Pownce, a social media service that has failed to gain traction, is to close down this month after its team and technology were acquired by the blogging company Six Apart.
Pownce caused an initial flurry of excitement among Web 2.0 aficionados when it launched in June 2007. It was given a certain cachet by Kevin Rose, who co-founded it and had already co-founded the popular Digg news site.
Dell, the quintessential online PC retailer, may expect a lift from its Cyber Monday sales, but Black Friday in non-virtual stores was a bust, according to analysts
Thomas Weisel Partners carried out a survey of 35 PC experts at Best Buy stores across the US over the weekend and concluded that “Dell remains a weak competitor in the retail channel.”