel is a sponsor of Podtech. As Scoble clarified in the comments…

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So Bill Gates, musing aloud during one of the sessions at the exclusive, celebrity-studded think-tank known as Davos, says Microsoft would like to get into the micro-payments game -- maybe cut MasterCard and Visa out of a little action, elbow its way into the PayPal and Google Checkout business, that kind of thing. Pretty big…

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