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What PDA owners do on their PDAs

Activity% of cell/PDA userswho have ever done this% of cell/PDA whodo this on typical daySend or receive text messages58%31%Take a picture5815Play a game278Send or receive email198Access the internet for news,weather,sports, or other information197Record a video183Play music177Send or receive instant messages176Get a map or directions to another location143Watch video103Souce: Pew Internet

March 22, 2008 by NB


Rotten Apple

So, Steve Jobs made good on his promise to push the Safari web browser to Windows users via the Apple Software Update mechanism. Now the blogosphere has spoken. But the issue isn't whether Apple is right or wrong, or good or evil, it's why Apple has decided to make this move in the first place that important.

March 22, 2008 by


Top video sites

Video siteAudience, mln.YouTube67.1Yahoo26.5MySpace18.6Nickelodeon10.6MSN8.9ESPN7.1Disney6.8Turner6.7Google4.8Veoh2.1Source: Nielsen

March 21, 2008 by NB


Top Downstream Search Engines in January 2008

RankWebsiteDownstream Share1.Google2.31%2.Yahoo! Search0.45%3.MSN Search0.11%4.Ask.com0.11%5.Windows Live Search0.08%6.My Web Search0.06%7.AOL Search0.04%8.Dogpile0.02%9.Google Image Search0.02%10.Blingo0.01%Source: Hitwise

March 21, 2008 by NB


Mozilla CEO blasts Apple for distributing Safari 3.1 for Window on its update site

Mozilla's CEO blasted Apple for distributing its Safari browser via the Apple Software Update service on Windows that is used by millions of iTunes users.In a blog posted today, John Lilly, the chief executive of Mozilla, claimed the distribution practice is unethical because it allegedly tricks users into downloading not only their regular iTunes and Quicktime updates but also a brand new web browser -- without the user's consent.

March 21, 2008 by Paula Rooney


Harnessing the power of waves

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom believes tapping into tidal and wave power is a swell idea. But how feasible and realistic is this new renewable-energy technology? CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi sits down with the mayor to find out.

March 21, 2008


Social networking, IBM, Microsoft etc: the Twitterverse debates

Charles Cooper's article noting the rise of Twitter as part of the media fabric is a cue for surfacing a long conversation I had yesterday with some of my 800 Twitter followers. The pretext was my post about the end of software and the number of thanks folk posted on Twitter.

March 21, 2008 by Dennis Howlett


Sony drops its $49 "no crapware" fee

The blogosphere is buzzing today with contempt for Sony, which just outlined its Fresh Start program and immediately ran into a buzzsaw of criticism for its plan to charge $49 for the privilege of getting a crapware-free PC. Guess what? Hours later, a Sony Senior VP tells me the $49 charge is gone. Over. There will be no extra charge to order a clean PC from Sony. Read on for the full details.

March 21, 2008 by


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