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The Doc Searls Weblog:
PR folks get at least as much flack as they give.  But the good ones are on the same side as their markets: journalists and the public.  —  Back in August, I got a call from a couple PR people I know, warning me that Dan Lyons of Forbes wanted to speak to me.
Discussion: POP! PR Jots
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Bloggers up in arms about Forbes cover  —  Dan Gillmor: Forbes Trashy Blog Attack.  —  Steve Rubel: Forbes Cover Story Blows It, Calling Bloggers Lynch Mobs  —  Watch Memeorandum on this one.  —  What do I think?  —  We are being played.  What's a better way to remind the online world you exist?
Dan Gillmor / Dan Gillmor's blog:
Forbes's Trashy Blog Attack
Eric Mack On-Line:
I'm ready for my next Tablet PC Challenge  —  Inspired by this post, I've decided to challenge myself to see if I can effectively use my Tablet PC as a total replacement for pen, paper, and books.  Next week, I start an intense 8-week business law course and I've decided to use this course as the subject of my next Tablet PC challenge.
Eric and Tracy go paperless  —  Eric Mack and Tracy Hooten have presented themselves with a Tablet PC challenge by going paperless for the next 10 weeks.  Tracy is a student and Eric is a technologist so no doubt they will each find different challenges in front of them with this attempt to get everything digital.
Tracy / The Student Tablet PC:
OH, WHY NOT.  I'LL GO PAPERLESS TOO  —  Alright, for the past …
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
MICROSOFT FISCAL 2006 Q1 RESULTS  —  This afternoon, Microsoft announced results for its fiscal 2006 first quarter results.  While the company's seven business units will continue to report separate P&Ls, the units are now contained within three larger business groups.
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 …
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.
Pamela Parker / ClickZ:
LookSmart Searches for Vertical Comeback  —  Search player LookSmart has taken a significant step forward on what it expects to be its comeback trail, launching 161 new vertical search sites.  —  The move came as the company announced a third quarter net loss of $4.3 million …
Brendan Sinclair / GameSpot:
MS meets financials, Xbox division lags
Discussion: Joystiq
Richard MacManus / ZDNet:
Microsoft building a fully Web-based Office?  —  Microsoft is leaping into hosted applications big time.  InformationWeek reports that Microsoft plans to offer hosted implementations of SharePoint, CRM and ERP applications.  But the best quote in that article was left till last.
Discussion: Flashpoint and Signal vs. Noise
Adam Thierer / The Technology Liberation Front:
The Real Net Neutrality Debate: Pricing Flexibility Versus Pricing Regulation  —  As Ray noted in his essay last week on Clearwire and VoIP blocking, I have long argued that broadband service providers (BSPs) will eventually will end up price differentiating based on bandwidth usage …
Discussion: Freedom to Tinker and Techdirt
'WiFi before you fly'  —  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this week debuted a wireless Internet system throughout all its terminals, outflanking Boston Logan and other major U.S. airports by providing WiFi for travelers from the curb of the cabstand to the tarmac near the departing aircraft …
Discussion: Engadget
Robert Booth / Guardian:
Mobile phones open new front in war on music piracy  —  Children with the latest mobile phones are posing a new threat to sales of recorded music by illegally sharing songs, according to music industry leaders.  —  The spread of mobile phones capable of carrying hundreds of easily transferable songs …
Discussion: The Mobile Music Blog
Tom Coates / is a weblog:
On the BBC Annotatable Audio project...  This post concerns an experimental internal-BBC-only project designed to allow users to collectively describe, segment and annotate audio in a Wikipedia-style fashion.  It was developed by the BBC Radio & Music Interactive R&D team …
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
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.

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