Viacom Reverses Demands for YouTube Histories

A court ruling in early July 2008 stated that Google had to give Viacom the history of viewers on YouTube. It seems that Viacom has reversed its demands: “Viacom has backed off a request to gain access to all YouTube user histories after public outcry over privacy concerns, according to a YouTube blog post. “We…

My Aquarium For WiiWare Announced

Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, has announced that it is bringing My Aquarium to WiiWare on the Wii. My Aquarium is an all-new, original IP for digital download on WiiWare. In this pleasant and relaxing software experience, much like a real aquarium, you can customize your fish tank with different…

Paula Creamer: Learning How to Win

Paula Creamer is an exceptional golf talent. Her first round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic was a showcase of her considerable skills. Ms Creamer’s opening round was an eleven under par sixty, which set a tournament record. Ms Creamer was at the top of the leader-board. She made this observation: “You know, winning…

Manliness – A Lost Art?

I recently came across a very cool site that has been added to my list of “enjoyable reading that doesn’t have anything to do with a computer®.” I’m sad that being a gentleman has become a lost art in our time and that many of the important things a dad is supposed to teach his…

Buyer Beware – eBay Is Not Liable For Fakes

In a recent decision a federal judge has ruled that eBay, is not responsible for fake items being sold through the companies web site, The ruling states that eBay was not responsible for fake Tiffany items that were sold and later determined to be fakes. With this ruling it is buyer beware for purchases made…

‘Nutritional’ Beverages at Starbucks

With the downturn in the economy and competition from other venues like McDonald’s, Starbucks has launched ‘nutritional’ beverages: “…The “Vivanno Nourishing Blends” will be on sale at Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada. The flavors are orange-mango-banana and banana-chocolate. At 270 calories, the drinks contain one serving of fruit, 16 grams of protein and…

Bloggers And The Law

In New York subpoenas were issued to help identify bloggers who were blogging about New York politics.  Known as Room 8 the involved bloggers needed to get a lawyer to defend themselves, until the district attorney dropped the investigation. According to the New York Times story: The demand for secrecy raised the unnerving prospect that…

Zoho Press Release

I received the following from Zoho this morning.  We hear a lot about Google, and it’s nice to see the competition doing well. We are delighted that Swisscom (incumbent telco in Switzerland) has chosen Zoho for a six month pilot for its Zoho Business Suite which is now available on their Software-as-a-Service portal Teamnet. Zoho…

Is Your Desk Chair That Important?

Chris Pirillo has an $800 office chair.  Yes, I said $800.  At one time I thought that was just extravagance, I mean come on, $800 for a chair is just ridiculous right?  Recently I developed some rather severe back pain and went to the doctor.  He sent me to the hospital, put me in that…