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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 …
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.
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 and Daily Wireless
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny:
Cisco Buys Scientific-Atlanta
Discussion: Om Malik and Firewall
Jennifer Guevin / CNET
Open Source Media group met with harsh criticism  —  OSM, the Open Source Media group formerly known as Pajamas Media, launched Wednesday, but it hasn't received the positive response one might have expected from the blogosphere.  The group, which just secured $3.5 million in venture funds …
Evolution of the Species:
Open Source Hardware  —  Other blog titles we considered...  Power to the People  —  Open-Gratis-Libre  —  Friday Free Stuff  —  (...but, Mary sort of has that one already.)  —  Let Freedom Ring II  —  The latter follows up on the previous blog of the same title from last week: Let Freedom Ring.
Discussion: DrunkenBlog
Liam McNulty / Engadget:
Japan-only 20th Anniversary Edition Windows XP  —  Localization be damned, since Microsoft has decided to release a special edition of Windows XP only in Japan to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first Windows.  Finding details about what has changed versus previous XPs is difficult …
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 …
Blogmalware / Anti-Malware Engineering Team:
Sony rootkit signatures now available  —  Hi, we are Eric Allred and Ziv Mador, response coordinators for the anti-malware technology team.  —  We have analyzed several versions of the rootkit that have been shipped as part of Sony's XCP software.  We are calling the family WinNT/F4IRootkit.
Chris Kraeuter / Forbes:
Yahoo! Wins Search Victory  —  BURLINGAME, CALIF. - In the ongoing battle for high-level search expertise, Yahoo! announced a key hire in its search department, tapping the former chief scientist at AltaVista to lead its development projects in this hot area of the Internet.
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

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