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Mitch Ratcliffe / RatcliffeBlog:
In which I engage Dave  —  Dave Winer has replied at length and critically to my last posting about the future of podcasting.  I'm going to take his comments in my blog, which don't jibe with his tone on the long attack on me at ScriptingNews, up to the posting level, because I don't want this to get buried …
Discussion: Om Malik and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Doc / Doc Searls' IT Garage:
The Past of Podcasting  —  slipstream n. ...  The area of reduced pressure or forward suction produced by and immediately behind a fast-moving object as it moves through air or water. intr. v. To drive or cycle in the slipstream of a vehicle ahead.  —  The sucking sound you hear …
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Audible's Clusterf**k  —  Audible announced a new product on Friday that allows podcast publishers significant control over their product.  Ad insertion, monitoring of downloads and listening attention, DRM and more.  There are some interesting features that add to the podcasting discussion …
Discussion: BuzzMachine
Greg Yardley / Greg Yardley's Internet Blog:
MP3 poor format for podcast monetization  —  I was thinking about the Mitch Ratcliffe pile-on while doing laundry and still don't quite get it.  To recap: Mitch is a consultant for Audible, a downloadable audiobook company that's been around since 1997 or so and does about $60M in revenue each year - no small change.
The Doc Searls Weblog:
Mitch Ratcliffe's More on the Future of Podcasting is a huge post that makes so many points, each with so many contentious assumptions (especially about Dave), that it's hard to know where to begin.  —  Dave begins (and hardly ends) with Audible and its consultant.  —  I'll begin with this:
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Audible and its consultant  —  I usually don't quote flamers here …
Discussion: iBLOGthere4iM
Audible's unPodcast effort?
Redbarren / ben barren:
Paying $30 CPM for Podcast Tracking is Insane
Discussion: The Doc Searls Weblog
David A. Vise / Washington Post:
AOL to Have Reruns on Demand  —  America Online Inc. and Warner Bros.  Entertainment Inc. are planning to put thousands of episodes of once-popular television shows like "Welcome Back Kotter" and "Chico and the Man" on the Web site, where high-speed Internet users can view them for free.
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Internet Service to Put Classic TV on Home Computer  —  Looking for "The Fugitive?"  Didn't get enough "Eight Is Enough?"  Would you like to "Welcome Back, Kotter" one more time?  —  Warner Brothers is preparing a major new Internet service that will let fans watch full episodes from more than 100 old television series.
Elinor Mills / CNET   AOL says 'Welcome back' to old TV shows
Elinor Mills / ZDNet:
Google gets analytical … Google is set to launch on Monday a free Web analytics service that will let companies see exactly how visitors interact with their Web site and how their advertising campaigns are faring.  —  The free hosted service, which will be available in English and 16 other languages …
Discussion: Matt Cutts
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Renames Urchin Google Analytics, Makes It Free  —  Google has renamed its Urchin web analytics unit to be — yep — Google Analytics (as Gary predicted), in a move that follows with similar rebranding such as Keyhole being renamed Google Earth.  And just like with Keyhole …
Consortium tackles Linux mobile phone standards  —  Ten companies today launched a cross-industry consortium chartered to turn embedded Linux into a plug-and-play mobile phone platform comparable to Microsoft's Windows Mobile Smartphone OS, but with greater flexibility and lower costs.
Adam Leipzig / New York Times:
How to Sell a Movie (or Fail) in Four Hours  —  IF you think life is moving too fast - hyped up with BlackBerries, blogs, podcasts and instant messages - imagine what it is like to run a movie studio these days.  —  It's bad enough that a movie's box-office gross revenues will decline …
Ryan Naraine /
Microsoft to Zap Sony DRM 'Rootkit'  —  Microsoft Corp. will start deleting the rootkit component of the controversial DRM scheme used by Sony BMG Music Entertainment.  —  The software giant's Windows AntiSpyware application will be updated to add a detection and removal signature …
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Microsoft: Sony Anti-Piracy Software Is Spyware
Discussion: Andre
Dell, seeking sales growth, embraces style, luxury  —  Dell is trying to spice up its image—and turn around lagging sales growth—by shaking Apple Computer's hold on hipness, but it may be tough to match its smaller rival's flair.  —  A recent Dell ad in Variety, Hollywood's trade magazine …
Richard Menta /
Bush Administration to Sony: It's your intellectual property — it's not your computer.  —  Sony knew they were dead in the water when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) admonished them on the CD rootkit scandal - at a Chamber of Commerce event on combating intellectual-property theft.
Tom's Hardware Guide:
Taking Linux On The Road With Ubuntu  —  Linux To Go  —  Many users get annoyed by everyday troubles that still affect Windows systems.  Whether it is a failing driver, problems caused by poorly written applications or a virus infection, any consumer type version of Windows can be considered …

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