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12:50 AM ET, May 11, 2007


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Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Thoughts on Mozilla  —  You can now directly download the video or the audio.  —  Spurred by a conversation I had today, I thought I'd post some wide-ranging and very rough thoughts on Mozilla.  They're pretty raw and uncensored, and I go for about 50 minutes, but it might be somewhat thought-provoking.
Anne 2.1:
Chris Messina, Firefox, and the Curse of Expert Ennui  —  Chris Messina provides some raw thoughts on Mozilla in the form of a really long video (50 minutes!) and the notes he worked off of.  You can get an idea of the content from his notes, but there's a whole lot of extra detail in the video.
Discussion: Global Nerdy
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
On Mozilla and The Evolution of the Browser  —  Interesting posts recently from two people who have an important role in defining the future of the browser.  Firstly, I missed it while I was in transit in the US, but Mozilla developer Alex Faaborg posted the slides of his presentation at the recent Web 2.0 Expo.
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple filing reveals multi-sided iPod with touch screen interface  —  Apple Inc. is looking to patent a design for a handheld device (or iPod) that displays its output on a small front-side display screen but receives input through a larger touch- and force-sensitive back-side interface, AppleInsider has discovered.
Apple: Next Gen iPod Patent Has "Touch Surface" On Back
Discussion: Apple Gazette and Forever Geek
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Longhorn Server to be christened Windows Server 2008  —  To next to no one's surprise, Microsoft is going to christen Longhorn Server "Windows Server 2008."  And it might do so as early as next week to coincide with the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in Los Angeles.
WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
VIRIDIAN FEATURES UPDATE; BETA PLANNED FOR LONGHORN RTM  —  Here we are on the eve of WinHEC 2007.  This show is always a fun industry event for me to engage with a broad spectrum of partners.  Perhaps none better than last year, when we demo'd Windows Server virtualization (codename Viridian) …
Matt / Photo Matt:
Meaningful Overnight Relationship  —  One thing I've noticed about talking to certain types of press, particularly mainstream, is that they have a pattern in mind before they write about something, and the better you conform to the pattern the more coverage you get.
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Facebook to Offer Free Classifieds  —  Facebook, the social networking Web site, is adding free classified ad listings, putting it into competition with dozens of established companies like Craigslist and many newspapers.  —  Facebook, which has 22 million active users …
Jill Whalen / Search Engine Land:
Don't Sweat the Small SEO Stuff  —  Among clients, forum members, newsletter subscribers, and seminar attendees, many hours of my day are spent answering questions about organic SEO.  One thing I've noticed is that newbies and oldies alike are paralyzed when it comes to optimizing their websites …
Lisa Barone / Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog:
Sweat The Small Stuff: Search Engine Optimization Is In The Details
Ricky Cadden /
Nokia N82 Imaging KING  —  The second juicy bit of information from my friend Blue Blazer Regular today is of the Nokia N82.  This is a candybar device to followup the N73.  Similar to the N81, it has quad-band GSM and 2100 HSDPA, BT 2.0 (w/ A2DP), WiFi (b/g w/ uPnP), but also adds built-in GPS, TV-out, FM Radio, and a MicroSD slot.
Discussion: Gizmodo and michael parekh on IT
Ricky Cadden /
Nokia N81 8GB Slider
Adario Strange / Epicenter:
Joost Raises $45 Million, But Still Not Quite Right  —  My intention was to simply tell you about the $45 million Joost just raised from Index Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Li Ka-shing, and CBS.  Along with this promising news I wanted to tell you that the service was fixed …
Riva Richmond / Wall Street Journal:   Web TV Start-Up Joost Raises $45 Million
Haochi / Googlified:
The New Google Analytics is So Not Cool  —  All the excitements about the new Google Analytics should be now over and let's face it, it's not that cool.  Google claim that the new user interface will "present data more clearly", but not in the case with me - it's way more confusing that the previous version.
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Has Overuse of Bayesian Analysis Screwed Google Search?  —  A few years ago Joel Spolsky wrote a widely quoted blog post which stated … This morning I fired up my favorite RSS reader and saw the danah boyd's entry entitled quality of Google searches? where she pointed out
Discussion: Glass House
Zephoria / apophenia:   quality of Google searches?
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Samwers bankrolled Facebook clone, now Twitter clone  —  The Samwer brothers, the well-known European trio of entrepreneurs, have invested in Frazr, an exact duplicate of Twitter.  —  They have thus embarked on a reputation of backing blatant rip-offs of successful U.S. companies.
Glen Dickson / Broadcasting & Cable:
NCTA: HBO's Zitter Says DRM Is Misnomer  —  Digital rights management (DRM) is the wrong term for technology that secures programmers' content as it moves to new digital platforms says HBO Chief Technology Officer Bob Zitter, since it emphasized restrictions instead of opportunities.
Discussion: Epicenter, Digital Daily and Slashdot
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
SonicMountain's Odeo Plans Include Video  —  Yesterday the news broke that podcasting community Odeo was purchased by little-known SonicMountain, a New York-based startup, for "a little over $1 million" according to TechCrunch.  Since then, I had a chance to chat with SonicMountain president Rick Arturo …
Discussion: Download Squad and Epicenter
Gadgets: Add Outlook to your Google homepage … A new gadget provides easy access to Outlook—your inbox, calendar and more—from within iGoogle (formerly Google Personalized Homepage).  —  The aptly named Microsoft Outlook gadget (which requires Office XP) lets you view and interact with your calendar …
Discussion: Compiler
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