I think weâ€™re entering a new phase in blogging where big stars enter the picture in large numbers. Weâ€™ve seen folks like Zach Braff and Rosie O'Donnell do it successfully. Ariana Huffington is sure to get a lot of attention for her upcoming HuffingtonPost.com (not up until May 9). Hereâ€™s the group she has lined up, according to the New York Times article: Walter Cronkite, David Mamet, Nora Ephron, Warren Beatty, James Fallows, Vernon E. Jordan Jr., Maggie Gyllenhaal, Arthur M.... Continue Reading
Murdoch tells editors to embrace the bloggers - Times Online The intro of the article says it all: Rupert Murdoch has told US newspaper editors that they will have to ditch their "God-like" attitude to their readers and create an open and more democratic relationship with bloggers and other web users if they want to survive and prosper in the digital age. This was aimed at newspapers, but his reach is much more broad. His company, News Corporation, owns these organizations: 20th Century Fox,... Continue Reading
So I just heard the big news. Yahoo actually does acquire Flickr From Caterina: Holy smokes, SOMEBODY out there is bad at keeping secrets!! Yes! We can finally confirm that Yahoo has made a definitive agreement to acquire Flickr and us, Ludicorp. Smack the tattlers and pop the champagne corks! How cool. Congrats to the Ludicorp folks. They deserve it all. Great people and a quality product win again. Thanks for the link Kris.
Yahoo to Trillian: Talk to the hand | CNET News.com Yahoo on Wednesday began blocking Cerulean Studios' Trillian software from communicating with its instant messaging service in its latest step to fence its popular client from third-party integrators. If your Trillian IM account is acting funny, this is why. Can't we all just get along? Gregory, guest author at Get Real has a good analysis.
Microsoft and Sun Microsystems Enter Broad Cooperation Agreement; Settle Outstanding Litigation Am I in some kind of time warp? Is it April Fools day again? This is a pretty amazing announcement. Via: Scoble
local6.com - News - Internet Chat Room Saves Fla. Woman's Life A Bradenton, Fla., woman who suffered a severe asthma attack and was unable to reach a phone was saved after someone in her online chat room responded to her plea for help, according to a Local 6 News report. Curiously, they show a picture of the woman on the site talking on the phone. Whaaa? Why isn't she at a computer?