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Wed, 08 Jul 2009 11:22:00 +0000Hi, folks. Long time no see.
Thu, 19 Mar 2009 10:38:00 +0000Yes, I'm continuing with seattlepi.com as it spins off into a standalone online news operation after the demise of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Tue, 03 Mar 2009 10:16:00 +0000An Austrian scientist has "solved" the mystery of how belly button lint is generated, The Telegraph reports.
Mon, 02 Mar 2009 17:15:00 +0000From the International Newsmedia Marketing Association, a fascinating contrarian take on how the doomsaying about the imminent demise of the newspaper is, to a significant degree, a uniquely American problem. Newspapers elsewhere, which have different business models and competitive environments, are actually doing quite well.
Thu, 26 Feb 2009 02:34:00 +0000Down in New Zealand, researchers are engaged in "one of the most sophisticated efforts in livestock stomach research," according to The Wall Street Journal. Their goal: to keep sheep from belching.
Thu, 26 Feb 2009 01:32:00 +0000From Wired magazine, we have a very interesting manifesto arguing for radical transparency as a road map for financial recovery. Writer Daniel Roth's argument is fairly intricate, but the basics can be summed up in three bullet points:
Wed, 25 Feb 2009 02:32:00 +0000Yes, social media transparency and unrestrained sharing can be taken too far. Witness this rather dispiriting account of the tweets sent by members of Congress while President Obama was addressing them about the economy on Tuesday.
Wed, 25 Feb 2009 02:06:00 +0000Here's an interesting fact that I don't see mentioned very often: Most newspapers are actually still profitable, despite the industry's overall financial straits.
Wed, 11 Feb 2009 07:28:00 +0000Some ideas, no matter how thoroughly discredited, just keep popping up again.
Mon, 09 Feb 2009 07:27:00 +0000Dan Lyons, who once pulled off the nifty trick of becoming famous as the anonymous author of the satirical Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, explains how he came to conclude that you can't get rich through blogging.
Fri, 06 Feb 2009 08:40:00 +0000Why does the music industry keep pushing subscription music services? Universal Music Group executive David Ring offered an explanation at a conference this week, reports CNet News.com's Greg Sandoval:
Thu, 05 Feb 2009 09:40:00 +0000Dave Rosenberg offers this concise recap of the problem:
Thu, 05 Feb 2009 06:17:00 +0000In case you wondered, The New York Times confirms that investment bankers have become social pariahs since Wall Street more or less collapsed last fall.
Wed, 04 Feb 2009 09:01:00 +0000Our Geek of the Week is Sarah Schacht, who described herself as "executive director, founder, random-task-doer" of Knowledge As Power.
Tue, 03 Feb 2009 10:35:00 +0000The Associated Press published an interesting story last weekend about swatting, a new kind of fraud in which pranksters try to trick authorities into sending an emergency response team. Swatting exploits a weakness in how the current 911 system handles calls originating over the Internet.