Hackoff.com Is Out

Tom Evslin went way further than I did with the whole blogging/book thing, he literally wrote it online, and has now published it in hardcover. Congrats, Tom!…

Tom Evslin went way further than I did with the whole blogging/book thing, he literally wrote it online, and has now published it in hardcover. Congrats, Tom!

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AdWords As Political Weapon

The Drum Major Institute, a local public policy group in New York, recently released a report grading New York state legislators' voting records with regard to middle class issues. Pretty traditional stuff, save for the way the group has decided to market it. For the next 30 days, if…

BarragaThe Drum Major Institute, a local public policy group in New York, recently released a report grading New York state legislators’ voting records with regard to middle class issues. Pretty traditional stuff, save for the way the group has decided to market it. For the next 30 days, if you Google any one of the state legislator’s names, you will see a paid ad which shows that legislator’s grade. The next step, of course, will be those legislators who got terrible grades fighting back with their own AdWord campaigns. My guess is Thomas F. Barraga will be first in line.

(Thanks, Tom).

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What’s Vast? The Number of Plays in This Market

Vast, another classifieds play, launched today. (Edgeio launched last month.) TechDirt has coverage here. Gary has rounded em all up here….

Vast, another classifieds play, launched today. (Edgeio launched last month.) TechDirt has coverage here. Gary has rounded em all up here.

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Updated: Judge in Google v DOJ: Likely Force Google to Turn Over Info

From a WSJ story (paid reg): A federal judge said he is likely to require Google Inc. to turn over some information about its users' searches to the Justice Department, after the government said it would scale back its request. After a hearing in San Jose, Calif., U.S. District…

From a WSJ story (paid reg):

A federal judge said he is likely to require Google Inc. to turn over some information about its users’ searches to the Justice Department, after the government said it would scale back its request.

After a hearing in San Jose, Calif., U.S. District Court Judge James Ware said he will pay special attention to privacy concerns as he weighs the government’s request for the information with the interests of a private company.

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Danny Hillis Has A Company…

And Metaweb is its name. Danny isn't telling me much (but at least he did email me to tell me about it!), but here's what the site says: Based in San Francisco, Metaweb Technologies, Inc. was spun out of Applied Minds, Inc. in July, 2005 to build a better…

MetawebAnd Metaweb is its name. Danny isn’t telling me much (but at least he did email me to tell me about it!), but here’s what the site says:

Based in San Francisco, Metaweb Technologies, Inc. was spun out of Applied Minds, Inc. in July, 2005 to build a better infrastructure for the Web. Metaweb was founded by Danny Hillis and funded by Benchmark Capital, Millennium Technology Ventures, Omidyar Network and other prominent investors. It is led by battle-hardened alumni of Netscape, The Internet Archive, Alexa, Tellme, Intel and Broderbund.

The funding was announced today. Here’s the release. From it:

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