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Much ado about Outlook 2010's lame HTML rendering

There's a minor uproar happening on Twitter over Microsoft's plans to continue using Word to render HTML email in Outlook 2010. Fixoutlook.org reports that nearly 8,000 people have signed a petition via Twitter to encourage Microsoft to change its mind and support web standards before the new version of Office leaves beta. To back up its claims, the site links to an HTML email message rendered...

Flickr caves in, agrees to free donut demands

A few days ago we reported that Flickr users were revolting. Wait, no that came out wrong. What we reported was that a group of very attractive (or so we assume) Flickr users are unhappy about the addition of video to the site. So they did what any self-respecting group of netizens would, they started a group and created a petition asking for Flickr to remove the video upload feature. Flickr so...

First came Flickr Video, now comes the backlash

If there's one thing we know about Flickr users, it's that they'r not shy about sharing their opinions. Shortly after Microsoft made an offer to buy Flickr's parent company Yahoo!, images mocking the deal started showing up all over the site. And now that Flickr has added the ability for uses to upload short videos, a large group of Flickr image-only purists has formed a "NO VIDEO ON FLICKR!!!"...

eBay sellers launch boycott, nobody notices

What if you held a protest and nobody noticed? Unfortunately it happens all the time. And while a group of eBay sellers who are protesting eBay's new fees are getting some media attention for their week-long boycott, the truth is that it's hard to findy any real impact on the auction site. The boycott launched on Monday, and according to Fortune Small Business, eBay listings are down just 3%....

Today is International Day Against DRM

Today, October 3, has been declared the International Day Against DRM, a day for those who believe DRM is no good for consumers, no good for business, and no good for artists and other content creators to stand up and say no. DefectiveByDesign.org is your Day Against DRM headquarters and has ten things you can do today to spread the word, and Boing Boing has even more. Even if you don't think DRM...