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12:10 AM ET, June 17, 2007

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Fred / A VC:
The Age Question (continued)  —  Brad suggested I write this post.  I've been reluctant because I don't want to pick at this scab of a meme.  I really don't want to be the guy who made it harder for anyone older than 30 to get funded in the web services market.
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
I did it anyway  —  Fred Wilson says that kids are net natives, and that people over 30 don't invent new paradigms.  To say that ticks me off is an understatement.  —  I've been a net native since before I was 20.  Yes, I read newspapers growing up, but I also blogged before it was called blogging …
Steven Hodson / WinExtra:
Thank you Dave Winer  —  Getting old is inevitable but to be shuffled to the end of the technology trash heap because of that pisses me off.  Normally I don't think too much of my age and how that impacts people's perception of my abilities in our computer world.
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Apple faithful, we must prepare together for the media backlash  —  Apple fans, re-hypnotize yourselves with the photo above and get ready for the wave of anti-Apple stories, because I can feel it coming.  I've been in this business long enough to know how it works.
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Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Jobs does Windows with open source
Discussion: PC World
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Filming Farts On Fire From Anywhere In The World: YouTube Mobile Goes Live  —  Somehow unnoticed by the press until now, Youtube's Mobile site at m.youtube.com has gone pretty damn live.  That's Youtube in 3gp file format, streaming to phones.  Just like we wanted.
Discussion: CrunchGear and IntoMobile
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Mobile YouTube  —  YouTube launched a mobile interface available at m.youtube.com.
Discussion: Gadgetell
Haochi / Googlified:
Watch YouTube Videos on Your Mobile
Discussion: Googling Google
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
YouTube Remixer: Edit Videos Online At YouTube  —  YouTube has officially launched YouTube Remixer, a new service that allows users to edit their videos from within YouTube itself.  —  The new feature is powered by Adobe Premiere Express and supports insertion of graphics, text and audio as well as overlays and in-video transitions.
Discussion: gSpy and RIA pedia
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
YouTube launches online editing tool  —  YouTube has begun offering a Web-based editing tool that is apparently provided by Adobe Systems.  —  The "remixer," which is branded with an Adobe logo, enables users to create more professional-looking videos by splicing together media such as video clips …
Agence France Presse:
Dutch police arrest 111 over suspected Internet fraud  —  THE HAGUE (AFP) - Police in Amsterdam arrested more than 100 West Africans Saturday as part of a seven month long investigation into Internet fraud, they said.  —  Spokeswoman Sita Koenders told AFP that 111 people were arrested …
Discussion: Channel 9
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Web3S: A RESTful Protocol for Accessing Windows Live Services  —  I had hoped to avoid talking about RESTful Web services for a couple of weeks but Yaron Goland's latest blog post APP and Dare, the sitting duck deserves a mention.  In his post, Yaron talks concretely about some of the thinking …
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Stuff Yaron Finds Interesting:
APP and Dare, the sitting duck  —  So poor Dare made the apparently unforgivable mistake of questioning anything about APP.  First he suggested that maybe APP doesn't solve all the world's problems.  Then he clarified that GData isn't APP.  And then after a particularly appalling article …
New York Times:
Online Sales Lose Steam as Buyers Grow Web-Weary  —  Has online retailing entered the Dot Calm era?  —  Since the inception of the Web, online commerce has enjoyed hypergrowth, with annual sales increasing more than 25 percent over all, and far more rapidly in many categories.
Discussion: Weblogsky
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ning Rolls Out Facebook App Builder: Embed Your Social Network In a Social Network  —  Ning, the build-your-own social network startup, will be rolling out a new feature that allows users to create their own Facebook applications around their Ning networks later this evening.
Louise Story / New York Times:
Yes, the Screen Is Tiny, but the Plans Are Big  —  More than two dozen huge white satellite dishes surround ESPN's 100-acre campus here, each transmitting and plucking electronic signals from the skies.  Tucked inside that digital fence are 10 buildings, all devoted to producing and broadcasting ESPN's cable sports programs.
BBC:
Hackers meet for coding festival  —  Web developers are gathering in London for the first BBC/Yahoo hackday.  —  The free-form event aims to show web developers how to get more out of the data feeds and interfaces the two organisations make available.  —  Those attending will be encouraged …
 
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Threat Alert: Sophisticated E-mail Attacks Spread
Discussion: Slashdot
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For Clearwire, how good is the good news?
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