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Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Ross doesn't trust Microsoft's approach to Web  —  SocialText's founder, Ross Mayfield, nails why a bunch of my friends don't trust Microsoft and are finding what Microsoft's Web offerings quite boring (or, even worse, worthy of derision).  —  As I've been going around the world I've …
Discussion: Loud Thinking …
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Turn on a Dime  —  Tomorrow Bill Gates (convicted monopolist) and Ray Ozzie (respect) are expected to announce the third coming of Microsoft.  Just as they turned a massive organization on a dime to embrace the Internet, they will break with the past to offer software as a service.
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John / Microsoft Weblog:
Is Scoble Ruby Off the Rails?
Discussion: Keep Trying and Scobleizer
Paul Holmes / Reuters:
Wikipedia may go to print, says founder  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Entries from Wikipedia, the popular free online encyclopedia written and edited by Internet users, may soon be available in print for readers in the developing world, founder Jimmy Wales said on Monday.
Coming soon, Nightly News, free and online  —  Next week, America's No. 1 newscast will stream worldwide after it airs  —  NBC News announced Monday that "NBC Nightly News" will soon become the first and only network newscast to be offered free on the Internet in its entirety.
Fred / A VC:
The Looming Attention Crisis  —  Umair Haque said something (or actually quoted someone) at our Sessions event that has been rattling around my brain for the past week.  —  Umair said: … So I went to Wikipedia and looked up Herbert Simon and found out that he was a cognitive psychologist …
Michael Kanellos / CNET
Will Wal-Mart sell $398 notebooks, desktops?  —  Wal-Mart and Hewlett-Packard will likely celebrate this Thanksgiving season by attempting to crush their competitors with low-price desktops and notebooks, according to a Web site that tracks bargains.  —  Black Friday 2005 …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
USA Today:
BellSouth likes to go it alone  —  ATLANTA — Last winter, BellSouth CEO Duane Ackerman passed — yet again — on a chance to turn his company into a global player.  The invitation came from his old friend and business partner, SBC CEO Ed Whitacre.  —  Cingular, owned by BellSouth and SBC …
Arshad Mohammed / Washington Post:
FCC Approves Verizon, SBC Mergers
Discussion: Daily Wireless
Wall Street Journal:
Google Will Return to Scanning Copyrighted Library Books  —  Google Inc. will resume scanning copyrighted library books into its search engine after a self-imposed hiatus, despite the efforts of some publishers and authors to block it from doing so without the copyright holders' permission.
Discussion: house of warwick
iTunes store counts 1 million video downloads  —  Apple Computer said on Monday that it has sold more than 1 million videos in the 19 days since it launched its video iPod and started selling TV shows, short films and a wider assortment of music videos.  —  In a statement, Apple CEO Steve Jobs …
Discussion: business2blog
Whatshisface / The Post Money Value:
Google vs. Microsoft (VC Style)  —  In the course of doing the voodoo that VCs do, I've started to ask a number of questions of new companies in order to get a "man on street" view of this or that battle, this or that standard, and other things that might (or might not) matter to start up companies.
Bob Mook / bizjournals:
Local Matters gets $20M for acquisition  —  Local Matters Inc. obtained $20 million in secured equity financing, allowing the startup to purchase Inc. and Online Web Marketing Inc., the company announced Tuesday.  —  The funding, which was secured on Oct. 21 …
Scott Adams / The Dilbert Blog:
I love Technology  —  Today (the day I wrote this) I woke up early because I have a cross-country flight.  I fired up my computer and used the airline's web site to change my seat assignment and print out my boarding pass.  —  Well, technically, I spent an hour trying to do that …
Chris Kohler / Wired News:
Jack Thompson Versus Gamers  —  I'm no stranger to video-game violence.  —  I was actually programmed into the game Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes as a guard that quite frankly doesn't even put up much of a fight before he is gunned down by Solid Snake.
Robert Andrews / Wired News:
IRC Channel as Startup Incubator  —  In the past few years, some of the most revolutionary software emerged not from Silicon Valley startups or high-powered universities, but from a humble online chat room.  —  Many in the tech industry are beginning to recognize that a string of influential concepts …
K.C. Jones / TechWeb:
Candidates Reach Voters With Blogs, RSS, Text Messages  —  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's campaign is going mobile.  The mayor's campaign Web site landed a spot on AOL's beta site AIM Today, where his smiling face appeared Monday morning next to the image of a cell phone and the words "Text Mike."
Discussion: The Pondering Primate
Elinor Mills / CNET
Google hiring like it's 1999  —  It may take a village to raise a child, as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton likes to say.  But it looks like it's going to take quite a bit more than that to fulfill the Google dream of one day indexing all the world's information for that little tyke.

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