Microsoft's nightmare inches closer to reality — As early as May 1995, three months before Netscape Communications' initial public offering sparked the dot-com boom, Microsoft executives were worried that the nascent World Wide Web could one day become a significant threat to the Windows franchise.
Discussion: Scobleizer, Between the Lines, Rough Type and OSNews.com
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: A quick report from the Company Meeting
Robert X. Cringely / pbs.org:
Google Goes Las Vegas — An AdWords Experiment Shows Why at Google, the House Always Wins — Google is in the news everywhere lately. They are filching executives from Microsoft, and Microsoft is conveniently forgetting how Redmond did the same and worse to Borland.
Mike / Techdirt: Google Conspiracy Theories
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Unpeeling Apple's Nano — Researcher iSupply took a look inside the latest iPod to find out how much Apple is making off it and who supplies its parts — Rumors swirled for weeks that Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs had a product up his sleeve that would upstage the long-awaited ROKR music-playing phone.
Discussion: Good Morning Silicon Valley, All things iPod … and MacInTouch
Tom's Hardware Guide:
Material cost of iPod nano estimated around $90 — Apple is known for wrapping fancy covers around very economically produced products, so it may not be too surprising when the company also achieves a substantial profit margin on its latest portable audio player, iPod nano.
Ryan Block / Engadget: Your $200 iPod nano costs about $90 to make
Wolfgang Gruener / Tom's Hardware Guide:
Vista graphics drivers to be more stable than XP drivers, ATI says — San Francisco (CA) - Graphics drivers developed for Vista, Microsoft's next generation operating system, will be far more stable than their Windows XP-based counterparts, and not crash the operating system anymore …
Discussion: Neowin.net and Windows Vista Weblog
Shawn Cruikshank / Neowin.net: Vista Graphics Drivers to be More Stable Than XP Drivers
Daniel Terdiman / Cellular | News.blog:
Free 411 for the mobile masses — Demofall — If you've ever been driving around, trying futilely to find a specific restaurant but refusing to call directory assistance on your cell phone because it's too expensive, the folks at Jingle Networks may have a solution.
Discussion: Engadget, SearchViews, The Pondering Primate and InterAdvocacy
Marc Perton / Engadget: Free411 lets you get the wrong number for free
Erin Bradley / SearchViews: Free Calls for All - Free411.com
Vangorilla / The Pondering Primate: Free 411 Information For The Mobile
Jenstar / JenSense:
Enhanced AdSense interface launched on Blogger — Blogger has just launched a new AdSense interface for bloggers on the Google Blogger/BlogSpot network, announced today on the official Blogger Buzz. — It features a new tab within the control panel where bloggers can sign up for AdSense …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal, SearchViews and Search Engine Roundtable
Erin Bradley / SearchViews: Blogger & AdSense Get it Together
Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
Subvert from Within: a user-focused employee guide — It's one thing to talk about—and execute—a user-focused approach when you're a small company or an independent contractor. But what if you are, in fact, a fish in a sea as vast as, say, Microsoft? Can you hope to make a difference?
Discussion: 43 Folders
Charles Arthur / The Register:
iPod Nano owners in screen scratch trauma — Front panel scratches 'insanely easily' — People slavering to get Apple's "impossibly small" iPod Nano into their sticky hands may want to pause a moment: those ahead of them in the queue have discovered that it's also unbelievably easy to scratch the screen …
Si_man / appletalk.com.au:
Setting Up And Running Kde And Xfree86 With Fink — This simple guide will go over the basics of setting up and running KDE on MacOSX. — First a simple introduction. — What is KDE? — KDE stands for the K Desktop environment. — KDE is a graphical user interface much like OSX or Windows …
Discussion: The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Download Squad and Adnans Sysadmin/Dev Blog
Dave Caolo / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: KDE on Mac OS X
Marc Perton / Download Squad: HOW TO: Run KDE on OSX
Vonage weighs up possible sale — Move comes amid plans for IPO — NEW YORK - Vonage, the private internet telephony start-up, is being encouraged to consider a sale while it presses ahead with plans for an initial public offering. — UBS and Deutsche Bank, the investment banks chosen …
Marguerite Reardon / Broadband | News.blog: Vonage for sale? — The Financial Times reported on Thursday …
Earthlink Joins VOIP Parade
Earthlink Joins VOIP Parade
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch: Old News Made Fresh @ Fall VON
Rafat / PaidContent.org:
Audio Interview: Maria Thomas, VP & GM, NPR Online & Mobile … Audio Interview: Maria Thomas, VP & GM, NPR Online & Mobile : At the Digital Hollywood earlier this week, I met with Maria Thomas, the soft-spoken VP and GM of NPR's new media efforts, which includes online and mobile.
Headlines You Never Read — If I Could Talk With the Animals — Deconstructing the Conversation (Part 2) — Two's company. — If you and I wish to have a conversation, it's a relatively straightforward affair. I can speak for myself, and you can presumably speak for yourself.
Discussion: The Doc Searls Weblog and Keep Trying