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Official Google Blog:
Feed the world  —  So we've added a new experiment to Google Labs: Google Reader, a service we hope helps you spend more time reading what's important to you (or is, if you'd prefer, nicely diverting).  The Reader team is excited to begin iterating in public, and now that Jason Shellen's announced …
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE RELEASES RSS READER  —  Google has released an RSS reader.  It is a beta, in Google Labs.  I'll try to review it tomorrow, but in the last hour of tinkering with it, I have never been so frustrated with a product.  Nothing works the way it is supposed to, whole features are broken …
The weblog:
Doing the numbers on the AOL-WeblogsInc deal  —  AOL bought Weblogs inc., the two year old weblog network founded by Jason Calacanis and Brian Alvey, for a number that is rumored to be anywhere between $25 million and $40 million.  In this process, Time Warner may be providing some ideas …
Jon's Radio:
What is the future of open blog infrastructure?  —  The buzz surrounding VeriSign's acquisition of Dave Winer's prompted me to review my understanding of the blogosphere's notification infrastructure — a topic I hadn't thought much about for a while.  For example, I use Radio UserLand to publish this blog.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dave Winer gives rest of the story on sale
Paul Marks /
In-flight internet shown off by Boeing  —  On Friday, at 24,000 feet over the Irish Sea and travelling at 300 knots, the 20-year-old Boeing aeroplane in which New Scientist is flying experiences what many experts in radio interference might regard as a "nightmare scenario".
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Nandini / Instablogs:
The Best of The Instablogs Criticism  —  We heard so much this past week, we got breathless ourselves.  Now we know what means to be the center of attention.  To celebrate, we present a collectors' edition sampling of what the world does to you if you start out new and small.  —  1.)
Darren Rowse / Blog Tips at ProBlogger:
Instablogs Launches  —  After a few server problems …
Discussion: The Blog Herald
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
A Personal Note  —  Before sharing some thoughts from the excellent Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, I want to offer a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has posted or sent encouraging comments in the last few days.  The readership of the blog exploded after John Batelle and others linked …
Tsunami appeal site 'hacker' found guilty … A computer consultant has been fined for gaining unauthorised access to the Disaster Emergency Committee's fundraising Web site  —  A computer consultant has been convicted of gaining unauthorised access to a Web site collecting donations …
Discussion: iBLOGthere4iM
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Guy who was busted "for using lynx" found guilty
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Middle Managers, Bureaucracy, and No Birds at Microsoft  —  Wow, out of all the crazy blogs in this mixed up world of ours, C|Net went and gave this little Mini-Microsoft blog a moment of recognition in their Blog 100.  Thanks!  (I have to admit to complete narcissism given I navigated there and gave into a …
New Look backs first brand campaign with mobile marketing element  —  LONDON - High street fashion retailer New Look has launched an extensive interactive outdoor advertising campaign that lets shoppers download money-off vouchers to their phones.  —  The campaign, part of New Look's first brand campaign …
Dawn C. Chmielewski /
For some teenagers, cell phones become 'an extension of me'  —  What happens when a group of teens and tweens are asked to surrender their cell phones for a day?  —  Nothing as dramatic as, say, a wild animal caught in a steel trap.  No limbs were gnawed off in this experiment.
Discussion: Silicon Valley Sleuth and Techdirt
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
The next free ebook (Squidoo!)  —  Everyone's an Expert (about something).  —  How do you get more people to visit your site?  —  or buy your product?  —  or donate to your charity online?  —  How do you get your ideas to spread?  —  If you work on the web, this is one of the biggest questions you wrestle with.
John Borland / ZDNet:
Blackout shows Net's fragility … Since early Wednesday, Phil Bradham, the network engineer at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, has been cut off from the parts of the Internet he needs the most.  —  He can't reach his Web hosting company to update his site.  Critical e-mails aren't going through, and some aren't reaching him.

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Richard MacManus / Read/Write Web:
Bubble or Bubble-let?  —  Mary Meeker called where we're at now a "boom-let".
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Discussion: Smart Mobs
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Web 2.0 Reactions  —  What was a budding movement three years ago …
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