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Dan Gillmor / Dan Gillmor's blog:
Forbes's Trashy Blog Attack  —  Overall, what a pile of trash from Forbes Magazine, which uses its cover to go on the attack against bloggers in the new issue.  You have to register to read the stories.  Go ahead if you must; it's worth reading to see how a normally solid business magazine …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Forbes Cover Story Blows It, Calling Bloggers Lynch Mobs  —  Earlier tonight I was on a four-minute segment on CNBC that largely focused on Forbes' new cover story - Attack of the Blogs.  Registration is required or the bugmenot login/password "forbesdontbug" worked for me.
Daniel Lyons / Forbes:
Attack of the Blogs  —  Web logs are the prized platform of an online lynch mob spouting liberty but spewing lies, libel and invective.  Their potent allies in this pursuit include Google and Yahoo.  —  Gregory Halpern knows how to hype.  Shares of his publicly held company …
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
BL Ochman / B.L. Ochman's weblog:
Forbes Story Bashes Bloggers As Lynch Mobs
Discussion: Gary Stein
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:   Bloggers up in arms about Forbes cover
Gavin Clarke /
Wall Street puzzled by Microsoft's performance  —  It may have been Microsoft's show but both Google and Yahoo! made their presence felt during the company's first quarter earnings call Thursday.  —  Wall St analysts, clearly wowed by Google's ballooning business model …
Discussion: Windows Vista Weblog
Russ / Russell Beattie Notebook:
Where's The Ambition?  —  All these startups in my feeds lately are killing me!  There are tons of them, but none seem to be doing anything particularly special.  I mean, it's nice that there's a sort of rebirth of small startups, but there's absolutely no sort of wow factor that I've seen.
Yahoo! Search blog:
From My Web to Your Website - A Button Share!  —  Over at SearchEngineWatch, Danny Sullivan has been asking why we haven't offered a "Save to My Web" button.  Well here it is!  —  Save to My Web is a simple, sociable button you can add to any and every page of your blog or website.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:   YAHOO ADDS TOOL TO SOCIAL SEARCH
Herald Sun:
Crazy idea!  The high-rise mobile  —  MILLIONAIRE mobile phone salesman "Crazy" John Ilhan has unveiled his radical design for a $40 million tower in the shape of a phone.  —  The distinctive 120m highrise in City Rd, Southbank, would house his multi-million-dollar communications empire and 166 luxury apartments.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and The Gadget Blog
Tom Adelstein / O'Reilly Network:
Why do people switch to Linux?  —  During the last month, we conducted a survey of readers who use Linux.  We asked them why they switched to Linux and received a plethora of answers.  Surprisingly, anti-Microsoft sentiment had less to do with the choice than one might imagine.
Regina Lynn / Wired News:
Coming Soon: Online Sex Games  —  "I'm on a perpetual hunt for a sex game targeting women," says Brenda Brathwaite, a game industry veteran and featured speaker at this week's Women's Game Conference in Austin, Texas.  —  She's not the only one.  —  One of the questions I get asked most frequently is …
Discussion: Kotaku
Matt Marshall /
Tagging the news you want to use  —  DIGG SHOVELS UP STORIES BY RANK  —  Digg, a new San Francisco Internet start-up, seeks to rank news items by letting people choose which stories they like anywhere on the Web.  —  And it just received $2.8 million in venture capital from some big-name investors …
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
U.S. Cell Phone Tracking Clipped  —  Federal law enforcement attempts to use cell phones as tracking devices were rebuked twice this month by lower court judges, who say the government cannot get real time tracking information on citizens without showing probable cause.
Jonathan Krim / Washington Post:
FBI Dealt Setback on Cellular Surveillance
Jeff Nolan / Venture Chronicles:
Time for Change  —  I've been struggling with what to write in this post for weeks so I'm just going to come out and say it, I am leaving the venture capital business.  —  I have been a VC for eight years... 8 long years that flew by in a blink.  We did 73 direct equity deals …
Discussion: BeyondVC and Paul Kedrosky's …
Ina Fried / CNET
Need a job?  Don't use a Mac  —  update When it comes to some big-name companies, Macintosh users may have a tough time landing a job.  —  It's not just that the business world is dominated by Windows-based computers.  It's because, at a number of large companies, Mac users literally can't apply.
Marc Orchant / The Tablet PCs Weblog:
Just ordered a new Tablet PC!  —  I'm really excited.  I just ordered a new Gateway s7200 Tablet PC.  I've visited the local Best Buy a couple of times this past week to put a similar model slightly less powerful and integrated graphics) through its paces including some OneNote work, web surfing and Gmail, and some media playing.
Discussion: Rob Bushway
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Blue Gene/L tops its own supercomputer record  —  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and IBM unveiled the Blue Gene/L supercomputer Thursday and announced it's broken its own record again for the world's fastest supercomputer.  —  The 65,536-processor machine can sustain 280.6 trillion …
Discussion: Engadget
Wired News:
Web of Fear: Net Surfers Cut Back  —  As identity theft has grown, so has fear of being victimized through high-tech means.  A new study finds some computer users are cutting back on time spent surfing the internet.  Some have also stopped buying altogether on the web.
Discussion: Donna's SecurityFlash
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Vodafone introduces first mobile-vending machines in U.K.  —  Today Vodafone UK unveiled two new pay-as-you-go [cellphone] mobile phone vending machines in Manchester.  These "Quickphone" kiosks are just the beginning of what Vodafone hopes to become a vending empire across all of Britain, and then, the world!
Discussion: Gizmodo
Emily /
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Gadget Blog

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