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Nick Bradbury:
An Attention Namespace for OPML  —  In a recent post I said that OPML would be a great format for sharing attention data, but I wasn't sure whether this would be possible due to uncertainty over OPML's support for namespaces.  This afternoon I talked with Dave Winer and Steve Gillmor …
Dave Winer /
Extension mechanisms in OPML  —  With all the activity around OPML, the editor, the beta of the validator, and the recent release of the community server, I've been steadily getting inquiries about extension mechanisms for OPML.  I think it's now a good time to start discussing this.
Discussion: Danny Ayers, Raw Blog
Robert X. Cringely /
Google-Mart  —  Sam Walton Taught Google More About How to Dominate the Internet Than Microsoft Ever Did  —  Play to your strengths.  That's the key to success in any industry.  This is the week I promised to explain where I think Google is headed, and playing to the company's strengths …
Marc /
Reasonable Interview: Shel Israel, Co-Author, Naked Conversations  —  In the inaugural Reasonable Interview, Shel Israel, co-author (with Robert Scoble) of the upcoming book Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers, talks about the impact of blogging on marketing and advertising.
Discussion: gapingvoid
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
#46: Blogging does not integrate, Shel says  —  Shel is writing up a storm over on our book blog, Naked Conversations.  —  He and I met the other day and he told me that he is hearing lots of companies thinking about integrating blogging into their marketing plans.
John Battelle / New York Times:
Building a Better Boom  —  IT sure feels like a bubble, doesn't it?  Let's tick off the signs: a red-hot market for Internet stocks (Google, for example, has more than quadrupled since it went public in 2004); fawning articles celebrating entrepreneurs; a glut of venture capitalists elbowing …
New York Times:
Cisco Set to Enter Cable Field  —  Cisco Systems Inc., the Internet equipment provider, plans to announce today the acquisition of Scientific-Atlanta, a maker of television set-top boxes, for $7 billion, according to people who have been briefed on the negotiations.
Discussion: Techdirt
MEDIA FUTURES: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE  —  A Story in Five Parts:  —  Wall Street Meets Madison Avenue  —  Problem: Marketing is Inefficient  —  Solution: /ROOT Markets is a Financial Exchange for Consumer Leads  —  How the Securitization of Mortgages Opened Up the Housing Market for Consumers
Michael Singer / CNET
High-tech photos give new meaning to 'talking pictures'  —  If a picture is worth a thousand words, how valuable would it be if someone added a sound track?  —  Italian start-up Zanetti Studio aims to find out.  The Milan, Italy-based company is preparing a new photo printer, called Speekysmart …
Microsoft Enhances Phishing Protection for Windows, MSN and Microsoft Windows Live Customers  —  Cyota Inc., Internet Identity and MarkMonitor to provide phishing Web site data for Microsoft Phishing Filter and SmartScreen Technology services.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 17, 2005 …
USA Today:
Edward C. Baig: Personal Tech - Latest iMac lets you control it from sofa  —  Apple Computer is the latest tech powerhouse to stake a claim to your living room.  Its new iMac G5 computers, unveiled last month in the shadow of the video iPod introduction, are all about enjoying your digital treasures …
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
The End of Process  —  If a knowledge worker has the organization's information in a social context at their finger tips, and the organization is sufficiently connected to tap experts and form groups instantly to resolve exceptions — is there a role for business process as we know it?
Discussion: How to Save the World
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Shop-Till-You-Drop Specials, Revealed Here First  —  For retailers, the day after Thanksgiving is a painstakingly orchestrated affair.  —  Prices are scientifically slashed, down to the penny.  Sales begin at dawn.  And glossy circulars containing the well-laid plans are distributed …
Ryan / Ryan Sholin's J-School Blog:
A VISIT FROM THE SCOBLEIZER...  I just got out of a meeting with some of the JMC faculty and Robert Scoble.  —  I was glad to see most of the right people there, asking all of the right questions.  —  Here are the important takeaways, in my opinion:  —  Context-based advertising is a real live source of revenue.
Discussion: Steve Sloan … and Scobleizer

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