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Ray Ozzie:
Really Simple Sharing  —  One of the great things about once again having an active blog is that it enables me to engage in discussion about concepts I'm excited about, and that I'm working on, before they're fully-baked and while they could benefit from others' involvement.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Sharing at so many levels!  —  Microsoft has unveiled a new proposal called SSE, which stands for Simple Sharing Extensions for RSS and OPML.  —  In 2005, RSS-based aggregators have been around for six years.  They come in all sizes and shapes, some inspired by mail readers, others are …
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
TiVo to Transfer Shows to iPods, Sony PSP  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20 - TiVo, the maker of digital video recorders, plans to announce a new feature on Monday that will let TiVo owners watch recorded television shows on Apple's video iPods and on Sony's handheld PSP game machine.
Julie Tamaki / Los Angeles Times:   TiVo to Expand Portable Features
Mitch Ratcliffe / RatcliffeBlog:
New rules for 21st century workers  —  The most important three rules for today's workforce bar none: Tom Foremski of Silicon Valley Watcher has the following rules for today's worker: … I've lived by these three rules for more than a decade.  When I started using my own strange email address …
Discussion: NevOn
Silicon Valley Watcher:   Updated: (Thanks to Mitch Ratcliffe!)
USA Today:
Cingular will be sold under name of AT&T  —  NEW YORK — SBC, which closed its merger with AT&T on Friday, plans to sell Cingular Wireless under the fabled AT&T name, Ed Whitacre, the chairman and CEO of the combined company, has confirmed to USA TODAY.  —  Cingular, the USA's No. 1 wireless company …
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Cingular to be AT&T
Discussion: Phone Scoop and Signal vs. Noise
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
At Harvard, a Man, a Plan and a Scanner  —  Twenty years ago, when Sidney Verba became director of the Harvard University Library, he thought there was a good chance he would enjoy a placid transition into retirement.  —  Placid is not the word Mr. Verba would use to describe his life now.
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Google Base blog import instructions  —  Google Base launched last Tuesday as a new repository of information for distribution across Google's network of sites including Google search, Froogle, and Google Local.  You can add your existing content to the Google Base for broad distribution with only a few easy steps.
Stefanie Olsen / CNET
Wi-Fi mosquito killer coming to a porch near you  —  A biotechnology company with a specialty in killing mosquitoes is turning to wireless technology and computers to make a killing for itself.  —  American Biophysics, a small private company based in North Kingstown, R.I. …
Discussion: Engadget, TechBlog and jkOnTheRun
Jenstar / JenSense:
Separate bidding on content network introduced by AdWords  —  Yahoo Search Marketing has long supported the model of allowing separate bidding on the content and search networks, which enabled advertisers to decide how much they were willing to pay dependent on whether it showed …
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
New Xbox Goes on Sale at Midnight.  Good Luck.  —  The transition to a new generation of video game consoles kicks off tonight at midnight when retailers begin selling Microsoft's Xbox 360.  —  The event is a much-anticipated step in an intensifying business battle between Microsoft …
Discussion: Joystiq and LiquidGeneration
Pinyo / GreatNexus Webmaster Blog:
The Seven Deadly Sins of Blogging  —  A rather strong title, but I want to share what I think are the seven worst things a blogger can do based on my personal experience.  —  1. Using Free Blog Hosting Services  —  I have nothing against free blog hosting services like Blogger, Live Journal, or TypePad.
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
FIRST TAKE: XBOX 360 MEDIA CENTER EXTENDER  —  Thanks to my cool day job, I got an early Xbox 360 and spent some time today running it through its paces.  I'll leave the reviews of the release-day games to others (although I found Amped 3, a top-notch snowboarding game …
Chris Kohler / Wired News:
Mario Kart Tears It Up  —  I was raised on Mario Kart.  If I see stock-car racing on television, I wonder why they're not firing missiles made out of turtle shells at each other.  —  That's why you can believe me when I say that Mario Kart DS is easily the killer app for Nintendo's double-screened portable.
Discussion: Cathode Tan
Gary Stein / ClickZ:
No Blogs Next Year  —  › › › Intellectual Capital  —  At my ad:tech panel earlier this month, I had a number of real blog luminaries, including Nick Denton, the brains behind Gawker Media.  He pointed out the blog reader demographic is the archetypal wired guy …

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