Is the fat lady about to sing for free, mashup ready API’s? Google rumored to be planning maps fees. If true, this could also be a great opportunity for Yang and Co. at Yahoo Maps to steal a little thunder if they are paying attention.
While API charges could add up, advertising revenue is still the primary source for search: Yahoo buys an advertising tech company while Google promises to make targeted advertising more transparent.
More smoke mirrors and outright E-Parasite lies. Lawmaker and industry advocate can’t agree on whether it’s a DMCA re-write. In this case, I think we’ve seen a rare glimpse of accidental honesty by the lawmaker.
Yes we can! President Obama nominates two more lawyers as FCC commissioners. Unfortunately, the Senate is also dominated by kindred ambulance chasers, so they’ll likely be confirmed. If successful, look for more legal maneuvering in Chairman Genachowski’s relentless power grab. At risk? A free and open Internet. Meanwhile , VP Joe Biden proclaims the internet should remain free and open, At least in Russia and China.
Indelible proof that Twitter has completely devolved from techie toy to a graffiti wall for teeny boppers.
Just when you thought the microprocessor business had gone from speed wars to core wars……..