Kara Swisher

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Hello Ryan!

While we were visiting at Mahalo, we ran right into Ryan Block, the majordomo of Engadget–the geek-lovers’ Web site that was once part of Jason Calacanis’s Weblogs empire. It is now owned by AOL, which forked over a large bag of cash, mostly due to the popularity of Engadget, to buy the company.

nanoiphone

Block was getting ready to throw a party for attendees of the E3 games conference in Santa Monica, Calif., so we decided to have a little video chat about the iPhone–Engadget’s bread and butter of late, including such posts as an imagined mock-up for a cheaper next-generation Apple device pictured here–and also WAP and other trends.

But, of course, we asked about life at AOL. Sorry, Ryan!


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus