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Latest Posts

Facebook: Of the people but not for or by the people?

It's no wonder the Social Web--the Internet with the concept of people and relationships embedded in the fabric (what Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls the Giant Global Graph)--has become such a controversial topic. It's a kind of spontaneous, greedy gold rush for the social networks to accumulate members, exploit the social graph for revenue and add new features as fast as possible.

November 27, 2007 by Dan Farber


Google's big green energy goal: A distraction?

Google is announcing a new strategic initiative to develop electricity that's generated from renewable sources--wind, solar and geothermal systems--and cheaper than coal.This initiative, called the rather clunky Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal, will hire engineers, energy experts and "spend tens of millions on research and development and related investments in renewable energy.

November 27, 2007 by


Google's Gdrive allegedly coming; Still late to the party

Google is preparing to roll out its long rumored--and still mostly rumored--Gdrive online storage service.The latest chatter about Gdrive comes from The Wall Street Journal, which reports:Google is preparing a service that would let users store on its computers essentially all of the files they might keep on their personal-computer hard drives -- such as word-processing documents, digital music, video clips and images, say people familiar with the matter.

November 26, 2007 by


Is Facebook banking that you're a beacon of egomania?

Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk writes that the greatest commercial battle currently is between the ad and the algorithm, between predictability and "ticklability." Facebook needs to figure out how to make its users feel like they aren't being sold up the river.

November 26, 2007 by Chris Matyszczyk