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Faster Forward: January 27, 2008 - February 2, 2008

Microsoft + Yahoo = ?

Ten years ago, the news that Microsoft wanted to buy Yahoo would have been grounds for completely freaking out. Such a combination would have been an outrageous and offensive attempt to monopolize the Web; I don't know that even the "to heck with Janet Reno" Microsoft of 1998 would have...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 1, 2008; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  The Web  
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First Blogiversary

Last January 31, I kicked off this blog with a post called "Moving In.". One year later, I've written 286 posts, counting this one, to which you all have responded with a total of 5,600 comments. (The most popular item? "And Yet More on the iPhone,", which drew a Svrluga-esque...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 31, 2008; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The business we have chosen  
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Little Laptop, Big Deal

Apple's MacBook Air looked its absolute best on the stage at Macworld Expo earlier this month, when Steve Jobs plucked it out of a plain manila envelope that had been sitting on the podium since the start of his keynote. In the warm glow of a Jobsian reality distortion field,...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 31, 2008; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Mac  
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Dueling Digital-TV Headlines

Two press releases appeared in my inbox within an hour of each other. The National Association of Broadcasters fired first: Consumer Awareness of DTV transition Grows Substantially Washington, D.C.--Consumer awareness of the federally-mandated transition to digital television (DTV) has grown substantially over the past year, reaching 79 percent according to...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 30, 2008; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Video  
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DVR Rage

Yesterday morning, I e-mailed my friend (and fellow Hoya) Anthony to ask how long it took him to catch his breath after the end of Saturday's Georgetown-West Virginia game. His answer? Catch my breath? More like overcome my anger. All he did was pause the game to check on his...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 29, 2008; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Plugged Into Political News Yet?

The Web is one of the greatest time-sucks ever invented, mostly because it lets anybody investigate a topic to death. Whether you're intrigued by baseball, baking, space exploration, knitting or by-the-slice pizza, you can find a Web site, blog, mailing list or online forum dedicated to that interest. For me,...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  January 28, 2008; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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