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Bob Cauthorn / Rebuilding Media:
Newspapers, meet precipice: It's the product, stupid  —  They call it Black Tuesday at the New York Times and Boston Globe where the layoffs come because the margins are squeezed.  —  The don't even have a name for the buy-outs at the defiantly anti-margin San Francisco Chronicle …
Discussion: TeleRead and New Media Musings
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
It's not the platform, redux  —  The minute I hit "publish" on the post below (and what an anachronistic verb that is, eh?), I started reading Bob Cauthorn's screed on the future or lack thereof for newspapers.  We're singing in harmony.  After predicting that large papers in the U.S …
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
The Palm Treo 700w (aka Treo 670) - Exclusive first look!  —  Check it out: we got our hands on the new Windows Mobile-powered Treo, but it ain't called the Treo 670 anymore (if it even ever was called that), it's the Treo 700w (which implies—but doesn't guarantee—the existence of a Palm-powered Treo 700p).
Adam / BLADAM:
GoogleTV - undoubtedly a boon for consumers, but...  GoogleTV is coming. … Is Tivo quaking in their boots?  And will Hollywood embrace or fear the upcoming empowerment of consumers?  —  Historically, even when it's been in the entertainment industry's long-term best interests …
Adrian Strain /
Digital File Check is a new software tool that helps people to clean up their computers and avoid illegal file-sharing  —  A new campaign, endorsed by international business, calls on employers to stop copyright theft in the workplace  —  London, 22 September 2005 - Music fans who want be safe …
Discussion: Boing Boing and Techdirt
Adam L. Penenberg / Wired News:
Can Bloggers Strike It Rich?  —  When it comes to the profit potential of blogs, Nick Denton, founder of Gawker Media, calls himself a skeptic.  —  It's a surprisingly pessimistic perspective coming from the Brit who has launched a network of 13 theme blogs — including Fleshbot (porn) …
Faultline / The Register:
How Microsoft can 'kill' Google  —  When Steve Ballmer yelled at a departing Microsoft employee that he would "kill Google" we had no idea just how direct a method he had in mind.  Buying all or part of AOL may be the first part of the master plan, as Google relies heavily on the advertising pages …
Discussion: SearchViews and Fast Company Now
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Findory RSS reader, part II  —  Findory just finished adding a Bloglines-like feed reader to our personalized news site.  It is available on our My Favorites page.  —  Like most RSS readers, you can import any RSS feed and any OPML list of feeds.  You also can easily import your entire list …
Discussion: InsideGoogle and
Susannah Cullinane / BBC:
The old new  —  Why should a transistor radio from 1954 be causing a buzz online?  Could it be part of a realisation that, amid talk of invention, no novelty is completely new?  —  The Old Testament Book of Ecclesiastes has a few words to say about novelty, fashion and innovation.
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog:
[berkman] Susan Crawford on One Web Day  —  "The popular myth is that the Internet was bult to withstand a nuclear attack, but it may not withstand the depredations of the telcos and cablecos."  —  Her idea: A year from today, we have an Earth Day for the Internet.  No particular political agenda.
David Berlind / ZDNet:
Shouldn't Google Alerts include blogs?  —  In an attempt to stay abreast of all things Windows Vista on the Web (for our Vistulations blog), I've established a Google Alert to keep an eye on the Web.  Or so I thought.  Google's alerts, as it turns out, don't cover blogs.
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Intel to dump numbering scheme, start new one  —  And there will be a contest  —  INTEL IS ABOUT TO DO a very good thing and dump its currently rancid naming scheme.  But the problem is that the next one makes little, if any sense more.  —  The old new one, seemingly designed to confuse people …
Discussion: Forever Geek and Engadget
Blogging For One  —  A new study finds that blogs are more likely to deal with personal matters than politics or current events, and nearly 50% of bloggers see the activity as a form of therapy.  —  According to an AOL survey conducted by Digital Marketing Services Inc., many bloggers write about "anything and everything."
Discussion: Nick Bradbury

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