From the monthly archives:

April 2008

A week or so ago, eBay filed a lawsuit against Craigslist, alleging that the controlling shareholders of the classified site -- namely, founder Craig Newmark and CEO Jim Buckmaster -- had taken certain steps to dilute the auction provider's minority stake in the company, and thereby had breached their fiduciary duty and injured eBay as…

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According to a study that is to be published in New Scientist magazine tomorrow, Facebook and Wikipedia are better at getting crucial information out during emergencies than either government agencies, emergency services -- or the traditional media. The study, done by researchers at the University of Colorado, looked at how Facebook and Wikipedia were used…

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Just as Radiohead's "pay what you want" download model is being adopted by more musicians and artists -- including Nine Inch Nails, Coldplay, The Charlatans UK and others -- the band that launched the model says it doesn't plan to do it again, calling the release of In Rainbows "a one off." In an interview…

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Update: Apparently this was all the result of a misunderstanding involving Oracle, who talked to Marvel and was planning a similar screening, and a lack of communication with Paramount. Too bad -- I was hoping to see Mike and Marvel go toe-to-toe on this one :-) Original post: In yet another example of how not…

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An update for anyone who might be thinking about heading to mesh '08 or meshU (the one-day workshop event just before mesh): to help you make up your mind and plan your day, we now have the schedules up for each event. There are still some panels that have to be firmed up with our…

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