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8:50 PM ET, May 25, 2006

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Tom Raftery / Tom Raftery's I.T. views:
O'Reilly trademarks "Web 2.0″ and sets lawyers on IT@Cork!  —  IT@Cork is a not-for-profit networking organisation for IT professionals.  IT@Cork organises regular information and networking events which are free for its members.  —  One of these events - the upcoming Web 2. half …
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Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Tim O'Reilly - Come On Down (updated)
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Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
Mr. Open Source Sues IT@Cork
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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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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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Fred Barbash / Washington Post:
Yahoo, EBay Announce Web Partnership  —  Yahoo and eBay, two giants of Internet commerce, announced a "strategic alliance" today clearly aimed at rivals Google and Microsoft in the ongoing war for billions of dollars in market share on the Worldwide Web.  —  The companies, in a joint statement …
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Jonathan Berr / TheStreet.com:   Yahoo!, eBay in Search, Ad Pact
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
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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Erling Ellingsen / Medallia Blog:
SmackBook Pro … I usually keep two 20" screens side by side on my desk, so I can code on one and test on the other.  I find I can work much faster if I can just make a change in Eclipse, and by the time I turn my head to the other screen, the tests have already run.
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
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 …
Gert Stahl / G-Stahl.com:
MacBook's vent blocked  —  This is either the most self-explanatory observation or something Apple's production process has overlooked.  In the first case I hope you forgive me:)  —  Just as many other MacBooks, mine got really hot and that got me a bit concerned.
Discussion: Engadget
Reuters:
Sprint eyes media options, talks to Sling Media  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp. is talking to media technology developer Sling Media Inc. and other companies to help it make its mobile entertainment services more appealing, an executive said on Wednesday.
Discussion: Techdirt and GigaOM
J Mark Lytle / Digital World Tokyo:
Review: Sony Vaio VGN-UX50 handheld PC  —  It's rare that a new product causes as much of a buzz as that surrounding Sony's take on the UMPC that was announced here in Tokyo on May 16.  Looking at the VGN-UX50 handheld PC in the flesh, as we have been doing for the last week, makes it easy to understand at least a little of the hype.
Discussion: Engadget, Ubergizmo and jkOnTheRun
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."
 
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