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  • Craigslist Blocks Yahoo Pipes
    By on December 1, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments


    Romy Maxwell posted a blog piece on Craigslist apparently shutting off access to Yahoo Pipes. Maxwell was working on a project, one of 2,111 using Craigslist as a data source, for a (non-commercial) Pipes-based mashup. He sent Craig Newmark an invitation to the alpha test, after a few rounds of friendly communication — “…as a rule of thumb, okay to use RSS feeds for noncommercial purposes.” The apparent response, 4 days later, was for Craigslist (more…)

  • Hulu Blocks International Access Via Witopia
    By on October 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader notes, and excerpts from, an article at PC Authority: “It’s human nature that people always want what they can’t have — which is why there’s so much interest around the world in accessing the US-only Hulu site. Hulu offers a range of television shows for streaming, including Family Guy, The Daily Show and House along with a few full length movies. … If you’re outside the US, the easiest method for accessing Hulu that many (more…)

  • Hulu Blocks International Access Via Witopia
    By on October 29, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader notes, and excerpts from, an article at PC Authority: “It’s human nature that people always want what they can’t have — which is why there’s so much interest around the world in accessing the US-only Hulu site. Hulu offers a range of television shows for streaming, including Family Guy, The Daily Show and House along with a few full length movies. … If you’re outside the US, the easiest method for accessing Hulu that many (more…)

  • The Tech Building Blocks of City 2.0
    By on May 16, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    CWmike writes “Sci-Fi writers call it Utopia, the glorious City of the Future. But short of downtown atriums being guarded by invisible walls and flying cars, City 2.0 is not as far off as you may think, writes John Brandon. Ubiquitous wireless networks are already available in Baltimore and Minneapolis, Thomson Reuters has sustainable data centers that sell power back to the local utility, the smart energy grid is well on its way, and city-provided (more…)