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4:13 AM ET, November 11, 2006


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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
The Best and the Worst of the Web 2.0 Summit  —  If you were looking to learn something new, this week's Web 2.0 Summit was not the place to be.  However, if you were planning to catch up, make contacts and swap business cards, then the Palace Hotel's grandiose hallways were where all the action was.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Web 2.0 Summit Wrap-up  —  Read/WriteWeb's Web 2.0 Summit coverage sponsored by Yahoo!  —  It's the end of a hectic week of conference-going for your R/WW correspondent - and so time for a wrap-up of my thoughts on the Web 2.0 Summit.  Firstly, my overriding feeling is that this year's conference was a lot different from last year's.
PS3 Campers Removed From Burbank Best Buy  —  Mr. Andrews and I made a little road trip north today to check out the Best Buy PlayStation 3 line of insanity—you know, the line of dudes queueing up eleven days in advance?  After hearing rumblings that the camping crowd had been dispersed, we had to see what was up.
Discussion: You NEWB and digg
Kate R. Houlihan /
Months-old dispute over iPod finally settled  —  WHEATON - It's over.  —  A settlement in the case of a missing iPod Nano that pitted two 14-year-old girls against each other was reached Thursday in DuPage County Circuit Court, putting to rest the months-old case that made headlines locally and in the blogging world.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Stolen teen's iPod lawsuit settled, mom insulted
Discussion: Techdirt
GamePolitics /
ESA Suffers First Amendment Amnesia, Gets Legalistic on Game Blogs  —  Get over yourself, ESA.  Grow a sense of humor, ESRB.  —  It's only a t-shirt.  —  If the ESA believes that a novelty shirt which lampoons the ESRB rating system somehow infringes upon their brand …
Bradley M. Kuhn's Letter to the FOSS Development Community Regarding Microsoft's Patent Promise  —  Last Thursday, Novell and Microsoft announced a new collaborative effort involving both licensing and technology.  The Software Freedom Law Center has been following the situation, and as its CTO …
Discussion: Ted's Radio Weblog and Slashdot
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
Judge orders RIAA to justify its piracy charges  —  $750 for a 75 cent song is taking the Wii  —  A US COURT is forcing the Recording Industry of America to explain why it charges people it catches pirating $750 a single rather than the 70 cents they flog them to retailers for.
Merlin Mann / 43 Folders:
Revenge of the Smart Playlist: 5 tricks for packrats & power users  —  The success of yesterday's post on the basics of Smart Playlists makes me think you might enjoy seeing a few more.  So, today I want to show you how to get control of a very large iTunes library — to save space by getting rid …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Competitors of PodTech that I love, er, going to the Content Mall  —  Ever go to a content mall?  Well, there sure are a lot of them being built.  It's where the VC's are seeing some potential cash, at least in part because that's what Jason Calacanis did when he built Weblogs Inc. and sold …
Zephoria / apophenia:
social network sites: my definition  —  I would like to offer my working definition of "social network sites" per confusion over my request for a timeline.  —  A "social network site" is a category of websites with profiles, semi-persistent public commentary on the profile …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Whither magazines?  —  Time Magazine just made a rash of brash decisions: cutting its rate base from 4 to 3.25 million (now barely ahead of Newsweek's 3.1) by getting rid of junk circulation; raising its cover price by a buck to a rather ballsy $4.95; cutting five of its eight special demographic editions …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Harnessing Collective Intelligence  —  I've long made the assertion that one of the central differences between the PC era and the Web 2.0 era is that once the internet becomes platform, rather than just an add-on to the PC, you can build applications that harness network effects, so that they become better the more people use them.
RawmeatCowboy / Go Nintendo:
GoNintendo's Twilight Princess impressions - Part 2  —  Make sure you click the MORE link to read the full article.  —  No matter how many times I write a set of impressions for Twilight Princess, I don't think I could cover a tenth of what goes on in the game.
Discussion: 4 color rebellion and Siliconera
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Marissa Mayer at Web 2.0  —  Google VP Marissa Mayer just spoke at the Web 2.0 Conference and offered tidbits on what Google has learned about speed, the user experience, and user satisfaction.  —  Marissa started with a story about a user test they did.  They asked a group of Google searchers …
Erica Ogg / CNET
Motorola to acquire Good Technology  —  Motorola will buy enterprise mobile-computing software company Good Technology, the companies announced Friday.  —  "Good Technology's solutions, talent and customers complement Motorola's business and extend our ability to deliver compelling products …
Kevin Remde / Full of I.T.:
AGGREG8 - HOME FOR IT PROS  —  Okay.. you're an IT Pro.  (If you're not, you're still welcome to keep reading.)  And you're tired of feeling alone in the world.  But you know that there must be some others out there like you - dealing with the same issues and same technologies …
Discussion: Mashable! and All about Microsoft
Wii and PS3: Complete and Synchronized Unboxing  —  An event that happens less than Neptune colliding with Uranus: two consoles arriving on our doorstep simultaneously.  Actually now that we think about it, it's only happened once...ever.  The Wii and PS3 have landed, and only Gizmodo …
Discussion: digg
Josh Goldman / CrunchGear:
Can You Tell The Difference Between 1080i And 1080p?  —  If you said yes, you're lying.  Or maybe not.  —  CNET executive editor David Carnoy did a little informal testing between HDTVs of 1080p, 1080i and 720p resolutions using Blu-ray and HD DVD content.  The verdict: If you've got the money to burn on the 1080p set, go for it.
Discussion: Joystiq, and digg
Matt / Signal vs. Noise:
All about flow  —  Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience," describes flow as "being completely involved in an activity for its own sake.  The ego falls away.  Time flies.  Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz.
Discussion: engtech
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Checkout ready to go international?  —  Since I live in Canada, purchasing or selling items on Google Checkout is not an option.  I really wanted to check out the new "email invoice" feature they just announced today, but I'm unable to sign up as a seller.
Discussion: Cost Per News
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
Divide and Conquer  —  In the U.S. elections this week, a change of power took place in the Congress that had an almost instantaneous effect at the White House.  Just a few days before, President Bush said of a potential Democratic takeover of Congress: "The terrorists win and America loses."
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Yahoo planning a 180 on Yahoo 360  —  Yahoo co-founder David Filo …
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Jordan Running / Download Squad:
Google says: "Take your data with you!"
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon To Sell Xbox 360 for $100?
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