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    October 3, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Digg v1: Betaworks Flushes Seven Years of Internet History Down the Toilet

    The end of San Francisco-based Digg has been nigh for over two years, ever since founder Kevin Rose helmed a disastrous redesign in August 2010 and many of the site's users fled to Reddit, but the news-sharing behemoth plodded along, not realizing it was supposed to be dead. That is, until yesterday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Top 10 Signs Andrew W.K. Is Playing in S.F. Tonight

    We heard that something interesting might be happening at the Regency Ballroom tonight -- something like, say, motivational-metal cult leader Andrew W.K. performing his entire first album, I Get Wet. Could this be true? Here are 10 ways to tell if Andrew W.K. will perform in S.F. tonight: 10. Thrif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Name Check: How Does Your Restaurant Fare on Google?

    ​Newspapers and blogs aren't the only businesses that need to think about search engine optimization. The East Bay Express has taken it upon itself to demand that restaurants pick SEO-friendly names as well. Not long after the paper called out certain bands for being un-Googleable (have you ever t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    How Google Ended the 'Browser Wars'

    ​Today is the 16th anniversary of Netscape's initial public offering. It occurs to me that many of you might be only vaguely aware of Netscape, and of what it meant to us in the mid-'90s. That's because many of you were toddlers, or perhaps not even born yet. That's depressing and mindblowing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    E-mail Spammers Are Migrating to Social Media

    Cramming your life​This morning, I had 12 e-mails in my spambox. That includes a few false positives, so really it's only nine. Older spams are deleted automatically -- every night. A few months ago, I was getting anywhere from a few dozen to a couple of hundred new spams a day -- the overwhelming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Google Doesn't Want to Help You Steal Music Anymore

    via​In an effort to deter the masses from pirating music and movies, Google has blocked certain terms related to media piracy from their instant search and autocomplete, including words like Bittorrent, uTorrent, RapidShare, and Megaupload -- all of which are Internet tools and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    To Tumblr or Not to Tumblr?

    ​Now that I finally got my blog going, everyone's telling me to get a Tumblr. I don't even know what that is and feel bombarded by all these social media programs! What are the benefits of Tumblr? Do I really need one?~AnnoydWhat do any of us really need, Annoyd, besides food, water, shelter, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Google Instant Search -- What Will You Do With The Five Seconds You Save?

    We just saved two seconds finding this image! ​I'm not sure you and I will remember where we were when we received the news, on Sept. 8, 2010, that one no longer needs to hit return to view Google searches. (Your humble narrator was seated in his colleague's office, who bellowed, "This shit is rid ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010
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