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It’s taken a while, but game publishers have finally come back around to the realization that gamers really are gluttons for punishment. Where early games such as Mega Man and Metroid were difficult and took many hours to master and beat, newer games generally provide players a clear run to the ending with plenty of nice content to experience along …
The sequel to the popular and critically acclaimed Trials HD is now available for download on the Xbox Live Arcade. Trials Evolution features outdoor environments, local and online multiplayer, and track-sharing. The original Trials HD was released in 2009 and quickly became a classic due to its addictive gameplay and high difficulty level. The game is a physics-based motorcycle game …
Yahoo has announced it is shutting down Yahoo 360, its never-popular social networking service. 360, which launched on March 29, 2005 (apparently the last time I was ever hopeful about Yahoo), never caught on the way Microsoft’s Spaces did, having a less-appealing interface, and bad decision to start as invite-only, and a lack of promotion and integration from its host company.
Call it the latest in castoffs of a litigious society, or maybe a lesson in the new transparency the Internet allows. Simpler, if you want to keep a legal threat quiet, make sure your threat is a) valid and b) not made to a blogger with a history of telling everybody about legal threats.
Last week, I wrote an article about the new Yahoo Poker site, and while researching it, I sent an inquiry to yahoopoker at pokerresponse.com (the address provided by the “Contact Us” page). The next day, a reply directed me to a certain Yahoo employee. But the email had passed through several people’s hands, and one individual had – in his own words – “googled” me.
|Go Figure: A Yahoo Partner Googled Me|
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has been involved in a notorious legal dispute with Patti Santangelo for the past two years. In a decision handed down from the presiding judge in the case today, the RIAA was dealt a severe blow that could have far-reaching implications.
If you are lucky, your parents have taught you to always be honest with people. Or you want to do that on your own. Nowadays, being honest in business will always mean that you will get better business in the long run.
Why be honest?
In business, being honest means that you will inform anyone you are communicating of an objective, true state of things about you. This will not only set the right level of expectations with the other person (hopefully), but will consequently make it clear for you, whether the person is ready to do business with you.
Mike McDonald found himself in a room with a larger A-list than a Nathaniel Hawthorne character sketch. San Jose (or thereabouts) is where the big search engines and their famed bloggers live. The only thing better than this, says Mike, would be Danny Sullivan in lederhosen.
Some ado was made recently about Google AdSense sensitivity filters blocking revenue-generating ads based on the nature of the content, and replacing those spots with public service announcements. There is additional concern that publishers will refrain from hard-hitting content to protect that revenue. We got in touch with Google to their side of it.
AOL is testing closed captions for streaming news content from CNN aimed at enhancing the online media experience for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The captioned content will be available through all AOL channels, which includes its network, service, Web portal and video portal.
Rob La Gesse wrote me a very constructive email today about how difficult beta testing Microsoft’s products is. Instead of emailing it around I asked him “could you blog it?”
Scotts Valley, California-based Seagate Technology shipped their latest tiny, high-powered offering in the form of the Momentus. The new drive touts Seagate’s perpendicular recording system. This takes the notebook drive capacity to 160 gigabytes, up from the 120 gigs.
As many TypePad users know, the hosted blog service has been a literal nightmare to use in recent months.
Earlier today, a report concerning Hitachi and the development of increased storage capacities for hard drives across the board.
Congratulations, your auction was successful, payment received and now it’s time to ship the item(s) to the customer.
MessageCast, a desktop/mobile RSS alerting tool, plans to launch context-appropriate ads for RSS feeds via a new keyword program that sorts feeds into categories that can be purchased by marketers.
BusinessWeek reports on eBays sneaky entry into the free classifieds and community market that CraigsList dominates.
Harvard Law’s Beekman Center is taking a hard look this week at the blogosphere’s influence on politics during its biennial Internet + Society 2004 conference.
Your computer cost you from hundreds to thousands of dollars, but the computer itself is not the most valuable part. The data on the hard disk is the most valuable part. How many hours of work did you put into creating that data? One little event, like a power line spike from a lightning strike, and all that work could be lost. Unfortunately, backing up with Windows XP Home Edition is not as simple as it should be.
This question is often asked by many people hoping to start a new ecommerce site or simply adding to an existing one. The answer to the question can be simply answered with another question: How much is your time and online business worth to you? The more experienced ecommerce site owners will often ask the question a little differently: How do I find a useful, and legitimate, drop ship directory? The answer to this question is not immediately straight forward without doing a little homework. However, when you find a great directory, it can be worth the price of admission a thousand of times over. So, in this article we are going to present a couple of important pieces of information that can help you answer some of these questions and guide you through the forest.
Have you ever noticed how your computer seems to run slower and slower each week? Did you think it was just your imagination? Think again.
Your worst nightmare just became a horrifying reality. You keep hearing that little voice in your head mockingly shout “you should have backed that stuff up” The voice keeps echoing throughout your head as you perform a quick inventory all of the important information that you just lost..your client database, a years worth of e-mail, your entire inventory database, even your family photos.
In my recent article “The Future of Search Engine Technology“, I looked at a lot of developments that might happen in the future, that would improve search technology. I strongly believe that we are witnessing the infancy of search engine technology, but I wanted to hear what others had to say. Today, we start a series of interviews with prominent experts, insiders and search engine developers to hear what their thoughts are for the future.
Welcome to the first installment of Internet Information Services 6.0 on Windows Server 2003. I have decided to write this series of articles aimed at Internet Information Services 6.0 on Windows Server 2003 as both a refresher for the IT professional that is familiar with designing and administrating IIS 4 and 5 as well as allowing some of the newcomers to the service to get their feet wet so to speak.
Can you help? I’ve got XP Professional on my PC, and every now and then it decides it’s going to dial the internet. No particular reason, no applications calling for it, just now and then. If media player is running it interupts that, or otherwise just throws up a screen saying no dialtone (I don’t have it permanently connected to the net). Can I stop it from dialling without asking me?
According to an article in the August issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Americans have one of the most emotionally distant work cultures in the world. Why are you not surprised?
Even the most hardnosed bean counter will agree that marketing and advertising are essential to business success.
I was called in recently to help with the recovery of an old SCO 3.2v4.2 system that had crashed. The crash had initially been caused by a power supply failure, but after replacing that hardware, the machine would not boot – it just hung after the kernel i/o buffers message. As a common cause for that is simply a missing or damaged inittab, I thought we might be able to fix it by booting from floppies and doing a manual repair. Unfortunately, there were no emergency boot floppies.
How many times have you said it? “I have got to back up my information!” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said it in this last year since buying my new computer. Why, I even bought the one with CD Write on it just so I could “back up” my information!
I’ve written articles, sent out newsletters, sent and received a ton of e-mail messages, created a bunch of folders, written an e-book, created an information booklet and even added my web site folders! Life is good!
Listen up: Choosing a product is the MOST IMPORTANT DECISION you will make in your online business. Here’s why: The product you choose will determine your market, your inventory, your expenses, your advertising. Everything you do online will hinge on what you choose.
So, how do you know what to choose? Well, I have written thousands of words on defining a market niche and finding a product to market TO that niche. You can read many of those articles in the “past issues” section of my online ezine:
Believe it or not, the more “unattainable” you make your product or service, the greater the desire is for people to buy from you – if executed correctly, of course.
You will certainly have come across one of those “guaranteed visitors” deals already. Ads like : “Do you need traffic ? We’ll send 50,000 or even 100,000 visitors to your site – starting today” promise the solution to every webmaster’s nightmare about not getting enough visitors to his web site. Most of the times, these visitors are delivered in the form of pop-unders at high traffic sites.
Let’s suppose you’re an Internet marketer and you’re selling a $20 ebook. Then they make nice strategic numbers’ games like : If only 1% of those 50,000 bought your $20 ebook, you would make $10,000 from an investment of, let me say $180. If Internet marketing was that easy then why are the “gurus” telling us how important it is to get TARGETED traffic?