Gremlins, Tribbles and Twitters

The Starship Enterprise had tribbles, and we have twitters. In the original Star Trek, tribbles were similar to Gizmo from the Gremlins, furry, adorable, and reproduced in the same rapid and anomalous manner. The adorable puffs soon became arduous to manage. The unremitting stream of information bestowed upon …


Yahoo and Microsoft still flirting?

It has been a difficult time as of late for many companies, Microsoft and Yahoo included. It is reported that the two online entities have resumed talks regarding a wide-ranging advertising partnership. Talks of an outright merger or sale of Yahoo’s search business to Microsoft have not resumed …


Former Yahoo executives absorb rival spots

It has become a pastime these days to watch where former Yahoo execs are ending up. With the new leadership of Carol Bartz as Chief Executive, Yahoo is in transition. During this transition, several ex-Yahoo execs are scoring important roles at rival companies, a surprising trend in the …


Internet access in the air

Row 44 is a company who makes technology that allows people to have internet and phone access on airplanes. As early as this month, Southwest and Alaska Airlines are scheduled to begin testing a handful of aircraft using the Row 44 technology. If things proceed as planned, the …


We are Google

Google courted us with search, and eventually we began to accept our invitations to Gmail-sending invites to our friends who in turn sent them to their friends. yes; Now actor in the scads of us who have implemented and adore the Google calendar. The Google calendar provides scheduling …


Search engines & Citysearch

Citysearch was founded by Bill Gross to enable users to utilize search engines to locate Yellow Pages and newspaper listings to locate those products and services online. With Citysearch, users benefit by fast and easy searching and results, and it provides a space for advertisers. After changing business …


The Future of Privacy Forum

On Wednesday, it was announced in Washington that a new group, The Future of Privacy Forum, had been formed. The group, initially funded by AT&T, was founded by Jules Polonetsky and Christopher Wolf. Polonetsky is the former chief privacy officer of AOL and prior to that DoubleClick, and …