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12:40 AM ET, March 28, 2006


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Nick / Rough Type:
Seven rules for corporate blogging  —  Microsoft's Robert Scoble, who cowrote a book on corporate blogging called Naked Conversations, now seems intent on turning himself into a case study for why companies shouldn't blog.  The posts on his company-sponsored blog, Scobleizer, have become increasingly shrill and antagonistic of late.
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Robert Scoble should be fired  —  and fired yesterday so I can get em into a start up.  Heh, provocative enough?  —  Okay, there is a larger point I'd like to make in the wake of all the current bad Robert/good Robert blog noise.  —  First, as goofy as it may sound, you need more Scoble, not less.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Better mail than jail...
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Second Life +is+ an OS  —  I've been following this discussion over on Dave Winer's blog.  Jarod Russell says there's no way that Second Life is gonna be the next OS.  —  I think he hasn't seen inside of Second Life yet or seen just what a developer can do with it.  —  You can store files there.
Beetle's Nest:
Oh my!  —  Dave Winer posits, "or maybe Second Life will be the new operating system for this century."  I respect a lot of what Dave Winer's done; he's done more in the world of software than I can ever dream of doing, and he's been doing it probably longer than I've been breathing.
Best WiFi Hotels 2006  —  A HotelChatter Exclusive  —  It's been more than a year since our last investigation of hotels with the Best and Worst WiFi concoctions.  What has changed since then is that most hotels have now jumped on the WiFi bandwagon, so most hotels have *some* sort of WiFi solution.
Enid Burns / ClickZ:
Lycos Intros Entertainment- and Ad-Enabled Free VoIP  —  As Skype, Yahoo! and others prepare to battle for VoIP users, Lycos is throwing its hat in the ring with a product that bundles low-cost and free ad-supported dialing with rich media entertainment content.
Discussion: and Clickety Clack
Mike / Techdirt:
Skype, Founders Charged With Racketeering  —  from the fun-with-lawsuits dept  —  It's fairly well known that Skype's founders won't come to the US for fear of lawsuits arising out of their part in building Kazaa... but it looks like they may now have another lawsuit on their hands as well.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Evoca Sounds Off to Odeo  —  Savannah, Georgia based Evoca's new service to record and publish voice recordings has a number of features that allow it to stand out from the "click, record" crowd.  I have been in contact with founders Muren Sharpe and Diego Orjuela since December …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Evoca - Podcasting for the Rest of Us?
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
A Web Site So Hip It Gets Laddies to Watch the Ads  —  "This will be over faster than your last relationship" and ".001% of your daily ad intake" are the sorts of wisecracks users see right above the video commercial that greets them when they visit
Cablevision to test network DVR  —  Cable operator Cablevision Systems said on Monday it plans to introduce a video recording service as early as this year that aims to replace the living room digital video recorder.  —  Digital video recorders made by such companies as Cisco Systems' Scientific-Atlanta …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Attacks on Unpatched IE Flaw Escalate  —  More than 200 Web sites — many of them belonging to legitimate businesses — have been hacked and seeded with code that tries to take advantage of a unpatched security hole in Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser to install hostile code …
Nick Bradbury:
FeedDemon 2.0 is Golden!  —  After months of coding, debugging, refining and performance-tuning, FeedDemon 2.0 is finally done.  The code has been frozen, the final install has been built, the documentation has been written, and we're all set to go live with it.
Gary / ResourceShelf:
A Few Reactions to Newsweek Article  —  Professional Reading Shelf  —  Tagging  —  Social Search  —  Social Networking  —  Newsweek Cover Story Tackles Social Search, Tagging and Related Issues  —  This time Newsweek tackles social search, tagging, and the rest.
Liz Chong / Times of London:
Beatles take rival Apple to court over core business  —  IT IS the ultimate battle of the generations over an image of a half-eaten piece of fruit.  —  In one corner Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the ultimate stars of vinyl who defined music in the 1960s.
0xFE - 11111110b:
How OS X Executes Applications  —  Being a long-time UNIX user, I generally have a common set of tools that I work with while trying to troubleshoot system problems.  More recently, I have been developing software that adds Apple's OS X to the list of supported operating systems …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET
Google employees' wireless patents published  —  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published three wireless-related patents filed by Google employees as the search giant seeks to delve deeper into the wireless market.  —  The patent applications, filed by Google employees Wesley Chan …
Russell Buckley / MobHappy:
MMS to Combat London Grafitti  —  The London, UK, Borough of Lewisham has launched a great idea to clean up the place, using MMS (via Springwise).  —  The public is invited to download a Java app to their phones.  Then they take photos of offending graffiti, dumped rubbish …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Smart Mobs
Adam Green / Darwinian Web:
The second coming of the Web  —  I've been watching Danny Ayers' attempts to have Semantic Web people consider outputting RSS and OPML data or using OPML tools to visualize Semantic Web data.  I respect and applaud his efforts, but I wasn't surprised by the universally negative reactions.
Discussion: Raw
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Denmark next in line to challenge Apple, DRM  —  Apple's problems in Europe look to be getting worse, not better.  Following on the heels of France's legislative push for DRM interoperability comes word that Denmark is thinking along the same lines.  Reportedly, Maersk and the country's …
Discussion: Engadget
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