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Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Blooks are here to stay
The word leaves a lot to be desired, but....
So it begins with hackoff.com. There is no doubt that there will be a real revolution in narrative development and writing as more people get into the mode of using blogs to write.
Could have been started in April 2004 by Brian Micklethwait, though it looks like Wikipedia is giving credit to Tom Evslin (or at least the editor of that page is!).
Nice to know that Google (as of 21 Sept, 2005) still thinks blook is a mispelling - the sage doesn't not everything yet :)
Watch out for more of these in the coming months as more writers latch on to the potential for blogs to develop multiple plot-lines, characters and fictions.
A great example of this is also Perplexcity.
Monday, September 12, 2005
eBay Skype deal
Video Island acquires Brafilm, the Nordic’s largest player
Video Island, the UK's leading online DVD rental service today announced that it is acquiring Brafilm, the largest player in Scandinavia. Through the acquisition Video Island secures the No.1 position in three markets - UK, Sweden and Norway – extending its lead as the biggest online DVD rental business in Europe.
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Sunday, September 04, 2005
Skype goes mobile
TIME Europe Magazine: The Mobile Snatchers -- Sep. 12, 2005:
"At handset maker Motorola, chief strategy officer Richard Nottenberg echoes Nokia's views, and pledges that Motorola will next year introduce a "significant" number of wi-fi phones. Indeed, Motorola has made a deal with the company that many phone firms associate with the Devil; its mix of products next year is expected to include a phone loaded with software from Luxembourg-based VoIP firm Skype, whose users can make free VoIP calls to each other."
"Germany's third largest operator, E-Plus, last week said that it will include Skype software as part of its flat-rate €40-per-month data-card subscription for use on laptops, starting in October."