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4:05 PM ET, April 15, 2007

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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Twitter, Ustream — how much is too much?  —  Way back in the mists of time, Internet-wise, there was Jenni-cam — a camera (and later, cameras) trained upon Jennifer Ringley 24 hours a day, regardless of what she was doing.  That seemed kind of weird, but after awhile it wasn't really that weird at all.
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Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
The First Law of Ambient Broadcasting (Or, Twitter)  —  As it refers to the evolving discussion around the rapidly evolving technologies which are able to track and broadcast your activities 24/7, such as Twitter or Ustream, Mathew Ingram asks the question that begs to be asked: "How Much Is Too Much?"
Discussion: Scobleizer
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
PodTech's Scoble and Jeremiah to Test UStream Technology at Web 2.0 Expo  —  Update: The live stream of the conference is available here.  —  Friend and CEO of UStream TV Chris Yeh (lead investor and acting CEO of Ustream) was kind enough to swing by PodTech and by on my upcoming Web Strategy Video Show this Thursday.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:   UStream Feeds the Web's Narcissists
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple keynote: live from NAB 2007  —  Welcome, welcome!  Things aren't yet underway at Apple's Lights Camera Apple NAB keynote event, but be sure to check back here at this post for updates as things get started.  We'll be getting underway shortly.  —  10:30am PST - They've got us in the media corral …
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Hidden links  —  Most people understand hidden text is something like white text on a white background, and know to steer clear of it.  Let me show you an example of a hidden link.  Normally a hidden link could be in several forms:  — hidden text that also happens to be hyperlinked …
Discussion: 10e20 and Smalltalk Tidbits …
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Michael Gray / Graywolf's SEO Blog:   How Can So Many PHD's Be So Wrong  —  There's a famous saying …
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Is This Google's Achilles Heel?
Duncan J. Watts / New York Times:
Is Justin Timberlake a Product of Cumulative Advantage?  —  As anyone who follows the business of culture is aware, the profits of cultural industries depend disproportionately on the occasional outsize success — a blockbuster movie, a best-selling book or a superstar artist — to offset the many investments that fail dismally.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Can LeapTag Capture The Magic Of StumbleUpon?  —  San Jose based LeapTag is part bookmarking (like del.icio.us) and part discovery (like StumbleUpon).  It's a good way to keep track of websites that you like using tags, and it's also useful for serendipitous discovery of new sites you might like …
Discussion: Webware.com and KillerStartups.com
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Price Breaks In Canada Won't Happen Yet  —  Mark Evans points to a Globe and Mail article about why our friends to the North won't see the kind of price wars we see in the USA.  —  I beg to differ as we have enterered the era of global telephony carriers, where as a result of IP boundaries no longer exist.
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Heather Scoffield / Globe and Mail:
The phone war is over. For Ted, it's vindication
echannelline.com:
Telco equipment spending for 2007 to be low  —  The good news for makers of wired communication infrastructure equipment is that 2007 will mark a recent record high year for telecommunications company spending on such gear.  The bad news is that revenue growth will be relatively anemic compared …
Discussion: GigaOM and broadbandreports.com
Bruno Giussani / Lunch over IP:
"Don't speak.  Point!"  - Three ingredients of the future of journalism … At a recent conference in California, Ethan Zuckerman, the Harvard-based co-founder of GlobalVoices and an insightful blogger, was asked whether newspaper and television editors were still relevant in these days of participatory, "citizen" journalism.
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft and DoubleClick: What if Redmond wanted to lose?  —  The pundits have spoken: Chalk up another win for Google and another loss for Microsoft in the bidding war for display-ad vendor DoubleClick.  —  Many industry watchers believe Google was wiling to pay a whopping $3.1 billion …
Discussion: Scobleizer
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
MS update hopes to clean up the Office  —  Latency issues led to irate users even before November launch  —  Microsoft Corp. late on Friday released an update to Outlook 2007 designed to speed up the communication software's much-criticized sluggishness.  —  The 8.3 MB update should accelerate …
Gizmodo:
New Mac vs. PC Ads Show Vista as Lardass  —  The latest Mac ad throws fire on the flames of the War on Craplets.  —  A message to those PR people, engineers, product managers, VPs and CEOs at Dell, HP, Sony, Lenovo, and our other favorite PC makers: Don't let the people in charge of putting …
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and Gadgetell
Drinkstuff.com™:
USB Speed Typing Mouse  —  New in March  —  Back - More products in USB Gadgets  —  If you have your own private office, you might find yourself getting a bit lonely from time to time.  This cute little pedaling mouse will keep you company and let you challenge your typing ability!
 
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