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Friday, February 20, 2004

MacMerc How to never lose Pepsi's iTunes giveaway

BW Online | February 20, 2004 | The Perils and Promise of Online Schmoozing

Flat panels to outpace CRTs in 2004 | CNET

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Why the iPod mini costs $249 Some good points...

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

HBS Working Knowledge: null: Why Baseball's Billy Beane is a Model VC The general manager of baseball’s Oakland A’s is a master at achieving the most with limited resources. Beane’s formula should be studied by venture capitalists, says Sequoia Capital’s Michael Moritz.

POE News: Rumsfield Fighting Technique

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Andy Kessler: Warren Buffett Hates Your Guts - old but funny article....

eBay item 3077991790 (Ends Feb-22-04 10:11:43 PST) - Buy 867-5309 Jenny's New York Phone Number Oh my, may be I should sell my #

Welcome to GIANTmicrobes!: "We make stuffed animals that look like tiny microbes—only a million times actual size! Now available: The Common Cold, The Flu, Sore Throat, Stomach Ache, Bad Breath, Kissing Disease, Athlete's Foot, Ulcer, Martian Life, Beer & Bread, Black Death, Ebola, Dust Mite, Bed Bug, and Bookworm. "

Study Revises Texas's Standing as a Death Penalty Leader Using the same analysis, the study concluded that blacks are actually underrepresented on the nation's death row. Blacks commit 51.5 percent of all murders nationally but constitute about 42 percent of death row inmates, the study found.

China's new market segment

Monday, February 16, 2004

Op-Ed Columnist: Meet the Press: "'I don't say this to be macho-man, Tim. I'm not George Bush. I say this because it's the best way to save American and Iraqi lives. You see, Tim, I identify so strongly with my band of brothers and sisters wearing the American uniform in Iraq. The best way to endanger them is to suggest to the terrorists that there is daylight between me and President Bush ? that if he won't run, I will. Well, there is no daylight on ends. A Kerry administration will see that Iraqis get every chance to produce their own representative government."

Sunday, February 15, 2004

You Can't Say That
. Forbidden words and the ridiculous "education" guidelines that forbid them.

Yahoo! News - Friendster Frenzy Has Analysts Puzzled Unlike the companion-seeking hipsters that people its Web site, Friendster has had no trouble making friends -- especially among venture capitalists. But when it comes to business, surely friendship has its limits -- or does it?