The architecture of news

Some very perceptive thoughts from Upendra Shardanand — co-founder and CEO of media site Daylife.com — in this post on his personal blog about “the new architecture of news.” It’s been out there for a little while, but I only just got around to reading it now (hat tip to…

Omnidrive: Not dead yet, thanks

I noticed a post by Mashable writer Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins on his personal blog about Omnidrive — the troubled “cloud storage” company founded and run by Aussie entrepeneur Nik Cubrilovic — that seemed to have been jump-started by a post at Duncan Riley’s Inquisitr, after someone at TechCrunch put Omnidrive…

iPhone as platform = cha-ching

My friend and fellow mesh 2008 organizer Mark Evans has a post about the iPhone and how it is just one part of a “razor and blades” market model — i.e., the carriers subsidize the phone as a lure, in order to sign you up for long-term contracts at usurious…

Metallica: One step forward, two steps…

Update: According to a statement on the Metallica site, the band only just became aware that their management company was telling bloggers to take down their reviews, and they have told everyone to go ahead and write whatever they want: “Once we re-surfaced on Tuesday after a few weeks on…