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Is The FCC Blocking Wireless Competition?

With the nationwide expansion of fiber-optic wiring and digital delivery at the turn of the century, the federal government reclaimed and is still reclaiming large amounts of spectrum. Much of it, according to a former government official, has remained unused for seven years, and he blames the Federal Communications Commission for stifling competition in the wireless space.

Facebook Success Doesn’t Equal LinkedIn Death
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I don’t know if it’s a human nature thing or a Western civilization thing, but it seems a lot of the time we focus on winners, damn the rest, and assume that when one supplants the other the other drones on eternally in obscurity rather than the two coexisting. We do this even though Coke and Pepsi, McDonald’s and Burger King, Wal-Mart and Target all coexist in free market bliss.

Google, Yahoo Win Spots As Top Two Brands

Google’s the best brand!  Well, to be more accurate, it’s the favorite online brand.  And to add still more qualifications, it’s the favorite online brand of about 36 percent of the people who took part in a JupiterResearch study.

Google Fear Hits AT&T Square In The Jaw
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As predictable as daylight, AT&T isn’t happy about Google’s plan to bid on the 700MHz wireless spectrum. The telecommunications giant is poised to claw any competition out of the equation, and is hoping its traditional ally, the FCC, will have its back again.

Google Goofs Up “Bourne,” Threadless Contests?
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Google’s “Bourne Ultimatum” and Threadless t-shirt contests both looked like fun – and potentially rewarding – activities, but they’ve (so far) failed to impress.  The Bourne site is suffering from a number of technical problems; the Threadless competition appears to have outlawed a perfectly natural course of action.

DVD Sales Strong Despite Competition

Even with competition from Internet-based movie services, cable and satellite on- demand, and digital cinema, the DVD continues to attract most of the consumer spending on movies, according to the 2007 Annual Report on the Home Entertainment Industry out today.

YouTube Crushes All Video Competition

Video sites have been ground into the grooves of YouTube’s virtual tires on the information superhighway, in terms of online traffic.

Judging Keyword Competition

No I am not talking about the infamous Google Page Rank meter. I am talking about the newer search volume meter shown inside Google’s External Keyword Tool.

YouTube Launches Comedy Competition

YouTube is launching a sketch comedy competition dubbed the YouTube Sketchies. The Sketchies will be a three-round elimination competition allowing comedians to enter their digital shorts.

YouTube Launches Comedy Competition
YouTube Launches Comedy Competition
YouTube Launches Comedy Competition
Has Google Created A Monster?
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The Google vs. MSN Rock Em Sock Em fight provides an interesting juxtaposition. In an outcome that seems surreal, like when Tyson took a bite out of Holyfield, Google has taken so much out of Microsoft in the online arena that folks are starting to wonder if it’s a fair fight.

Make “Fusion” a Greater Part of Your Marketing

Believe it or not, there are many people who don’t know what a mashup is.  If you ask those same people about what "fusion" means, most would probably be able to give you a better answer. 

Flickr, Bad Retailers, Bad Clients, Old School Nostalgia

1) Smart Use of Flickr # 273 Core 77

Architecture for Humanity held its logo design competition on Flickr and received entries from across the globe. This is a really smart use of Flickr, but an even smarter non-profit using social media to get international graphic design consultation for free.

BYU and Omniture Web Analytics Competition

Maybe this is old news to some of you but it is new to me. I came across BYU’s eBusiness Center site and found out that Omniture and BYU’s eBusiness center have teamed up to present a Web Analytics Competition.

Out SEO the Competition

We all know SEO assists a site to perform better in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages), but the reasons people SEO can differ.

Integrating w/ (Future) Competition

Alex Fletcher has a nice list of hypothetical new year’s resolutions for the open source community.

Canary in Coal Mine VS. Boy Who Cried Wolf
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Back in September I posted that I thought it was somewhat sketchy for Google to recommend there photo search when a person searched for Istockphoto and got flamed for it.

MSN Christmas Competition

MSN has ramped up its online ad activity for Windows Live Messenger, ahead of Live.com’s launch in the New Year, with a Christmas campaign site that’s aimed at promoting its video-call service.

AOL Sponsors Web AIM Mashup Competition

AOL and TopCoder, Inc., today announced the Web AIM Mashup Competition. Web AIM is AOL’s new APIs that enables users to integrate AIM features directly into web sites and online communities.

AOL Calls Developers On AIM Phoneline

A programming contest for the most innovative and useful applications on the AIM Phoneline platform will pay out $4,500 in prizes.

10x 2.0

The traditional venture capital invests disruptive technologies that provide a 10 fold improvement and generate 10x return.

Sourceforge has New Competition from Google
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This is the best post I’ve found on Google’s new Code Project Hosting.