Monthly Archives: February 2008

Future of technology in news symposium in Atlanta

[CORRECTION: That's FEBRUARY¬†22-23, not January. Thanks Melissa. Going to go eat a bug now...]¬† Georgia Tech will be hosting a Feb. 22-23 symposium on the future of technology as it relates to the news industry, featuring speakers such as Google … Continue reading

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Google News is in your neighborhood

Google announced late last night a new feature for Google News that allows users to receive local headlines from their city, state or country of choice. The feature worked well when I tried it out for Orlando and a few … Continue reading

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MySpace unveils developer platform

MySpace today unveiled a developer platform designed to facilitate the creation of third-party apps for MySpace, ala Facebook applications. If your team has at all been interested in developing Facebook applications, then make sure you’re taking a look at this. … Continue reading

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A cumulative glance at Romenesko

Steve Outing has took a quick look back at the last four days of journo gossip herder Romenesko’s postings to see if any pattern emerges.¬† The result: 26% of the postings are about personnel changes (announcements, deaths, etc.); 13% are … Continue reading

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Microsoft makes $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo

Big news this a.m. for …well… the whole Internet. From the New York Times: Microsoft said Friday that it has made an offer to buy Yahoo for about $44.6 billion, or $31 a share, in a mix of cash and … Continue reading

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