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11:45 AM ET, May 15, 2006

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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Outside the 53,651 bubble  —  I've been thinking about the 53,651 people who read TechCrunch.  What, you missed that whole meme that passed through the tech blogs this past week?  —  Rick Segal wrote about the meme and said it's the paying customers that matter.
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Is Web 2.0 a bubble?  —  That's really what we've been debating the last few days.  —  Are we onto something here, are the ideas behind Web 2.0 real, powerful, going somewhere, or is this another bubble like the one that grew in the 90s and then popped in Y2K?  —  I think the answer to both is Yes.
mailonsunday.co.uk:
The BBC's latest star - a baffled cabbie  —  A computer expert has described his astonishment at seeing the BBC's 24-hour news channel interview a taxi driver - in the mistaken belief it was him.  —  Guy Kewney - a white, bearded technology expert - was astonished to see himself appear …
Discussion: Valleywag
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Jessica Mintz / Wall Street Journal:
Me, Me, Me  —  The personalized newspaper was dreamed up two decades ago.  We're getting closer and closer.  —  The Web has made accessing far-flung news outlets, from tiny local papers to major foreign presses and every Web log and magazine in between, as simple as a couple of mouse clicks.
Dhiramshah / New Launches:
Amex Digital MPC-505 worlds 1st Blu-Ray HTPC A/V Center Computer  —  From Hong Kong based Amex Digital comes the MPC-505 which is the world first Blu-Ray Home Theatre PC A/V Center computer.  The MPC-505 is Intel Viiv enabled which further enhances your multimedia experience.
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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Inquirer:
Sony to intro Blu-ray notebook in July
Discussion: Gizmodo
Yahoo! Search blog:
Yahoo! Answers: 10 million strong and growing  —  At around 5:30 am on Sunday, May 7th, almost precisely five months since we launched, a user posted the 10 millionth answer on the service.  This is a big day for us, and we've decided to celebrate by coming out of beta …
Tricia Duryee / Seattle Times:
The phone of the future: wired to run your life  —  ESPOO, Finland — Harry Santamäki vows to take a sip of cod liver oil from the bottle on his desk if he ever utters the word phone.  —  That's odd, considering Santamäki works at Nokia, the largest mobile phone maker in the world.
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
High-Definition Video Could Choke Internet  —  NEW YORK - Every day, it seems, a new service pops up offering to send you video over the Internet.  "Desperate Housewives," Stephen Colbert heckling the president, clips of bad dancers at wedding parties: It's all there.  —  You may be up for it, but is the Internet?
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Palm Treo 700p announced  —  Yep, we were expecting it any day now (well, today actually) — now here it is.  Looks like Sprint was definitely more the leaky ship on Palm Treo 700p's impending launch, being that we only caught wind of Verizon's version a few times, but it looks …
Mike / Techdirt:
Australia Decides It's Okay For Your To Copy Your CDs To Your iPod  —  Just a week after the recording industry in the UK decided to tell the government it was ok with letting people copy legally purchased CDs to iPods, it appears the Australian government is getting ready to do the same for citizens down under.
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Kerry Anne Walsh / The Age:
Transferring music ruled legal
Discussion: Engadget
Sharon Waxman / New York Times:
At an Industry Media Lab, Close Views of Multitasking  —  LOS ANGELES, May 14 — In a sleek media lab hidden in a Los Angeles high-rise, some of the country's biggest media companies and their prominent clients are seeking to understand the state of the divided American attention span.
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Long Tail evidence from Safari and Google Book Search  —  Last fall, I came to the defense of Google against lawsuits by the Author's Guild and Association of American Publishers, arguing that Google Book Search would help readers to rediscover works that were no longer commercially available.
Jose Antonio Vargas / Washington Post:
What Press Pass?  At E3, a Convergence of Card-Carrying Bloggers  —  LOS ANGELES — You couldn't turn a corner at E3, the week-long video-game carnival here, and not bump into a blogger with a laptop, a digital camera and a combustible quip.  Something like: "Paris Hilton has a game?
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
You Always Bet the Company  —  Fred Wilson blogged about "betting the company."  Great post but, I think, he was only two-thirds right.  —  "...in a venture stage business," says Fred, "you should be betting the company every day."  Certainly right.  —  Fred also says "I think this is why many …
Guy Kawasaki / Signum sine tinnitu:
The Top Ten Lies of Corporate Partners  —  In a manner of speaking, I'm running out of lies to tell.  So far I've taken care of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, engineers, and marketers.  The target of this posting is "corporate partners."  (You might find a previous posting, "The Art of Partnering" interesting.)
Discussion: Teal Sunglasses
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AllofMP3 Down - For Good?  —  The extremely popular, quasi-legal AllofMP3 site went down over the weekend and is not yet back up.  The site currently says "We are sorry but the server is closed for maintainance."  —  We've written about AllofMP3 a number of times, including a review …
Michael Bazeley / SiliconBeat:
With record company, SF's Doppelganger creates virtual hang-out for teens  —  We admit, we're not real big virtual world users.  Our real lives keep us busy enough.  But there's no denying the popularity of these three-dimensional alternate reality worlds (see World of Warcraft or Second Life).
Discussion: GigaOM and alarm:clock euro
 
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The Google URL  —  Just saw something surprising on a Pontiac …
Discussion: Blogspotting
Jackie Danicki:
London blogger bash for Shel Israel
Jacques Steinberg / New York Times:
Digital Media Brings Profits (and Tensions) to TV Studios
Discussion: paidContent.org
Cbeard / Mozilla Developer News:
Bon Echo Alpha 2 Milestone
Paul Miller / Engadget:
New Oracom UB-890 DAP
Discussion: MobileWhack.com
jkOnTheRun:
More Sony UX pics
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Rob Pegoraro / Washington Post:
Movielink and CinemaNow: Hardly Worth the Effort
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Can TV's and PC's Live Together Happily Ever After?
Discussion: IP Democracy and Media SITREP
Dan Mitchell / New York Times:
No Neutral Ground in Net Debate
Virginia Heffernan / New York Times:
In Tokyo, the New Trend Is 'Media Immersion Pods'
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Gtalkr Shuts Down - Possible Google Acquisition
 

 
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