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Barbie Key Signings

If the upcoming Christmas season goes according to Mattel's plan, your pre-teen daughter might be spending their post-holiday week at her friend's houses doing what amounts to good, old-fashioned key signings.Mattel has a free virtual world for pre-teen girls called Barbie's World that let's friends talk to their virtual friends using a feature called Secret B Chat.

November 9, 2007 by Phil Windley

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T-Mobile hops on the OLPC bandwagon

T-Mobile will be tossing in a year's worth of complementary HotSpot access for people that buy an XO laptop in the "give one get one" program.In an email reminder, the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program detailed the following:"Give One Get One" is the only time we are making the revolutionary XO laptop available to the public.

November 8, 2007 by


Facebookers: Choose your words more carefully

At the FourSquare Conference in New York put on by the private investment firm Quadrangle, Facebook CFO Gideon Yu made a gonzo statement that is being picked apart by the blogosphere.As reported by Sam Gustin of Portfolio, who apparently was the only journalist to witness the event, Yu, the former YouTube CFO and Yahoo treasurer, said regarding his current and former employers:"There are these small bands of people who are trying to take over the world," Yu said.

November 7, 2007 by Dan Farber