Is that all Tom's Hardware's worth after 10 years?

, posted: 9-Apr-2007 17:12

Reading on The Inquirer that Tom's Hardware appears to have been sold to, well, we don't know whom yet. Rafat Ali at PaidContent thinks it's French B2B media organisation BestofMedia Group. Umm... whodat?

Either way, The Inq re (read the entire post)...



Old media fires warning shot across Google's bow, gets more than bargained for in return?

, posted: 8-Apr-2007 09:37

Are search engines and aggregators like Google stealing content? That's what Sam Zell, new owner of media giant Tribune Co contends, and he's not alone. Google settled a lawsuit last week with Agence France-Presse (AFP) over Google News usin (read the entire post)...



Snail Mail

, posted: 7-Apr-2007 10:00

My relations with NZ Post are a little uneasy. For a while, the postie in our neighbourhood tried perhaps to set a new record distributing the mail, by simply chucking it in the general direction of the letterbox. As a result, mail went missing so I (read the entire post)...



Creative Yellow Pages

, posted: 7-Apr-2007 09:50

Not long after I declared myself unimpressed with Telecom's advertising in general (OK, that should read "I didn't like it") the Yellow Pages for this year arrived:



That's excellent creative work. Full marks to the (read the entire post)...



An expensive PROBE

, posted: 4-Apr-2007 13:21

Peter Griffin has a good story about the rather Cartmanesque PROBE taxpayers were subjected to, in today's Herald. PROBE stands for Provincial Broadband Extension and the idea behind it was to provide a state subsidy to make sure people in rural (read the entire post)...



Custom coffins

, posted: 3-Apr-2007 20:12

eShopAfrica has many, many cool things from Ghana in West Africa, like clothes, carvings, textiles, jewellery and musical instruments, but they also carry a mean line in custom coffins. Here's a Lion coffin that would look spectacular at any fune (read the entire post)...



Where is Telecom's corporate blog then?

, posted: 3-Apr-2007 18:27

I'm a bit disappointed in Telecom actually - and Vodafone. Unlike Telstra, the NZ telcos are quite content not to utilise the Internet to reach their customers more directly than using bog-standard first generation websites.

Now, Voda (read the entire post)...



CAT scanners or the Sex Pistols - guess what those useless fools EMI chose?

, posted: 3-Apr-2007 15:35

In the wake of today's faking, money making, cheap appeal announcement with The iJobs... I gob in EMI's general direction.



Filthy lucre is their game. The stupid fools supported RIANZ's submission to the select committee (read the entire post)...



Auckland Festival of Photography now accepting entries

, posted: 1-Apr-2007 19:52

Greg Ward emailed me about the Auckland Festival of Photography and the competition running until end of April - you can submit any photo that reflects the spirit of Auckland, be it portraits, landscapes, abstract pictures or photo journalism.
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Number portability next week but where's Vodafone's At Home?

, posted: 30-Mar-2007 10:46

Next Monday Sunday will see the usual slew of April Fool's jokes, but number portability won't be one of them. It's a curious date to launch something that many, many people have been waiting for a long time to have - the ability to take (read the entire post)...





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