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Help for Haiti

01/15
2010

If you want to learn how to help the people of Haiti, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft all have pages you'll want to visit. Google has pledged $1 million for disaster relief, while Microsoft has committed $1.25 million. Google's page also features post-earthquake satellite imagery.

Google Docs Will Now Take Anything You Throw At It

01/14
2010

In a few weeks, you'll be able to upload any type of file onto Google Docs:

Google Calls Out China

01/14
2010

On Tuesday, Google shouted "J'accuse" at the Chinese government in a big way:

If You Can See This, Then You Don't Need To Read This

01/11
2010

We had some ISP-related gotchas for a couple of hours, but we're now back up and running. Sorry for any inconvenience.

This is for Zhora ... And This is for Pris

01/11
2010

As I blogged last month, Google has released the Nexus One. I could link to a bazillion articles about it, but the NY Times has a handy roundup of the media coverage. Oh, and the estate of Philip K.

The "Dumbest Idea", 10 Years Later

01/11
2010

The NY Times has a retrospective on the tenth anniversary of the failed AOL-Time Warner merger. According to the Times:

"The trail of despair in subsequent years included countless job losses, the decimation of retirement accounts, investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department, and countless executive upheavals. Today, the combined values of the companies, which have been separated, is about one-seventh of their worth on the day of the merger."

Would You QUEue Up To Pay 800 Bucks For An eReader?

01/11
2010

Last week Plastic Logic announced the availability of its previously-introduced eReader, the QUE proReader. It's a cool-looking device, but I'm a liberrian, so price tends to be the bottom-line with me:

Be Honest: You're Still Eating the Peanut Butter From Your Y2K Stash, Right?

12/31
2009

And drinking the leftover bottled water. And we will not speak of the shotgun you got as a looter-deterrent. Anyway, both Wired and the NY Times have a look back at the Armageddon that never materialized 10 years ago.

And for your listening pleasure ...

(Still can't get the lyrics right, even after all this time.)

Time for a "Janus" Post

12/29
2009

Looking back: Engadget has a really meaty post titled "Ten years of BlackBerry". I'm not a BBerry fan -- I'm appalled at the software (including the Web browser) that I see on my boss' Curve -- but I can't wait to finish reading this article.

No Safe Harbor For BitTorrent Search Engine isoHunt

12/29
2009

Wired reports that Judge Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for Central California ruled last week that BitTorrent search engine isoHunt, as well as other torrent sites operated by Gary Fung, violates copyright.

(Rick, I’m shocked -- shocked! -- to find that gambling is going on in here!)