Archive for December 15th, 2009

Craigslist CEO: Was told eBay’s Whitman a “monster”

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

WILMINGTON, Delaware (Reuters) - Craigslist’s chief executive told a court on Monday that an executive with eBay, a minority shareholder, warned him to improve relations with eBay’s then-CEO Meg Whitman because she could be a “monster” and “an Evil Meg” when frustrated.

AP — Ilinois Man Admits Stalking ESPN’s Erin Andrews

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Michael David Barrett entered his plea Tuesday during a hearing attended by Andrews and her attorney in a Los Angeles federal courtroom.

Google phone with T-Mobile contract in Jan: source

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc plans to sell two versions of its own-branded cell phone: one with a service contract with T-Mobile USA and another that is unlocked, a source familiar with the matter said.

Computerworld — ‘Lost’ Bush e-mail settlement requires that White House reveal IT practices; 22 million newly found Bush e-mail messages at center of the agreement

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

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Sun Micro wins intellectual property cases

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. computer maker Sun Microsystems Inc said on Tuesday it won intellectual property cases in both the United States and Britain.

Comcast rolls out Web TV service nationally

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Comcast Corp has rolled out an on-demand, Web-based service for subscribers to both its video programing and Internet access in a bid to keep customers from dropping their cable subscriptions in search of free shows online.

Supreme Court to consider privacy in text-messaging case

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

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Computer World — Hackers are defeating tough authentication, Gartner warns

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

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Google investing for growth in display ads

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc executives said the company experienced very strong growth in its display advertising business in the first three quarters of the year and it will continue to invest heavily in advertising initiatives involving online video and mobile Web devices.

AP — Colbert Poses As Speedskater On SI Cover; Comedian Has Helped Raise $250,000 For US Olympic Speedskating Team

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

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YouTube looks at subscriptions, more ad dollars

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

NEW YORK (Reuters) - YouTube is considering offering users the option to pay for subscriptions in a bid to encourage more media companies to license premium TV shows and movies to the popular online video site, a senior executive said.

Lenexa News Release: Two department directors to retire this month

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Two city department directors to retire this month
Lenexa will lose two department directors this month when they retire from the city – Information Technology Director John VanNice and Community Development Director Roger Kroh. (more…)

Media Research Center Alert Special: Your Opportunity to Pick the Worst Bias of 2009

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Your Turn: Judge and Decide the Worst Media Bias of 2009; ‘Public Ballot’ Now Online!

Every year a panel of leading conservative media observers and experts picks the most-biased media quotes for the Media Research Center’s annual awards for the year’s “worst reporting.” And these judges have done so again this year to decide the 2009 award “winners” with the choices to be announced on Monday, December 21, but… (more…)

NSSF — Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case Against Gun Maker

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

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For immediate release

December 15, 2009
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Ted Novin
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Supreme Court Refuses to
Hear Case Against Gun Maker

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed Beretta U.S.A. and the firearms industry another victory by rejecting the Brady Center’s appeal of Adames v. Beretta U.S.A. Corporation challenging the constitutionality of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). (more…)

Kevin Yoder enters Third District race — Kansas Liberty

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

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New link: In Between Sundays at InBetweenSundays.com

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Nick and Pat Padley publish a weekly, informative, entertaining podcast at InBetweenSundays.com. We’ve added the link to our blogroll.

It’s a tie game in Florida — Rasmussen: Gov. Crist 43%, Speaker Rubio 43%

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Rasmussen:

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely GOP Primary voters finds Crist and Rubio each with 43% of the vote. Five percent (5%) prefer another candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.
Crist’s support has fallen from 53% in August to 49% in October. Rasmussen Reports noted at the time, “The fact that Crist has fallen below 50% in a primary against a lesser known opponent suggests potential vulnerability.” (more…)

A look back, Hodge in May 2009 at Red County — On Florida’s Charlie Crist vs. Marco Rubio, and the NRSC’s poor decision to immediately back Crist

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Benjamin Hodge wrote this article at Red County in May 2009:

When the National Republican Senatorial Comittee, headed by Senators John Cornyn and Mitch McConnell, decided to back Florida Governor Charlie Crist over former Florida Speaker of the House Marco Rubio, Redstate’s Erick Erickson began aFacebook group called “Not one penny to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC).” At present time, there are 1,085 members, and I’m one of them.

It appears there are two major arguments with regard to primary races:  issues, and strategy.  And Erickson is getting heat from some Republicans with those two themes:  that either Erickson is not being tolerant to GOP moderates on issues, and/or that Erickson is not focusing on the idea that Crist is the best general-election candidate. (more…)

LG sets 3D TV target, to offer new lineup in 2010

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

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KC Star — New rules coming for teen drivers in KS

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

TOPEKA | Kansas is about to become the 49th state in the U.S. to make life for 16 year olds just a little bit more square.

Starting Jan. 1, the state will impose new driving restrictions on new teen drivers.