It’s kind of hard to believe the first decade of the third millennium is almost over. Seems like only yesterday we were pulling out our hair worrying about Y2K; now we worry about whether enough total strangers are following the minutiae of our lives on Twitter and Facebook. The last ten years have been dominated [...]
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What do Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and AT&T all have in common? They’re all winners of Cringely’s awards for bringing low comedy to high tech.
Bad news, freebie bloggers. The FTC is coming down on you like a tray of dishes. And not just bloggers, but anyone who uses social media. If you receive money or something for free and you blog, Tweet, write up a positive review on Amazon, or share something nice about it with your 4,987 closest [...]
Amazon says it will restore deleted eBooks to Kindles or give owners $30 for their pain. But that’s only part of what it needs to do to regain customers’ trust.
Netizens were none too pleased when Amazon ‘unsold’ copies of 1984. But it seems Amazon finally got the message.
In a creepy demonstration of digital rights management, Amazon deleted two books from its customers’ Kindles. Cringely asks, what happened to our digital rights?
Should Facebook deny Holocaust deniers on its site? Where should the lines be drawn? It’s a question with no easy answer.
Amazon found itself crucified this Easter, and though it has since climbed down from the cross, it hasn’t quite managed to claw the nails out of its hands and feet. The story, in case you missed it: Sometime around Egg and Bunny day, Amazon mysteriously started removing the sales rankings of many gay and lesbian [...]
Whether it’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or Stupid Bloody Tuesday, you can find great deals on gadgets and gear this season — if you know where to look. The economy may be going to hell in a shopping basket, but you wouldn’t know it from the crowds I saw at my local Big Box store [...]