Wink has aggregated 250 million people profiles and is creating a kind of Wikipedia of people. Unlike Wikipedia, the new version of the people search engine, currently in beta, gives individual users control over the content of the search result for their name.
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True Knowledge is previewing (in private beta) a new search engine that deliver answers rather than a list of statistically relevant links as in most search engines. Type in "Is Jennifer Lopez single?
This week on the Dan & David Show we debate the import of Facebook Ads. David thinks that Facebook Ads will be a footnote in history, and I suggest that they are the start of a new experimental phase with more personalized, invasive and effective (for advertisers) ads based on a social graph.
Hewlett-Packard said it is getting out of the digital camera manufacturing game to focus on its Print 2.0 strategy.
Cisco's fiscal first quarter earnings topped expectations with net income of $2.2 billion, or 35 cents a share on revenue of $9.
Red Hat has launched the private beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service with a public beta due in the before the end of the year.Under the partnership, Red Hat will make Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its features--the network management service, technical support and certified applications--on Amazon's EC2 service.
AOL acquired Internet advertising firm Quigo Tuesday in its latest move to transform itself into an ad network. And given AOL's financial state the rejiggering is a good idea.
Facebook rolled out its ad system and blurs the line between content and marketing quite a bit. It's a bizarre world where you can count Coca-Cola--or some other Facebook partner--as "friend.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft CIO Stuart Scott is out. Report: StrongBox, Component Delivery Platform to debut in Windows 7.
The blogosphere is loaded up with all flavors of Facebook Ads analysis, and much handwringing over the notion of users expressing their enthusiasm for Diet Coke or "American Gangster" on their Facebook page and Coca-Cola or Universal Pictures placing ads in the newsfeed as the items are spooled to their social graph. (Beyond Facebook, it's not hard to imagine a contextual ad showing up every time you Twitter something.