Daily Archives: February 10, 2008

YaAOLhoo? Are you kidding?


The Times of London is, I think, exaggerating a rumor that Yahoo and AOL might merge in an effort to find off the Microsoft takeover of Yahoo.      I don’t even think this is necessarily a bad idea if you made sure … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart for Nobel Peace Prize!


Wow, this clever article by John Tierny  in New York Times Op-Ed (what a great news source now that the paywall is down!) suggests maybe the Nobel Peace Prize should go to Wal-Mart for lifting more people out of poverty … Continue reading

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Microsoft v. Yahoo. They can’t seem to make an offer Yahoo can’t refuse.


The big tech story remains the Microsoft offer to buy Yahoo, and on Wednesday a meeting at the Yahoo’s HQ in Sunnyvale, CA may seal the deal, though it’s more likely that negotiations will continue for some time after that meeting. Microsoft … Continue reading

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New York Times on Microsoft and Mashups … and Mashup Camp 6 is coming!


You know mashups have hit the mainstream when they hit the NY Times, and this article is a nice introduction to Mashups and why they have become a key component of “Web 2.0”.     Mashups in music are songs that combine words and/or music … Continue reading

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