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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
My content, my readers, my numbers, damnit  —  Hey, My Yahoo, Google Reader, Pluck, Newsgator Enterprise and other RSS readers: Hand over my numbers.  You are taking my RSS feed and caching it to serve more efficiently, which would be fine if only you told me how many times you are doing that.
Matt McAlister:
A new content distribution plan for online publishers  —  Dick Costolo of Feedburner published his view of the future of RSS and where his company fits into it on the Feedburner blog.  Among several interesting ideas, he states a vision of the future based on the items within RSS feeds as opposed to the feeds themselves.
Discussion: Flashpoint
Daniel Greenberg / Washington Post:
New Options Emerge for Better Data Backup  —  Let's face it, most of us don't give much thought to data backup until we lose something important — crucial documents, our digital music collections or irreplaceable photos, for example.  —  Creating backup files can be a tedious chore …
Andy Oram / O'Reilly Network:
Another desperate attempt to discredit Massachusetts OpenDocument adoption  —  It was on the front page of the Boston Globe newspaper today, and the lead article on their web site—an investigation that normally would be buried in the City & Region section of the paper.
Discussion: Boston Globe, GROKLAW, Slashdot and digg
Ian Sample / Guardian:
Scientists, be on guard ... ET might be a malicious hacker  —  As if spotty teenagers releasing computer viruses on to the internet from darkened rooms were not enough of a headache.  According to a scientific report, planet Earth's computers are wide open to a virus attack from Little Green Men.
Loren Baker /
Animated Google AdSense Testing on Search Engine Blog  —  Animated Google AdSense Testing on Search Engine Blog  —  As part of my morning coffee ritual I sift through some of my favorite blogs to look into stories which have run over the course of the evening (I'm in Asia right now so my late morning is the US midnight).
Varun Dubey /
Linux is Doomed, Thanks to Microsoft  —  (Column) - The Linux community was left stunned when Windows Server software outsold Linux in the server market.  Gartner, Inc. recently reported that sales of Windows systems accounted for nearly 37 percent of all server revenue in the last quarter while Linux accounted for 31.7 percent.
Discussion: and OpsanBlog
L.M.Orchard / 0xDECAFBAD:
Outlining by the fittest … Source: Cloudy Thinking by Ron K. Jeffries » Blog Archive » XOXO & OPML & Simple List Extentions  —  At the moment, my prediction is that XOXO gets sidelined by OPML, insofar as expressing ideas and data in outline form takes off in general.
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Flickr and WebShots - A Classic Web2.0 Case  —  Flickr and WebShots - A classic web2.0 case Well it would appear that this week, at least according to Alexa, for the first time Flickr has overtaken Webshots in traffic.  It's been a trend that has been in the making for a while and I would suspect …
Louise Story / New York Times:
As Corporate Ad Money Flows Their Way, Bloggers Risk Their Rebel Reputation  —  When Anita Campbell started her Web log about small-business trends two years ago, she thought it would simply be a service for her clients and help her consulting business grow.
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Symantec to Ditch Sygate Firewall  —  Another free Windows firewall bites the dust.  Symantec Corp. has announced rather abruptly that as of next week it will no longer support or offer its Sygate line of firewall products.  —  The move comes little more than three months …
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Nokia lets the N-Gage die a quiet death  —  Nokia recently announced that they will no longer be developing new versions of the N-Gage gaming phone.  The company says it plans to hold off on mobile gaming for a couple of years, concentrating instead on mobile music and video.
Discussion: Gizmodo and GamersReports
Jennifer A. Kingson / New York Times:
Wireless Moves the Cash Register Where You Are  —  When Michelle Dubé, a golf instructor in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., finishes a lesson, she whips out her BlackBerry wireless device - to schedule the next appointment, sure, but also to swipe the student's credit card for payment right there on the driving range.
Lucas van Grinsven / Reuters:
Firm wants to rid Net of suffixes  —  AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch technology company has breathed life into a project to rid the Internet of suffixes such as .com, and instead offer single names which can be countries, company names or fantasy words.  —  Such a system, which enables countries …

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