After the recent dog day at Google, I figured cat day was next, guess not though:
...over the past few days we have literally been inundated with inquires asking if we will also have a cat day, and the short answer is no. While we understand there are many cat lovers that use Google products, cats are unfortunately not allowed at the Googleplex...
The WTO and most of the rest of the world now agrees that the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (The UIGEA you remember, the Bill that was attached to the completely non-related Port Security Bill in the middle of the night, in a back room, by a few slimy US Senators on their last day in power)... is a protectionist law.
I met Kathy Sierra last night for the first time -- on camera. This email just hit my inbox from CNN:
The segment is scheduled to debut on our morning show "CNN American Morning" which airs between 6am to 9am. If there is breaking news of a serious status, it will not run.
Basically Eytan Seidman, Lead program manager at "Live Search" posted up on the live search blog that because of automated queries, they have had to take it down.. but they don't warn you or give you a error message, they just leave the screen white !
As reported previously on TW, the debate over a .xxx TLD continued with the Governmental Advisory Committee meeting behind closed doors today. They'll issue a formal, non-binding statement on Thursday, which is expected to influence the final ICANN vote on Friday. ICANN has rejected .xxx proposals twice since 2000.
Borders announced last week that it will be cease using Amazon.com to sell its books and start its own competing site in early 2008. Borders accounted for 80 to 160 million dollars of Amazons revenue last year. Amazons total revenue was over 10 billion though so the impact of its loss doesn't seem to be that great. I think there's more to this story than meets the eye though..
Kim over at cre8pc wrote an article about Kathy Sierra getting deaths threats, seriously has the world gone mad, Kathy posted on her blog pointing her finger, I guess at Rageboy his response is here, Maybe the next time you start a flame war,do you think you will think twice most probably not !
WSJ looks at the growing trend of small businesses who are bypassing costly software in favor of free, online alternatives that make money by showing ads. They point to the fact that consumers have been using such services for years (free email, MapQuest, etc).