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WikiFM glues Last.fm to Wikipedia artist biographies

The WikiFM project allows users to automatically view Wikipedia artist biographic information alongside a Last.fm music player.

By April 11, 2008


Microsoft decides it needs a BigPark

The software maker buys the Vancouver, B.C.-based game studio, which was co-founded by Microsoft senior vice president Don Mattrick.

By May 7, 2009


Murdoch biographer: News Corp. should buy Twitter

Michael Wolff--yep, the guy who said MySpace is for "cretins"--says a good digital acquisition strategy is the company's best hope for staying afloat, and no acquisition is juicier than Twitter.

By March 30, 2009


First impressions of the Kindle iPhone app

At the stroke of midnight, Larry Magid downloads the Kindle for iPhone applications and finds it a bit lacking. After a few hours of reading, though, he is pleasantly surprised.

By March 4, 2009


Murdoch is wrong about Muslims and sex, say scientists

In Michael Wolff's biography about Rupert Murdoch, he quotes the media magnate as suggesting that problems stem from having sex with their cousins.

By January 17, 2009


Obama's Whitehouse.gov launches, with problems

When President Bush took office in January 2001, his version of Whitehouse.gov had some problems upon launch. In January 2009, so did President Obama's official Web site.

By January 20, 2009


Obama picks RIAA's favorite lawyer for a top Justice post

A courtroom lawyer who has sued individual file swappers in multiple federal courts is President-elect Barack Obama's choice for a top Justice Department position.

By January 6, 2009


IBM and Apple chip competitors? Not quite

Judge issuing preliminary injunction preventing Mark Papermaster from working at Apple believes the companies have competing chip businesses. Both work on chips, but it's not that simple.

By November 25, 2008


Apple removes Papermaster bio from Web site

It seems Apple has responded to the court wrangling over former IBM executive Mark Papermaster, who accepted a job running Apple's iPhone group last month.

By November 10, 2008


Work in the mold--the Jello-O mold

Overgrown Jell-O mold serves as a portable workspace. Clear, fiberglass design promotes transparency.

By September 26, 2008