By Jackson West
Tom Lantos wins the first ever Two Dot Roundup Straight Shooter Award for Excellence in Calling Bullsh*t. The transcript of him going after Oracle, Microsoft, Google and Yahoo is classic, especially considering that he represents a number of their employees in California’s 12th Congressional District. Google’s arguments sound pretty hollow after that tongue lashing. But while congress is holding hearings, a team of Canadians at the University of Toronto are busy finding ways around the Great Firewall.
While we’re busy slapping Google around: George Kurtz hunts down confidential information using Google for the RSA Conference .. Icarus Diving muses on sociology and Google’s suggest-a-search .. Matt Haughey thinks Jeff Veen could be the design Messiah Google desperately needs .. and if you want to have lunch at the Google cafeteria with Jeff, you can either come up with a product that leverages AJAX and social networking, or just apply online.
Just 90 days after launching, Dipsie shuts down, Jeff Nolan spreads the “JBoss to Oracle for $485 million” rumor and Bob Pittman puts DailyCandy on the block for “$100 million or so” .. Flickr’s 100,000,000th photo conveniently features a cute baby .. “Pundit Driven Design (or PDD) is to technology as back-seat drivers are to the nation’s highway system” .. and culled from a flock of thousands: The goofy gadget of the week.
Jackson West, writes for SFist. He writes about Web 2.0 and other topics for GigaOm