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Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Matt Day.

Category: Web 2.0
December 12, 2007 at 11:12 AM

Nielsen top 10 in 2007 lists: Seattle is 4th among blog readers

Yesterday, the Nielsen Company — famous for its TV audience measurements — put out a series of top 10 in 2007 lists. There are close to 30 different lists covering most-watched TV shows, DVDs, movies, etc. View them yourself (13 page PDF.) Here are some that interested me: Among major markets, Seattle/Tacoma had the…


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November 30, 2007 at 6:15 AM

Adobe, Yahoo teaming up on ad-funded software experiment

As more software functions move to the Internet, where the traditional software licensing business model has limitations, companies are experimenting with new business models such as subscriptions and advertising-supported software. Microsoft is trying it with its Works suite, which comes standard — and free to the user — on many new computers. Likewise, Google Docs…


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October 24, 2007 at 1:57 PM

Microsoft-Facebook deal: Highlights from the call

The long-rumored hook up has been confirmed. Microsoft is taking a stake in social-networking site Facebook. It beat out rival Google, which was reportedly in the running, for the exclusive global rights to sell third-party advertising on Facebook. Microsoft landed a deal to sell banner advertising in the U.S. on Facebook in August 2006. Expanding…


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August 28, 2007 at 10:39 AM

New site lets people rate financial advisors

New ventures that combine social networking and personal finance are starting to to take off, and the latest local example is After spending 10 years in the financial industry, Shawn Tierney was unsatisfied with the quality of information people have about their investment advisors. As a former insider, he should know. Tierney worked as…


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July 18, 2007 at 1:08 PM

Web 2.0: good or bad?

The Wall Street Journal today hosted a debate between two experts — one who argued that the Web has become a noisy place that’s hard to understand. The other argued that the so-called Web 2.0 revolution enables the noise to be filtered out, so that more information can be found and understood. The conversation between Andrew…


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May 9, 2007 at 9:41 AM

Smilebox signs with

Smilebox is continuing to forge online partnerships to distribute its greeting card-meets-scrapbook service for photos and videos. The Redmond company said today that has just launched a co-branded version of the service as part of a new photo and video initiative. Corel plans to distribute Smilebox content within its Snapfire photo and video…


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