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4:30 PM ET, August 17, 2006


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Caterina /
BizDev 2.0  —  When another blogger notices something you said, and points out its blogworthiness, the temptation is strong to scoop them.  And so I'm scooping Fred, who contacted me about a small startup that wanted an introduction, but I said we (that is, Flickr) probably didn't have the space …
Fred / A VC:
Business Development 2.0  —  It used to be that web companies needed to hire one or more smart networkers and set them loose on all the other web companies in search of deals that bring traffic, users, additional functionality, revenue, and a host of other good things.
Dharmesh Shah /
Hindsight 2.0: Lessons From A Failed Web 2.0 Startup  —  Certain circles are buzzing with the news that Kiko is on sale on eBay.  I first heard the news last week, but it wasn't public until today so I didn't want to write about it.  —  For those that don't know who/what Kiko was …
Richard White / height: 1%;:
Kiko in the deadpool  —  It was both a sad and liberating day for me as Kiko dived into the deadpool.  I won't get into all of the dynamics of the situation, but, in a nutshell, we had lost our spark and were letting our users down by not improving the product the way we should have.
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion: Gets Contextual Ads, New Home Page  —  After years of going ad-free, has quietly started to integrate contextual search ads from Yahoo Search Marketing.  For now, ads only show up when users search the entire index of bookmarks.  Note the ads to the right of this search for Apple.
Discussion: Open Culture and Clickety Clack
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch: Redesigns, Again. Plus Contextual Ads
Discussion: Kevin Maney
Tony Smith / The Register:
Linux-based HandyPC to challenge Nokia Communicator  —  German phone maker Road has announced its answer to Nokia's Communicator.  Dubbed the HandyPC, the phone-computer combo is based on the Linux operating system and Trolltech's Qtopia GUI.  It's a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE device with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on board too.
Discussion: Mike Rowehl and Slashdot
David Pogue / New York Times:
Old Records Go In, CD's Come Out  —  ARE you over 30?  Sorry to hear it.  That makes you part of the Transition Generation, those who have witnessed the world's shift from analog to digital recordings.  You therefore probably have a collection of phonograph records, audiocassettes …
Zack / SnapStream Blog:
Project Hoover: Suck up every TV show in the new fall season, be your own TV critic  —  Each fall, the avid television watcher faces the daunting task of sorting through all of the new shows to decide what to watch.  The traditional method would be to trust a reviewer to suggest a few new shows …
Discussion: PVR Wire, eHomeUpgrade and PVRblog
CRN Australia:
Red Hat a no-show at LinuxWorld  —  Red Hat's no-show at LinuxWorld generated a lot of buzz on the show floor and had attendees scratching their heads about why the biggest Linux distributor didn't exhibit at the biggest Linux show.  —  That's the big question on the minds of attendees …
Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
Apple retains huge lead in music player market  —  Apple holds a 75.6 percent share for Q2 in the U.S. digital music player market  —  Apple Computer continued to lead the U.S. digital music player market in the second quarter with a 75.6 percent share, according to the NPD Group.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
AOL Search Queries Open Window Onto Users' Worlds  —  Out of more than 36 million search queries that hundreds of thousands of AOL users typed into AOL's Internet search engine from March to May, here is the term most queried: Google.  —  That so many customers would use one search engine …
Discussion: Valleywag
Jeffrey Selingo / New York Times:
Back to School, With Cellphone and Laptop  —  It used to be that getting ready for another school year meant buying a few new No. 2 pencils, spiral notebooks and a lunchbox.  Not anymore.  Young children and teenagers, as well as college students, are going to school with more electronic gadgets than ever.
Discussion: David Card and
Back to the Mac  —  It took nearly two weeks to get the PowerBook fixed, but for now I'm a Macboy again.  On balance, the Mac experience is better.  But Ubuntu is not that far behind, and it's catching up.  I'm thinking about the endgame.  —  Where OS X Wins
Light Reading:
Top Ten Video Sharing Websites  —  Ease of Use (30 points possible)  —  File Size, Storage Limitations (30 points possible)  —  Other Stuff: Format Flexibility, Editing, Distribution, and Privacy Options (40 points possible)  —  Final Score  —  Does everything imaginable with uploaded videos.
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Roundup: The VC Carwash, Popsugar, Khosla's latest, Facebook opens, Decentral.TV, Blotter  —  Siteler Wash, a high-end car wash start-up, get's $1.5 million — Dave Whorton, a former protege of Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr, and partner at TPG Ventures, is now at his own firm Tugboat Ventures …
Discussion: TechCrunch and alarm:clock
YouTube aims to show music videos  —  Video sharing website YouTube is in talks with record labels about offering current and archive music videos.  —  YouTube co-founder Steve Chen told Reuters news agency it was hoped that within 18 months the site would "have every music video ever created".
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Patent review goes Wiki
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Live Motion 3D Video Camera
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Hear About PopSugar Yet?
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Ellen Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
YouTube gets its close-up
Discussion: and Valleywag