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.
Discussion: Microsoft Weblog
John / Microsoft Weblog:
Is Scoble Ruby Off the Rails?
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.
Discussion: Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check
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.
Discussion: Todd Chanko, IP Democracy, PaidContent.org and Blogging about Incredible …
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: NBC Nightly News Takes to the Web
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.
Discussion: Don Dodge on The Next …, Scobleizer and ben barren
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: Microsoft vs. Google
Redbarren / ben barren: Microsoft to Emulate + Extend GOOG Mashups
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
Steve Kirks / house of warwick: Google to resume the screwing of print authors
Bob Mook / bizjournals:
Local Matters gets $20M for acquisition — Local Matters Inc. obtained $20 million in secured equity financing, allowing the startup to purchase MyAreaGuides.com Inc. and Online Web Marketing Inc., the company announced Tuesday. — The funding, which was secured on Oct. 21 …
Discussion: PaidContent.org and John Battelle's Searchblog
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog: LOCAL MATTERS GROWS
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 …
Erick Schonfeld / business2blog: Apple Reports One Million Video Downloads
Mark Russinovich / Mark's Sysinternals Blog:
Sony, Rootkits And Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far — Last week when I was testing the latest version of RootkitRevealer (RKR) I ran a scan on one of my systems and was shocked to see evidence of a rootkit. Rootkits are cloaking technologies that hide files, Registry keys …
Discussion: Between the Lines, TechBlog, Things That, cubicgarden.com, Peer Pressure, The Tao of Mac, Copyfight, Guardian Unlimited, Boing Boing, OpsanBlog, TechSpot, digg, house of warwick and Metafilter
Dwight / TechBlog: Sony takes a page from spyware scum?
TDavid / Things That: Fascinating tale of DRM hell
Ianforrester / cubicgarden.com: Make no mistake the battle lines have been drawn, Sony Rootkits and its DRM
Donna Wentworth / Copyfight: If It Quacks Like Malware... Mark Russinovich has discovered …
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Sony, rootkits and DRM gone too far
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: Sony DRM uses black-hat rootkits
Michael Coates / OpsanBlog: Speaking of Rootkits / Rootkit Revealer from SysInternals
Per Hansson / TechSpot: Sony taking DRM way too far
Steve Kirks / house of warwick: Sony, DRM and RootKits
Solopsist / Metafilter: Sony pwns your computer
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
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 …
Ryan Block / Engadget: Wal Mart and the $400 laptop
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 …
Discussion: Mark Pincus Blog and Om Malik's Broadband Blog
Arshad Mohammed / Washington Post:
FCC Approves Verizon, SBC Mergers — Unanimous Vote Sets Conditions on Prices, Web Traffic — The Federal Communications Commission yesterday approved two huge telephone mergers with limited conditions in the belief that new technologies will give consumers choice in an industry …
Discussion: Daily Wireless
BellSouth likes to go it alone
BellSouth likes to go it alone
Discussion: Om Malik's Broadband Blog
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog: BellSouth Walks Alone
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 …
Discussion: A blog doesn't need …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
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.
Discussion: Scobleizer, Kevin Burton's Feed Blog, Search Engine Watch Blog and digg
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger: News! Companies are hiring!
Burtonator / Kevin Burton's Feed Blog: Jobs are for Suckers! — Scobelizer has some excellent points: