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A world wide web of friends

So there’s friends and then there are acquaintances — people we happen upon, usually in passing. Then there are allies — people who stand by us through thick & thin and who we really want in our corner. But the way that most websites work, there’s usually just friends, and that’s about as detailed as […]

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Google & Microsoft in Facebook face-off

Sometimes, good tech’ news and politically-driven technology trends just go and invent themselves. And who doesn’t like to read about the tit-for-tat tussle between Google and Microsoft? So just try to imagine Google being rattled by Facebook: “An ultra secret meeting that happened in Mountain View at Google’s headquarters. A select group of 15 of […]

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Semantic Web as the "killer app", Part 1

In it’s present form, the web is a loose collection of data islands we call websites. In a future world wide Semantic Web, would there be a need to search for anything? Maybe those things that we need would be so neatly packaged and so clearly labeled, they would find us instead… Before I begin, […]

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Pownce to be leapt upon by RIAA?

The music industry has often danced to a different tune. And with the start of the new school year, college students return to class with threatening legal documents awaiting them, care of the RIAA. If that’s the song the music labels and the RIAA want to dance to, it’s more like a their smooch than […]

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Streamy is?

I just do not get Streamy. In its current form, Streamy is in no way any simpler or easier than having Pownce, Twitter, StumbleUpon and Digg open in different tabs in Firefox… I’m trying to make the best of it, but I just cannot see one solitary reason for Streamy to exist. Of the people […]