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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
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 …
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 …
Music sites caving to pressure from labels? … Popular file-sharing site ceased operating and the New York office of another,, appeared to be closed, in the continuing legal fallout among underworld peer-to-peer music services, industry sources and users said Wednesday.
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
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: Fast Company Now and SearchViews
The coolest player in town  —  Apple's chief executive Steve Jobs, the man behind the iPod phenomenon, gives an exclusive interview to Bobbie Johnson about his drive to make technology simple  —  In a parallel world, Steve Jobs could have been a poker player with a reputation as a cool hand.
Jo Best /
Apple's Jobs: Microsoft and Dell copy us but won't beat the iPod
What is Blogging (Robert):  —  Blogging is webpage done is reverse chronological order.  Can be done by a single person, or a group of people - can be argued.  —  Blogging got hot: easy to publish, discoverability, easy to see others linking to you, categorized, and syndication.
Discussion: Brandon's Vista and Things That
Susan H / Newbie .NET Developer:
MSFT Webcast on Blogs and RSS
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
Declan McCullagh / CNET
NSA granted Net location-tracking patent  —  The National Security Agency has obtained a patent on a method of figuring out an Internet user's geographic location.  —  Patent 6,947,978, granted Tuesday, describes a way to discover someone's physical location by comparing it to a "map" of Internet addresses with known locations.
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) …
Hui-yong Yu / Bloomberg:
Microsoft, Google Millionaires Bulldoze a New Aspen in Montana  —  Sept. 21 (Bloomberg) — Inside the Bulldog Saloon in Whitefish, Montana, hangs a sign that declares, ``This Ain't No Country Club.'' Tell that to the Internet millionaires in the backroom.  —  Regulars who gather …
David Ranii / Raleigh News & Observer:
Websourced fires 2 executives  —  Morrisville marketing company says the two don't fit into new business plans  —  WebSourced, the search-engine marketing company that recently was rocked by a $1.4 million write-off of bad debt, has fired two of its top executives.
Joe Gregorio /
Dreaming of an Atom Store: A Database for the Web  —  After a year of work — two if you count the work done before the AtomPub WG was formed — the Atom Publishing Protocol (APP) is moving closer to being done.  There are still parts that are unspecified, and other parts of the protocol are under debate even now.

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