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German national library rocks blogosphere

The German blogosphere has got itself into a bit of a tizz over the Nationalbibliothek's alleged plan to catalogue the entire local internet - in the process obliging every website owner and blogger to submit material or face a €10,000 fine. According to the Financial Times, the shock strategy to bend the web to the national …
Lester Haines, 25 Nov 2008

Windows Mobile on iPhone a cruel joke?

Proof that PR companies are starting to understand which techie buttons to push comes in the form of a video of Windows Mobile apparently running on an Apple iPhone, despite the insanity of such a proposition. The video is supposedly shot at the "myPhone 2008" show in Las Vegas, and while the city plays host to an awful lot of …
Bill Ray, 14 Oct 2008

Microsoft leaks cloudy OS name

Another day, another cloudy name for Windows arrives, this time it’s all about Strata, apparently. Microsoft temporarily flashed the name Windows Strata on its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) website, before removing the moniker yesterday after a few blogs zeroed in on it. Image courtesy of blogger Kit Ong MS head …
Kelly Fiveash, 9 Oct 2008
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Postman Pat goes postal

Listen carefully and you may detect a mutter of discontent grumbling through the blogosphere at the news, sprung last week, that Postman Pat has had a 21st Century makeover. Out goes the loveable local postman, puttering unhurriedly through the Cumbrian countryside. In comes "high-octane", "energetic" Pat, who has been …
Jane Fae , 1 Oct 2008
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Developers to get Windows 7 pre beta next month

Microsoft will be showboating Windows Vista, mark two 7 at its forthcoming Professional Developer Conference (PDC) event next month, where developers will be able to get their mitts on a pre-beta build of the operating system. Meanwhile, the yawnfest surrounding speculation about what the OS will (or won’t) come loaded with …
Kelly Fiveash, 25 Sep 2008
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Microsoft starts stoking hype for Windows 7

Microsoft has told the blogosphere it will reveal more about its next operating system, Windows 7, on 27 October. The vendor has launched an Engineering Windows 7 blog, which contains scant detail of the planned OS, presumably in the hope of whetting the appetite of Windows lovers ahead of two “significant events” where it …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Aug 2008
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AP may have to take on entire blogosphere

A major news agency has claimed that a blog's quotation of its stories is copyright infringement and has demanded they be taken down in a case which could redraw the lines of acceptable blog behaviour. The writer behind the blog has told OUT-LAW.COM that if AP continues its case it will be taking on the entire blogosphere. " …
OUT-LAW.COM, 17 Jun 2008
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Bloggers are crap, declares Blooker Prize judge

The Blooker Prize for books which began life as online ramblings has been won by My War: Killing Time in Iraq, by Colby Buzzell. Buzzell began blogging during a 2004 combat tour in Iraq with the US Army, which he had joined at 26 after tiring of "doing data entry for twelve bucks an hour" and living on pot noodles. Life as a …
Lewis Page, 15 May 2007
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Sacred blogging bovine turns camgirl in sympathy push

Hindu monks campaigning to save a sacred bull from being slaughtered under animal health regulations have ramped their media push up a notch. "Shambo", a temple bull residing at the Skanda Vale Monastery in Carmarthenshire, now has his own webcam, dubbed "MooTube". This joins an online petition and a sort of bovine blog, in …
Lewis Page, 15 May 2007
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Technorati stung by ad-friendly vibe

Technorati has announced its first acquisition in a deal giving publishers and advertisers fresh ways to make money from social networks and media. Technorati, which claims to track 72 million blogs, has purchased news and content aggregation and ranking start-up The Personal Bee. Berkeley, California-based Personal Bee will be …
Gavin Clarke, 12 Apr 2007
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Blogebrities campaign for fair treatment

SXSW Professional bloggers have demanded to be taken still more seriously by mainstream media and have current measures of their blog-induced fame reassessed. In a session at SXSW entitled "The Rise of Blogebrity", a panel including Valleywag's fired gossip funnel Nick Douglas and self-confessed "die hard feminist" and ex- …
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Blog boy Scoble crippled by BBQ crisis

SXSW People with little to do collapsed in a panic earlier this week when cat-feeding diarist Robert Scoble revealed that he's given up blogging for barbeque. The Scobelizer has instituted a one-week blogging ban due to fears that the SXSW music, movie and technology festival in Austin will prove too demanding. "I’m just snowed …
Ashlee Vance, 9 Mar 2007

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