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The most important five minutes of your day

Google Chrome under attack by critics. Operation payback cripples MasterCard site. Wikileaks cannot be stopped say the experts. Will Nokia jump to Android? Let's hope so. No Windows 7 slates by year end. Meanwhile MSFT get huge government contract. Japan misses Venus with rocket. Bad math? Holiday shopping through the roof according to Comscore. NYC getting MSFT store.

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Google Versus Amazon Dec. 8, 2010
Google does a demo and shows Chrome OS plus the new Android OS and other items. The company is also in a battle with Amazon over book sales. 4Chan goes after the Swiss bank and others who attack the Wikileaks folks. AT&T still the worst carrier after one day. Cityville ...
Free Money!! Dec. 6, 2010
Google finally selling all those books it has been scanning. Two new phones from Google including the Nexus S. Whatever happened to the Nexus 2? Facebook on 60 Minutes to promote, uh, advertising? Apple to hire hot designer for new campus. Columbia backs off on anti-Wikileaks attitude. AT&T is the ...
Ireland May Lose HP Nov. 23, 2010
Netflix streaming only service in USA for $7.99. Novell goes private and sells 882 patents to Microsoft. New special newspaper for the iPad coming from News Corp. iPad doing nothing in the Enterprise. Secret spy satellite launched. Facebook promoted as homepage. Thoughts on the Kindle. Donkey Kong Country a winner. ...
Anti-Matter Captured! Nov. 17, 2010
Hulu launches pay services. Did I say $8 a month or $6? Google doing fashion search for some reason. Beatles on iTunes finally. China is ruining the Internet? Maybe. Anti-matter created and captured at CERN. Meteor show tonight. Today is National Unfriend Day. Who cares? RIM CEO is kind of ...
Top of the news is Facebook new messaging system. Who cares? iTunes announcement tomorrow. I have ideas as to what they will release. Airport security is over-the-top. How does MeeGo get any traction? China takes over the top spot in the supercomputer game. HP Slate is sketchy. Wikipedia needs money ...
Apple I to sell for $200,000? Apple to jigger with Java in some odd way to screw Android. Facebook going after GMail with Facebook mail. Cripes. Big fuss over Pedophile book. Whole story is odd and dumb. I discuss. Microsoft Kin back in play? Kinect system deconstructed. Want to see ...
Google adds dumb feature to results. I complain bitterly about this and other new features. Apple launching newest iOS this week. MSFT sends out patch for nasty outlook bug. Call of Duty is killing. Contrails getting attention. Bubbles from the black hole in the center of the Milky Way. ...
ZUNE Phone Ships! Nov. 9, 2010
MSFT Phone 7 on sale today. Hooray. The Zune phone arrives. Toshiba showing off nice thin SSD drives. Google giving away free in-flight Wi-Fi over the holidays. Steve Ballmer unloading MSFT stock. Is he going to quit? Sandy Bridge will be selling by the ton next year sez Intel. ...
Facebook taking its mobile strategy to a new level. Apple sued over faking upgrades. MSFT will sell a lot of Kinect and Phone 7 phones. Hooray. T-Mobile just calling 3G to 4G no matter what it really is? I complain about this. Google Buzz stays in the news. iTunes goes ...
Google Day Nov. 3, 2010
Violent video games still in the news. California law at stake. I talk a little about the new Phone 7 ad that does make me laugh. Twitter to squeeze ads within tweets somehow. Newest iPhone OS out for developers. Google loses $8.5 million over Buzz lawsuit. Dept. of the Interior ...
Blekko to Kill Google? Nov. 2, 2010
Blekko tops the news with odd reviews. Android makes hay in market share. XboX Kinect suppose to kill the competition? Apple suing Motorola over patents to multi-touch. This should be rich. Violent video games protected by First Amendment? Yes? No? Viewsonic rolls out a tablet that does dual boot. Google ...
Playstation Phone Coming Oct. 27, 2010
MySpace gives into pressure from Facebook to change! Yahoo Mail gives into pressure from Google to change! Google to public: If you are freaky about privacy move to mars! Limewire dead. Playstation phone. Doomed to fail I say. Colored Nook looks good. Where is the white iPhone? MacBook Air making ...
The White iPhone Appears Oct. 27, 2010
Office 2011 for the Mac is the best ever! White phone showing up in Apple store app. BMW recalls 130,000 cars. Interesting reason. Google getting creepy? Sony Walkman news gets weird. Free e-books loaded with advertising. Kindle sales higher and higher. Garmin giving up on Smartphone idea. Digg fires over ...
Wi-Fi Direct Goes Public Oct. 25, 2010
I explain Wi-Fi Direct. Sony Walkman goes out of production. It's over. Android market tops 100,000 apps. Most are crap. Samsung tablet too expensive. Windows 8 BS hype begins. Guess how many Wii remotes have been sold? Kids want Apple products. E-books outselling print books 2 to 1. New Ubuntu ...
Apple rolls out new Air laptops along with other goodies. Jobs still in the news for slamming RIM. Chillingo sells out to EA. Privacy issues once again plague Facebook. CNN highlights Smartphones. How do you do drag and drop with a browser app? MSFT gets NYC. 2 billion Internet users ...
Ray Ozzie to leave Microsoft. Microsoft steering OEM's away from using Win Phone 7 on tablets. This is bucking the real trend. It won't pay off for MSFT. Crazy. USA 15th in the world regarding broadband. Apple profits up and it looks like nearly 20 million iPads will be sold ...
Showdown between Google and Facebook as MSFT backs Facebook. Teen average over 3000 texts a month. What? That's over 10 per day every day. Girls text the most. Dolby on Netflix streaming. Back to the Mac event coming? Sony sees a strong Xmas in Europe. The company expects to sell ...
Bing will use Facebook info to make your searches better. Now there is a feature I do no want. FCC to crack down on cell phone balloon charges. Apple hits 10-percent market share, finally! Sony doing a lot of Internet TV stuff on their big screens. Anti-sexting patent is not ...
Dell to Buy Dell? Oct. 12, 2010
Google invests in offshore wind grid project. Verizon going for simultaneous voice and data to new CDMA network. Spy school coughs up $610,000 for peeking in on students. Samsung TAB delayed in Korea. Malaysians have the most social network friends. Twitter wants one billion users. Meanwhile 75-percent of all tweets ...