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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Network:
What Is Web 2.0  —  Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software  —  The bursting of the dot-com bubble in the fall of 2001 marked a turning point for the web.  Many people concluded that the web was overhyped, when in fact bubbles and consequent shakeouts appear …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Hey Ballmer or Gates, can I make an acquisition?  —  Personal note to Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates: can I have some money to get Microsoft a significant entry into the Web 2.0 market?  A little more than it cost Yahoo to buy Flickr but far less than it cost eBay to buy Skype?
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
What is Web 2.0?  —  I took a stab at answering the question What is Web 2.0? in an essay I wrote for distribution at our Web 2.0 Conference.  The essay will disappoint those who look for a hard and fast definition, because I tend to think about the gravitational core that holds a solar system …
Discussion: and JD on MX
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Technorati 100 rebooted  —  The Technorati 100 was updated—FINALLY—and as you can see Engadget jumped to number two on the list.  From what I understand the new index is of just the last 120 or 180 days.  So, we've seen a bunch of the "old guard" bloggers fall off the list—THANK GOD!
Discussion: Scripting News and Scobleizer
Caroline E. Mayer / Washington Post:
'Virtual Card' Offers Online Security Blanket  —  Some Fraud-Wary Credit Card Customers Opt for Single-Use Numbers  —  John Roos used to be afraid to shop online.  "I hate to give out my real credit card number," said the retired manager of a computer center.
Linda Shrieves / Indianapolis Star:
Campers want electronic creature comforts  —  Gameboys or Wi-Fi, campers in the wilds aren't willing to leave their gadgets at home.  —  The Orlando Sentinel  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — The satellite dish signals one thing: This is no ordinary camper.  —  While other campers are riding bikes …
Richard / VoIP and ENUM:
After the VON Blur - A wrap-up  —  One week after the Fall VON 2005 I finally have some time left to get my act together and to make a wrap-up from this outstanding event.  First of all I want to congratulate Jeff, Carl, Diana and the rest of the crew for the perfect organization …
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Sean / seanbonner:
ANATOMY OF A RIP OFF  —  Earlier today I got an e-mail which said: … Of course when I clicked through and found this it felt a bit familiar, probably because I built this.  While I immediately wanted to applaude their excessive usage of stock photography I was shocked at how blatant a rip off it was.
Stephen Baker / Blogspotting:
Yahoo preparing announcement on blog search  —  Look for Yahoo! to unveil a response to Google's blog search early next week.  This from Bradley Horowitz, director of tech development in the company's search group.  He wouldn't provide details in advance.  And it could be that Yahoo's announcement …
Discussion: InterAdvocacy and Micro Persuasion
Xeni Jardin / Wired News:
Eye-Popping Streaming Film Debuts  —  What do high-definition video of seafloor volcanoes and avant-garde Japanese digital cinema have in common?  They're both examples of the kinds of bandwidth-intensive information that can be streamed live from remote locations, over ultra-fast optical networks.
Discussion: JD on MX and Boing Boing
David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
FAST FORWARD  —  Google, Yahoo, and eBay: Next-Generation Conglomerates?  —  As Internet companies rapidly expand their services, they may become the biggest rivals to retailers, banks, and telecoms worldwide.  —  There's a new sort of Internet colossus on the rise, and it is poised …

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