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4:50 AM ET, March 27, 2006

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Newsweek:
Who's Building the Next Web?  —  Got a lot of free time?  You're going to need it to enjoy the fruits of Silicon Valley's latest labors: start-ups that want you to spend even more of your life online.  —  April 3, 2006 issue - Deciphering the exact meaning of the phrase Web 2.0 is a popular parlor game in Silicon Valley.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
The irritant of the non-credible journalists  —  Last week they went after Microsoft.  —  This week they are going after Apple.  —  You know, I'm seeing a trend here.  Some bloggers don't know who is a credible journalist and who isn't.  Hint: anything the Register writes is NOT credible.
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Dominic Jones / Investor Relations Blog:
Microsoft blogger Scoble wants to censor unfriendly blogosphere  —  Blogger Robert Scoble, whose employer Microsoft Corp. is under fire for repeatedly delaying the launch of its new operating system Vista, has proposed that bloggers stop linking to negative articles by what he calls "non-credible journalists."
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Trigger Happy?  —  Looks like we all went trigger happy this week …
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Read/WriteWeb:
4 years of blogging for me too  —  First I noticed Paolo's post on 4 years blogging (via Dave), then Phil's post.  The bizarre part is I started blogging on the exact same day, 21 March 2002, as my fellow kiwi Phil Pearson - we even blogged about the same topic, RCS (Radio Community Server).
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Paolo Valdemarin Weblog:
4 blog birthday  —  4 years don't sound like a lot of time from here: it's about 12% of my life.  Then I start reading what I was writing 4 years ago.  —  Back then I was still a bubble 1.0 CEO with a couple of VC on my board still hoping to go public.  So many things have changed since …
Phillip Pearson / Second p0st:   Four years blogging
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
The Streamcast vs. Skype Et Al Complaint  —  I have just finished reading the 30+ page Streamcast Networks complaint against Skype et al.  It reads as much like a Hollywood film treatment that needs to star Paul Newman as the attorney ala his roles in "The Verdict" or "Absence of Malice."
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Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
Streamcast Claims Ownership of Core Skype Technologies  —  Andy has just posted the full text of the Streamcast / Skype RICO lawsuit.  It's kind of a grubby fax.  Who knows where he got it from?  He would only tell me "sources".  Nonetheless, the suit alleges that:
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Skype-Streamcast, Take Two  —  Earlier today, when I asked …
Edward Tenner / New York Times:
Searching for Dummies  —  Plainsboro, N.J.  —  TALK of decline was old news in academia even in 1898, when traditionalists blasted Harvard for ending its Greek entrance requirement.  But today there's a new twist in the story: Are search engines making today's students dumber?
CNN:
CNN.com presents a new homepage  —  CNN.com has launched a new, expanded home page that allows easier, faster access to more news and information than ever before.  It includes exclusive CNN coverage, most popular stories, live and on-demand video, podcasts — and more.
Discussion: Gadgetopia
Microsoft:
Microsoft Business Solutions Group Delivers on Microsoft Dynamics  —  Microsoft, customers and partners celebrate innovative applications that allow businesses to succeed in creating the people-ready business.  —  DALLAS — March 26, 2006 — Today at Convergence 2006, the Microsoft Business …
Discussion: Bink.nu and Microsoft News Tracker
William C. Taylor / New York Times:
Here's an Idea: Let Everyone Have Ideas  —  LIKE many top executives, James R. Lavoie and Joseph M. Marino keep a close eye on the stock market.  But the two men, co-founders of Rite-Solutions, a software company that builds advanced — and highly classified — command-and-control systems for the Navy …
Discussion: Disruptive Thoughts and Slashdot
dogster.com:
Catster.com, here kitty kitty!  —  Catster.com!  Here kitty kitty!  —  Best Community Site!  —  [submit]  —  Whoops!  Dogster is Having a Bath!  —  So sorry for the inconvenience!  Dogster.com experienced a harddrive failure early this morning.  We are replacing the data …
maxconsole.net:
First Working NES Emulator for Xbox 360 via MCE  —  Xexter has found a way to run a NES emulator on the XboX 360 using MCE.  At the moment there is no sound but it runs at almost full speed.  —  Yes there is an Xbox 360 on the right.
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy and Kotaku
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Nix the Mix06!  Back to Accountability and Pondering Attention to Bad News about Microsoft.  —  Well, hasn't this been a hum-dinger-ringer of a past week?  That Vista 2007 post is up above 430 comments so far.  —  (This is one of those navel-gazing posts, so be forewarned …
 
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