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CompuServe Ads: A Requiem for an Era

First GeoCities, and now this. We’re watching the end of an era. CompuServe, America’s first major online service, was shut down this week. These are the guys who actually trademarked the word email — a ridiculous claim they abandoned in 1984, fortunately for anyone offering email service today. Click here to continue reading “CompuServe Ads: A Requiem for an Era”…

Digg Buries Microsoft Deal

Digg-Microsoft DealWhen Microsoft offered Digg a deal to handle the social news site’s advertising two years ago, it was an obvious attempt by the old tech giant to buy some cool with the new kids on the block, all while satisfying Ballmer’s advertising mania. That’s why I’m happy to see that attempt come to an abrupt end. Digg is ending its exclusive partnership with Microsoft — one year early. Click here to continue reading “Digg Buries Microsoft Deal”…

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