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Ken Yarmosh / TECHNOSIGHT:
AN OPEN LETTER TO TECHCRUNCH'S MICHAEL ARRINGTON  —  Michael-  —  I really appreciate what you've done for Web 2.0 and the larger tech community.  In many ways, you have given Web 2.0 a face it previously didn't have.  TechCrunch is one of my 'must read' blogs and I'm always excited …
Discussion: ben barren and Tinfinger
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Ken feels Blogniscient isn't getting a fair shake
Discussion: Download Squad
Mike / CrunchNotes:   Conflicts of Interest  —  Ken Yarmosh, a paid consultant …
Podtech / Comments from the PodTech Gallery:
PodTech Exclusive: Steve Forbes, CEO & Editor in Chief, Forbes Inc. - Transcript  —  Here is the transcript of PodTech's exclusive podcast with Steve Forbes in his first ever podcast.  Steve Forbes' first ever podcast in a PodTech exclusive.  I travelled to New York City to sit down with Steve …
Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
An Open Letter to Forbes Magazine  —  I don't know you and you don't know me, but I do know a few editors and reporters at Forbes and have been reading it for more than 20 years.  I've found it to usually be both intelligent and provocative, although written as if it were catering to stock market shorters.
Discussion: The Doc Searls Weblog
Business Week:
At SBC, It's All About "Scale and Scope"  —  CEO Edward Whitacre talks about the AT&T Wireless acquisition and how he's moving to keep abreast of cable competitors  —  SBC Telecommunications' financial performance of late hasn't been much to write home about.
Telefonica buys UK's O2 for £18bn  —  Mobile phone group O2 has agreed a takeover offer from Spanish telecom company Telefonica.  —  Telefonica is to pay £17.7bn ($31.6bn) for the firm in order to get a foothold in two of Europe's largest mobile phone markets - the UK and Germany.
Brian Steinberg / Wall Street Journal:
Google Weighs on Madison Avenue  —  Ad Firms Watch Closely  —  As Search Engine Ponders  —  Move to Traditional Media  —  It's the big question on Madison Avenue: Is Google a friend or foe?  —  Ad companies are increasingly jittery about signs that Google is contemplating expanding …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
SUNDAY READING  —  This piece in the NYT was clearly written with Google's open approval, and that means one thing: Google is using the Times to talk with the folks on Madison Ave - and Wall St. And I have no doubt those folks are reading - closely.  Though the issues of data privacy …
Dan Goodin / Wired News:
Public Enemy Takes It to the Net  —  In 1988, Public Enemy released It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and unleashed one of the biggest changes in popular music since the arrival of Bob Dylan.  Its searing critique of American culture and the rhyming anthems of black nationalism …
Harry McCracken / PC World's Techlog:
Windows Vista: Death to Menus?  —  For three months now, I've been cheerfully doing something that virtually nobody, including Microsoft, thinks is a good idea: using beta versions of Windows Vista to do actual work on my primary office PC.  Which means that I've already logged hundreds of hours with the new OS.
Discussion: Windows Vista Weblog
New York Times:
To Battle the Telephone Giants, Small Internet Providers Choose Wi-Fi as a Weapon  —  With cable providers and the Bell telephone companies dominating the market for residential high-speed Internet service, smaller Internet access providers are desperately trying to find a new way to connect with consumers.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Google throws bodies at OpenOffice  —  Google plans to hire programmers to improve, a demonstration of its affinity for open source initiatives and one the company believes also shows sound practical sense.  —  OpenOffice has its roots in Sun Microsystems' StarOffice suite of programs.
Discussion: TechBlog
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:' RSS feeds suck  —  Update: since writing this post WordPress's feeds started validating.  That needs to be pointed out because I've found the WordPress team is remarkably fast at listening to its users and implementing fixes and features.  Yesterday at the Blog Business Summit …
Associated Press:
Web Banking to Upgrade Security  —  BOSTON — If you do banking over the internet, generally the drill is pretty simple: You enter your user name and password, and away you go.  But behind the scenes, the bank can do a lot to check you out: Are you at your home computer …
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
A Window on Ourselves — Our 2003 Selves, Anyway  —  Nothing says "can't-put-it-down reading!" like census data.  —  But the folks at the U.S. Census Bureau give us the best regular updates on who we are and what we do — sometimes at great personal risk to census-takers.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited

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