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Archive for July 2008

Scrabulous goes for bonus points, relaunches as Wordscraper

July 31, 2008

Scrabulous, a popular Facebook Scrabble knockoff, may have gone down, but it isn’t out. Redesigned as “Wordscraper,” Scrabulous’ creators hope its revised creation falls outside the limits of Hasbro’s copyright. read more | digg story

Media Mensch: Scrabulous Innocence – A 2007 Interview with R

July 31, 2008

This is a repost of my July 2007 written interview with Rajat Agarwalla creator of Scrabulous and my current opinion on the day scrabulous was taken off facebook in the US and Canada. read more | digg story

The Fall of Scrabulous: A Lesson to All IP Pirates

July 31, 2008

My Facebook friend and columnist Jason Ulanoff speaks out against online piracy and really hits the creators of Scrabulous very hard for their infringement on Scrabble. He provides a cautionary tale for online pirates. read more | digg story

At Home with HomeLink: Free Internet Access Connects Familie

July 31, 2008

One Tennessee district provides free Internt access as they do their part to bridge the digital divide. read more | digg story

Telcos hurting national interest says Vint Cerf

July 31, 2008

Vin Cerf, the Internet Evangelist for Google and the Father of the Internet, says for the record that telecomms are hurting the national interest by trying to control the Internet with close networks instead of open networks. read more | digg story

Internet Founders Talk About Fixing the Internet Congestion

July 31, 2008

TechWeb’s Internet Evolution, a Web 2.0 site dedicated to investigating the future of the Internet, has gone back to the Internet’s co-founders, Vint Cerf and Larry Roberts, in search of answers about the looming crisis in Web congestion. read more | digg story

Vinton G. Cerf – Fixing the Internet Traffic Problem

July 31, 2008

Vint Cerf’s opinion on the idea the we should get the traffic we pay for read more | digg story

Signal converter boxes are pretty easy to set up

July 31, 2008

USA Today’s Ed Baig says the signal converter boxes are pretty easy to set up. Just in case you don not know all analog television sets will not work unless they have a converter box or are connected to cable or satellite or FiOs. The entire US is converting to the definition television in Febrary […]

ER docs: Don’t text and walk, skate — or cook

July 30, 2008

Convergence strikes again – people are getting hurt because they are texting and not paying attention to what they are dong! Duh! read more | digg story

Game Over: Suit Spells the End For Facebook’s Scrabulous App

July 30, 2008

It came as an unwelcome surprise to many Facebook friends and bored cubicle dwellers yesterday: Scrabulous was gone. The popular Scrabble knockoff was no longer available to U.S. users of the social networking site. read more | digg story