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Dan Gillmor / Dan Gillmor's blog:
Forbes's Trashy Blog Attack  —  Overall, what a pile of trash from Forbes Magazine, which uses its cover to go on the attack against bloggers in the new issue.  You have to register to read the stories.  Go ahead if you must; it's worth reading to see how a normally solid business magazine …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Forbes Cover Story Blows It, Calling Bloggers Lynch Mobs  —  Earlier tonight I was on a four-minute segment on CNBC that largely focused on Forbes' new cover story - Attack of the Blogs.  Registration is required or the bugmenot login/password "forbesdontbug" worked for me.
Daniel Lyons / Forbes:
Attack of the Blogs  —  Web logs are the prized platform of an online lynch mob spouting liberty but spewing lies, libel and invective.  Their potent allies in this pursuit include Google and Yahoo.  —  Gregory Halpern knows how to hype.  Shares of his publicly held company …
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
Microsoft Reports First-Quarter Earnings  —  Microsoft delivers double-digit operating income growth, announces plans to accelerate share repurchase.  —  Income Statements  —  Balance Sheets  —  Cash Flows Statements  —  Segment Revenue/Operating Income(Loss)  —  SEC Filings
Gavin Clarke /
Wall Street puzzled by Microsoft's performance
Discussion: Windows Vista Weblog
Brendan Sinclair / GameSpot:
MS meets financials, Xbox division lags
Discussion: Joystiq
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
U.S. Cell Phone Tracking Clipped  —  Federal law enforcement attempts to use cell phones as tracking devices were rebuked twice this month by lower court judges, who say the government cannot get real time tracking information on citizens without showing probable cause.
Jonathan Krim / Washington Post:
FBI Dealt Setback on Cellular Surveillance
EFF: Breaking News:
Court Issues Surveillance Smack-Down to Justice Department
Discussion: IP Democracy and Engadget
Ina Fried / CNET
Need a job?  Don't use a Mac  —  update When it comes to some big-name companies, Macintosh users may have a tough time landing a job.  —  It's not just that the business world is dominated by Windows-based computers.  It's because, at a number of large companies, Mac users literally can't apply.
Regina Lynn / Wired News:
Coming Soon: Online Sex Games  —  "I'm on a perpetual hunt for a sex game targeting women," says Brenda Brathwaite, a game industry veteran and featured speaker at this week's Women's Game Conference in Austin, Texas.  —  She's not the only one.  —  One of the questions I get asked most frequently is …
Discussion: Kotaku
Tom Adelstein / O'Reilly Network:
Why do people switch to Linux?  —  During the last month, we conducted a survey of readers who use Linux.  We asked them why they switched to Linux and received a plethora of answers.  Surprisingly, anti-Microsoft sentiment had less to do with the choice than one might imagine.
Jeff Nolan / Venture Chronicles:
Time for Change  —  I've been struggling with what to write in this post for weeks so I'm just going to come out and say it, I am leaving the venture capital business.  —  I have been a VC for eight years... 8 long years that flew by in a blink.  We did 73 direct equity deals …
Discussion: BeyondVC and Paul Kedrosky's …
Yahoo! Search blog:
From My Web to Your Website - A Button Share!  —  Over at SearchEngineWatch, Danny Sullivan has been asking why we haven't offered a "Save to My Web" button.  Well here it is!  —  Save to My Web is a simple, sociable button you can add to any and every page of your blog or website.
Russ / Russell Beattie Notebook:
Where's The Ambition?  —  All these startups in my feeds lately are killing me!  There are tons of them, but none seem to be doing anything particularly special.  I mean, it's nice that there's a sort of rebirth of small startups, but there's absolutely no sort of wow factor that I've seen.
Herald Sun:
Crazy idea!  The high-rise mobile  —  MILLIONAIRE mobile phone salesman "Crazy" John Ilhan has unveiled his radical design for a $40 million tower in the shape of a phone.  —  The distinctive 120m highrise in City Rd, Southbank, would house his multi-million-dollar communications empire and 166 luxury apartments.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Blue Gene/L tops its own supercomputer record  —  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and IBM unveiled the Blue Gene/L supercomputer Thursday and announced it's broken its own record again for the world's fastest supercomputer.  —  The 65,536-processor machine can sustain 280.6 trillion …
Discussion: Engadget
Wired News:
Web of Fear: Net Surfers Cut Back  —  As identity theft has grown, so has fear of being victimized through high-tech means.  A new study finds some computer users are cutting back on time spent surfing the internet.  Some have also stopped buying altogether on the web.
Discussion: Donna's SecurityFlash
Eric Mack On-Line:
I'm ready for my next Tablet PC Challenge  —  Inspired by this post, I've decided to challenge myself to see if I can effectively use my Tablet PC as a total replacement for pen, paper, and books.  Next week, I start an intense 8-week business law course and I've decided to use this course as the subject of my next Tablet PC challenge.

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