Facebook to mugshotbook

Nov. 2, 2007
Is Credo mobile credible?
The Tech Chronicles
Working Assets Wireless becomes Credo Mobile.

”For you green techies out there, San Francisco’s Working Assets Wireless, is changing its name to CREDO Mobile to better reflect its progressive identify. The niche mobile service, which resells Sprint access, has been a key part of Working Assets, the progressive company that donates money liberal causes. Working Assets has donated $56 million from its business in credit cards, long distance and mobile phone service.”

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Facebook to mugshotbook
Nicholas Carr is the author of the best selling book Does IT Matter.

“Why should cops have all the fun? Mugr, which went into private beta yesterday, aims to bring face-recognition software to the masses. Its “face-based” search engine, deployed through its own social-networking site and offered to other social networks and applications through an API, connects images of people’s faces to information about their identities. So if you’re at a bar, say, and you see someone you’d like to find out more about, you can whip out your cameraphone, snap a picture, upload the shot to Mugr, and get a message back telling you who the person is.”

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Best Buy’s YouTube alternative
Tech dirt
Mike Masnick think’s Best Buy might be putting consumers on with this latest business offering.

”Best Buy may have been able to trick people over its fake website, unwanted MSN subscriptions and impossible to obtain rebates, but can it also fool people into believing you need to pay Best Buy to host your home video clips online? Apparently the company thinks so. It’s unveiling its own “alternative to YouTube” for customers to host their home videos. The only catch? While YouTube is free, Best Buy’s offering will $7 for 100 minutes worth of video hosting. Considering that Best Buy’s prices are rarely your actual best buy, perhaps the company has just settled into the fact that its sweet spot is in serving the uninformed customer who doesn’t seem to mind paying for what’s free elsewhere.“

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