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RSS like sushi

BBC quotes Dave Winer on RSS news reading, likening it to choosing food from a sushi conveyor belt: "We are still waiting for the killer app though. We are still waiting for someone to produce…


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Google Satellite

Here’s a pic of LEWIS SF using Google Maps’ new satellite feature. Rumor has it that an April Fool in SF was that the satellite camera was passing over on the first at noon, so…


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In today’s newsreader

CNET: The future of bloggers – Wharton legal studies professor Dan Hunter puts blogging right up there with the printing press when it comes to sharing ideas and disseminating information. "This is not a fad,"…


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WaPo reviews Yahoo! 360

Washington Post is unimpressed with Yahoo!’s latest social networking, IM and blogging service – Yahoo! 360. My initial thoughts are below, and my first foray is here. If you want an invite, let me know…


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Theory of Hierarchies of Technology Adoption

I’ve been thinking about technology adoption lately and trying to make a better connection between adoption theory and actual buying behavior. Classic marketing theory suggests that all new technologies go through a bell curve of…


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Yahoo! 360

Mike Manuel (Media Guerrilla) was kind enough to invite me to try out Yahoo! 360 (thanks Mike). There are already lots of detailed reviews available (here and here via Dave Winer) and I’ve only had…


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Commercialization of podcasting

The BBC quotes Dave Winer on the commercialization of podcasting: "No matter how you look at it, commercialising this medium isn’t going to make very much money," he says. "Podcasting is going to be a…


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Papercasting

Papercasting: File under ‘Fantastically pointless but hilarious abuse of technology’ – write your blog posts on paper, scan them and post up the images. Call it a ‘plog’ – job done. Great stuff. Credits: CNET


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Ask Jeeves bought for $2bn

The New York Times reports that Ask Jeeves, the fourth largest search engine firm, has been acquired:IAC/InterActiveCorp, the Internet company headed by Barry Diller, is close to an agreement to acquire  Ask Jeeves Inc., the…


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Yahoo! snaps up Flickr

Yahoo!’s corporate development team has been busy as it extends its services for photos, tagging and blogging, with the acquisition of Flickr. Announced via Flickr’s blog (on a Sunday afternoon – there’s nothing in Yahoo’s…