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3:23 AM ET, July 9, 2007

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Reuben Schwarz / Stuff.co.nz:
Hobby leads to career for tech blogger  —  Wellington is home to a rising star in the highly competitive and global blogging industry.  —  Richard MacManus runs the world's 28th most popular blog, Read/WriteWeb, from his home office in Lower Hutt.  —  It's every blogger's fantasy.
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Turning Blogging From Hobby to Career  —  This Monday morning in New Zealand, my local Wellington newspaper The Dominion Post ran a story about Read/WriteWeb.  Seeing as the focus of the article is making a living off blogging, I thought I'd add some more thoughts on that.  The DomPost article states:
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google's Social Networking Projects  —  Google already has a social network (orkut), but it's only popular in Brazil and India, doesn't have a Googlish interface and had a lot of security problems in the past.  That's why last year Google sponsored a project at the Carnegie Mellon University's …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Googlified and Mashable!
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google, Yahoo Both Working On Next Generation Social Networks  —  It's a busy Sunday evening - first the news on Yahoo Mosh, and now news that Google is working on its own next generation social networking service called Socialstream, possibly to take the spotlight away from the ailing Orkut.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Vista SP1 beta 1 to launch in mid-July  —  It's official: We are now in the under-promise and over-deliver era at Microsoft.  —  Just when Microsoft had customers, partners and competitors all believing that it was going to delay the first service pack for Vista — not releasing a first beta …
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Microsoft's OEM catch-22: XP still in the driver's seat  —  Now more than half a year into the launch of Windows Vista, it's beginning to look as though Microsoft may have a rebellion on its hands, at least in the corporate world.  While Windows Vista continues to sell like hotcakes via OEMs to consumers …
Discussion: crn.com
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Microsoft's top designers leave to give away lovely flowers  —  This startup makes me sad.  Not because it isn't doing beautiful stuff.  They are.  Maryam will smile when she gets her flowers delivered this morning.  UPDATE: she laughed and said "you remembered I love flowers."  I guess that's a hint, huh?
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Haochi / Googlified:
Google Wall of Ideas  —  "Google Wall of Ideas" is just another name for "Google Master Plan 2.0".  — Develop warp drive to bypass speed of light  — IPv7 is cuter  — Buyout MSN  — Crawler Embedding Unit (Embed a crawler into each human, to index all info in brains)
Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's GestureLab:
Gesturesphere  —  A few weeks ago I wrote a post called iPhonomics.  A few days later I was chatting with Andrew Keen when he casually mentioned that would make a good title for a book.  Although I have no intention of writing a book (that's real work) I thought I'd check out the domain on Go Daddy.
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Sean Ammirati / Read/WriteWeb:
Openads 2.3 Beta Launched, But Google Threat Lurks  —  I've mentioned Openads, a free open source ad server, twice in the last few months here on Read/WriteWeb.  I continue to be very interested in their business model; but also I hope they disrupt not just the ad fulfillment and tracking business …
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Sony cuts PS3 price to $499, new $599 80GB model to hit North America in August  —  Despite denials, Sony has made official the new $499 price point for the PlayStation 3 that we've started to see appear in retailers across the US.  The 60GB model's new price point will indeed be $499 …
Discussion: KOTV-TV, PlayStation.Blog and Joystiq
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Asymmetric risk and the dangers of too high a valuation  —  I recently met a company that I really liked; an innovative online financial services product.  It hit a lot of my criteria for investment; it had a working product, it paralleled existing offline behavior, and it had achieved some early success in gaining distribution.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Competition For Scribd  —  Scribd, dubbed "YouTube for documents" didn't have the the traditional dip in traffic after its launch, and has continued to grow rapidly after raising nearly $4 million in two rounds of venture capital.  —  I looks like they already have competition, though.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Alex Woodson / Reuters:
Wikipedia remains go-to site for online news  —  NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Online encyclopedia Wikipedia has added about 20 million unique monthly visitors in the past year, making it the top online news and information destination, according to Nielsen//NetRatings.
 
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