Month: December 2006

Sony’s Latest Hope: Offer Movie Downloads

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) and the Financial Times report that Sony may introduce a video download service as soon as the first part of 2007. The idea is to target those consumers that are purchasing movies online through iTunes and other services. The downloads will, of course, work nicely with Sony’s PlayStation Portable

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Month: December 2006

Computer Innovation Anniversaries: The PC is 25, Hard Drive 50, and iPod 5

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California hosted a symposium last month to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Intel’s microprocessor. But that’s only the beginning of milestone anniversary dates in computer history this year. As a result, anniversary celebrations seem to be on the rise in Silicon Valley. Some are attributing this to the

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Month: December 2006

Online Backup Revisited: Mozy Strikes Back with Unlimited Backups

Backing up your computer is never something you want to worry about it; you wish it would just happen. With that perspective, I previously reviewed two online backup services: Mozy and Carbonite. Mozy had more customization options while Carbonite had a slicker interface and offered unlimited backups. But Mozy’s back with the release of Mozy

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Month: December 2006

Sony Claims Wii Is “More of a Novelty” Despite Wii Sales Doubling PS3 Sales

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) has an article out that indirectly outlines Nintendo’s comeback into the gaming world. Accordingly, U.S. retailers estimate that nearly 1.5 million Wiis will be sold before Christmas, about twice as many as the PS3. Nintendo explains that “Demand, as you can see from the reaction of consumers, has been

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Month: December 2006

Social Content vs. Big Media Content: Do You Have to Pick a Side?

Wow. The Blogosphere is all a buzz today on what seems to be a battle for which you’re supposed to pick a side. The major stories have to do with YouTube allowing CBS to filter comments on its videos and have them on a separate page (rather than right below the video itself) and the

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Month: December 2006

The 12-Step Program for Email Addicts

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) has an excellent article discussing email addiction and what to do about it. It’s the type of thing you laugh about with words like “CrackBerry” until you realize that professionals (including time-management experts, professors of psychiatry and family studies, and family counseling therapists) have weighed in on the subject

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Month: December 2006

Study: Web News Readers Spend More Online Than Average Online Shoppers

A new study out this week claims that users that browse newspaper websites are more likely to be online shoppers. Newspaper website browsers apparently spend quite a bit more online than your average online shopper. Readers are more likely than other Internet users to spend “upwards of $1,000 online annually.” Tweet

Month: December 2006

Free Advertising: Microsoft $200, Google $50, LookSmart $300, & Ask $50

Tis the season for online advertisers to attract new customers. If you have a website, blog, etc. and are looking for the perfect time to build exposure while freeloading, then these offers are for you. This is likely to be the best compilation of free offers available for some time; if interested, make your move

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