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Yahoo! enters the social network realm, adds a twist

November 6th, 2007

With social networking all the rage, more and more companies are trying to get a piece of the action, and Yahoo! is no different. However, theirs is a different spin on the same record. It’s called Y! Kickstart, and is aimed at the fresh-out-of-college in an attempt to grow their network as they look for …

Have a small business? RIM offers a new BES "lite"

November 5th, 2007

If you crave what a Blackberry Enterprise Server offers, but think it’s silly to spend thousands for your 5-employee business, RIM has come up with a new solution for you. It’s called "Blackberry Professional Software," and offers similar features to a BES, without the cost. Features include similar encryption and 3rd party app support, and …

Google rolling out Gmail 2.0…quietly

October 30th, 2007

Much like the recently-introduced and much-beloved IMAP support for Gmail, Google is now rolling out what only rumored to be true a month ago: version 2.0. It’s a definite rollout, as not everyone has access to it yet, but it’s got a slightly new look, and many are claiming increased speeds and improved contact management. …

Best Buy sells tiles instead of hard drive; Manager says "too bad"

October 30th, 2007

Sometimes, the magic of stupidity astounds us. Take this Best Buy that some guy named Sam shops shopped at. He picked himself up a fancy new Western Digital 1TB drive, and when he got home…much to his surprise…he found bathroom tiles in the box. His understandable response of "WTF?!" was followed by a quick trip …

Maka-Maka the Facebook answer for Google?

October 30th, 2007

While Google fell short of Microsoft in the bidding for Facebook, some are speculating that they may not have needed it in the first place. The rumored "Maka-Maka" from Google is supposedly a week or two away, and will be their answer to the ever-popular social networking craze that has hit. Little is known about …

FCC expected to put the kibosh on cable-exclusive apartment deals

October 29th, 2007

Renting an apartment with one of those "you have to have this kind of cable or else" policies? Good news! The FCC thinks that’s as stupid as you do. Expected to happen Wednesday, look for a vote that offers fair competition, including that of telecom providers AT&T and Verizon, for your hard-earned TV dollars. This is obviously a …

Hulu launches in beta with NBC, Fox content

October 29th, 2007

For NBC and Fox, no more YouTube. No more iTunes. Now, their focus is their own joint-venture video sharing service, called Hulu. In it, you’ll see shows and movies for free, but ad-supported, from NBC, Fox, Sony, and MGM. A big downer is that any movie content that’s available will be edited-for-television. Ugh. The good news is, the …

Blackberry Unite!: The same drug, but for the kids

October 23rd, 2007

Blackberry users are singular in one respect: Once you’ve had one, it’s tough to live without it. Well, the same dependence we, as adults, have relied on, now extends to the whole family. It’s called Blackberry Unite. Launching in Europe (Spain’s Telefónica), it’s essentially a social network for your family. Up to five users can …

800 Apple Employees get the boot after cashing in on rebates

October 20th, 2007

Remember how jealous everyone got when Jobs announced that Apple was giving a free iPhone to each employee? Then remember the uproar caused by such an early price drop from $600 to $400? Ooh, ooh! Then, remember when Steve-O agreed to offer a $100 rebate for early adopters? Well, it seems that some of those employees in the …

Comcast is blocking your file sharing

October 19th, 2007

Gee…lookie here…another frustrating thing about Comcast. New to their stable of annoyances is traffic restrictions placed on file sharing. Yes, they actually figure out if you’re sharing files, and either cripple your access during the upload, or block it completely. So far, only uploads are affected, but what good is downloading something if no one …