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11:30 PM ET, March 11, 2006

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Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
DabbleDB: Online App Building For Everyone  —  Every so often I get asked 'what is the latest hot app' and after using DabbleDB I have a new answer to that question.  DabbleDB is a platform that allows you to create applications online using a web interface.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
March 2006 tech conference season  —  If you see Hugh Forrest at SXSW tell him I say hi, and I'd love to meet him someday, and I offer my services for SXSW 2007, as I do every year.  Maybe one of these years they'd be willing to let me talk with their community on stage, beacuse it's the same community, Hugh.
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Memo Outlines Microsoft's Plans  —  The Redmond giant details the progress of Windows Live — and points to a slew of new services on the way  —  Last November, Microsoft (MSFT) Chairman Bill Gates kicked off what he called the era of "Live software," saying he'd unveil a host of new ways for consumers …
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Nate Mook / betanews.com:
Microsoft Building New Free Mail Client
Business Week:
How the Masses Will Innovate  —  The newly appointed head of MIT's Media Lab envisions a time soon when millions will play a stronger role in societal advances, thanks to technology.  And MIT is helping to plant the seeds  —  YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS OF TECH>>
David Heinemeier Hansson / Loud Thinking:
Distinguishing power from versatility  —  I think I've distilled what made my eyebrows go up at Goslings comments about PHP and Ruby.  Aside from the fact that he confuses Ruby with Rails and uses the dismissive term "web pages" instead of "web applications", I think the primary mistake was abbreviating …
Discussion: Labnotes and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flickr has some catching up to do  —  Kristopher Tate walked Brian Oberkirch and me through a demo of his zooomr project at a meetro party last week (Kris, who's 17, works full time at meetro and zooomr is a side project).  He launched zooomr on March 1, 2006 after working on it for only three months or so.
Discussion: Like It Matters and Darwinian Web
Reuters:
Cingular, T-Mobile stop Razr cell phone sales  —  Companies say a glitch in Motorola's wildly popular phone causes dropped calls or shut down; Motorola stock tumbles over 2 percent.  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cingular Wireless and T-Mobile USA have temporarily stopped selling the Razr …
Ina Fried / silicon.com:
Apple: 'Don't expect Mactels to run Vista'  —  "Windows is a legacy OS.  We don't have legacy support"  —  Intel Macs are unlikely to be able to run Windows Vista, according to an Apple engineer speaking on Thursday.  —  One of the big obstacles is that although both the Macintosh OS …
Fred / A VC:
Sponsored by Sonos  —  You probably notice that Sonos is now sponsoring my "In Heavy Rotation" list on the left sidebar of this blog.  This is the result of several things, first my decision to partner with FM Publishing who is now representing this blog to the advertising community …
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
The metrics of influence—the mania for measuring the blogosphere  —  There is a current mania among corporations and PR companies to figure out which tools to use to find the influencers in the blogosphere.  They are combing through the PageRank and Alexa rankings of online news sites and blog sites …
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Joystiq:
The Xbox 360 VGA cable has width issues (Xbox 360 annoyance #016)  —  Microsoft's decision to provide a VGA cable for the Xbox 360 was a brilliant one - not since the Dreamcast has aconsole manufacturer made it so easy for gamers to plug their console into their computer's monitor.
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Rob Fahey / gamesindustry.biz:
PlayStation 3 launch details may be announced next week  —  European sources confirm that a major announcement is on the cards for the 15th  —  Information from a number of independent sources is suggesting that Sony may announce further details of its plans for PlayStation 3 next week in Tokyo …
Discussion: Engadget
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Crazy Egg is Crazy Delicious!  —  Wow!  Just wow.  Crazy Egg will absolutely blow you away.  Remember when ajax started getting popular, and some advertisers were concerned that they wouldn't be able to track pageview stats anymore?  Not so!  Ajax gives you the ability to track visitors right down to their mouse moves.
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Mr Blog:
Net neutrality - Circa 1996  —  The The Progress and Freedom Foundation, as Marty Kaplan calls it "a corporate-funded fake think tank" has come out against Net neutrality.  They say "Net neutrality is, in fact, the theft of property rights from [broadband] infrastructure providers."
 
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