Looking for Entertainment?… You Need a Bigger Boat.

September 21, 2006

(Marshall Kirkpatrick, TechCrunch) “BiggerBoat this week launched their service for site publishers who seek a rich database of music and movie information for search. The company’s approach is to go heavy on metadata for all the search results, which publishers and thus users can then organize in great detail. Contextual ads, recommended links and free content surround those search results. BiggerBoat will move into other categories like video games and television next. The company hopes to make free, rich entertainment search a common feature for topical sites all over the web…”

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David vs. Goliath

September 20, 2006

One lone designer vs. Ogilvy, Digitas and American Express…

(Yahoo) “NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) — Thomas O’Keefe has filed a lawsuit against Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, Inc. (a subsidiary of WPP Group plc) (NASDAQ:WPPGY – News), Digitas, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTAS – News) and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP – News) for, among other things, copyright infringement, trademark infringement and misappropriation of advertising ideas. The lawsuit was filed on August 17, 2006 in federal court in New York (06-CV-6278) and all defendants were served soon after that date.”

Notice: American Express, Ogilvy & Mather, and Digitas, Inc. Sued in Intellectual Property Dispute Over ‘My Life, My Card’ Campaign by Thomas O’Keefe Through His Attorneys Newberg & Winters LLP: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance

Wink combines del.icio.us and Google

August 26, 2006

(Marshall Kirkpatrick, TechCrunch) “Social search engine Wink will launch version 2.0 of its service early next week with changes designed to make make search more social than ever. I’ve described below the information I was able to get out of them prelaunch, but I hope there’s more to come. Social search has a lot of potential and I do like Wink’s approach…”

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Iran declares Jihad on Microsoft

August 16, 2006

(Valleywag) “Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s new blog is targeting certain Israeli visitors with a virus attack. Israeli bloggers report that the Iranian president’s site is sending viruses (or Trojans) to anyone with an Israeli IP address…”

Iranian prez launches jihad on Microsoft – Valleywag

SoniColumn – interactive sound and light

August 15, 2006

(Donald Melanson, engadget) “The SoniColumn — an interactive sound installation that’s one part sci-fi and one part Victoriana– is the latest work from multimedia artist Jin-You Mok. Part of his MusicBox Project, the piece, as you can no doubt guess, consists of elements designed to mimic a music box in one form or another…”

SoniColumn interactive sound installation – Engadget