As I write this there are but a few hours left of 2010, which I believe will be remembered as the year Facebook became the dominant force on the InterWebs, supplanting even mighty Google in its reach and depth. What will happen in 2011? Beats me. But that won’t stop me from offering up some [...]
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It’s been quite a year. And in what has become a tradition here in Cringeville, it’s time to honor the most malicious, obnoxious, offensive, or nonsensical behavior in technology. This year’s winners include captains of industry, titans of technology, sultans of sweat, and a number of other people desperately in need of a clue. Among [...]
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.
Richard Koman at ZDnet published a blog post late last night that amply demonstrates nearly everything that’s right and wrong about Web journalism. Using information he received from an Iranian blogger, Koman accused Yahoo of handing over the account information for 200,000 Iranian bloggers to the country’s authorities– an act not unlike handing a list [...]
What’s left to say about the Microsoft-Yahoo ad deal? How about, So long Yahoo, it was nice knowin’ ya.
The number 2 seach portal has a new(ish) CEO and a new look. But is that enough to keep Yahoo from being steamrolled by Google or manhandled by Microsoft?
Just when you thought it was dead and buried, the Microsoft/Yahoo soap opera returns. Will these two aging paramours ever hook up?
The drive to save money in tough economic climate means no more free lunches – even at Google By Dan Tynan Belt tightening has hit Silicon Valley in a big way. Intel has instituted a salary freeze from the CEO’s office on down. Cisco is no longer footing the bill for its employees’ home broadband [...]
Yes, it’s time again for Cringely to go out on a limb and start sawing. Here are his key predictions for the coming year in tech.
(With apologies to the late Theodor Geisel.) by Robert X. Cringely (aka "Cringe") Every Steve Up in Redmond Liked Vista a lot But the Cringe Who lived quite south of Redmond Did NOT The Cringe hated Vista and Microsoft too Oh he had his reasons — maybe more than a few It could be that [...]
Last year around this time I introduced the Gobblers, my awards for those individuals in the tech field whose behavior most closely resembles a bird whose sole purpose is to be served on a platter. It was such a big hit I decided to do it again this year. Thus I present the 2008 Gobblers [...]
What do retired billionaires, supermodels, search engines, supervillains, energy drinks, whacked-out actors and fried breakfast pastries have in common? They’re some of the things I’m thankful for this year. If I’m conscious, I’m usually complaining about something. But because it’s almost Thanksgiving I’ve decided to list some of the things I’m grateful for, in and [...]
Thanks to the DOJ, Google has backed out of its partnership with Yahoo — leaving the #2 search company dangling helplessly over the jaws of Microsoft. Can it survive?
This is an interview I did with David Tortorelli, president of Book Premieres, which I did years ago and just found on the Ezinearticles Web site, for some reason. I’d hired David to promote my book, Computer Privacy Annoyances, and this appeared on the book’s Web site (now defunct). But the things I talked about [...]
Embarrassing Photo #10: Then We Ordered Another Bottle of Tequila, and When I Woke Up One of My Kidneys Was Missing
It was a vacation she’d probably rather forget. When Janet Dudley-Eshbach, president of Salisbury University in Maryland, created an album of her family’s trip to Mexico on Facebook in October 2007, she didn’t expect a local TV station to broadcast the photos to the world, or to have a Wikipedia entry covering the mini-scandal. The [...]
Do search terms really indicate what Americans are thinking? It all depends if you believe Americans are actually thinking. Cringely has more.
Our long national nightmare is over — or so it would seem. After Yahoo gave Carl Icahn a seat at its table, Microsoft walked away, allegedly for good. Is truly the end of MicroHoo? Cringely has his doubts.
It’s BratFest 2008. As Microsoft, Yahoo, and Carl Icahn squabble like schoolchildren over who called the other one “stinky,” Cringely longs for some adult supervision. Can’t Google do something to make them stop?
(This post originally appeared on Infoworld’s Notes From the Field blog.) On this 4th of July weekend, let us celebrate the independence of Yahoo — for however long it lasts. Because just when you thought Microsoft’s bid for the Yahooligans was really truly deeply ultimately finally over, it really isn’t. At least, according to the [...]
(This post originally appeared on Infoworld’s Notes From the Field blog.) It’s over, finito, kaput. The fat lady hasn’t merely stopped singing, she’s taken off her girdle and waddled home. There are now so many forks stuck into the Microsoft Yahoo deal that it looks like a cutlery display. This time its really really really [...]