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8:00 PM ET, July 14, 2007


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Mythbusting: Facebook's fake revenues  —  Facebook's fake revenues  —  Everyone's still talking about Henry Blodget's facile guess on his Internet Outsider blog that Microsoft might offer $6 billion for Facebook, the social network of the moment.  And Facebook investor Jim Breyer …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Facebook IPO: Fact or Fiction  —  So I was wrong, and Mark Zuckerberg was right to not sell his company for 3/4th of a billion to Yahoo.  The prices since then have only gone up - even if they are prices of perceptions.  Microsoft has been linked to them with a price tag of $6 billion.
Mike Schramm / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
On the trail of Fake Steve Jobs  —  Everybody's favorite anonymous Mac commentator might be a little closer to becoming not-so-anonymous.  If you checked out Fake Steve Jobs's site yesterday, you might have seen a short post about a marginally funny iPhone Haiku site.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Fake Steve Jobs Unmasked?  —  The evidence is still circumstantial and we don't have a signed confession, but the net seems to be drawing closer and it may be just a matter of days or even hours.  We'll get to the suspect's name in a minute, but first...  If you haven't been reading …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Traffic Up, But Is It Enough?  —  The latest figures released by Hitwise indicate that traffic to LinkedIn is up 323% in the last year and 17% in the last week alone.  It's a healthy rise, and something LinkedIn should be pleased with, however the real question becomes …
Discussion: Insider Chatter
LinkedIn's Growth Impresses But Still An Early Adopter Toy
Discussion: Mashable!
LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:   LinkedIn Traffic Up 323% in Past Year, Users More Likely to be on Gmail
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Why Congress Needs a Version Control System  —  I've been thinking lately just how much software developers take the existence of version control for granted, and how, with the notable exception of wikipedia, web 2.0 applications don't offer much in the way of version control functionality.
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft files patent for possible taskbar replacement  —  "A method for managing windows in a display" would sound particularly familiar to every Windows user as "that strip at the bottom of the screen with the Start button and clock" or perhaps the more formal name, the taskbar.
Alana Semuels / Los Angeles Times:
Virtual marketers have second thoughts about Second Life  —  Firms find that avatars created by participants in the online society aren't avid shoppers.  —  Second Life — a three-dimensional online society where publicity is cheap and the demographic is edgy and certainly computer-savvy — should be a marketer's paradise.
Discussion: Second Life Insider and Slashdot
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Live P2P Television: Streaming Now  —  The demonstration of Microsoft's LiveStation last week shone the spotlight back on the live P2P television market.  Whilst P2P on-demand video participants such as Joost and Bablegum gain the most attention in the broader market, the live television streaming market …
Discussion: and Channel 10
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Shortsighted Greed  —  I recently had a conversation with two 'grand old men' of the VC community regarding an investment they had just completed.  It was a small start up which had taken angel money to get going.  The terms of that original deal were a simple debt instrument that converted (at a discount) upon the next round.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Brief: Microsoft forgets Mac users on Patch Tuesday  —  Amnesia strikes when it comes to three Mac Office 2004 bugs  —  For a few days this week, Microsoft Corp. temporarily had Mac amnesia as it omitted mention of the Mac edition of Office in a write-up that accompanied one of Tuesday's security updates.
Sharon Vosmek / VentureBeat:
Noob and other words worth thinking about  —  [Editor's note: This is an opinion piece by Sharon Vosmek, CEO of Astia, a group committed to building women leaders in technology start-ups.]  —  On a recent Sunday, I was listening to my husband and brother-in-law talk incessantly about World of Warcraft.
Matt / Photo Matt:
On PHP  — has announced that they will stop development of PHP4 at the end of this year, and end security updates on 2008-08.  (In 2007, their site still doesn't have obvious permalinks.  They do have a RSS 1.0 feed though, remember those?)  —  PHP 4.0 was release in May of 2000 …
Discussion: and PHP
Dion Almaer / Ajaxian:
Robot Replay: Watch your users via Ajax  —  Robot Replay is a Rails application written by Nitobi that allows you to record how your users use your site, and play it back later.  —  You include a piece of JavaScript on your site, and then user events are chunked, and sent up to RobotReplay every now and then.
Discussion: Web Analytics World
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