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2:35 AM ET, November 13, 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 …
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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.
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.
Reuters:
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 …
Kotaku:
Wii Media Playback Impressions  —  The Wii is no multimedia device.  —  That shouldn't come as a great surprise to anyone, but the lack of seemingly basic features is still a bit of a let down.  —  Photo Channel: The heart of multimedia on the Wii is the Photo Channel.
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Kyle Orland / Joystiq:
Wii console manual reveals its secrets
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Kyle Orland / Joystiq:
Dude, where's my cursor (Wii annoyance #1)
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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 …
Discussion: Open (finds, minds … and digg
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Google Blogoscoped:   Historical Maps on Google Earth
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 Zune.net 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.
Kevin J. O'Brien / International Herald Tribune:
Waiting for Skype to pay off for eBay  —  BERLIN: The managers of eBay, the world's largest online auctioneer, had something else in mind in September 2005 when they decided to pay at least $2.6 billion to buy Skype, the pioneer in Internet telephone service then based in Luxembourg.
Discussion: GigaOM, Skype Journal and VoIP Watch
ongoing:
Java Is Free  —  When I took the job at Sun in early 2004, I had a long talk with John Fowler, about this blog among other things.  John said: "You might end up happier if you don't blog about open-sourcing Java."  That was then.  Today's story is simple: Unmodified GPL2 for our SE, ME, and EE code.
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
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 …
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 …
Matt Faulkner / GottaBeMobile.com:
Asus R2H UMPC Usability InkShow  —  Here is the second installment of the Asus R2H Ultra Mobile PC InkShows.  In this InkShow, I get up close and personal with the R2H, focusing on usability of the UMPC.  I give an overview of some of the Asus Utilities that are installed on the device.
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Josh Bancroft / TinyScreenfuls.com:
Video: Unboxing the Asus R2H Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Lisensa To Help Bloggers License Content  —  Top10Media, an active group of content companies (see coverage here), is launching a new copyright registration and management service for blogs called Lisensa on Monday.  —  Lisensa is not helping bloggers find splogs and other copyright infringers …
Discussion: ProBlogger Blog Tips
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
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.
 
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Symbol and Palm OS part ways
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Looking for a Library on Google Local
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Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Top YPN Exec Leaving Yahoo At End Of November; Deputy Leaving, Too
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Listen To Podcasts On Any Phone
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