Let’s be honest, if you’re not physically out the door for the Memorial weekend holiday, your brain probably hit the road 30 minutes ago.
If you are still around, then today’s Picks will help pass the time until 5pm:
- Google’s Larry Page paid a visit to Washington in an attempt to convince lawmakers to free up the unused wireless spectrum known as "white spaces."
- If you’re build a messaging tool, wouldn’t you use "messaging" technology? Yeah, me to. Apparently, the guys at Twitter didn’t think of that. They built it on a "content management system" which is why it keeps breaking–and why they’re having to replace it piece-by-piece.
- In an 8-K filing, Yahoo has announced that its board of directors will shrink from 10 members to 9. Apparently, Edward Kozel is resigning to spend more time with his family.
- Apparently there’s not enough noise on FriendFeed–at least not to their liking–so the company has launched FriendFeed Rooms.
- Anyone understand what Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer means when he says, "Yahoo was never the strategy we were pursuing." Huh?
- ExactTarget’s survey discovered "65% of those surveyed have made a purchase as a result of a marketing message received through email."
- Maciej Fita wants to warn all SEOs to be on the lookout for a call from Goldline Research. The company claims to be looking for SEOs to feature in Inc. magazine. After prying lots of valuable information out of you, they demand $5,500 to be listed! Sounds to me like they’re doing an advertorial–not an actual editorial–and who know what they’ll do with the information you hand over. You’ve been warned!