I've been working for the past couple months on a research report for The Kelsey Group, Car Classifieds Shift Gears as Online Auto Sites Transform Market, which was published Friday. It breaks a number of stories about what companies, such as AutoTrader.
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Your reputation is at stake whenever you go online and shoot your mouth off. Your reputation is at stake when you end up drunk and half (or fully) naked on a MySpace page.
We all know Google does search, but what about the 24 subsidiaries it owns? Many of them aim to support the process of bringing more of your communication within the ambit of Google's search-based advertising business, so ads can be placed in more and more intimate parts of your online experience.
Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Wikia, has issued a free pass to a Wikipedia editor who lied about his background. In an incredible contradiction, Wales said of Wikipedia editor and Wikia employee Ryan Jordan (nee "Essjay"): "“I accepted his apology, because he is now, and has always been, an excellent editor with an exemplary track record.
Two big announcements about patents hit the wires today. The first, covered by Dan Farber and others, which has the U.
Last time, we looked at RAM usage by the Windows Vista and Mac OS operating systems. Now, we turn to memory enhancement, something that is unique to Windows Vista, because it includes a technology called ReadyBoost, which uses flash memory to supplement available system RAM.
How much more would you pay to hear the songs of a local band, because you want them to succeed? Today, you really don't have a choice, because companies have already inserted themselves into the equation, setting prices arbitrarily, whether it is $0.
One of the major distinctions between Windows XP (as well as its predecessors) and Mac OS was the fact that a Windows systems needed to be restarted daily to clear out system memory and improve performance, where I could run a Mac for days or weeks without seeing significant signs of system rot, the loss of memory performance due to poor memory management. At Microsoft, it is referred to as "WinRot.
When we last saw our champions, Mac OS had scored seeming victory as the blue screen of death seemed to topple Windows Vista. Having spent the end of last week diagnosing the problem and having it confirmed by Lenovo, the hardware maker, I can now confirm that it was not Windows Vista that was the problem.
I've been a Google skeptic for a long time. Each"blow-out" quarter reported only increases my scepticism, because every time revenue increases, so do costs.
I'll be doing some diagnosing of software and hardware configurations in the Vista installation for a couple days. As I mentioned yesterday, the blue screen of death appeared after I added the dial-up configuration for Sprint's EV-DO network, now followed by strange display behavior, which could be hardware or software related.
Driver updates will bedevil Vista users for months to come. As I've continued to migrate to this new system, the most annoying driver interruptus has prevented me from using my Sprint PX-500 EV-DO card with Vista (there is a workaround, which I'll cover below and in a step-by-step walkthrough).
It's a luxury to work with smart people, because they take care of saying what needs to be said when one is too busy to do it. Ramin Firoozye and I are working on something, though we won't say what or with whom.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Google's YouTube division is under attack from a coalition of mainstream media companies in the escalating struggle for a share of revenue from the video-sharing site.Driving the latest flare-up is testimony by a former Google employee that the company earned $809,000 in AdWords revenue from EasyDownloadCenter.
With two kids entering their teen years, my wife and I are wrestling with how to deal with pornographic images they will encounter on the Web and how it will shape their expectations about relationships, particularly sexual relationships. We don't think you can't not tell them they will see a cartoon vision of real sexuality they should not try to emulate.