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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.
Mena / About Six Apart:
Mena Trott's Mom  —  Last night we got back from DEMO Fall 2005 where we introduced "Project Comet," our code name for the technologies we're building to be the next generation of weblogging offerings from Six Apart.  Apart from the excitement of finally introducing and announcing something we've …
RELATED ITEM:   Six Apart Ups the Ante for Weblogging
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).
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 …
Dick / Burning Questions:
PingShot: Speedy Content Distribution for Everybody  —  If you use FeedBurner, we now provide a service that notifies aggregators, search engines, and directories about your content updates as quickly as possible.  When you use the new PingShot service, we will 'ping' a collection of services …
Chris Pratley / Chris_Pratley's OneNote WebLog:
More OneNote 12 Goodness  —  I thought I would discuss a few new capabilities of "OneNote 12" that I think many current users are dying to see appear.  Certainly each of these has appeared many times in our newsgroups and in our suggestion lists in the OneNote community site.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Search Engine Blogs as Public Relations Tools  —  Search Engine Blogs as Public Relations Tools  —  Blogs are used for various reasons including reporting news, communicating with specific groups of readers, and as Mark Cuban may tell you, spamming.  With millions of active blogs …
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Exploit Released for Firefox, Netscape Flaw  —  Computer code that could let attackers take complete control over computers cruising the Web with unpatched versions of the Firefox Internet browser has been released, so if you're using Firefox and haven't upgraded to the latest version, do it now.
Cyrus Farivar / Wired News:
Goof Lets Times' Content Go Free  —  On Monday, The New York Times introduced the first paid section of its online version.  In less than 24 hours, someone found a way around the TimesSelect paid subscription service.  —  Never Pay Retail was created on the same day that TimesSelect began.
Discussion: alarm:clock and Smart Mobs
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.
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.
USPTO Contracts International Patent Application Searches to Commercial Firms  —  Pilot program to determine viability of contracting out U.S. searches  —  Washington, D.C. - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced today that it has awarded contracts to Landon IP …
Discussion: I/P Updates and Patently-O

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