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1:15 PM ET, June 24, 2006


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Nick Bradbury:
BloggerCon IV  —  Most of the time when I attend a conference, I benefit more from the schmoozing/partying than I do from the actual panels.  Truth be told, I usually skip the majority of the sessions, hoping to save my energy for the after-hours socializing.
Phil Jones / Platform Wars:
Users vs. Developers  —  Trolling Chris Pirillo wants some.  —  He he!  Well someone's got to stand up and school the boy!  —  I admire people like Winer (who's link I followed over there).  I like the notion of "users and developers partying together".  I think developers have a responsibility to give the users good things.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
BloggerCon: The user complaint session  —  Chris Pirillo led the first afternoon discussion at BloggerCon on the "power of users."  Doc Searls notes on the discussion are here, and you can listen to the podcast from this page or download it.  Chris' premise is as follows:
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   BigCo employees should listen to this
Kathleen Craig / Wired News:
BloggerCon Boosts the Blog Boom  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When the blogosphere's leading lights gather for a two-day "unconference" on the art and science of blogs, you're sure to get one thing: lots of blog posts about blogging.  —  In fact, if you didn't make it onto the signup list …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
BloggerCon: Standards matters  —  Niall Kennedy led a BloggerCon discussion on standards for users, which he described as follows on his site: … Doc Searls' Docnographic notes of the session are here, and we have a downloadable podcast of the session.  —  After opening remarks …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:   BloggerCon: Post game show, day 1
Ken Belson / New York Times:
Verizon to End Service on Commercial Airplanes  —  Verizon Airfone, whose handsets have graced the backs of airline seats for more than two decades, will shut down its phone service on commercial airliners before the end of the year.  —  Verizon Communications, Airfone's parent company …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Zoho announces an online power-point type tool  —  The online office suite Zoho launched a new presentation tool this week called Zoho Show, for use in creating and displaying remote presentations on the web.  Zoho parent company Adventnet is a TechCrunch sponsor.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
What you really need to know about HDTV  —  I see so many videoholics mouthing off about HDTV not teaching anyone what really matters that it pisses me off.  —  Here's some things I've learned now that I've bought my screen.  —  1) Size does matter.  When I got my 50-inch home Maryam said two things: A) "Why did we wait so long?"
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
HD DVD, why it sucks might not be why you think
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Cruise Lines Add Cell Phone Service  —  Carnival Cruise Lines announced plans to add cell phone service to appeal to people who don't want to lose touch with work and family while away on vacation.  —  The service will be available on all of Carnival's 21 ships by early next year as part …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Notes from Day 1  —  Things that worked: The song, wifi, air conditioning, signage, lunch.  —  All the DLs and monitors were awesome.  The right people showed up, the right people stayed home.  —  Phil Torrone was every bit as good as I imagined he would be, esp given that this was his first BloggerCon …
Paul Briggs /
Superman Lenovo i750 Mobile Phone  —  Lenovo and Warner Brothers worked together to deliver this limited edition Superman Returns mobile phone, the Tri-band GSM Lenovo i750 music phone.  It had just been released in Beijing; the phone boasts a 1.3 megapixel camera, 262K (126 x 220) …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
The Space Craft:
Windows Live Spaces is coming!  —  Windows Live Spaces is arriving soon!  Not only will your Space adopt the cool new Windows Live look & feel, but you will also be able to add new and exciting functionality to your space.  With the addition of the Friends Module, you can create a place to hang out with your friends.
Google Blogoscoped:
9 Ways to Misunderstand Web Standards  —  Misunderstanding #1: "We Need Separate Print Pages"  —  We've all seen this - a separate print page, linked to from a crowded, table-layoutish HTML page, aiming to serve no other need than being printed out (it fails, because bloggers link to print pages …
Kevin Poulsen / Wired News:
Watergate Echoes in NSA Courtroom  —  SAN FRANCISCO — It was perhaps inevitable that someone would compare President Bush's extrajudicial wiretapping operations to Richard Nixon's 1970s-era surveillance of journalists and political enemies.  Both were carried out by Republican presidents …
Washington Post:
Bank Records Secretly Tapped
Discussion: Slashdot
WinFS Team / What's in Store:
WinFS Update  —  It's been nearly a year since I wrote my entry about WinFS Beta1, but rest assured, we have been working furiously since then.  Today I have an update about how we are delivering some of the WinFS technologies.  It represents a change to our original delivery strategy …
Darren Barefoot:
Matchstick Crosses the Line into Spamming  —  You know, I'm pretty sensitive to marketers who contact me.  I'm a marketer myself, and I've witnessed my fair share of bloggers cruelly publicizing naive errors on the part of PR and marketing folks.  Everyone's human, after all, and there are far more compelling things to write about.
Discussion: B.Mann Consulting and Unvarnished
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