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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 …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
SSE - Simple Sharing Extensions - A Microsoft innovation on RSS  —  Ray Ozzie and the team at Microsoft is working on an exciting new innovation to RSS called SSE, Simple Sharing Extensions.  There is a draft specification in place, and sample code will be ready soon.
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.
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Cingular to be AT&T — not!  —  Well, you can say goodbye to Cingular.  SBC, which closed its merger with AT&T last week, decided that after spending untold millions promoting the Cingular brand for its joint venture with BellSouth, that they're going to drop the name and start selling wireless service under the AT&T brand name.
Discussion: Phone Scoop and Signal vs. Noise
Melanie Tan /
Skype goes retail with Radio Shack  —  RadioShack and Skype announced that they have entered an agreement that allows RadioShack to distribute Skype-ready products in about 3,500 RadioShack retail outlets across the US.  —  For those three people who have not yet heard of Skype …
Discussion: Engadget and Daily Wireless
EFF: Breaking News:
EFF Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Sony BMG  —  Company Should Repair Damage to Customers Caused by CD Software  —  The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with two leading national class action law firms, today filed a lawsuit against Sony BMG, demanding that the company repair …
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.
INTERNET ADVERTISING REVENUES SURPASS $3 BILLION FOR Q3  —  Run Rate for Full Year 2005 on Pace to Exceed $12 Billion  —  New York, NY (November 21, 2005) - The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) today announced that Internet advertising revenues totaled …
Pamela Parker / ClickZ:   Internet Ad Revenues Exceed $3B/Quarter
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Tapping a New-Age Life on the Web, Cellphone and TV  —  In 2000, when C. J. Kettler was the president for sales and marketing at Oxygen Media, she boasted that the company was a "point of convergence" between cable television and the Internet.  —  Oxygen, after all, was started by Geraldine Laybourne …
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. …
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: Silicon Valley Watcher and NevOn
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Texas Attorney General Sues Sony  —  Greg Abbott, the attorney general for Texas, today filed a lawsuit against Sony BMG Music Entertainment, alleging that its controversial (and now recalled) anti-piracy software violates the state's anti-spyware and consumer protection laws.
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 …
Red Herring:
Xbox 360 Starts Console War  —  Microsoft's Xbox challenges Sony, and charges into the connected living room.  —  Surrounded by a gaggle of video game geeks and bathed in the neon green glow of a dozen flat-screens running games on Microsoft's new Xbox 360, J. Allard looks, for a brief moment, at rest.
Discussion: Cathode Tan and Kotaku
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 …

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