Mathew Ingram: “A Twitter post (fittingly enough) caught my eye and sent me to a WordPress post in which newly-enriched founder Matt Mullenweg announced a Twitter-style group blog theme for WordPress called Prologue. Although I’m sure some will see this as Automattic going after Twitter, I see it more as a tribute to the power of the viral messaging app.”
Search Engine Watch: “[V]oice search won’t achieve ubiquity until it’s faster to talk than type.”
My only response to this is, “On what planet is it faster to type on a mobile phone than it is to state a voice command?” You *might* be able to make that argument on the PC (it is a stretch for the average user if accurate at all) but you simply can’t make the speed argument when it comes to mobile devices and pure telephony interfaces. And since that is where voice search is being applied today, methinks Search Engine Watch just doesn’t understand it.
It is sad that Al Davis, the man who coined the phrase “Just win, baby”, has been reduced to weird antics and threats to remove his staff when in fact it is he that has lost control of his franchise. He owns the franchise and has the right to fire who he wants to, but the team has had 4 coaches over the past 5 years and shows no sign of progress since their meltdown in the Super Bowl 6 years ago. It is amazing that the NFL, the premier league in professional sports in the US, has this kind of kooky behavior going on in its ownership. The Raiders fans must be really suffering these days.
Crooks and Liars: “[T]he math has been done and it appears that even after the Feb. 5th “Tsunami Tuesday” with 23 states either having their primaries or caucuses, the delegate count won’t be high enough to pick the official nominee. So all eyes turn to the super-delegates, who don’t have to follow the election results of their state in pledging their support.”
According to Wikipedia, these Superdelegates account for nearly 20% of all delegates at the Democratic Party Convention. A list of the delegates is posted here- it includes all of the Democratic congressman, senators, and governors in the US along with a variety of DNC members and other party elders.
It occurred to me that this must be discouraging to those that are working so hard to get their underdog candidates to the top of this year’s primary heap. Seems like the deck is stacked for the “establishment” in the Democratic party.
Jodi Sally of Toshiba: “We have been declared dead before. The reality is we ended 2007 with a majority of the year to date market share. Our unit sales in the fourth quarter were the best to date for HD DVD. And now nearly 1 million dedicated HD DVD players from all brands are in the market place. The fact is that HD DVD has always put the interest of the consumer ahead of individual companies.”