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Richard MacManus / Read/Write Web:
Web 2.0 Elevator Pitch  —  The 'What is Web 2.0?' meme is everywhere and everyone seems to have a different interpretation.  Here are some of the latest:  —  Om Malik: "a "collection of technologies - be it VoIP, Digital Media, XML, RSS, Google Maps... whatever .... that leverage the power of always on …
Barb Dybwad / The Social Software Weblog:
Approaching a definition of Web 2.0  —  Many folks are working towards getting at the heart of the Web 2.0 revolution.  I agree that visualizations such as Tim O'Reilly's or Dion Hinchcliffe's are not simple enough — they're too jargon-filled and don't do much to describe the big picture in human-readable terms.
Discussion: IP Democracy and Alex Barnett blog
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Developer challenge: I'll switch blogs to the first blogging service that supports OPML  —  Here's the deal.  I will switch to the blogging tool that outputs OPML automatically like what Michael Arrington did by hand.  —  Will it be a Microsoft service?  I hope so.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
OPML - An Awesome Experiment
Discussion: WeBreakStuff
Dave Winer /   Preview: TechCrunch directory in Scripting News
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
Esquire wikis article on Wikipedia  —  When Esquire magazine writer A.J. Jacobs decided to do an article about the freely distributable and freely editable online encyclopedia Wikipedia, he took an innovative approach: He posted a crummy, error-laden draft of the story to the site.
Mike Ricciuti / CNET
The $100 laptop moves closer to reality  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—A low-cost computer for the masses moved one step closer to reality on Wednesday.  —  Nicholas Negroponte, the co-founder of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, detailed specifications …
China Martens / Macworld:
MIT to launch $100 laptop prototype in November
Sub-$100 laptop design unveiled
Yahoo! Search blog:
Webmasters, tell us what we don't know  —  Having been to a couple of Search Engine Strategies conferences, I realized how much you look to search engines for information on how your content is indexed by them.  I've heard stories of elaborate scripts that scrape search engines, using 'site …
Phoenix / Search Engine Roundtable:
Yahoo Site Explorer Finally Live!
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
MORE ON GOOGLE AND NASA  —  In the book I asked Eric Schmidt what was next for Google.  He replied that the joke was "carbon nanotubes to the moon."  —  Well, take a look at this release:  —  NASA Takes Google On Journey Into Space  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - September 28, 2005 - NASA Ames Research
Discussion: business2blog
San Francisco Chronicle:
Google confirms Ames plan
Dave Taylor / Tech Support and Business Questions? …:
GOOGLE ADSENSE ADDS "ADVERTISE ON THIS SITE"?  —  Dave, rumor has it that Google's introducing a new "advertise on this site" feature for the top performers in the AdSense program, but I can't seem to find any specific information about it, and when I go to the AdSense site, there's no information about it.
Peter /
Web 2.0 mememap overview  —  After I saw Tim O'Reilly's Web 2.0 mememap (via and Dion Hinchcliffe's visualisation of Web 2.0, I realised they didn't cut it for me.  They were somewhat confusing and chaotic.  So I decided to make one myself.
Discussion: Weblogsky and IP Democracy
Thomas Crampton / Joi Ito's Web:
Does globalization exist?  —  My experiences in changing cities five times and continents three times in the last 18 months have given me an insight into the shallowness of certain aspects of globalization from a consumer perspective.  —  (My experiences are used merely as example I know well …
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
Meetro Eases Hookups in Your Hood  —  A new, location-based web service is trying to make social-networking software more about socializing than simply collecting lists of buddies.  —  Meetro, from a small, Chicago-based company called Meetroduction, marries instant-messaging software …
Jo Best /
UK online music hobbled by high prices  —  Record companies must pass on the money they save from web distribution, says IDC  —  High prices and digital rights management (DRM) incompatibility are slowing the take up of online music services in the UK, according to analyst IDC.
Mark Prigg /
Watch shows through Google TV  —  GOOGLE is to begin broadcasting television programmes over the internet.  The search engine has already signed up an American channel to provide programmes for Google TV and is in talks with the BBC to broadcast its shows as well.
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 for Mac in development  —  Earlier this week, Adobe Systems Inc. released Photoshop Elements 4, but the new version was for Windows only.  With no mention of a new Mac version, some speculated that the company may be phasing out the Mac product, but Adobe said on Thursday that is definitely not happening.

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