From the monthly archives:

July 2008

From the excellent Torontoist blog comes news that a Canadian band -- The Craft Economy -- has one-upped their previous CD experiment, in which they stapled free CDs to telephone poles, and has included with their new batch of discs a statement criticizing the proposed federal copyright bill, C-61. The packages started showing up this…

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This is pretty darn cool, I have to say. If you've seen the Lord of the Rings movies, you probably remember a scene or two involving a magical orb or sphere (known as a "palantir") with which magicians like Saruman can see across vast distances. Well, Microsoft seems to have something pretty much like that,…

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So the hammer has finally come down on Scrabulous, the Facebook game developed by two Indian brothers that become a viral hit only to be sued by Hasbro, which owns the licensing rights to the Scrabble board game. Trying to play the game now brings up an error message saying it is unavailable to U.S.…

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From Jeff Jarvis comes word of the launch of Ledger Live, a daily video news show from the newsroom of the New Jersey Star-Ledger newspaper. Designed and produced with the help of video journalism pioneer Michael Rosenblum, who has helped newsrooms in the U.S., Britain and elsewhere turn journalists into VJs. The Legder Live broadcast,…

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If you're a Web geek, the biggest news today is the launch of Cuil.com, a new search engine with a strange Irish name (which is pronounced "cool") and what it claims is a really big, er... index. The topic has been dominating Techmeme for the better part of the day, with the official Cuil launch…

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