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  • One buddy list to rule them all

    Ever so gradually, we’re getting closer to the holy … well, it doesn’t really rise to “grail” standards … the holy gravy boat of unified instant messaging. By spring, users […]

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  • Quoted

    “I learned some things last year, about media, about citizens, about myself. Although citizen media, broadly defined, was taking the world by storm, the experiment with Bayosphere didn’t turn out […]

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  • MPAA mulls plan to sue itself

    This is too rich. The L.A. Times reports that the Motion Picture Association of America, the righteous sword in the battle against piracy, is being accused of unlawfully making a […]

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  • Once Steve gave up on renaming it Jobsland, the talks went smoothly

    So it sounds like a Disney purchase of Pixar is about wrapped up except for the fitting of Steve Jobs’ mouse ears. Even as we speak, final touches are reportedly […]

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  • Off Topic

    Sound samples of the dying songs of hard drives, and the Jacktracker, a Google Maps/Wayfaring/Gridskipper mashup that lets you track “24’s” Jack Bauer around L.A.

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  • Quoted

    “Two years from now, spam will be solved.” — Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates in a speech to the World Economic Forum just about, oh, two years ago.

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  • Proposed law would make fair use fairly useless

    So you’re feeling pretty happy about all your new entertainment gadgets and the time- and place-shifting options they offer? Life is good, right? Well, get off your complacent consuming butt […]

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  • Supreme Court to RIM: Take off, eh

    You’ll hear some more worried murmurs today about the chances of a cold-turkey cutoff of BlackBerry service in the U.S. after the Supreme Court refused to hear a Research in […]

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  • Off Topic

    If there’s an award for best use of a choir in a car commercial, this ad from Honda UK has got it locked up.

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  • Programming note

    I’m feeling a bit under the weather. Posting will be light today.

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