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Faster Forward: July 27, 2008 - August 2, 2008

A New Flavor For Delicious

Yahoo's bookmark-sharing site Delicious finally launched its long-awaited 2.0 version, almost two and a half years after Yahoo bought the site. Delicious, for the uninitiated, is a Web-based bookmarking system that lets you save links you find interesting, adding notes about their content and tagging them with keywords. You can...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  August 1, 2008; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  The Web  
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Photos That Find Themselves

The first time I inspected a photo "geotagged" with the Eye-Fi Explore card and saw that Eye-Fi's software had not only placed the picture on the map within maybe 30 feet of the spot where I'd pressed the camera's button, but also the copy uploaded to Flickr was tagged with...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 31, 2008; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Pictures  
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Tale of A Travel-Site Tiff

It never ceases to amaze me how established companies will not only attack Web sites that send business their way, but do so when they need all the help they can get. Let's look at one example from a market sector in such sad shape, that it makes the newspaper...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 30, 2008; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Are You Searching For Another Search Engine?

For much of yesterday, the blogosphere was buzzing about the debut of a new search engine called Cuil--pronounced "cool," it's Gaelic for "knowledge" and not, so far as I know, slang in any other language for "it's really hard to find a short, catchy domain name these days." The pitch...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 29, 2008; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Cameraphones and Concerts

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.--My ticket for last night's Bruce Springsteen show at Giants Stadium here came with unambiguous instructions that I, along with most of the rest of the audience, had no hope of following: "NO CAMERAS/LASERS/VIDCAMS." I left my laser at home, of course - but not my cell phone....

By Rob Pegoraro  |  July 28, 2008; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Digital culture  
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