From the monthly archives:

November 2007

I'm shocked -- shocked, I tell you -- at the conspicuous lack of sympathy that's being shown for poor Mark Zuckerberg, who has had to sue a magazine aimed at Harvard alumni for publishing some personal information about him, including (as I understand it) his parents home address and some of his, er... passionate journal…

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So the worst-kept secret in the mobile-phone industry is finally out: Google has confirmed that it plans to bid for new spectrum in the 700-Mhz auction that is to be held early next year. One of the requirements of the spectrum auction is that whoever wins must allow users to download whatever applications they want…

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I was watching the interview with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales on Om Malik's show on Revision3, because I'm always interested in what Jimmy is up to, and he mentioned a site called ArmchairGM, which I don't recall hearing about before -- or at least paying much attention to. Om was talking about how he wanted…

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Facebook coffers go Ka-ching

by Mathew on November 30, 2007 · 3 comments

Despite all the good-natured pokes (or is that Super Pokes?) that Kara Swisher has taken at young Mark Zuckerberg, she's got a scoop about Facebook, and it's not even Beacon-related: the company has attracted a $60-million investment from Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing -- often known as Li Ka-ching, for his ability to turn gigantic…

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Came across this succinct appraisal of journalism -- and journalism schools -- in an interview that Campus Progess did with Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi, who is clearly going for the "Hunter S. Thompson" award: "If you have no real knowledge or skill set and you’re lazy and full of shit but you want to…

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