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Daily Archives: December 16, 2005


by Rob Friesel

Via Waxy: “What would Orwell do?” – – a quaint little piece about Facebook: …no surprise that a VC is interested; Facebook’s numbers are impressive. However, there are some significant details that cannot be overlooked. […] Other VCs weren’t very interested […and the] VCs that ARE Interested have strange connections Hmm… Facebook as some giant […]

Google and AOL

by Rob Friesel

Time Warner Plans to Sell 5% of AOL to Google: Finally […] Richard D. Parsons […] told Eric E. Schmidt […] that he would accept Google’s recently sweetened offer. Google, which prides itself on the purity of its search results, agreed to give favored placement to content from AOL throughout its site, something it has […]

Democracy: Not Dead

by Rob Friesel

Via Boing^2: Senate rejects extension of Patriot Act! In a crucial vote early Friday, the bill’s Senate supporters were not able to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster by Sens. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., and Larry Craig, R-Idaho, and their allies. The final vote was 52-47. Breathe a little easier, folks! currently playing: […]