From the monthly archives:

June 2007

There's a story on the Globe and Mail site about the CBC's Great Canadian Wish List project, in which the broadcaster set up a Facebook group and asked Canadians to vote on what they wanted for the country, with the winner to be announced this weekend in honour of Canada Day (if you have a…
Google appears to be setting up a kind of widget incubator program -- like a Y Combinator/Startup Camp for widgets -- according to a post over at Read/WriteWeb tonight. Marissa Mayer apparently announced the windfall... er, program at the Searchonomics Conference in Santa Clara. There's a brief description of it here, and a FAQ here.…

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I have to confess that I was somewhat skeptical -- okay, really skeptical -- when I read in the New York Times about a deal between 20th Century Fox and a group of guys who had put together an "homage" video about the Die Hard movies. As the story describes, the original video was a…
If you've been reading news about India or Pakistan, or the Middle East, Salman Rushdie being knighted by the Queen, you may have seen photos featuring a young Islamic man who has come to be known (at least in some circles) as "Islamic Rage Boy." In almost every photo, this bearded man is clearly agitated,…

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It's interesting to see that a market for Facebook applications -- or widgets -- is developing, although the prices are still small. In one of the latest transactions, Inside Facebook notes that Slide.com (run by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin) has bought the app Favorite Peeps for a reported $60,000. Another site, FaceWatch, has also written…

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