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11:50 PM ET, May 25, 2006

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Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
Mr. Open Source Sues IT@Cork  —  This is just too bizarre.  Tim O'Reilly is either the father of the term "Web 2.0," or he gets credit or blame for popularizing the term.  For better or worse, the phrase has caught on.  IT@Cork in fact is holding a conference about it the week after next.
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Tim O'Reilly - Come On Down (updated)  —  You the next contestant on who wants have image melt down.  Rarely do you get to watch somebody build up an amazingly positive reputation only to watch it explode, live, on the Internet.  —  Tim O'Reilly is suing Tom Raftery over the term Web 2.0.
Discussion: Damien Mulley
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Cablevision sued over planned DVR service  —  MAY. 25 12:29 A.M. ET Hollywood studios and TV networks are asking a federal court to stop a video recording service that Cablevision Systems Corp. planned to start offering next month.  —  The companies sued Cablevision, the nation's sixth …
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
TV networks say "No!" to Remote Storage DVRs, file suit in US District Court  —  Concerns over copyright are being brought before a judge in a move that could once again subject innovation to the whims of the entertainment industry.  At the center of the debate is Cablevision's "remote storage" …
CNET News.com:
House panel votes for Net neutrality  —  WASHINGTON—A bill that seeks to prevent broadband providers from offering an exclusive high-speed lane for video and other services has taken a step closer to becoming law.  —  By a 20-13 vote Thursday that partially followed party lines …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: RIAA's next moves in Washington  —  It must be a good time to be at the helm of the Recording Industry Association of America.  —  The RIAA, the primary trade association for the American recording industry with a $27.7 million annual budget, is enjoying a string of recent political and legal victories.
Discussion: Techdirt and Geek News Central …
Microsoft:
MSN Spaces Now Largest Blogging Service Worldwide  —  comScore Media Metrix rankings show more than 100 million unique visitors connected with each other through Microsoft's MSN Spaces in April.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — May 24, 2006 — MSN® Spaces is the most widely used blogging service worldwide …
Jeff Howe / Wired News:
The Rise of Crowdsourcing … 1. The Professional  —  Claudia Menashe needed pictures of sick people.  A project director at the National Health Museum in Washington, DC, Menashe was putting together a series of interactive kiosks devoted to potential pandemics like the avian flu.
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Vonage IPO - When the Crowd Is Always Wrong  —  With hindsight, of course, the poor performance of the Vonage IPO was predictable.  For the record, I said I wasn't buying Vonage stock and complained about Vonage's voicemail solicitation for customer participation in the IPO …
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press.nintendo.com:
NINTENDO OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE PROMOTIONS  —  Kimishima Promoted to Chairman and CEO; Fils-Aime Promoted to President and COO  —  REDMOND, Wash., May 25, 2006 - On the heels of the successful unveiling of the new Wii™ console, Nintendo of America Inc. today announced three key promotions at the executive level.
Discussion: Engadget
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Bloomberg:
Nintendo Forecasts Annual Profit Drop on Stronger Yen (Update2)
Discussion: Joystiq and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Nick Bradbury:
Pick a Format (Any Format)  —  I've been meaning to write this post for a verrryyyy long time, so long that it should be outdated by now (but, unfortunately, it's not).  Here's the deal: I keep running across sites that offer the same exact content as an RSS feed and an Atom feed.  —  What's the point of this?
Discussion: The RSS Blog
CNET News.com:
Dell embraces Google  —  Google and Dell have agreed to a first in a series of deals to preinstall Web and desktop search software on the PC maker's computers, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said Thursday.  —  Speaking at a Goldman Sachs conference in Las Vegas, Schmidt discussed details …
Discussion: Rough Type and TechSpot
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
SightSpeed 5.0 beta adds new video codec  —  SightSpeed released a beta download of its 5.0 version (it's confusingly labeled version 4.6) of its IP video and voice service last night, with a bunch of new features, listed below.  The highlight of the beta is a new codec that improves video clarity and resolution.
Discussion: 21talks and VoIP Watch
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
I Like Companies That Say "We Suck"  —  I like companies and products that have the guts to say "we suck" or something close to it.  It's very un PR.  It says to me, "hey, we want a best of breed product and we're going to work our butts off to give it to you."
Nick / Rough Type:
Now, let's bury the myth  —  Now that we have (haven't we?) come to accept the death of the True Wikipedia - even if the True Wikipedia only ever existed in our fantasies - maybe we can move on to bury, once and for all, the great Wikipedia myth.  —  The myth begins with the idea of radical openness …
hitwise.com:
Hitwise Data Shows Overall Visits to Video Search Sites Up 164%  —  New York, May 24, 2006 -According to Hitwise, the leading online competitive intelligence service, the market share of Internet visits to the 10 leading online video sites has increased by 164 percent in the past three months …
 
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