From the monthly archives:

May 2008

Matt Marshall over at VentureBeat is reporting that Glam Media -- an advertising/content network focused on sites that appeal primarily to women -- has turned down a $1.3-billion acquisition offer from an unnamed party. Like Caroline McCarthy at Webware, I assume that this offer likely came from an "old media" company such as CBS or…
The debate over fragmentation of blog comments has been around for awhile -- I've written about it, and so have people like Louis Gray and MG Siegler and others -- and I don't think it's going away any time soon. Some argue that having comments at places like FriendFeed (or Shyftr, or a number of…

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Is Twitter losing it?

by Mathew on May 28, 2008 · 13 comments

Hugh McLeod's latest GapingVoid cartoon probably sums up what many Twitter users have been thinking of late. The service, which hasn't exactly been known for its reliable uptime, has been effectively crippled for almost a week now, with no ability to page back through previous messages and no support for using it through instant messaging.…

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Despite the headline on this post, I have nothing against Belgium as a country. I am a big fan of their waffles, for example, not to mention their chocolate -- and Brueghels is pretty cool as well. Still, they are inescapably intertwined in my mind with one of the stupidest lawsuits I can think of…

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Let's file this one under the heading "Unintentional hilarity": According to Microsoft supremo Bill Gates -- speaking at the All Things D conference in Carlsbad, Calif. -- he and Steve Ballmer hate monopolies and really try to avoid them. As I said to John Paczkowski of All Things D when he sent me an email…

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