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10:50 AM ET, June 17, 2007

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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 …
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Clay Shirky / Many-to-Many:
The Future Belongs to Those Who Take The Present For Granted: A return to Fred Wilson's "age question"  —  My friend Fred Wilson had a pair of posts a few weeks back, the first arguing that youth was, in and of itself an advantage for tech entrepreneurs, and the second waffling on that question with idea that age is a mindset.
Discussion: Groundhog Day
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.
Discussion: A VC
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
Dude, would you like a Nokia with that Dell?  —  Dell now sells unlocked Nokia devices, not the crappy low end stuff either.  A quick search yields the following:  — Nokia N80: $447.78  — Nokia E61i: $423.77  — NokiaN95: $736.53  — Nokia E61: $383.40  —  Well I'll be damned!
Discussion: Office Evolution and Roam4free
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.
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: Screenwerk and Weblogsky
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Very Organized Hit Job On LifeLock  —  Last month I received an anonymous email from a tipster warning me that there was "a scandal about to pop" about an Arizona credit protection startup called LifeLock.  The email made a number of serious allegations around CEO Todd Davis …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Mobile YouTube  —  YouTube launched a mobile interface available at m.youtube.com.  To use it, you need a mobile phone that plays streaming videos (RTSP/3GP with H263/AMR) and an unlimited data plan because "YouTube Mobile is a data intensive application".  Most 3G phones support 3GP …
Discussion: Gadgetell
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Haochi / Googlified:
Watch YouTube Videos on Your Mobile
Discussion: Googling Google
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Sony Connect To Close Music/Video Services; Focus on Servicing Playstation Group; 20 People To Go  —  The Sony Connect experiment is about get, well, disconnected: it will be winding down its music and video services in the next couple of months, and focus on servicing the Playstation group …
Stan Schroeder / franticindustries:
Another 10 web operating systems reviewed  —  Several months have passed since I wrote my original review of 10 WebOS-type applications.  Although Google hasn't really made an (expected) move in this field yet, the topic still spurs a lot of interest, and many new applications have been launched.
Discussion: digg
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
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.
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
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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