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Vox

Posted by rexdixon on October 31, 2006

Looks like Vox did an interview with Marshall. I also like Vox. It is nice, and doesn’t really feel yet like a traditional social networking site.

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Kazaa, Asia, Google pays media??

Posted by rexdixon on October 31, 2006

Kazaa finally gets the monkey off it’s back. As the writer said, they can now resume business as another legit online music place. Possibly a money losing one.

Asia will lead the way in the internet according to this article.

Is there some underlying evil going on with the Google YouTube purchase? According to this article which is clearly labeled *Rumor* – they say that it might be the case here. Supposedly $500 million was set aside in the $1.65 billion buy out to help “heal the wounds” of these copyright infringements. Kind of makes sense, but then again, it was marked *Rumor*

Technically Speaking, that might be it for today!

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Microsoft not backing down, Intuit’s Quickbase

Posted by rexdixon on October 31, 2006

The earlier news I posted a few hours ago on Windows and PHP actually hadmicrosoft some more base to it then I thought. It looks like the little company from Redmond is actually now partnering up with Zend. Google, looks like it’s time to play in the big show!

Intuit just announced the update of their hosted application service called Quickbase.

Then of course, there is an early version of the daily podcast – 7 Minutes with Rex Dixon 10/31/2006 episode. The podcast(s) (Coffee with Rex Dixon #2)are sponsored this week by Inside Facebook

Inside Facebook – http://fbbook.com.

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Vonage, More on Wired buying Reddit, GoFish IPO

Posted by rexdixon on October 31, 2006

Vonage appears to be hitting the news again with more bad news.

Here is more on the earlier Wired news of buying Reddit. GigaOm had a chance to catch up with Alexis Ohanian to get a few more details.

GoFish went public and raised $12 million today.

Technically Speaking, more coming up…

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Online NOW – Coffee with Rex Dixon #2

Posted by rexdixon on October 31, 2006

More expanded discussion on the 4th generation of the internet.Coffee with Rex Dixon

This show is sponsored by – Inside Facebook –Inside Facebook http://fbbook.com.

Grab a cup of coffee, and give the show a listenCoffee with Rex Dixon #2

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Conde Nast-Reddit, Google-Jotspot, eSnips, Prosper, Google Video

Posted by rexdixon on October 31, 2006

Just so much going on this Tuesday, Halloween 2006.

Conde Nast just acquired Reddit. The guys over at TechCrunch have the lowdown.
Google (who else!) just announced the aquisition of Jotspot.

eSnips just closed their series A funding round and picked up $2 million.

Prosper is announcing they are up to 100,000 members and $20 million in funded loans.

From late yesterday, Google again. This time Google Video.

Technically Speaking, that’s it for the moment. More to come later on!

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GPS, Facebook, Mobile Content

Posted by rexdixon on October 31, 2006

Katie of GigaOm says that GPS is taking off. If you listened to my podcast from last night, other people think differently.

Facebook is like Rex DixonWorld Wide Live! Okay, maybe a little more world wide then Rex, but still Facebook is everywhere. Even on my podcast from last night, and on the new Coffee with Rex Dixon show,  you can hear about the great new book by a former Facebook engineer. Well at least for this week.

$150 million is allot of money. That is what Katie is saying concerning how venture firms and investors seemed to have poured their money into startups that create or enable mobile content. Mobile content is the hot money for you, or where the hot money such as that last $150 million went too!

Technically Speaking, yes, there is MORE!

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MySpace to stop the music, Electronic Voting, PHP and Windows

Posted by rexdixon on October 31, 2006

The social networking powerhouse MySpace and Fox Interactive Media unit said it has licensed security technology from GraceNote that will help it block unauthorized copyrighted music audio recordings from being posted on the MySpace.com Web site.

Sequoia Voting Systems, a major vendor of electronic voting machines in the United States, rejected allegations that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez may have manipulated the vote tally in a Chicago election earlier this year.

Microsoft is officially helping to fund a joint effort with PHP vendor Zend to ensure that PHP works well on Microsoft’s server platforms.

Technically Speaking, more right around the corner!

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Inside Facebook – this week’s sponsor

Posted by rexdixon on October 30, 2006

Inside Facebook is this week’s sponsor on the 7 Minutes with Rex Dixon show.Inside Facebook Tonight’s show is up online, give it a listen.

* Google
* GPS
* Copper
* SPAM – watch out for slow e-mail on 10/31/2006!

All this plus – our sponsor for this week — Inside Facebook – http://fbbook.com — hear it all on this 7 Minutes with Rex Dixon!

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Verizon

Posted by rexdixon on October 30, 2006

Verizon reported some mixed earnings, but I think the company is definately on an upswing with the whole FiOS technology. Analysts expected Verizon to add about 130,000 FiOS customers, the company added about 147,000 in the third quarter.

Technically Speaking, Rex Dixon is looking for a new cell provider, and Verizon is in the running to get Rex’s business; actually — A FREE PDA phone or a FREE LG Vcast phone from a Verizon rep would swing the business in their court for sure!

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