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Trackback Spam

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If you are up on Blogging, you may have heard about or used Trackback. It was designed to provide a method of notification between websites. The mechanics are quite simple, site A sends a Trackback ping to site B. (The ping in this context means a small message sent from one webserver to another.)   […]

RSS

Blog, Vlog, Podcast, Mobcast

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So many new words, so little time. Blog (web log), Vlog (video web log), Podcasting (including audio in your RSS (really simple syndication) feed for download into an Apple iPod or other MP3 player) and Mobcasting (mobile podcasting) an Andy Carvin acronym which posits the use of smart phones to create podcasts — are all […]

American Idol

What’s a hit worth?

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Jerry Romano sent me a short news clipping, “19 Entertainment owns the format rights to Pop Idol, here known as American Idol, and pulls in an estimated $1 billion annually in merchandising, ad sales, sponsorships, etc.” along with a simple personal message,”WOW!”  What is more remarkable: the fact that American Idol is can gross $1B […]

Yahoo!

Yahoo! says Blog!

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Yahoo!, the number two search engine in the US is about to get into the blogging biz in a big way.  On March 29, 2005 the company will introduce a service called Yahoo 360.  Right now, you can configure your MyYahoo to read as many blogs as you wish. This competes with dedicated blog reading […]

Disney

Disney does Sony in UMD

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The home video arm of the Walt Disney Co. announced it would release movies in the newly-developed UMD format for Sony Corp.’s PlayStation Portable handheld video game and media device.   Buena Vista Home Entertainment said it would release five movies this spring: “National Treasure,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse […]

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