Making Peace With Amazon, Six Degrees of Myself
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Both announced today they settled all patent lawsuits between the two companies, with Amazon paying an undisclosed amount of money to IBM and with both signing a long-term patent cross-license agreement.
The Wall Street Journal has coverage of the closure on this here (subscription required).
Meanwhile, Valleywag posted that LinkedIn and Facebook are about to enter into a social networking horse race.
Despite their significantly different approaches -- Facebook starting out as the virtual high school yearbook and LinkedIn as the business everypersons' virtual schmoozespace (yes, I'm a member) -- Valleywag suggests Facebook could very well try to put more degrees of separation between LinkedIn and its user base.
I don't know about you, but I'm about socially networked out.
On the other hand, I wouldn't want to be left out...
Hmmm....I wonder if I can link my Facebook profile to my LinkedIn profile and network with myself?
Kevin Bacon, at least?