12 February

Hiring Moves Web 2.0 (Through Facebook, Blogs and Classifieds)

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This might not come as a surprise since networking sites like LinkedIn and Facebook are becoming popular, effective ways to make business introductions and even hires. But a couple posts on some of my favorite blogs demonstrate that web 2.0 hiring has become precisely that. A few examples: * Fred Wilson wrote a post saying […]

11 February

Starbucks Ditches T-Mobile for AT&T – And Offers Free Internet!

Exciting news for coffee and internet addicts like me: Starbucks has decided to ditch T-Mobile for AT&T and offer two free hours of usage a day (an extra two hours costs $3.99). Brilliant move for a few reasons: * I always believed that it was in Starbucks benefit to keep customers in the store * […]

11 February

Yahoo Officially Says Microsoft’s Proposal Substantially Undervalues Them; Microsoft Prepares Sweeter Deal

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From the Yahoo camp: Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today said the Yahoo! Board of Directors has carefully reviewed Microsoft’s unsolicited proposal with Yahoo!’s management team and financial and legal advisors and has unanimously concluded that the proposal is not in the best interests of Yahoo! and our stockholders. After careful evaluation, […]

11 February

Netflix Chooses Blu-Ray… Exclusively. Yet Another Indication that HD-DVD is Dead

I’ve written about Blu-Ray’s domination over HD-DVD and this latest development is even more telling. When I purchased my Sony PS3 for Blu-Ray movies, I immediately signed up with Netflix as I didn’t own a single title. At the time, Netflix offered Blu-Ray and HD-DVD movies – but today, Netflix is announcing that they will […]

9 February

Amazed by my Sony PS3 and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

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I purchased a Playstation 3 to go along with my new 1080p-capable television specifically to play Blu-Ray movies. In fact, I’ve had the system for a couple months now and don’t own a single game for it. I am not a big video game player as: 1) I don’t have the patience to make play […]

9 February

Yahoo to Turn Down Microsoft’s Bid – Who Has More to Lose – Consumers or Stockholders?

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On Monday, Yahoo is apparently set to turn down Microsoft’s $31/share offer – claiming it “massively undervalues” the company. Yahoo’s stock will likely plummet and shareholders will likely be irate, opening up Y! to potential lawsuits. Meanwhile, analysts and bloggers are wondering if this is merely a bold negotiating tactic (after all, Yahoo didn’t turn […]

7 February

People Search for the Strangest Things…

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I’ve written before how much I love SlimStat and Mint before. They provide real-time insight’s to how users interact with your website… and user behaviors in general. I can watch and refresh the logs for minutes on end. It’s fascinating (especially for bigger sites with large amounts of content). How else would I know that […]

6 February

Widgetbox Releases New Get Widget Menu

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Press “Get Widget” to see the new menu. I’m obviously biased – but I love the new UI, functionality and menu interactions. Play around with it and give feedback!

6 February

beRecruited Partners with ESPN on NCAA’s National Signing Day

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Over the last couple years, NCAA Football’s National Signing Day has become a big business. ESPN aired all-day coverage on ESPNU and ESPN2. Online, ESPN simulcast the entire broadcast on ESPN Video and reported real-time via ESPN.com and ESPN Insider (have I mentioned enough properties?!). This was the perfect day for beRecruited to team up […]

5 February

NewYorkTimes.com Homepage is the Best Way to Get Election Coverage, Primary Results

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The New York Times remains the most web savvy newspaper and their coverage of Super Tuesday is phenomenal. Simple, direct and easy to digest. It updates every couple minutes and visually is a mix between Facebook and Digg. I love it.

5 February

More Proof That Blu Ray Destroyed HD DVD

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Need yet another reason to buy a PS3 and convert to Blu Ray? Here is more proof that Blu Ray has won the HD format and that HD DVD is just about dead. Here is the latest list of recently-released-movies from High Def Digest, a terrific site that reviews both formats of high def movies […]

5 February

Designing a Great Search Box – Yahoo & Chickipedia are Great

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The search box is often overlooked despite being such a critical launching point for the user experience. The search box shouldn’t necessarily be an afterthought. Whether it is in the header or footer, it should be inviting, large enough to house a full query, and be visually enticing. There are a lot of ways to […]