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  • Catching up with running stories

    An assortment of updates, follow-ups and incremental developments in just a few of our continuing story lines: * In response to complaints, Facebook removed the pages for two Holocaust denial […]

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  • Quoted

    “Sony hasn’t taken open technology very seriously in the past. Its CONNECT music download service was a failure. It was based on OpenMG, a proprietary digital rights management (DRM) technology. […]

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  • Off Topic

    OK, I usually steer clear of flatulence-related content, but when you look at the work put in by these two Cornell students on their final project for Introduction to Microcontroller […]

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  • Twittering to a new job…

       I get a lot of questions and comments about job-searching with Twitter, the 2.0 tool du jour. Some of you find it a godsend, others think it’s inane. Let’s […]

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  • A little bit of light in the tunnel?

    A colleague writes to tell me about an under-the-radar shift in the Silicon Valley job market right now:

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  • EU expected to make Intel feel fine, and it’ll hurt

    Way back at the beginning of the century, chipmaker AMD filed a complaint with the European Union’s antitrust authorities accusing larger rival Intel of driving it out of the market […]

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  • Two-Facedbook? The no-win dilemma of managing speech

    Running an online social site based on user content is not all pokes and giggles. Aside from the business and technical challenges, once you offer yourself as a platform for […]

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  • Quoted

    “It’s being called a second Renaissance. It’s revealing things that we didn’t have a hope of reading in the past.” — Todd Hickey, a curator of papyri at the University […]

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  • Off Topic

    Mark Twain motivational posters, and Twitscoop, which lets you listen to the murmur of the crowd with a real-time Twitter word cloud. Also, if you didn’t catch the Comedian-in-Chief’s gig […]

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  • Europeans rumored to be set to punish Intel

    The blog world is abuzz with rumors that Intel is about to get spanked – and hard – by European authorities, who have been investigating claims the Santa Clara chipmaker […]

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