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Mark Evans:
Flock - Why All the Buzz?  —  Thanks to the good folks at Silicon Beat, I was able to download Flock, the much-anticipated browser that is supposed to change the world and, in the process, send Firefox, Opera and IE into oblivion - at least that's what all the hype leads you to believe.
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Flock Not Ready for Primetime
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Flock: It's your turn to fly
Discussion: The RSS Weblog and
Dave Winer /
Build to flip the Flickr of evrything  —  Later today I'll give a keynote address, at a BBQ.  —  That's got to be a first.  —  It's a tradition that when I give a talk, I prepare it on Scripting News, in the open, for all to see.  —  Since this talk will be given in the heart of Silicon Valley …
Burtonator / Kevin Burton's Feed Blog:
$20 Gets you a TailRank Golden Ticket!
Discussion: Marc's Voice
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Dave Winer To Give the Flickr of Keynotes tonight
Discussion: Scripting News
Martin LaMonica / CNET
Small company makes big claims on XML patents  —  A small software developer plans to seek royalties from companies that use XML, the latest example of patent claims embroiling the tech industry.  —  Charlotte, N.C.-based Scientigo owns two patents (No. 5,842,213 and No. 6,393,426) covering the transfer of "data in neutral forms."
Mike / Techdirt:
Company Claims To Have Patented XML; Plans To Sue Everyone
Discussion: The Tao of Mac
Paul Buchheit / Official Google Blog:
Guess what just turned 34?  —  It's difficult to pin down the exact origin of email, but in October 1971, an engineer named Ray Tomlinson chose the '@' symbol for email addresses and wrote software to send the first network email.  —  At the time, it must not have seemed very important …
Discussion: Read/Write Web and TechBlog
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Access announces the death of PalmOS... sooner than later  —  For those holding out that PalmSource's acquisition by Japanese firm Access would grant the PalmOS a second life, we have some bad news for you.  We have it that Access officially declared what industry experts expected and Palm fanboys feared …
Discussion: Treonauts
Ed Hardy /
Despite What You May Have Read, the Palm OS Is NOT Dead  —  An article that appears in the Computer Business Review says that Access Co, Ltd. intends to phase out the Palm OS in the near future.  —  According to a PalmSource spokesperson, this is completely incorrect.
Charles Arthur / The Register:
How ATM fraud nearly brought down British banking  —  This is the story of how the UK banking system could have collapsed in the early 1990s, but for the forbearance of a junior barrister who also happened to be an expert in computer law - and who discovered that at that time the computing department …
Web 2.0 Bozo Bit Reflipped  —  As I mentioned in my previous post on Understanding Web 2.0 the "web 2.0" meme isn't about technology or people, it's about money and hype primarily geared at VCs and big companies looking for small companies to buy so they look hip.
Vin / Digital Deliverance LLC:
What Obstacles Exist for Online Journalism?  —  What obstacles exist for online journalism?  —  That topic will be on the minds of attendees at the Online News Association's annual conference next week in Manhattan.  —  Unfortunately, the major obstacle for online journalism is the people …
Discussion: Online News Squared and clock
Ina Fried / CNET
Microsoft backs off music player squeeze  —  Microsoft has pulled back from a plan to exclude rival media players from portable music devices using its software.  —  Details of the plan—and the reversal—were contained in a quarterly status report that Microsoft and the Department …
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Google responds on Blogspot - and continues to grow  —  Update:  —  I stand corrected.  As i have since found out, figured out and been told.  The Captcha from Google has been in place.  It was only triggered in respone to their spam filters.  I hadnt been flagged before.
Discussion: Contentious and Blogebrity
Alicia Chang / Associated Press:
Blackberry Users Learning Painful Lesson  —  LOS ANGELES - Chris Claypool was addicted to his BlackBerry wireless handheld.  Like many users, he never thought twice about pecking away at lightning speed, replying to a wave of e-mails from clients around the globe.
Discussion: Lifehacker
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Qualcomm's Belk Dissects Mobile WiMax  —  Let's admit upfront that Jeffrey Belk has a vested interest in cellular data networks: But let's look beyond that.  Belk is well known as a Qualcomm marketing executive who, two years ago, circulated an interesting account of business travel using cell data …
Discussion: Daily Wireless
Release Notes  —  This is a preview version of Opera.  Use only on properly backed up computers and do not install over previous Opera versions.  —  This release uses a new account storage format.  If you install over an existing profile, you will be prompted to convert all accounts into the new format.

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