Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ant-Man movie News

Found this intersting bit

Director Edgar Wright says "It's written and we're doing a second draft of it. It's going to be less overtly comedic than anything else I've ever done. It's more of a full-on action adventure sci-fi film but with a comedic element - in the same spirit of a lot of escapist fare like that. It's certainly not a superhero spoof or pastiche." Which version of the hero would it be? "It could be Scott Lang, it could be Hank Pym, it could be both - okay it is both, now there's an exclusive for you."

I can see now that eric O' grady will not be in the film.
why? Why? WHY?
I've grown so use to seeing eric in the initiave, and not seeing any apperances of scott in any comic book for a long time.

Do you guys think that eric O' grady will make a smart comeback at how there was a movie called ant-man and he was not in it!?
Comedy gold!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Black hat SEO on amazon


( Yes i know, he is not wearing a black hat, but admit it, he is so adorable)

Amazon started as a bookstore, then after a brief period of being a patent troll it became an generic Internet shop, now it seems to be turning more and more into a shopping search engine, with thousands of sellers using it as an intermediary between themselves and the customers. I'd really enjoy the fight for shopping search engines between Amazon-style thick intermediaries and Google Products-style thin intermediaries. For now I must say Amazon is much more useful than Google Products, but maybe some day with some open standard shopping metadata the fight will be more even.

And just like every search engine Amazon starts to see the problem of black hat search engine optimization. Some time ago I was looking for earphones extension cord on Amazon, and the first results was one by Belkin with cost of £0.01. That's a pretty good price except there was a shipping cost of £4.50 per item, so they were basically abusing the search results screen.

Right now it seems Belkin isn't doing this anymore. I guess someone at Amazon noticed the abuse and wrist slapped them. Amazon as a thick intermediary has plenty of power over the sellers to control abusive behavior. It would be much more difficult for Google Products to enforce good behavior. Here's my prediction:


If thin intermediaries for shopping like Google Products ever become widespread, abusing behavior like hiding shipping costs, transaction costs, taxes and other fees will become as common as it is now in the airline industry.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Watch X-men evoultion for free!

Are you ready for some X-Men?!

Starting today, you can watch full episodes of "X-Men: Evolution" streaming exclusively on Marvel.com! Beginning with the first episode, fans can now watch the classic animated series completely free of charge.

The Emmy Award-winning and fan-favorite series follows classic characters such as Cyclops, Storm and Rogue as they do their best to survive Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. In the first episode, the X-Men recruit two new members…But is one of them a spy for Mystique and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants?

Every Monday for the first five weeks two additional episodes will premiere on Marvel.com, and subsequently one new episode will premiere every week! Afterwards, each episode will be archived on the site and viewable at any time in the future! Enjoy them as many times as you'd like, and catch new details with each viewing!

Catch the first two episodes here,
http://www.marvel.com/animation/X-Men~colon~_Evolution

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Marvel Hotline Debut

Have you ever wanted to actully hear what the writer/artist has to say about his/her comic?

Well now with marvel hotline, you can!

Every Monday, Marvel Hotline will feature a top creator talking about his/her work on a comic soon to be in stores. Listen in on the exclusive phone conversation, and you can see what the said.

What i like about this new idea for marvle hotline, is that you can actully hear what the creator is talking about. you can feel the tone of voice, not imagine what he is saying.