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9:40 AM ET, March 28, 2006

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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.
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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.
Stowe Boyd / Message:
You Say It's Your Blirthday, You're Gonna Have A Good Blog!
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 …
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David Cowan / Who Has Time For This?:
Wikia, Jimmy Wales' Startup
Discussion: alarm:clock euro
Jennifer Slegg / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Official Google Blog Deleted, Blogger Registers googleblog.blogspot.com  —  Back in April 2004, Google launched their blog at googleblog.blogspot.com.  But somehow, in the past few hours, that blog has been completely deleted from the Blogger servers, and users are instead seeing a "Not Found.
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Jason Goldman / Official Google Blog:
And we're back  —  The Google Blog was unavailable for a short time tonight.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and TechBlog
makezine.com:
The Future of Credit Cards - Earning virtual currency for spending in the real world & other world bridging  —  Very soon, credit card companies and game makers will reward their customers who spend money in the real world using private label "rewards" credit cards.
Discussion: Scobleizer
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
i-Phono, PSP Bluetooth Transmitter  —  The PSP sure is wonderful, what with all those...really great games and everything.  One thing that would improve Sony's handheld, however, is wireless headphones.  The BT450PX from Bluetake is a wireless audio transmitter for the PSP that uses Bluetooth to work its magic.
Discussion: Tech Digest and Ubergizmo
Reuters:
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
Sunbelt BLOG:
Become a phishing terminator  —  CastleCops and Sunbelt Software are announcing a new anti-phishing community, the Phishing Incident Reporting and Termination (PIRT) Squad.  This will be a community at CastleCops solely dedicated to taking down phishing sites.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Verizon SuperPages.com joins Google AdWords  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—Google and Verizon SuperPages.com have signed a deal under which the classified ad provider will help its tens of thousands of marketers get ads onto Google search result pages, the companies said Monday.
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 …
Nick Bradbury:
FeedDemon 2.0 Now Available  —  Yesterday I announced that FeedDemon 2.0 was done, and today I get to announce that it's now available for download.  Just stop by the FeedDemon product page and click the "Free Trial" link to get it (or, better yet, click the "Buy Now" button if you don't already own a copy).
Discussion: Kevin 2.0 and NevilleHobson.com
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Randfish / SEOmoz | Daily SEO Blog:
Recipe Refinement Queries at Google  —  I couldn't find a good recipe for Chinese Beef & Broccoli at Epicurious this weekend, so I headed to Google, where, lo and behold, they have what appears to be another new feature - query refinement via recipes.  I may have just been busy …
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John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Hmm, I see Craigslist has an opening for a company therapist
 
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Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
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Justices Will Hear Patent Case Against eBay
John Cook / John Cook's Venture Blog:
The Newsweek curse?
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Mr. Jobs, it's almost time for your periodic contribution …
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How to revamp Yahoo! Groups?
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Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
MP3 of the week and other stuff from my aggregator
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Microsoft Significantly Enhances Business Process Management …
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Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Firefox Search Bar Hacks
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Los Angeles Times:
Set our Super Heroes(trademark symbol) free
Adam Green / Darwinian Web:
The second coming of the Web
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How OS X Executes Applications
Enid Burns / ClickZ:
Lycos Intros Entertainment- and Ad-Enabled Free VoIP
Russell Buckley / MobHappy:
MMS to Combat London Grafitti
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Second Life +is+ an OS
 

 
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