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Archive for December 21st, 2006

digg digs further down deeper

Posted by rexdixon on December 21, 2006

Say that really fast 20 times. In fact, just remember that. Digg is doing one good thing. It’s opening up the way for other online services to do the same exact thing they are, but only better and with less bias.

I feel bad for this person. Cheer up, new services will be around in 2007 that will address your needs online!

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Posted in 2007, Blog Stats, blogging, digg | 6 Comments »

When is Microsoft going to charge us for RSS?

Posted by rexdixon on December 21, 2006

According to the official records of the US Patent office – Microsoft owns the patent on RSS. Not Google. Not Yahoo. Not even the blogging platform I use, WordPress. Yes, the men and women in Redmond own RSS.

Just as this blogger was thinking, when is Microsoft going to start charging for RSS? Technically Speaking, I wonder why they haven’t yet.

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Google has 5% stake of AOL so say GOOOG!

Posted by rexdixon on December 21, 2006

Google made it’s move today with a $1 billion stake in AOL. It was only a matter of time. We all knew it was coming. AOL is on it’s last legs, and Google today has moved to take a 5% stake in the company.

This bodes well for AOL, and it’s user base. It won’t be dying in 2007. I would just be prepared to say GOOOG! I was thinking that it could have been a nice YAHHHOOOO! But looks like it will be GOOOOOG. The new chant of the AOL diehards.

Technically Speaking, I have been waiting and watching, and Google made a good move before someone else did.

Posted in AOL, Google | 8 Comments »

GoogleOS II is now the Linus Torvalds years

Posted by rexdixon on December 21, 2006

Have you heard about the news about WebOS? More specifically GoogleOS? I am sure you may have read it, write? This is a nice speculation article that was written on the possibility of Linux(s) Torvalds working at Google to help with Google OS. I discussed the webOS thing awhile back, and I think that 2007 will be a year that more of the WebOS that are currently out there will begin to establish a foothold.

I started talking about WebOS about a month or so ago. The last time I mentioned it was right here, and the blog post was talking about some company called eyeOS. The above article mentions YouOS, which is the most “Linux like” webOS.

GoogleOS is inevitable to appear on the market in 2007. I mean, seriously, if you believe otherwise then the article about Linus joining Google is all TRUTH! Technically Speaking, I for one believe that 2007 is the right time and the right place in history for WebOS to really take off and get a foothold on small portable devices as well as our main machines. It will also lengthen and extend the lifespan of some older gear.

Personally, I have an old laptop that is currently gathering dust in an upstairs closet that could be easily serviced to be a WebOS testing platform. Are there any WebOS entrepreneur’s ready for Rex Dixon to give their OS a spin? Let me know. I think the number of “old laptops” that could be made into WebOS machines or more like useable computers or laptops again would probably astound people.

Posted in 2007, Browser OS, eyeOS, GoogleOS, Goowy, Laszlo, Startups, WebOS, YouOS | 3 Comments »