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9:50 AM ET, May 26, 2006


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Brady / O'Reilly Radar:
Controversy about our "Web 2.0" service mark  —  Sara Winge, our VP of Corporate Communications, asked me to post this:  —  The blogosphere has been buzzing today about O'Reilly sending a cease-and-desist letter to IT@Cork, demanding (yes, that's the legal term) that they not use "Web 2.0" in the title of their conference.
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 …
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
O'Reilly's Sara Winge is next up  —  Well, that "oops" took slightly longer then I would have expected, but everybody is busy getting ready for Reboot and other conferences that are now going to have a chunk of time spent trashing O'Reilly on one level or another.  —  First, you can read the corporate-speak from O'Reilly, here.
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Tim O'Reilly - Come On Down (updated)
Discussion: Damien Mulley
Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
Mr. Open Source Sues IT@Cork
Discussion: Valleywag
Mike / CrunchNotes:   O'Reilly Associated with "Web 2.0″ Trademark Scandal
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:   O'Reilly and How Not to Solve a PR Crisis
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Google Reaches Agreement to Have Its Software Installed on New Dell Computers  —  SAN FRANCISCO, May 25 — Google and Dell have reached an agreement to install Google software on millions of new Dell computers over the next few years, Google's chief executive said on Thursday.
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 …
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Yahoo Makes Deal on Ads With eBay  —  EBay and Yahoo, two top Internet companies that have been losing ground to Google, said yesterday that they would work together in several areas, including advertising and online payments.  —  The deal will expand Yahoo's share of Internet advertising, a market where it lost leadership to Google.
Ina Fried / CNET
Microsoft adds Ultimate edition of Office  —  Ultimate is becoming a popular word in Redmond.  —  After already announcing plans for an Ultimate edition of Windows Vista, Microsoft confirmed this week that it also plans an Ultimate edition of Office 2007.  —  The new retail package …
Discussion: M-Dollar and
Chris Pratley / Chris Pratley's OneNote Blog:
Ultimate OneNote 2007  —  Some time ago when I announced that OneNote 12 was going to be called OneNote 2007, I mentioned that we were also part of two Office suite offerings this time: "Home and Student" and "Enterpise".  From our perspective this is great news, but a lot of people …
Carlo / Techdirt:
The RIAA's Latest PR Strategy: Gibberish  —  from the jedi-mind-trick dept  — sat down for an interview with Cary Sherman and Mitch Bainwol, the president and chairman, respectively, of the RIAA, who did little to improve their maligned reputations.
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Newsmaker: RIAA's next moves in Washington
Discussion: Geek News Central …
Tanya Palta /
Nokia CK-20W Car Kit  —  Nokia has just showcased its first integrated handsfree product which delivers top notch communication, music, navigation and push-to-talk features in a vehicle.  The new Nokia Multimedia Car Kit CK-20W is able to achieve this near to impossible feat thanks …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Ubergizmo and Engadget Mobile
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
My Thoughts on The Vonage IPO  —  Many will look at the first day performance of the VONAGE public offering as an indictment for VoIP overall.  That's not fair, nor is it accurate.  What has happened in my view is that the Emperor's new clothes scenario has run its coure, but now everyone can see.
Kotaku, the Gamer's Guide:
Xbox Live Update Brings Major Enhancements  —  I just got off the phone with some Microsoft peeps.  They walked me through what features the Live update will include and said it will hit around next Friday.  Among other things, the update includes major music and DVD playback tweaks …
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
jkOnTheRun Audio Edition #18 - Samsung Q1 UMPC unboxing  —  Watch jkOnTheRun Audio Edition #18 here (WMV format, 320x240, 82.8 MB, 23 minutes)  —  I ordered it, Best Buy sent it and UPS delivered it!  Yup, the Samsung Q1 UMPC is in da house!  This is the official "live" …
Stace / Unwired View:
iPod Sport coming from Apple soon?  —  Recently there seem to be a new category of cellphones emerging - Sport phones.  First there was Nokia 5500 Sport, then a week later Sony Ericsson 710 Walkman sport phone.  These mobile handsets have built in pedometer and specially programmed functions …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Spinvox Makes Mobile Messaging Hyper Efficient  —  You've probably been there before; you're in a meeting, your cell phone is vibrating in your pocket, you can't interrupt the meeting by taking your phone out to see what the person on the other end wants but you're dying to know what the other party has to say...
Discussion: 21talks and TechCrunch
Ivan Berger / New York Times:
Listen Up, Navigation System.  I Know a Shortcut.  —  Navigation devices may suggest routes that do not match your tried-and-true paths.  But the Pioneer AVIC-Z1, an in-dash entertainment and navigation system, will learn and follow your favorite routes, storing the information on the hard drive that holds its map data.
Discussion: All Points Blog and
Anna Bahney / New York Times:
Interns?  No Bloggers Need Apply  —  ON the first day of his internship last year, Andrew McDonald created a Web site for himself.  It never occurred to him that his bosses might not like his naming it after the company and writing in it about what went on in their office.
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NINIANE'S A STAR  —  There's a Google ad on page 37 …
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I Like Companies That Say "We Suck"
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