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    “I just want to say, ‘Nice job,’ but now let the professional take over. There can only be one me. Uno más me.” — Shaquille O’Neal, goaded into action by […]

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    Pilot School, repository of pilot scripts for a bunch of TV shows, and CreateHDR, to generate pseudo-High Dynamic Range images from your photos. Also, it’s the 36th annual World Hello […]

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  • eBay + Yahoo = $26.7 billion

    Remember way back in the beginning of this year when Microsoft supposedly said it was willing to buy Yahoo for $44.6 billion? (And that was before the company reportedly was […]

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  • For the race it’s running, the Zune should really come in tortoise-shell

    One thing about Microsoft — for better or worse, it’s relentless. Version 1 of a product may be greeted with scorn, Version 2 with indifference, but if the commitment is […]

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  • Storm debuts to partly cloudy reviews

    Through its run-up to release, RIM’s BlackBerry Storm had a lot of people rooting for it — RIM admirers, Verizon customers, touchscreen fans, smartphone aficionados — and the first hands-on […]

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  • Lively wasn’t, and now it’s dead

    Google is big enough and rich enough that it can afford exploratory missions into new territory on the chance that treasures await. But you don’t stay big and rich for […]

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  • Quoted

    “It might surprise parents to learn that it is not a waste of time for their teens to hang out online. There are myths about kids spending time online — […]

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    Europeana, the European digital library, museum and archive; iSerenity, if you work better to the sounds of a waterfall, a heartbeat or a hairdryer (?); and do-it-yourself hallucinations using the […]

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  • One Yahoo director sells and another buys company shares

    One Yahoo director sells and another buys company shares

    Two  directors on Yahoo’s board traded in opposite directions earlier this month. Eric Hippeau, who has served as a Yahoo director since 1996, decided to rid himself of 40 percent […]

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  • Chip index drops to 12-year low

    Chip index drops to 12-year low

    You know a stock index is in deep trouble when the best stock performance by one of its constituents is a loss of 4.3 percent. That’s the story with the […]

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