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Geek Chow: Facebook, Google, and Yahoo to change the way they run web addresses. For a day.

Jan 14, 2011
It seems we're running out of web addresses and unless something is done, we'll have used them all up by November. Not URLs, mind you, there are...
Posted In: business, Facebook, geek chow, Google, policy, Yahoo

Murdoch's "Daily" delayed several weeks

Jan 14, 2011
I've been following the path of this allegedly impending "tablet newspaper" for a while now since the whole thing seems too screwy to exist. But...
Posted In: apple, business, gadgets, iPad, murdoch, Web Culture

Google may face challenges on ITA purchase

Jan 14, 2011
Bloomberg is citing anonymous sources as saying that it's very possible the Justice Department will launch an anti-trust lawsuit against Google,...
Posted In: business, expedia, Google, government, ITA, Law, Transportation, travelocity

Myspace, which is no longer myspace or yourspace, could be someoneelsesspace

Jan 13, 2011
After slashing the company's work force by half, executives at parent company News Corp said they are exploring possibilities to merge the over-the...
Posted In: business, MySpace, social media

PC growth slowing, market getting eaten by tablets

Jan 13, 2011
We kind of knew this anecdotally for some time but now there are some numbers to go along with it. PCs are still getting more popular as more and...
Posted In: apple, business, gadgets, PC, tablets, world

GM goes big on electric cars

Jan 12, 2011
GM announced that it will introduce two new electric plug-in hybrid vehicles in the next few years based on the early success of the Volt. One of...
Posted In: business, GM, manufacturing, Transportation, volt

"App Store" shouldn't belong to Apple, says Microsoft

Jan 12, 2011
Apple is in the process of trying to trademark the term "App Store" but Microsoft has stepped forward to try to block that move. Microsoft has...
Posted In: apple, apps, business, gadgets, Microsoft

Myspace hammer comes down

Jan 11, 2011
As expected, 500 people get laid off. That's 47% of their work force. I actually was putting this in the show, this little item, and I struggled...
Posted In: business, MySpace, social media, Web Culture

Groupon gets a bunch of money, goes on a buying spree

Jan 11, 2011
The shopping site Groupon is getting big. They received nearly a billion dollars in new investment and promptly bought up three companies in India,...
Posted In: business, groupon, social media, Web Culture, world

Murdoch and Jobs to launch The Daily next week?

Jan 11, 2011
The question mark there at the end is because evidently the January 19th date could still slip. But the plan is for Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs...
Posted In: business, Entertainment, iPad, news, newspapers, Rupert Murdoch, steve jobs, Web Culture

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