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Dan Farber / Between the Lines: snags Koral's Web 2.0 content management service  — has taken another drink from its AppExchange marketplace pool, acquiring nine-person startup Koral and its on demand content management service.  Kendall Collins, senior vice president of product marketing for …
Discussion: and Zoli's Blog
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb: Brings Web 2.0 To The Enterprise With ContentExchange  —  Today announced a new product called Salesforce ContentExchange, a content management product for unstructured data such as email and html.  They also publicly announced the acquisition of Koral …
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:   Salesforce Says Hello To Microsoft Sharepoint And Other New ECM Competitors
Rafe Needleman /
How to win in the Twitter vs. Jaiku battle  —  Over the weekend, a weird thing happened on the nanoblogging service Twitter (review; how-to): Its most popular contributor, Leo Laporte, announced that he was leaving Twitter for a competing service, Jaiku (review).  And that he was taking his fans with him.
Discussion: TechLifeBlogged
Erica Ogg / CNET
iTunes streamed to your phone?  Possibly  —  The release of Apple TV a few weeks ago has opened up an intriguing new possibility: streaming music from iTunes on your home computer to your cell phone.  —  No, Apple TV does not stream over the Internet or across a cellular phone network, but the SlingBox does.
Why is Virtually Spam Free  —  A recent study by WebmasterWorld found that an estimated 77% of all blogs on Google's Blogspot service were spam.  Similarly, AOL Hometown, had well over 80% of its results turn out to be spam.  Even MSN Spaces, which as not mentioned in the report …
Discussion: Memex 1.1
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Takes Partial Ownership Of Maxthon Browser  —  Multiple sources are confirming that the Chinese/Israeli startup behind the Maxthon Browser has sold a minority stake to Google.  The total investment size is rumored to be around $1 million.  We are also hearing that this investment is part of a …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Antony Bruno / Reuters:
New WiMAX broadband technology a boon for labels  —  LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - If you've never heard the term "WiMAX" before, don't sweat it.  You're probably not alone.  —  But in the hyper-wonk, tech-speak jargon of the wireless industry, WiMAX is the latest thing making its way through …
Discussion: MobileCrunch and Gizmodo
Gizmodo:   WiMAX is Coming, and the Music Industry Doesn't Want to Miss Out
Neil McIntosh / Complete Tosh,:
This Blogger's Code of Conduct  —  God preserve us from the Well Intentioned (WI).  In the wake of the shocking Kathy Sierra episode, the WI have managed not to conclude there are simply some unpleasant people in the world who we should ignore, or report to the police.
PC World:
Google Admits Using Outside Source for Chinese App  —  Software updated, but still wants apology and compensation.  —  Faced with mounting questions over similarities with a rival's software, Google Sunday acknowledged that a dictionary of Chinese words used with one of its recently …
Discussion: Startup Meme and Slashdot
Google Blogoscoped:
Google's IME Caught Plagiarizing
Discussion: Compiler and Googling Google
Joseph Laszlo:
Akimbo Throws in the TV Towel  —  The key Internet video story for the year, if you ask me, is bridging the gap between the PC and the TV, getting Internet video to the box where consumers most want to see it.  [See the outlook and mandate sections of Programming for the Three Screens, a TV and Filmed Entertainment report.]
THE CHART: Hottest startups  —  In two threads — one on Linked In, the other on Venture Beat — commenters are nominating the hottest startups of Silicon Valley.  We totted up the mentions on both threads.  Facebook, the college social network, scores highest; with Admob, the mobile ad network, following up.
Discussion: and VC Ratings
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Xbox 360 update to include Windows Live Messenger support  —  Microsoft has long been at the forefront of online support and integration with their game consoles, and it has also created an efficient cycle of leaks that lead to product announcements.  Xbox 360 owners can now be confident …
Discussion: GigaOM and UMBC eBiquity
Gizmodo's Long-Ass Nokia N95 Review: Why it Rocks, Why it Sucks  —  Nokia's N95 superphone is complicated, taking days for even the most experienced gadget journo to digest.  That's why lots of reviews I've seen so far are either extremely light or 10,000 word stunners: This is one of those long ones.
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Electronic Arts Plays Catch-Up After Shrug-Off of Wii (Update1)  —  Video-game designer Nick Earl spent eight months holed up with his development team rushing to adapt ``The Godfather'' for Nintendo Co.'s Wii.  —  The reason for the long hours: Earl's employer, Electronic Arts Inc. …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Finetune Launches Apollo Desktop Player  —  Social music site Finetune (profiled here along with competitors) launched their Apollo-based desktop music player this evening.  To use it you must download and install the Apollo runtime on your Mac or PC, and then install FineTune.  Links to both are here.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Widevine to Offer Flash DRM 'Holy Grail'  —  Widevine, a multiplatform digital rights management provider, will announce Tuesday it has added Flash DRM to its library.  The Seattle-based company, which touts its independence from content services, devices, operating systems …
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YouTube Has Pop-Ups Ads  —  The GooTube team is not inserting advertising into YouTube clips as post or pre-rolls.  That might happen, but not quite yet.  Chad Hurley has said that in-clip ads would not be appreciated by the YouTube user base.  He may be right.
BALL STATE VISIT  —  Journalism Education Stuck in Same Oldthink Mode as Big Media  —  BY MARK GLASER, 2:50PM  —  When I visited the campus of Ball State University recently, I was struck by the number of innovative programs the school had carried out, from a live interactive TV local broadcast to its converged newsroom.
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Guitar Hero 3 headed to the Wii this Fall?
Scott Gilbertson / Wired News:
Mozilla: Why Desktop E-Mail Crucifies the Browser
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