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January 2, 2008
GOOD DAY FOR: Moving on the Web, as Stanley Burrell (a.k.a. MC Hammer) is launching a dance-themed Web video site to compete with YouTube. The former rap star’s DanceJam site has netted $1 million in venture capital so far. “When everybody started raving about the Internet, I always wondered, ‘If it’s so great, why can’t you see my videos on the Internet?’” Hammer said. (AP in CNNMoney.com)
BAD DAY FOR: Staying put, as Americans bought more laptops than desktop PCs in 2007, a first. Faster technology, cheaper parts, and widespread wireless have helped push the shift. “It’s not really a computer anymore,” says curator Dag Spicer at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. “It’s a companion, it’s your memory, it’s your teacher and your entertainer.” (Los Angeles Times, free registration required)
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