Sony Ericsson W900 Review

The Sony Ericsson W900  is a cellphone I really wanted a while back so getting to review it now is quite nice.  I was lucky once again to borrow this phone from a friend for a few days. Features: I need to be blunt here, this phone is huge and heavy. Its one of the biggest and heaviest phones I think I have ever used. The official dimensions are 109 x 49 x 24 mm…






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First Generation iPhone Review

Summary The Good: very stylish, Amazing 3.5 inch screen, fully fledged iPod as well as phone. Great browser, Wi-Fi, Multi- touch technology, great for pictures, Useful third party applications for download on the app store. Fairly good camera. The Bad: Most of the applications available are costly, a little bit bulky especially for people who have had small phones, a lot less features if your phone is not jail broken, terrible SMSing function. No video…






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Atari’s Nolan Bushnell says Trusted Computing will Kill piracy

At the recent Wedbush Morgan Securities annual Management Access Conference Bushnell stated that he sees the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) stopping piracy. Before we look at exactly what he said, here is a couple of things to note. First, Bushnell is also on the board of Wave Systems, a big player in the TPM field. Second, I reckon he’s wrong, or at least guilty of overstating the case. He said: “There is a stealth encryption…






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Why Yahoo! Answers is flourishing while Google Answers closed down

The simplicity of Yahoo! Answers is at the source of its surging popularity. Anyone can ask questions or provide answers. Yahoo’s Rating and Reviews platform gives Reputation points to participants. Highly rated answers build a participants Reputation incentivising good participation. Google Answers on the other hand has been retired. It is no longer accepting new questions. When Google tried to build an online paid “Answers” product it made two mistakes: 1) Google blocked the Mass Participation that is typically required to build…






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Yahoo’s Delicious Peanut Butter!

My personal blogging philosophy is to not comment upon internal company matters and I would keep it that way. However, I would say in the passing that I love Yahoo’s peanut butter – past a few lumps! There are a few companies in the internet world that have the leadership positions that Yahoo! has — 1st or 2nd position in several product categories — Mail, Messenger, Finance, Search…It is an enviable position that Google, AOL, or MSN would…






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Mark Cuban’s Stunning Scoop on the GooTube Deal

It seems that the “real money” that Google paid to YouTube for its instrinsic worth was $ 500 million less than the $ 1.65 billion tag. The shareholders are thus *not* getting $ 1.65 billion but a smaller amount. The YouTube price tag had also spurred wild rumours on the net for the valuation of Facebook by Yahoo!. In the $ 1.65 billion valuation that everyone thought YouTube got; Google actually paid $ 500 million for dealing with lawsuits from Media companies. After stating that…






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Google denies Mark Cuban’s claim about legal reserve for YouTube

Though, Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, has denied that $500 million were set aside for handling legal issues related with YouTube in the $ 1.65 billion buyout, parts of Cuban’s post are still believed by some bloggers. Schmidt denied Mark Cuban’s claim in an interview with John Battelle at the Web 2.0 conference (Nov 7-9, San Francisco): In a two-part question, Battelle asked whether Google’s deal included a secret reserve for legal claims and, secondly, what progress…






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