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The next round in the Big Media vs Google duel ensues -- customers are worthless when delivered by Google? Big Media seems to think so:
Google Wave survey says
"It's a cool concept, but we need more people using it to tell if it'll work for us" seems to be the results of this survey run by the Wave folk:
In The Age Of Realtime, Twitter Is Walter Cronkite
Is a great read on the changing face of news with tools like Twitter in the mix:
Your warranty could be void if you smoke near your Apple
Consumerist had this to say about that:
Window's 7 is still in diapers and Windows 8 is being conceived
Interesting Net Tech, Apps & Software
- Gowalla, a Foursquare competitor, gets more interesting - and I can finally get it from the App store in Canada. Will it run? We'll see. TechCrunch outlines the improvements:Now, when you click on a venue, and click on the people tab for it, you can see a list of the top 10 people for that location. This is a list of the users who have checked into that venue the most amount of times over the past 90 days. In Foursquare terms, the top person would be the “mayor,” but again, this is a full top 10 list so more than just the top dog gets recognition.
- American Thanksgiving prompted Lifehacker to post this awesome list of 61 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For - the must-have apps to round out any data device.
- The coolest find of the week -- John's Background Switcher.
I know, it's a kinda boring name, but it's a awesome desktop wallpaper
manager that connects to many online wallpaper sources, and even
manages logins. Windows.
So, did I miss anything? What online story really got you going this week? Link to it in the comments!