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4:15 PM ET, March 12, 2006


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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
As Internet TV Aims at Niche Audiences, the Slivercast Is Born  —  ANDY STEWARD, a successful London computer consultant and sailboat racer, became exasperated when trying to watch his favorite sport on television.  There were a few half-hour recaps of some major sailing races, but they were always shown late at night.
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Google Payments Seller Reputation Screenshots  —  A few weeks ago here on Techcrunch we revealed more information about Google's new payments system along with some screenshots of how it looks and works.  One of the questions at the time was what Google would do about buyers …
Discussion: Googling Google
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Where The Girls Aren't....  Christine Herron is one of the blog panel participants.  First I added Christine to the panel because of what she's not.  She isn't a VOIP blogger.  She isn't looking at VOIP the way we have covered it in the past, and oh yes, she's not a guy.
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Getting started with Quicksilver: understanding the basics  —  Prompted by a TUAW reader comment on my post the other day about some Quicksilverfundamentals, I thought I would take a crack at posting some short tutorials on what Quicksilver actually does, andhow to get started with it.
Discussion: SurfBits
Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
Government Sides Against EBay in Patent Dispute  —  The federal government yesterday took a position against eBay Inc. in a patent dispute that threatens to shut down one of the online auction site's popular shopping features.  —  The Office of the Solicitor General said in a brief filed …
Eric Rice /
How to learn about Second Life before learning Second Life  —  Here we are in Austin for SxSW, and you'll notice that there's some Linden Lab folks around.  Pay attention and talk to them about Second Life.  Before you do, allow me to start my series about Second Life, what it is and why it's important.
Mike Langberg / Mercury News:
Langberg: Net giants create 'personal playgrounds'  —  Google, Microsoft and Yahoo no longer aim to confine you in a ``walled garden'' — the online equivalent of a gated community where you only use the owner's services.  —  Instead, they are now pursuing a more subtle approach I'm going to call a ``personal playground.''
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
Keith Teare / Keith Teare's Weblog:
edgeio launches "instant listings"  —  The product manager at edgeio, Matt Kaufman, has been working hard with the engineering team since the launch to support instant listings on edgeio.  Last night they pushed the first release.  Now all you have to do is enter the url of your blog …
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
CeBIT: An Origami With a Via Processor  —  The SmartCaddie is the first announced Origami device without Intel inside.  —  HANOVER, GERMANY — Via Technologies is a company that takes pride in bursting illusions, such as the idea the new ultramobile PCs would only come equipped with Intel microprocessors.
Discussion: and Engadget
Nik Cubrilovic:
Technorati T100 Gets A Tweak  —  I just noticed that the Technorati T100 list, which is a list of the 'top' blogs, has been tweaked recently and bears no resemblance to it's former self.  Many of the top blogs have dropped out of the list (including Techcrunch) and have been replaced …
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
We're All Gatekeepers  —  Who's a gatekeeper in this world of distributed information?  Jeff Jarvis hopes that the citizen journalism is an antidote to professional gatekeeping.  Others, like Andy Plesser think that PR pros are the new gatekeepers.  My feeling is that all of us - press …
RON / Xooglers:
Speaking of trouble...  The bloom seems to be coming off the rose.  After more than a year the naysayers are finally having their day.  —  Frankly, I have never had much respect for Google's detractors.  Most criticism of Google has been based on ignorance and hysteria.
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.
Technology Trends:
Lee Odden on Blogs and Search Marketing  —  If there's a topic to be covered in the search marketing space, chances are Lee Odden has blogged about it.  His full time blog, Online Marketing Blog, is packed with in depth posts related to marketing and search, skewed towards those topics in relation to blogging.
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