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9:10 PM ET, March 3, 2006

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Steven Levingston / Washington Post:
Blog Buzz Helps Companies Catch Trends in the Making  —  ConAgra Foods Inc. got an early warning from chatter on the Internet that the low-carb craze was fading.  The huge food company seized the chance to promote an alternative menu, its Healthy Choice soups, entrees and lunch meats.
Shel / a shel of my former self:
Scoble and Israel wrap up the New Communications Forum  —  "Naked Conversations co-authors Robert Scoble and Shel Israel (the other Shel; he was born first, which I guess means he's the Shel #1) handled keynote duties at the final luncheon at the New Communications Forum.  Notes follow:  —  Shel
Douglass C. Perry / IGN:
And Now for Something a Little Different  —  Forget Grand Theft Auto for a moment.  Rockstar Games aims to innovate in a different way, in a different genre, without a single gun.  —  March 3, 2006 - Earlier this week I spoke with Rockstar's COO Terry Donovan about Rockstar Games' newest endeavor.
Neo / macsimumnews.com:
Apple files new patent for wide touchpad for notebooks  —  On March 2, the US Patent & Trademark Office revealed an Apple patent concerning a wide touchpad, originally filed on Aug. 25, 2004.  —  Apple's abstract  —  In one exemplary embodiment, a portable computer having a display assembly coupled …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Push to create OpenDocument standards  —  With government records, reports and documents increasingly being created and stored in digital form, there is a software threat to electronic access to government information and archives.  —  The problem is that public information can be locked …
Discussion: TechSpot
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MSN Search's WebLog:
Customer Focused ... Humble ... Under Promise/Over Deliver ...  Customer Focused ... Humble ... Under Promise/Over Deliver ...  These are some of the key cultural traits the Web Search team here at Microsoft tries to live by.  Boy, were we surprised to wake up yesterday to a bunch of press saying things like …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Web 2.0 And Media 2.0 Are Still In the 1.1 Phase  —  I've read A LOT about Web 2.0 — I haven't seen so much Koolaid since I was at summer camp.  And I've taken a stand that Web 2.0 is a long way from Media 2.0.  —  Kent Newsome has the latest antidote to Web 2.0 hype …
Discussion: Rough Type and robhyndman.com
Workbench:
Support the Common Feed Icon  —  A recent Yahoo study reported that four percent of Internet users have jumped on the RSS bandwagon and begun subscribing to syndicated feeds.  —  Considering the number of ways that web publishers show their readers they offer feeds, it's amazing we've gotten that many:
New Zealand Herald:
Peter Nowak: What Apple co-founder actually said  —  Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has posted a statement online [see link below] in which he denied some of the comments attributed to him in an article I wrote recently.  —  In that statement, he suggests that I pushed him to make some of those comments …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Center of Gravity is Shifting  —  If there was a common question that ran through all of today's social media tour interviews it was this - what's next, Steve?  One of the themes I kept hitting over and over is that the blogosphere is not where all the action is going to be in the months ahead.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Congress raises broadcast flag for audio  —  update Digital radio receivers without government-approved copy-prevention technology likely would become illegal to sell in the future, according to new federal legislation announced Thursday.  —  Rep. Mike Ferguson, a New Jersey Republican …
Discussion: Boing Boing and IP Democracy
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Newsvine is Perfect  —  Newsvine took the password protection off of its site yesterday and officially launched (my pre-launch post on Newsvine is here).  —  Newsvine combines the best features of a number of companies and products like Digg and Google News with great features like chat and blogging-style comments.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Live: Google faces off with analysts  —  Google hosted a four-hour meeting Thursday with analysts at its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters.  The event, its second annual Analyst Day, was in the spotlight because of comments made by the company's CFO earlier this week that resulted in a sharp decline in Google shares.
Sue Zeidler / Reuters:
DOJ opens probe into online music pricing  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday it has opened an investigation into possible anti-competitive pricing of online music by the world's major music labels.  —  The probe closely tracks a similar investigation …
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
Ted's Take:
Deja Vu All Over Again  —  An article in the New York Times today started me thinking that many of the lessons of Web 2.0 are the same ones we learned during Web 1.0.  As before, success is not simply a matter of taking offline models and transplanting them online.
 
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Shel / a shel of my former self:
Neville and I are writing a book
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Live from Under the Radar Smooth Surfing
Russ / Russell Beattie Notebook:
Yes, Americans Get Mobile
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Rob Fahey / gamesindustry.biz:
Downloads will replace traditional media within 10 years, says EA VP
Discussion: Joystiq
Rafat / PaidContent.org:
YouTube Ties Up Wth MTV; First Formal Media Company Agreement …
Discussion: PSFK and ben barren
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
The Business 2.0 Next Net 25 Roundtable
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
In a world with infinite storage, bandwidth, and CPU power
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Getting Real book update: new version, sales, feedback, contributors, etc.
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 Earlier Items: 
Joris Evers / ZDNet:
Google fixes 'minor' Gmail flaw
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Next Version of Tablet PC's Said to Be Lighter and Smaller
Discussion: Kevin Maney
Jeneane Sessum / ALLIED:
The Subtext of Tagging  —  I finally understand tagging …
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Apple thinks big(ger): video iPod to pack 4-inch display
Peter Rojas / Engadget Mobile:
Motorola ROKR E3 - Exclusive pics!
Dionne Searcey / Wall Street Journal:
Consumers Could See New Web Rates: Use More, Pay More
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The big DRM mistake
 

 
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