Will Google Buy Sprint?

So I’m going to start a rumor here: I think, before the year is out, that Google is going to try to buy Sprint.

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Wuz LinkedIn Robbed?

There’s a provocative column by Joe Nocera in today’s NYTimes about LinkedIn’s IPO last week. Nocera thinks that the investment banks Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch — which LinkedIn hired to take it public — essentially stole hundreds of millions of dollars that should have gone to LinkedIn’s treasury.

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Hands-on: Motorola Droid X smartphone is a win for Android – Computerworld

My first article for public consumption in quite a while, and a return to old stomping grounds: A review of the upcoming Droid X mobile phone. Overall a nice piece of hardware. I suspect I’ll like Android more as I get used to it.

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Auto-captioning YouTube

I somehow missed the news that YouTube is now automatically captioning all videos in English. That’s awesome news for the accessibility crowd. It’s a little problematic for the content industry. Think about it.

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New Bing Coming

Microsoft’s Bing search engine will be rolling out UI changes starting in the next few days. Since its launch about a year ago, Bing has been innovating mostly on its interface, and these changes continue that mission. The emphasis for the update will be on providing more context — including real-time feeds — and visual […]

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Kawasaki on Management

I’ve been around the Macintosh world since about 1985, so I’m real familiar with Guy Kawasaki. Guy was the software evangelist for the Mac — the guy who went around persuading software developers to write for this unusual and innovative computer. In the intervening years, he wrote a couple of books about what became known […]

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Film crews are not uncommon in my neighborhood. “Gossip Girl,” in particular, has been coming around a few times a year. But this week, the nabe’s parking will be disrupted for two productions: the CBS drama “The Good Wife” (which is set in, ummm, Chicago) and the FX show “Damages.”

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Visualizing Tufte

I spent the day yesterday in a ballroom listening to data visualization guru Edward Tufte. Given my increasingly hummingbird-like attention span, a full day of concentrated focus was as welcome as it was unusual. A good time, and well worth the money. Perhaps the coolest things of the day were when he produced a copy […]

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Google Real-Time Search: some questions

Google today announced its inevitable reach into real-time search, instantly adding results from Twitter, FriendFeed and MySpace. As cool and useful as this may be, I’ve got a couple of questions about it.

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Mary Travers, RIP

As part of the New York Choral Society, I was fortunate to have performed with Mary Travers (and Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey) a couple of dozen times in the late ’80s and early ’90s. I did a week on Broadway, a PBS special that ran forever during Pledge Weeks, a Donahue show, and more than a couple of performances in Carnegie Hall. They are some of my fondest memories.

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