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"There was nothing secretly installed anywhere. In fact, the users had to click a box that said they read the end-user license agreement.'' -- Walter Rines, being sued by the FTC over his dissemination of alleged spyware, tries the EULA Read More →

Don't worry, that high-pitched whine is just the Reality Distortion Field generator warming up

In order to keep our punditry license, we are contractually obligated to help Apple pre-announce an important product announcement, and if the rumor sites and other observers are on target, we'll all be marveling at Read More →

Google, Sun to jointly develop better news conferences

Their appetites whetted by visions of an open-source, Web-based competitor for Microsoft Office (see "It looks like you're planning to smash Microsoft into oblivion. Perhaps I can help."), analysts and pundits made quick work of digesting Tuesday's announcement of Read More →

Programming note

I'm headed off to the east coast for a few days. John Murrell will be filling in for me while I'm away. Read More →


"It is incorrect to call Taiwan a province of China because we are not. We have contacted Google to express our position and asked them to correct the description." -- The Taiwanese Foreign Ministry says Google Earth has jumped Read More →

Ning — it's like Friendster for social apps

Secretive valley startup 24 Hour Laundry has come out the dryer as Ning, finally revealing its product, which is most certainly not the videoblogging application everyone seemed to believe it would be. So what is Ning? According Read More →
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