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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
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 …
Discussion: NevOn
Dave Taylor / The Intuitive Life Business Blog:
Forbes "Attack of the Blogs" is surprisingly accurate  —  Alright, I'll admit up front, this article is deliberately going to take the opposite tack to the vast majority of bloggers who are, predictably, jumping to the defense of the blogosphere after Forbes Magazine published a feature by Daniel Lyons entitled Attack of the Blogs.
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.
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 …
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
RSS usability sucks  —  At the Blog Business Summit yesterday we discovered just how bad RSS usability sucks.  Molly Holzschalg was on stage with me and visited a blog and was trying to find its RSS feed.  She couldn't find it.  Why?  Cause there's no consistency in this industry on how to subscribe.
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 …
So you want to get a Tablet PC  —  Marc Orchant, Warner Crocker and I had a discussion on the current OnTheRun with Tablet PCs podcast that touched on how to choose the right type of Tablet PC for you.  The expanding number and types of Tablet PCs available today makes the task of finding the right one even more daunting than ever.
Steve Jobs: The guru behind Apple  —  He's chief executive of two of the most powerful technology brands in the world: Apple and Pixar.  But what motivates Steve Jobs?  And how does he choose a new washing machine?  Charles Arthur investigates  —  Imagine the scenario: a billionaire walks into a mobile phone shop.
Tracy / The Student Tablet PC:
Acrobat Commenting  —  I was speaking with Eric Mack and he mentioned his search for a program which kept track of what you highlighted.  It didn't dawn on me until then that Acrobat may be an answer (though not ideal).  —  If you've used Adobe Acrobat 7. before, you likely know that you can mark …
The RIM Blackberry 8700c from Cingular at $299.00?  —  Research In Motion could be set to unveil the latest version of its BlackBerry device as early as next week, sources told us.  —  Discuss the Blackberry 8700c - Opens in new window  —  The BlackBerry 8700, codenamed Electron, is expected be introduced first by Cingular Wireless.
Discussion: Engadget
Fons / China Herald:
internet - Typepad seems blocked  —  The webhosting service typepad seems blocked in China.  A few people asked me to check it earlier today, but since the services was having major problems because it was moving from one data center to another, I first believed that could explain access problems.
Nick Bradbury:
OPML Validator Beta  —  It's great to see that Dave Winer is working on an OPML Validator - this is a big help to aggregator developers who wish to ensure OPML import/export compatibility with each other, so my thanks to Dave for investing his time in this.  —  I have to confess …
Jonathan Riddell / KDE Dot News:
Free Remote KDE Desktops from  — offers free remote KDE desktops over NX.  Anyone can sign up to have their own desktop accessible from any computer with a network connection.  CosmoPOP uses KDE's Kiosk framework to ensure security for their system.
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