Monthly Archives: July 2008

Delicious.com is up! Everybody Yawns. Tagging is so … 2007!


OK, even though I really love the power of tagging things and think *auto tagging* will quickly becoming a cornerstone of how the world will effectively managing the maelstrom of web content effectively, I’m not really feeling the new launch  … Continue reading

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More Cuil Search fun. Check out the …ummm… multiple personality finder.


Over at Sarah Lacy‘s place she’s reasonable asking “Is it Cuil or Us” in terms of expecting too much from this new search startup.   Since I’d been poking fun at Cuil’s failure to find itself I thought I better … Continue reading

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Model of Olympic Village Apartments in Beijing


Model of Olympic Village Apartments in Beijing Originally uploaded by JoeDuck It’s fun to start to see so much Beijing stuff on TV after just being there.   The Travel Channel is playing Samantha Brown china visits and the news … Continue reading

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YouTube lawsuits now top YouTube’s total valuation


When Google bought Youtube for 1.6 billion last year they effectively allocated $400 million of the purchase price towards lawsuits they felt were coming down the pike.   Although both the purchase price and that extraordinary “copyright payoff” of 400 … Continue reading

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Who ARE these WordPress Guys? Bravo … again.


WordPress is one of those amazing Web 2.0 companies that always impresses you with innovation and quality. Here, they have created a way to better index WordPress blog content using Google sitemaps.  WordPres was was already the best CMS system … Continue reading

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Goodbye [S][C][R][A][B][U][L][O][U][S]


Hasbro appears to have won a battle with Facebook application “Scrabulous” which has been wiped off of Facebook.   One of the most popular applications on the massive Social Network, many thought Hasbro would buy Scrabulous from the two founders.   That … Continue reading

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Cuil Search “Ah Ha! NOW I GET IT!”


OK, I have a mild conspiracy hypothesis about Cuil that helps explain what I see as the glaring problems with this new entrant into the search landscape.   I should say that I don’t know any of the founders so it’s … Continue reading

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Cuil Search – what am I missing about all that they are missing?


TechCrunch and others are waxing almost poetically about the new Cuil search engines, designed by ex Googlers to compete with the mother ship.    But after a few scattershot queries I’m just not feeling the power of Cuil.    It still … Continue reading

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Cuil search engine fails to find itself


Cuil search (pronounced “Cool” if rumors are right) is out today, boasting the largest search index on the web with 120,000,000,000 pages indexed.  Unfortunately Cuil seems to struggle with the following search, which you’d think they’d…ummm….get right: Searching   Cuil Search … Continue reading

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Shanghai Pork Ball Makers


Shanghai Pork Ball Makers 542 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck In Shanghai near the Bund we had fried pork balls in dough as a tasty treat at a small place on the street that seemed to be very popular with local … Continue reading

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