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4:45 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 …
Peter Rip / EarlyStageVC:
Web 2.0 + 1  —  I spent three days this past week at the Web 2.0 Conference in SF.
Discussion: larry borsato
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.
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
As Stallman looks on, Sun frees Java under the GPL  —  After months of speculation, Sun has officially announced it is releasing its implementations of Java technology as free software under the GNU General Public License.  Richard Stallman, creator of the GPL and founder of the Free Software Foundation …
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 …
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
Google Blogoscoped:   Historical Maps on Google Earth
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.
Kyle Orland / Joystiq:
Dude, where's my cursor (Wii annoyance #1)
Discussion: Go Nintendo and digg
Kyle Orland / Joystiq:
Wii console manual reveals its secrets
Discussion: digg
Samba Team Asks Novell to Reconsider  —  The Samba Team disapproves strongly of the actions taken by Novell on November 2nd.  —  One of the fundamental differences between the proprietary software world and the free software world is that the proprietary software world divides users by forcing …
Discussion: Open Sources and Slashdot
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
Allison Linn / Associated Press:
Start me up: The sound of Vista  —  Long process results in short Windows clip you'll hear a million times  —  SEATTLE - Some musicians spend 18 months working on a whole album.  At Microsoft Corp., that's how long it took to perfect just four seconds of sound.  —  Of course, this isn't just any four-second clip.
Discussion: Scobleizer, Things That and Slashdot
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 …
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.
James Bannan / APC:
Vista RTM cracked by pirates before release  —  Well, so much for closing piracy loopholes!  With Windows Vista and Office 2007 only just going Gold, and not even available to Microsoft beta testers, developers or volume licence subscribers, the first cracked versions have already hit the pirate boards.
Discussion: CyberNet Technology News and digg
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Customize the Embedded Google Video Player  —  If you go to Google Video, you can get a code that allows you to embed a video into your site.  Although Google doesn't mention that, the Flash player used by Google Video (googleplayer.swf) lets you customize many parameters.
Discussion: Real Lawyers
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Shopping Site Offers a Way to Raid a Celebrity's Closet  —  For fashionistas in lower tax brackets, reproducing the latest hip look from Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton can mean endless clicking through online retail sites and hit-or-miss searches on Google or shopping engines like
Discussion: HorsePigCow and Cost Per News
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
Nintendo's new Zelda most certainly doesn't fall flat  —  Don't mind my cranky colleague.  His childhood was bleak.  Devoid of happiness.  Mine was full of sunshine.  I played in the woods.  I climbed trees.  I played Zelda games.  —  To think one could make such a fuss over the palette …
Discussion: The Game Chair, Go Nintendo and digg
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Wii gameplay video (Wii Sports and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)
Discussion: Go Nintendo
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
Matt Faulkner /
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.
Josh Bancroft /
Video: Unboxing the Asus R2H Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)
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