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10:50 AM ET, October 14, 2006


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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
What comes after Who Knew What When  —  Jeff Jarvis is at a conference at Harvard today about the future of news.  —  The LA Times sent its reporters out to find out what its future is.  —  Dan Gillmor says his readers know more than he does, of course they do, this is another way of saying …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Whither news  —  At the Shorenstein Center at Harvard for a 20th anniversary session on the future of news, Prof. Frederick Schauer begins by talking about news as a public good like symphonies, parks, museums, universities — things that are needed but for which there may not be a commercial model of support.
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Gdrive Client Leaked  —  I've been able to get hold of Google's internal Gdrive client, named "Platypus"* (information on the project leaked a while ago).  Please note that Gdrive, from what it looks like, is not a product for general release, but a way for Google employees to store and share files.
Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Anti-piracy system could hurt YouTube  —  LOS ANGELES - A technology designed to detect copyright material could give YouTube a needed dose of legal legitimacy and calm any concerns Google Inc. has about spending $1.65 billion on the Internet video site.  But that same technology could hurt YouTube's edgy appeal.
Discussion: 21talks and Slashdot
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
YouTube will stay independent, really!  —  The video site will keep its identity after its $1.65 billion sale to Google is complete, its CEO insists, but 'a lot [needs] to be figured out.'  —  (Fortune) — One gets the feeling that Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the youthful founders of YouTube …
Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
Wii preorders incredibly popular: we strike out  —  So it'll be hard to get the PS3 and easy to get the Wii, right?  Yeah, conventional wisdom rocks.  I roll at about 9:00 a.m. since I figure each store will get a decent amount of preorder slots and very few people will be in line.
Discussion: Joystiq and I4U News
Brad Smith Press Conference Transcript: Announcement Regarding Release of Windows Vista in Europe and Korea  —  Transcript of Remarks and Press Conference: Brad Smith, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Microsoft Corporation  —  Announcement Regarding Release of Windows Vista in Europe and Korea
Light Reading:
Cisco's Triple Threat  —  5:00 PM — From The Philter's They Can Patent Anything file, I present to you hard proof that Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO - message board) owns the triple play.  —  Patent 7075919, awarded to Cisco earlier this year, states that Cisco is the proud owner of any …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Techdirt and Slashdot
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Former Facebook Engineer Spills Beans, Moralizes  —  What's a guy to do after vesting his options and leaving a hot startup?  Tell all!  Well, kinda.  —  I was laid up in bed sick this week, and had the time to read Karel Baloun's Inside Facebook: Life, Work and Visions of Greatness.
DickMcVengeance / Destructoid:
Jack Thompson Ruling!  —  While Niero is at the courthouse, he's asked me to blog this for you, so that we can get the information out as soon as humanly possible.  —  Update 1: Read how it went down, blow by blow at the courthouse today.  —  At 1:51, Niero called, saying that the judge will not prohibit the the sale of Bully.
Mark Ballard / The Register:
Airport to tag passengers  —  Airport security chiefs and efficiency geeks will be able to keep close tabs on airport passengers by tagging them with a high powered radio chip developed at the University of Central London.  —  The technology is to be trialled in Debrecen Airport in Hungary …
Discussion: Engadget, Slashdot and BBC
Jeff Nolan / VentureBeat:
The best of Office 2.0  —  [Editor's note.  We attended the Office 2.0 conference this week, and noted a lot of interesting innovation happening with interactive applications for office workers.  We asked Jeff Nolan, a former venture capitalist at SAP Ventures, to report about what he saw.
Discussion: Techdirt, BeyondVC, Kevin Maney and Joyeur
Miguel Carrasco:
Blue Screen of Death Top 10  —  The now infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) has been around since Windows 3.1.  However, by chance, this screen made an appearance back in Windows 1.0!  Have we finally discovered the original origins of this beast!  There are many causes for this error …
Discussion: digg
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
How to Get the Most Out of Technorati's RSS Feeds  —  As I mentioned in a prior post, Technorati has integrated RSS feeds throughout the system.  I can't underscore how invaluable this is.  It's making me smarter about the topics I care about.  Here's a bunch of tips that you might find helpful.
Josh Greenbaum / Enterprise Anti-matter:
The Future Of Software is Software  —  I just spent an hour catching up with IBM's latest briefing on the completion of its acquisition of MRO Software, and it reminded me how much the future of software is really more of the same.  This sanity check comes at the end of a week that showcased …
Discussion: Open Sources and JD on EP
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Top Web Apps in Austria  —  Written by Sebastian Moser from Austria and edited by Richard MacManus  —  With 4.6 million internet users (a penetration rate of 56.8%) and a broadband penetration rate of 61.8%, Austria is a little bit above the average for the European Union in internet usage.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
CNET Is Bleeding Traffic  —  CNET has had a difficult time lately.  CEO Shelby Bonnie resigned earlier this week in the midst of an option repricing scandle that has already claimed General Counsel Sharon Le Duy, Senior Vice President Heather McGaughey of Human Resources, and former CFO Doug Woodrum.
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Richard Ozerman / CrunchGear:
Danger Phone: The Mac Skype Handset
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Kyle Orland / Joystiq:
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Skype services back on track - Jordan
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Nice Character Transfer System, Blizzard
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Dell Expands Digital Entertainment Portfolio
Discussion: 1080eye, Gearlog and CrunchGear
Mike / Techdirt:
Replacing Cheap And Useful With Expensive And Limited Can Be A Difficult Sell
Discussion: TeleRead and StrayPackets
Joris Evers / CNET
Windows kernel protection expected to break soon
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
TV Spectrum to Be Opened for Other Uses