Microsoft Withdraws Bid for Yahoo

Talks broke down between Microsoft and Yahoo today. Microsoft, after increasing their bid to $33 per share or $47.5 billion and still being rejected, decided to withdraw the offer. Read the TechCrunch coverage, press release, and letter from Steve Ballmer to Jerry Yang. It appears that Yahoo wanted something more like $37/share. And, it looks …

New iMac is here!…again

You might have read about my unadultered joy for the delivery of my new iMac last week. You may have also been following my quick return to reality on Monday when I realized that Apple had refreshed the entire iMac product line that morning, swiftly rendering my new system out-of-date and overpriced. But, all was …

What Will Become of Yahoo?

We’ve been following this Microsoft/Yahoo deal in my classes over the course of this semester. The semester is coming to a close, and after about three months of negotiation, nothing has really been settled. This morning, it was reported that Microsoft’s board met to discuss how to proceed. Many have speculated on what might happen, …

90-year-old Wisc. newspaper discontinues print product

The Madison, Wisconsin daily newspaper The Capital Times will cease printing this Saturday, and will continue as a Web-only publication. The Capital Times is the progressive, afternoon paper in the city, has been publishing since 1917. While they move their emphasis online, they will continue to provide print pieces on a twice weekly basis to …

New iMac is already old

So, I got up this morning to an email from my friend at Apple that ordered the new iMac for me. He said something like, “I didn’t know about this, honest.” If you take a look at the Apple site you’ll see that the entire iMac line was refreshed this morning, faster processor, better video …

New iMac is here!

And it’s a beauty!!! Wow, now that it is finally here, I can’t believe I waited so long to upgrade. First of all, it’s got a gigantic 24-in monitor, takes up almost all of my desk. The only wires are the power cord, and the usb for the keyboard. I also have an external hard …

What's Up With This Mesh?

Microsoft unveiled Mesh yesterday, launched in beta. It is billed as a synchronization system, allows users to synchronize all their devices, computers, mobile etc. It uses a technology called FeedSync to synchronize folders, so that you can access them anywhere. It’s not available yet for the Mac. It also has a cloud component called Live …

Community 2.0

Yesterday, I wrote about the benefits that you receive by participating in a community. But, the term “community” implies both take and give, a two-way street. What can you do to give back to the community? Make comments on blog posts. Ask questions or provide references to related information. Bloggers love to get comments. Start …