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July 31, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Want an @MySpace.com Email Address? Now You Can Have One
Ben Parr says:

Earlier this week, it was reported thatMySpace was soon to launchits own email system –MySpace Mail– that would allow users to create their own @myspace.com email address and use the social network as a webmail provider.

That point is now, as MySpace has just started rolling out the beta for their MySpace Mail program. It will come in waves, with all users having access within the next few weeks. Here’s the big question, though:who’s going to switch to MySpace Mail?


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What to Expect From Will Wright’s Stupid Fun Club
david kushner says:

Will Wrightis the great polymath of interactive design, weaving theories of architecture, astrophysics, and urban planning into his videogames. That may sound like the opposite of fun, but he’s created some hugely popular franchises—The Simsalone has sold more than 100 million copies for publisher Electronic Arts. Nowadays, though, Wright is thinking smaller. In April, he stunned the game industry by announcing thathe was leaving EAto run a startup calledStupid Fun Club.

If the endeavor has


U.S. auto “clunker” program reaches limit
(Reuters)

us.rd.yahoo.com says: Reuters – The U.S. government’s $1 billion “cash for clunkers” auto sales incentive program reached its funding limit unexpectedly after an avalanche of business exhausted its funds, an Obama administration official said late Thursday.
Microsoft on Yahoo Deal: “Nobody Gets It”
Ben Parr says:

Yesterday,Yahoo and Microsoft finally announced the big dealthat would transform their “search platforms into a market competitor.” Microsoft will power Yahoo Search, while Yahoo gets a revenue sharing agreement. How did Wall Street react? While Microsoft investors and shareholders had a mildly positive reaction to the deal,Yahoo shares sunk. By billions of dollars.

We were hoping that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer would have something interesting to say about the market’s reactio


Will Wright’s Robot-Powered Master Plan for Stupid Fun
David Kushner says: With his startup Stupid Fun Club, the master gamemaker wants to build a cross-media entertainment empire. There will be robots.


Asia stocks hit 11-month high on recovery hopes
(Reuters)

us.rd.yahoo.com says:

Investors chat in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Wuhan, Hubei province July 27, 2009. REUTERS/StringerReuters – Asian stocks pushed higher on Friday and were poised to score double-digit gains in July as investors keep pouring funds on bets the region’s growth engine will lead the global economy out of recession.





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