I can’t find the Thai King clip and I don’t live in Thailand. Trash Techcrunch. Google MyMaps.

by David Spark on April 5, 2007

Yesterday, the country of Thailand blocked access to YouTube. The military run government doesn’t want its citizens to watch a degrading video that makes their king look like a clown. I haven’t seen the video. I’ve been looking for it and I can’t find it. And I don’t even live in Thailand! After Google, owners of YouTube, refused to pull down the clip per Thailand’s request, the country decided to ban the entire site. Wow, wonder what would happen if we had to block access to every site that had something degrading about our President.

Michael Arrington, author of Techcrunch, the popular blog about Web 2.0 technologies and companies is giving away three tickets to the Web 2.0 Expo next week in San Francisco to the three people that can best trash Techcrunch. He’s looking for a wise, funny, and accurate examination of why the site sucks. Best entries are ones that prove their one-sided opinions are flat out wrong. I won’t be competing. I’m already going to the Web 2.0 Expo. :)

And Google has launched MyMaps. Use Google Maps to create, annotate, and save personal maps. This is great for Google, but bad for all the mashup companies that had created services similar to Google MyMaps. But even worse for all the VCs that invested in them. Ah, the danger of investing in tech start ups. Your competition can appear out of nowhere and make you worthless overnight.

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