Monthly Archives: July 2008

SEC says blogs = proper disclosure

Reading through Brian Solis's excellent guest post over at TechCrunch about the new SEC disclosure rules reminded me that I wanted to write something about them, and would have done so if my Rogers internet connection hadn't gone down for about five hours today (thanks a lot, Ted). I know the announcement got covered a…

Delicious 2.0: Who bookmarks any more?

When I saw the news about the launch of Delicious 2.0, I can't say I felt a huge wave of joy, despite the fact that I am what most people would probably consider a hard-core Delicious user, with about 10,000 webpages saved since I started using it. But not only didn't I feel any joy…

Hasbro and Wordscraper spells F-A-I-L

You have to hand it to Rajat and Jayant Agarwalla, the two East Indian brothers who came up with the Facebook game Scrabulous -- the fairly obvious ripoff... er, tribute to the Hasbro-owned board game Scrabble. After reportedly failing to arrive at an agreement that would see Scrabulous transferred to Hasbro's control, the game company…

Is it Duncan Riley, or is it Techmeme?

This one is a real can of worms in more ways than one, but I can't help myself. I recently came across (as many other people have, judging by my FriendFeed and Google Reader shared items) a piece by Duncan Riley at his new site, Inquisitr, in which he embarked on a fairly extended rant…

Two words for Omnisio: Nice exit

The micro-cap, sub-angel type of financing practiced by Paul Graham's Y Combinator isn't for everyone, and there are some who believe that it's virtually impossible to do successfully -- but Y Comb seems to be pulling it off regardless. I have no idea how much they put into Omnisio, but to sell it to Google…