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12:15 PM ET, June 17, 2007


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Fred / A VC:
The Age Question (final post)  —  So yesterday I pissed off Dave Winer, Scott Karp, Steven Hodson, and a host of others who have weighed in heavily in the comments.  —  I guess I knew it was gonna happen because I was uneasy about writing the post in the first place.
Discussion: Publishing 2.0 and Howard Lindzon
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.
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog
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
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
YouTube Mobile Launched - Here's The Scoop  —  YouTube launched the mobile version of their site today.  Here are all the details.  —  The first thing I saw as I navigated to the site using my BlackBerry 8700g was the following informational warning message: … Since I already have the unlimited plan, I moved forward.
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Mobile YouTube  —  YouTube launched a mobile interface available at
Discussion: Smart Mobs and Gadgetell
Haochi / Googlified:
Watch YouTube Videos on Your Mobile
Discussion: Googling Google
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 …
Discussion: Mashable!
Dell's 23 Confessions  —  Now's not the time to mince words, so let me just say it... we blew it.  —  I'm referring to a recent blog post from an ex-Dell kiosk employee that received more attention after the Consumerist blogged about it, and even more still after we asked them to remove it.
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: Roam4free and Office Evolution
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.
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.
Julian Dibbell / New York Times:
The Life of the Chinese Gold Farmer  —  It was an hour before midnight, three hours into the night shift with nine more to go.  At his workstation in a small, fluorescent-lighted office space in Nanjing, China, Li Qiwen sat shirtless and chain-smoking, gazing purposefully at the online computer game in front of him.
Discussion: and FurdLog
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
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.
Discussion: inside analytics
Rafat Ali /
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 …
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