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O'Reilly Network:
Call for Participation  —  Proposals Due: September 19, 2005 Jump to the form.  —  We're five years into the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, covering peer-to-peer networks to person-to-person mobile messaging, web services to weblogs, big-screen digital media to small-screen mobile gaming …
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Questioning RDF  —  I've been a long time skeptic when it comes to RDF and the Semantic Web.  Every once in a while I wonder if perhaps what I have a problem with is the W3C's vision of the Semantic Web as opposed to RDF itself.  However in previous attempts to explore RDF I've been surprised …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Shelleyp / Burningbird:
Semantic Web Lite: Same great taste, Less reified  —  Most of the time the feeds at Planet RDF reference isolated items with general interest.  Other times, though, the thoughts featured strike sparks against each other, leading to a chain reaction whereby everyone jumps in and Things Happen.
Stefanie Olsen /
Podcasts, Internet radio come to Sprint phones  —  Sprint cell phones can now double as digital music players for select podcasts or radio programs, thanks to a deal expected Monday between RealNetworks and the mobile company.  —  The two companies plan to introduce Rhapsody Radio …
Opening the potential of  —  As a consultant, consistency and trends are essential signifying elements in determining where software, hardware and IT is heading.  In some cases this can be predictable, such as Linux, but it can also be a total surprise right out of the blue …
Discussion: jonobacon@home and
Shawn Rider /
Why Nintendo Gets It, or Why Sony Should Start Trying  —  keywords: analysis sony nintendo microsoft industry  —  And I thought they had logged out:  —  It blows my mind that Nintendo has so effectively proven that they "get" it.  How so?  The Revolution controller.  What?
Discussion: Cathode Tan and digg
Fred / A VC: - A Must Read  —  Last month, I suggested that my readers pay attention to Tom Evslin as he was about to launch a blog version of a book.  —  Well its out and its called and I'd encourage everyone to go take a look and read the first chapter which is up.  Here's the intro:
EMI: Inside a Makeover  —  One company's story illustrates how music-industry giants are retooling in an attempt to survive the digital future.  —  By Karen Lowry Miller  —  Newsweek International  —  Sept. 26 - Oct. 3, 2005 issue - The battle for digital control is still raging in the movie business …
Nathan Weinberg /
IE7 Beta 2 Will Have A9 OpenSearch  —  Microsoft has announced several new features for Internet Explorer 7, features that will be present in Beta 2.  —  On eof the biggest moves involves search, with IE supporting all manner of search engines.  The IE team says they are working with Amazon …
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Sequoia to invest in China?  —  Sequoia Capital, the well-known Silicon Valley venture capital that backed Cisco, Yahoo, Google and others, has reportedly raised a $200 million China fund — a significant development for the firm that has long focused mainly on the U.S. and whose former leader …
Vista and a good night's sleep  —  Turning a Windows computer off has always been a bit of a lottery as the sleep mode could be overrided by applications still running.  Windows XP offers several "off" options, including hibernate, standby, and shut down.  Pat Stemen, a Program Manager …
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
Get Ready for Wireless Cable Broadband  —  Ireland-based Digiweb has started using a Wireless DOCSIS 2.0 technology, that allows consumers to get broadband at 3Mbps download and 512Kbps upload.  The company is also bundling free (VoIP) phone number and a phone line with this package …

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