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Thursday, Apr. 19, 2007 at 5:30 am

Are Record Labels Being Shortsighted?

April 19th, 2007

Internet radio broadcasters have lost an important copyright battle in court that will make streaming music much more expensive and that could force them out of business. The record labels see Internet radio as a threat. They think that radio encourages record sales but that streaming music does not. The record labels haven’t been so smart in the past. Are they being shortsighted now?

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Monday, Mar. 26, 2007 at 1:08 pm

Tell the Truth: Have You Ever Read Email in Traffic?

March 26th, 2007

NYTimesThere was a good article in Sunday’s New York Times by Steve Lohr, called “Slow Down, Multitaskers, and Don’t Read in Traffic”

“Confident multitaskers of the world, could I have your attention?

Think you can juggle phone calls, e-mail, instant messages and computer work to get more done in a time-starved world? Read on, preferably shutting out the cacophony of digital devices for a while.

Several research reports, both recently published and not yet published, provide evidence of the limits of multitasking. The…

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Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2007 at 4:06 am

Technology and the 2008 Presidential Campaign

March 14th, 2007

John Edwards twitters me nearly every day.

It’s not quite as provocative as it sounds. The John Edwards campaign is working hard to connect and start discussions with people through technology. Whoever is in charge of the Edwards online presidential campaign has a firm grip on the effect of social media and is workin’ it hard.

john_edwards.jpgVisit Edwards’ website and prepare to be amazed. On the home page, there’s a large section titled, “Connect With the Campaign,” which gives visitors a choice of…

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Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007 at 8:57 am

Have Lots of Domains You Monitor?

February 28th, 2007

A convenient service courtesy of XBlog: Domain Log Book is a place for you to track all of your domains. All you do is add them to your log book and it shows you their Google page rank and Alexa traffic rank all on one page, as well as a link to WhoIs information. Supposedly there are more stats coming in the next few weeks.

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Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007 at 6:33 am

The Feminization of the Web?

February 20th, 2007

Is the Internet, created largely by techie guys, turning into more of a girl thing? Leon Benjamin thinks so. Here’s what he has to say:

In general, my experience of participating in online communities in the past few years is that despite their male dominance the posture, attitude and expression of these communities are predominantly female. By this I mean people are genuinely welcoming, offer unsolicited benevolence, guidance and assistance and freely give the most valuable thing that anyone can give; their…

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Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2006

A Tool for How the Mind Works

March 1st, 2006

Is mind mapping for you? If so, then this is our favorite software!

And now for something completely different.

We do a lot of brainstorming … projects, problems, reports, how to communicate a difficult idea. And we’re pretty visual folks around here; we work best when we can “see” how our thoughts relate.

A while back, I wrote an article about the top ten application toolsthat consistently made our day. MindJet’s MindManagerwas (and still is) on the list. It’s the tool that lets…

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Thursday, Jul. 1, 2004

Tools of the Trade

July 1st, 2004

Ten business tools we wouldn’t be without!

Let me first swear up and down: nobody bribed me to write this and nobody is planning to pop my picture on their “packaging” (although I am receptive to offers!). We were just sitting around the offices one day feeling really happy. The source of that happiness? Folks out there had developed a particular application that helped us accomplish some task with a minimum of fuss and bother.

And that got us thinking about those…

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