Geni Clone Growing A Lot Faster Than Geni

Family genealogy and social newtork Geni got to five million profiles in the first five months after launch. Their early growth propelled them to a $100 million valuation and a lot of positive press.

Straight Out Of Left Field: Google Experimenting With Digg Style Voting On Search Results

If you saw this one coming, give yourself a very large prize. Google is experimenting with Digg style voting features on search results that allow users to vote up or bury search results they see. The

Report That Facebook May Cave on Beacon: Victory For Users May Be Nigh

The upswell of concern relating to Facebook’s Beacon advertising program, including a campaign from may have been successful ,with BusinessWeek reporting that Facebook is discussing c

Yahoo Widgets Upgrade: Now With Flash and New Friends

Google gadgets came to the Mac today and now Yahoo is releasing an update of their own. They’ve upgraded their Konfabulator widget platform to 4.5 (not currently up) and overhauled their site&#8

Yahoo Offers Contextual Advertising In PDFs; Yes, PDFs

Yahoo and Adobe have teamed up to give publishers the ability to offer contextual advertising as part of their PDF document downloads. Users upload their PDFs to Yahoo’s ad network and then Yaho

O'neill H4 Campack ready for Winter

O’neill, the surf brand, like many other surf brands venture into other action sports and for good reason. Without surfing the other boarding sports just wouldn’t exist. You can’t ar

eBay's fancy toy look-book

Peter Ha and I went out to see eBay in action — and got to hang out with THE Cat Schwartz, the official eBay toy and gadget gal. One thing they showed us was the odd look book that lets you see

Helio adds TV Guide app, my laziness gets worse

As if I need another reason to not leave the couch this winter other than it being cold. Helio has gone and added a TV Guide app and I feel myself getting squishier. A 30-day rental is $2.99 and you c

Pock-it: Like a post-it, but with a pocket

Addicted to post-it notes? Yeah, me neither, not even the widget kind. (I’ve completed disabled Dashboard, for the record. Good riddance.) But this—this is a little different. It’s c

Ning CEO Calls Flux And Viacom To The Mat

Silicon Valley based Ning and Los Angeles based Flux are “networks of networks” that allow communities to build feature rich social networks with a few clicks. Ning, which launched in 2005

Mobile-pay trial in London; Japan laughs at the primitive cavemen

If you’ve ever been to London, you’ve taken the Tube, and if you’ve taken the Tube, you probably got yourself an Oyster Card, that convenient wireless super-ticket. Well, those crazy

Circular Money: Facebook And Yahoo Advertise Their Advertising Platforms On Google

If you need any further proof that Google flat out owns the online advertising space, just look to the right. Both Yahoo and Facebook are using Google Adwords to advertise their competing advertising

Cellfish Provides Mobile Media Conversion With AddToPhone New York based Cellfish Media has launched a new service that delivers media to mobile phones, complete with on the fly conversion that provides ac

Lite-On External Optical Drive looks slick, writes fast

I don’t know about you guys, but I think burning a bunch of discs is a hassle. When you have to put out 15 identical DVDs for a holiday party, a presentation, or whatnot, it becomes a real task

Gotuit Powering Video Search Only Ted Nugent Could Love

Gotuit made an “about face” when they ditched their online TV product (except for music videos) and refocused on powering video sites. Over the past year they’ve been striking deals

The Unreasonable Stance: One Craptop Per Child is not ready for Vista

All day we’re inundated with news about this One Laptop Per Child project. I write up story after story about how these do-gooders are spreading technology to the third world, how interconnectiv

More LinkedIn/News Corp reports coming in

The plot thickens. Last week I took the decision to go with a very strong lead that News Corporation was in talks with LinkedIn about possibly buying the professional networking site. At the time my s

Wine 2.0 Site, Snooth, Raises $1 Million Angel Round

A New York City-based startup called Snooth just raised $1 million in angel financing, on top of an earlier $300,000 round. Snooth is a social wine recommendation site that lets you search for more th

Who they are online is not the real them, part 446

We’re following the story of a 48-year old man who was posing online as an 18-year old Marine recruit, and was romancing an 18-year old girl who was really a middle aged woman in real life, and

Video: Johnny Rotten hates Guitar Hero, everything about you

Johnny Rotten hates Guitar Hero 3 because it teaches you how “not to be a rock star.” But Hickey, who certainly knows more about music than I do, tells me Rotten hates everything, so this
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