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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Announcing Memeorandum to track Tech and Politics/News blogs  —  Here's some very cool non-Microsoft news that I'm proud to announce (I am the first site to report this news).  —  I'm on the phone with Gabe Rivera, emperor of Memeorandum.  He is, at this very moment, turning on major …
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New-look Memeorandum launched  —  I've been one of the beta testers of a brilliant new blog news service over the past 2-3 months - and today it's gone live. tech.memeorandum is the brainchild of Gabe Rivera.  It basically aggregates all the latest news from blogs on one page - but it's more than that.
Lev Grossman / Time:
Stevie's Little Wonder  —  Honey, he shrunk the iPod.  How Jobs and his team of Apple innovators created this season's must-have gadget … Kanye West is doing his level best to rock the house, but it's not an easy house to rock.  He's onstage at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco …
DL Byron / Textura Design:
Microsoft And The IPod Nano
The Logic Behind Ebay's Acquisition of Skype  —  The first salvo was from Yahoo when it acquired Dialpad.  The counter punch then came from Google with its release of Google Talk.  Now comes the big haymaker with Ebay's acquisition of Skype.  Many observers can easily comprehend the logic …
Martin Geddes / Telepocalypse:
Michael Gartenberg:
Office 12 has new UI and cool RSS Support  —  This seems to be the month for bold moves.  Microsoft has tossed out the old Office UI and replaced the pull down menus and toolbars with a series of visual tabs.  IT certainly doesn't look like anything I've seen before.  I'm not sure I totally love the new Office "12" UI.
Jan Schaffer / Wins $10,000 Batten Award  —  COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Web site, an innovative overlay of the city's reported crimes with Google's online mapping technology, today won the $10,000 Grand Prize in the Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism.
John Borland /
Getting Bad with Apple  —  Michael Robertson's reputation rests on the string of companies he's started, from to Linspire.  —  But that reputation stems at least as much from his habit of thumbing his nose at those in power.  He has fought major lawsuits from the big record labels and Microsoft …
Discussion: MacInTouch
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Report: Blogs And Free Content Are Hurting B-To-B Publishers  —  Newspaper companies and business trade publishers face disruption from online competitors such as Google and Yahoo.  —  The news and trade market is in for some rough weather, according to report released Monday by researchers …
Victoria Murphy / Forbes:
Microsoft's Midlife Crisis  —  Steven Ballmer, Microsoft's cheerleader and chief executive, takes the stage at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to stoke the spirits of 10,000 faithful at the company's annual sales meeting.  "Win, drive, innovate, impress!" he shouts, his forehead glistening under hot stage lights …
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
Stars Rise at Startup Summer Camp  —  Having just finished his sophomore year at Stanford University, Sam Altman spent this summer holed up in a Cambridge, Massachusetts, apartment paid for with a little bit of startup funding, writing code for hours on end and eating so much ramen he ended up sick from vitamin deficiency.
Piaras / Piaras Kelly PR:
Tips on writing content for your blog  —  Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality - Beatrix Potter  —  Here are some tips on writing content for your blog:  —  1. Use catchy titles: As I subscribe to more and more webfeeds, I tend to flicks through content a lot faster.
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
Joanna Glasner / Wired News:
So, You Wanna Fund a Startup?  —  For investors determined to be first in detecting the promise of a burgeoning technology, picking through publicly traded stocks can make for a disappointing approach.  —  Sure, if you'd discerned the promise of Microsoft back in 1986 …
Kevin Newcomb / ClickZ:
Oodle Takes Aim at College Crowd  —  Oodle has broadened its regional classifieds aggregation strategy to include classifieds sites targeted toward students at colleges and universities.  —  College students are a ripe, but underserved audience for classified ads, Faith Sedlin …

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