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"Horrton Hears a Heart", a brilliant mashup of Dr Seuss's "Horton Hears a Who" and Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." (Many thanks, Boing Boing) Read More →

Must be last call — AOL keeps getting better looking

Add Yahoo to AOL's ever-lengthening list of suitors. Sources close to the company say Yahoo, like Google, Comcast and Microsoft (see "Microsoft+AOL: Where is your God now?"), is angling for AOL's Web-portal businesses. For Yahoo, Read More →

Exploitation without compensation is tyranny

Apple's distribution of five popular ABC television shows through iTunes is causing consternation among some TV guilds and unions, which fear their members might be shortchanged on iTunes residuals just as they recently were on DVD Read More →

Congratulations, Tim. Now go change out of that black turtleneck before I brain you with this Xserve.

Should Apple CEO Steve Jobs ever turn loose the helm, it will likely be Tim Cook who takes up the tiller. Cook, Apple's vice president for worldwide sales, was named chief operating officer Friday, making him No. Read More →


"The video game industry says Sticks and stones can break my bones, but games can never hurt me. Fine. I have a modest proposal for the video game industry. I'll write a check for $10,000 to the favorite charity of Read More →

If we were doing something wrong, how would we be making this much money?

Apple abandoned plans for an investment in a Samsung chip foundry this month, its interest quashed by reports that South Korea's Fair Trade Commission may be investigating Samsung for unfair business practices. The commission said last week it Read More →

Mmm, BlackBerry-flavored Treo

Friends are more useful than enemies -- that seems to be the prevailing philosophy at Palm these days. Late last month, the company announced it had licensed software from rival Microsoft and would unveil a Treo built on Windows Mobile Read More →

I knew it was trouble when they stopped calling us "affiliates" and went with "streaming video distribution points"

Though celebrated by many as a huge paradigm shift in how TV will be distributed and viewed going forward, the Apple-Disney deal is not universally loved, particularly among ABC's local affiliate stations, who worry that offering episodes of hit TV Read More →


"A good movie will bring you inside of itself just by the sheer brilliance of the director/writer/production staff. But in the future, you will physically be inside the experience, which will surround you top, bottom, on all sides. ... I've Read More →
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