I've got to jump on a jet plane, but before I do, there's a whole lot of news to report.
First, congrats to the Indians, who whooped up on my Yankees to close the series out 3-1. Bye-bye, Joe Torre, what a long, strange trip it's been.
To my Dallas Cowboys: Dallas kicker, Nick Folk, is our new hero. Sorry for all you Bills fans out there, but what a great football game all the way around.
And I must say, I loved when the BIlls coach called that timeout right as Folks kicked his first 53 yarder.
Psych! Didn't work, though. : )
Although if Tony Romo turned over any more footballs I would have had to go and buy some stock in Rawlings. Yo, Tony, the objective is to throw it to the guys in the white and blue shirts.
Now for the Internet-relevant news: Google's stock value has surpassed that of Wal-Mart, just as it introduces YouTube video ad units that you, too, can embed in your Web site and make mo' money.
But don't be so sad, Mr. Wal-Mart smiley face, because you're entering the broadband business!
Starting Oct 9, Wal-Mart will resell high-speed Intertubes access from Hughes Communications.
Wait...one second...buffering...okay, here we go: I feel a new corporate slogan coming on: "Surf More. Smile More." No?
How about "Always high speed. Always."
Judging from my own experience with satellite Internet access, probably so. But don't rule out the heavyweight's ability to take the Tubes to where they've never gone before, most particularly rural America (farmers and ranchers like to surf, too).
And this all just in time for TiVo's renaissance, with the NY Times' Bits blog reporting that the DVR pioneer is "bringing a wide selection of music to users of its increasingly versatile TV set-top boxes."
TiVo users can now sign up for RealNetworks' Rhapsody music service for a mere $13/month U.S.
Which leaves my Time-Warner HD digital video recorder totally singin' the blues!