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4:55 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.
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Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Scoble: poster child for not blogging  —  Hey, I had a bad weekend, OK?  I answer 10s of thousand of comments, most of the time I'm a nice guy with a thick skin and take all the crap that's thrown my way.  Last week I had enough.  I bit back.  I made mistakes.  I was wrong.  —  I was human.
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:   Robert Scoble should be fired
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.
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Beetle's Nest:
Oh my!  —  Dave Winer posits, "or maybe Second Life …
wikia.com:
BESSEMER VENTURE PARTNERS FUNDS JIMMY WALES' STARTUP WIKIA  — Bessemer leads $4 million round with prominent angels  — Company changes name from Wikicities to Wikia  — Wikia supports foundation behind Wikipedia  —  Wikia, Inc., formerly known as Wikicities …
Discussion: TechCrunch and PaidContent.org
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David Cowan / Who Has Time For This?:
Wikia, Jimmy Wales' Startup
Discussion: alarm:clock euro
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.
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David / weblog.rubyonrails.org:
Rails 1.1: RJS, Active Record++, respond_to, integration tests, and 500 other things!  —  The biggest upgrade in Rails history has finally arrived.  Rails 1.1 boasts more than 500 fixes, tweaks, and features from more than 100 contributors.  Most of the updates just make everyday life a little smoother …
Discussion: SitePoint Blogs and Metafilter
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
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 …
hotelchatter.com:
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.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Net neutrality fans lose on Capitol Hill  —  In a modest victory for broadband providers, a highly anticipated bill in the U.S. Congress does not include specific rules saying that some Internet sites must not be favored over others.  —  Rep. Joe Barton, a Texas Republican who heads …
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.
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Pssst!  You Can Get It Cheaper Over There  —  IT'S the kind of thing that can make bargain hunters rejoice: merchants that follow consumers to competing stores and show them a better deal just as they are about to check out.  In the mall, that would be considered stalking.
Discussion: Clickety Clack
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 …
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Evoca - Podcasting for the Rest of Us?
Alan Saracevic / The Technology Chronicles:
Adios Avie  —  Avadis "Avie" Tevanian, Apple Computer's Chief Technology Officer, is leaving the firm to "pursue other interests," the company confirmed Monday.  Tevanian, who came to Apple in 1997 from his previous post working for Steve Jobs at NeXT, played a key role in developing Mac OS X …
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 …
Christopher / ATRACLife:
New NW-A (002, 003, 005) Series to Debut Soon  —  We've been keeping our lips zipped to avoid any issues, but as engadget has revealed the news we feel inclined to share what we have available.  The 002, 003 and 005 will be 512mb, 1GB and 2GB respectively and replace the existing E100/E300 series …
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.
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Microsoft Significantly Enhances Business Process Management …
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