The Apple Event to Sleep For

Editor’s Note: I wrote this for Frak That!, where nothing should be taken seriously. “The snoring was so loud, I couldn’t get any work done”, Maybell Lindsey says about the March 21st Apple Event that introduced nothing. She is among a handful of litigants planning to sue the company for failing to fulfill its longstanding…

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Google, Give Thanks!

Another Thanksgiving is upon us, as Americans stuff their bellies with turkey and vittles, before falling asleep during the afternoon football game. It’s the day of family feuds, too much food, and setting the mood for the holiday season ahead. We also count our blessings and give thanks for the year behind. I got to…

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When Google Goes Down On You

Two days after Google created Alphabet as the primary company, under which the search engine operation is now a subsidiary, Urban Dictionary has a little fun. Word of the Day is “alphabet“, and I will never regard those 26 letters the same way again. This gives new meaning to oral—well, you know what. “O, Honey!…

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Michelle Collins melts the Ice

Link love: Olympic Skate Fight! World in Uproar Over Ladies’ Figure Skating Results; Sochi Bear Resigns I’m a big fan of crude-rude writing which wordplay bites your bum. Michelle Collins delivers in this Vanity Fair post (and many others). Say, does she have a team working the pics, gifs, and vids? Love `em! Photo Credit:…

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TechCrunch and Woot play to AP’s Weakness

Some people—heck, some organizations—have no sense of humor. Humorless perhaps best describes Associated Press, which apparently didn’t get Woot’s joke about owing money for a blog excerpt. TechCrunch’s MG Siegler put AP in its place today, that’s assuming there isn’t yet a nasty takedown-notice response coming. Some quick background: About two years ago, AP decided…

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Conan O’Brien Googles

  Comedian Conan O`Brien’s 45-minute @Google visit is simply amazing. He’s funny, yet reflective, also identifying how the Internet and social sharing disrupts decisions the suits at old media companies like NBC make. I wrote about the social media changes—and they really only started four years ago—in last summer’s “Iran and the Internet Democracy“. Conan’s…

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