From the monthly archives:

August 2008

According to an article in Information Week, the Apple clone-maker known as Psystar Systems is counter-suing Apple, claiming that the computer company uses illegal tactics to protect its market share in personal computers, including anti-competitive measures that are prohibited by the Sherman Act, a key piece of U.S. anti-trust legislation. Among other things, the clone-maker…

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I'm with Mike Arrington on this one: I think the news that Tom Anderson was a teenaged "War Games" hacker is pretty darn cool. According to old news stories that TechCrunch came across, as well as reports from a source close to the MySpace co-founder, he was a hacker known as Lord Flathead when he…

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I'm a little late on this one because I'm on vacation this week, and my blogging and Twittering metabolism has slowed down, but I wanted to take note of a great post that my friend and fellow mesh organizer Mike McDerment wrote the other day, entitled "7 ways I've almost killed FreshBooks." It's a list…

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Way back in the mists of time, the rise of Netscape and the Web was seen as putting pressure on Microsoft and its Windows monopoly because of what some called the "browser as operating system." Much of that early promise -- or fear -- has yet to be realized, but looking at something like Ubiquity,…

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There's been a bit of a conversation going on lately -- both out in the open, on blogs like Louis Gray's and Profy and others, as well as behind the scenes on FriendFeed -- about the value of embargoes. For anyone who doesn't know, an embargo is when a PR or marketing company asks a…

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