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11:40 PM ET, November 12, 2006


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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Web 2.0 isn't dead, but Web 3.0 is bubbling up  —  Nick Carr was at this best synthesizing the week that was-the Web 2.0 Summit-and he wasn't even there.  I agree with other bloggers, commentators, writers, reporters, pundits, podcasters, vloggers, journalists and user generated content creators …
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
There is no Web 3.0, part, uh, 2  —  John Markoff writes in the NY Times that Web 3.0 is coming.  Apparently he missed my post last week, for There is no Web 3.0.  The funny thing about my summation last year (Web 2.0 is Made of People!) is the web has always been that way — and always will.
Peter Rip / EarlyStageVC:
Web 2.0 + 1  —  I spent three days this past week at the Web 2.0 Conference in SF.  For the most part I felt like it was a waste of time (and $2500).  The time spent in the halls was great, seeing people I know and connecting with interesting people.  I didn't need the conference to figure out that Video is the new Black.
Discussion: flashpoint and New Media Musings
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
AI and "Web 3.0"  —  When I was John Markoff's article, "Entrepreneurs See a Web Guided by Common Sense", on the front page of the NYT today, I did not know whether to feel excited or dismayed.  —  On the one hand, the distant goals of many working on information retrieval were nicely laid out in the article:
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Does hype ever go out of style?  —  Just when you may have thought it was safe again to make software for users without so much hype, John Markoff, writing in the NY Times, says Web 3.0 is "in its infancy."  Who says it's the next thing?  Hmmm.  Hard to figure out.  —  Stop for a moment, take a breath.
Drew / Dembot:
Zune  —  I just sent this letter to Microsoft.  It was a very difficult thing to do:  —  Sunday November 11, 2006  —  Hey Paul, we are going to back out of the promo that is supposed to launch [deleted date].  —  I have been losing sleep over it and decided this is just not going to be right for Rocketboom.
Google CEO: Free cellphones for all, if...  Schmidt says consumers would get the device without cost - provided they accepy targeted advertising.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) — Web search leader Google Inc.'s chief executive, Eric Schmidt, sees a future where mobile phones are free to consumers …
Ryan Naraine /
Alarm Raised for Critical Broadcom Wi-Fi Driver Flaw  —  Computer security analysts are raising the alarm for a critical vulnerability in the Broadcom wireless driver embedded in PCs from HP, Dell, Gateway and eMachines.  —  The vulnerability, which exposed as part of the MoKB …
George Ou:
Critical Broadcom Windows driver exploit released!
Josh Bancroft /
Video: Unboxing the Asus R2H Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)  —  Video: Unboxing the Asus R2H Ultra Mobile PC  —  Watch Now:  —  Unboxing the Asus R2H Ultra Mobile PC: Play Now |  Play in Popup |  Download (5)  —  Having been lovingly introduced to the world of the Ultra Mobile PCs (hereafter UMPCs) …
Matt Faulkner /   Asus R2H UMPC Usability InkShow
Kyle Orland / Joystiq:
Wii console manual reveals its secrets  —  Since all four of us can't play Zelda at the same time, we passed the Wii-less hours by poring over the 69 page "systems and settings" manual that came with the Wii (not to be confused with the 105-page, trilingual "system setup" manual that's also included).
Discussion: digg
Kyle Orland / Joystiq:
Dude, where's my cursor (Wii annoyance #1)
Discussion: Go Nintendo and digg
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
A Struggle Over Dominance and Definition  —  GOOGLE: mate or menace?  That is the burning question of the week — heck, probably of the year — for ye olde media companies.  —  In the last few weeks an enormous swarm of activity has been coming out of the Googleplex beehive in Mountain View …
Russell Buckley / MobHappy:
Mobile Marketing Has Finally Arrived  —  I was asked to submit an article to a forthcoming edition of Admap, published by World Advertising Research Center which is the "leading supplier of information, knowledge, insight and data to the global marketing, advertising, media and research communities."
Discussion: Cost Per News and Mike Rowehl
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Earth in 4D  —  Google skipped right past the third dimension and landed directly in the fourth (time) by offering historical maps on Google Earth.  Now you can travel back in time — for example, I am looking at the globe of 1790.  Don't expect detailed high resolution photography from days gone by …
Google Blogoscoped:
How to Increase the Gmail Font Size  —  I always found Gmail's font size for mails a bit too small for comfortable reading - and since I read a lot in Gmail, I wanted to optimize it.  While I can adjust the font size in Firefox using View -> Text size -> Increase, I don't like to change all web pages.
William Slawski / SEO by the SEA:
Looking for a Library on Google Local  —  Back in July, I wrote about a patent application from Google that may have described how Google attempts to find the web pages that should be shown with local search results, Authority Documents for Google's Local Search.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal and digg
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