Daily Archives: June 2nd, 2008

Mixx: Growing, but is it enough?

So Mixx -- a Digg-like social news app -- has been bragging to anyone who will listen that its traffic has doubled to a million uniques a month in May, and it is getting lots of love from its mainstream-media partners, including USA Today, Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Reuters and Slate. But…

Yahoo redefines “fail” — again

Some details of the back-and-forth between Microsoft and Yahoo have come to light as a result of the unsealing of documents in a shareholder lawsuit against the battered Internet giant, as Eric Savitz details at Tech Trader Daily. One of my favourite moments is where it emerges that Microsoft offered Yahoo a whopping $40 a…

Garfield and the response to new media

I don't want to get into a whole song-and-dance about copyright and the merits of the "fair use" principle (for that, you can see this post and related posts), but I thought it was interesting to read about the response by cartoonist Jim Davis -- creator of the Garfield comic strip and the associated merchandising…

Globe and Mail pay wall comes down

I don't do this a lot, but I just thought I would point out for those who might be interested that the Globe and Mail -- which happens to be my employer -- has removed the pay wall that used to block access to a lot of the paper's online content. All of the columnists…