David / Signal vs. Noise:
Don't scale: 99.999% uptime is for Wal-Mart — David Dec 06 — Jeremy Wright purports a common misconception about new companies doing business online: That you need 99.999% uptime or you're toast. Not so. Basecamp doesn't have that. I think our uptime is more like 98% or 99%.
Discussion: Ensight, IP Democracy and The Stalwart
Jeremy Wright / Ensight: Does Scaling Matter?
Mitch Shapiro / IP Democracy: Web 2.0 Startups and Scaleability Investments
Joseph Weisenthal / The Stalwart: Size, Scale, Uptime, Downtime
Om Malik on Broadband:
Even in Web 2.0 Scale & Size Matter — Yet another update at the bottom of the page — Updated Many times in the past I have pointed out that most of the new Web 2.0 type start-ups have business plans that only go so far! I am actually glad to see Jeremy Wright take a stand on this issue.
Discussion: Darwinian Web, What's New, Danny Ayers, Raw Blog, Ensight and » InsideGoogle
Adam Green / Darwinian Web: Get over the Bubble already
Jeremy Wright / Ensight: FeedLounge Responds — Scott Sanders from FeedLounge responded to my rant from yesterday.
Nathan Weinberg / » InsideGoogle: SIGNS OF THE GOOGLE BUBBLE?
Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
Tech Blogs Produce New Elite to Help Track The Industry's Issues — Revolutions don't usually work out quite as planned. And that's what's happening now in the technology world with blogs. They are every bit as important as their boosters said they would be. But in an entirely different way.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb: The Great Arrington — The Wall St Journal has a great write …
Mitch Ratcliffe / RatcliffeBlog: Welcome to the bigger picture
James A. Robertson / Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants: Technical Disintermediation? — Lee Gomes of the WSJ thinks …
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Lee Gomes: "Reporters for the big mainstream newspapers and magazines …
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Tech Blogs are the New Media Elite?
Susan Mernit / Susan Mernit's Blog: WSJ covers memorandum & Tech Crunch
EFF: Breaking News:
SunnComm Makes Security Update Available To Address Recently Discovered Vulnerability On Its MediaMax Version 5 Content Protection Software, Which Is Included On Certain SONY BMG CDs — San Francisco, CA and New York, NY - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and SONY BMG Music Entertainment …
Discussion: IP Democracy, Boing Boing and The Digital Music Weblog
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: EFF and Sony Announce Security Patch
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: Sony's DRM security fix leaves your computer more vulnerable
Brad Hill / The Digital Music Weblog: Sony Mollifies EFF
John Borland / CNET News.com:
New Sony CD security risk found
New Sony CD security risk found
Discussion: Freedom to Tinker, The Consumerist, TechBlog, Alice Hill's Real Tech News and Not Too Geeky
Tyme / Not Too Geeky: New Sony CD threat
David Carnoy / CNET News.com:
Ten things I hate about the Xbox 360 — OK, so we've been through this drill before. Carnoy reviews a product, gives it a high rating, then writes a column talking about all the things he doesn't like about it. Worse, he starts referring to himself in the third person, which can only mean the ego's just running a little too high.
Discussion: Thomas Hawk's Digital … and The Consumerist
Matt Casamassina / revolution.ign.com:
More Revolution Specs Uncovered — Developers come forward to reveal new performance details on Nintendo's next-generation console. — December 6, 2005 - Just yesterday IGN Revolution launched with technical details on Nintendo's next-generation console, codenamed Revolution.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited, Joystiq, Infendo and Gadget Review
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Revolution is just a souped-up GameCube
Ben Striegel / Joystiq: Final Revolution disc capacity …
Michael Singer / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: Is the PowerPC due for a second wind? — How can a company be just about everywhere, and yet nobody knows its name? Just ask Michel Mayer, chief executive of Freescale Semiconductor. — Mayer's $6 billion Austin, Texas-based company, a recent spin-off from Motorola …
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
Ingenio Adds InfoSpace to Pay-Per-Call Network — Ingenio is today expected to announce two partnerships that will extend its pay-per-call ad network to a host of new Internet users. — Most notably, the company will partner with private label search and directory publisher InfoSpace …
Discussion: The Voice of Online …
Bo-Mi Lim / Associated Press:
Microsoft Loses Antitrust Case Before S. Korean Regulators — GWACHEON, South Korea, Dec. 7 — South Korean antitrust regulators ruled Wednesday that Microsoft Corp. abused its market dominance, fined it $32 million and ordered the software giant to offer alternative versions of Windows.
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
NBC to Sell TV Shows for Viewing on Apple Software — NBC Universal said yesterday that it would start to sell downloadable versions of 11 of its current and older television shows through the iTunes Music Store of Apple Computer. — NBC is the second major television network to distribute programming through Apple.
Jennifer Granick / Wired News:
Face It: Privacy Is Endangered — In the 1997 flick Face/Off, John Travolta wears Nicolas Cage's face in order to infiltrate Cage's criminal gang. Last week, movie fantasy became medical reality when a team of French doctors successfully performed the first partial face transplant on a woman who had been mauled by a dog.
Discussion: EarlyStageVC, TechBeat and robhyndman.com
Rob Hyndman / robhyndman.com: Facial Recognition Technology and Privacy
Michael Bazeley / siliconvalley.com:
Yahoo's new online phone calls near — Yahoo is expanding its reach in the fast-growing Internet calling market, offering a service that will allow people to make and receive low-cost computer calls to and from regular phones. — The long-expected move could make the Sunnyvale company …
Discussion: The Kelsey Group
Mike Boland / The Kelsey Group: Yahoo Vs. Skype
Bonhomie Snoutintroff / The Register:
EFF volunteers to lose important suit over Sony 'rootkit' — Still securing precedents for the other side — Opinion The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is renowned for its impeccable taste in the battles it fights on behalf of consumers, and for its uncanny ability to stuff every case …
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: Is the EFF Harmful to Consumer Rights?
Dan Goodin / Wired News:
Old Rips: May They Rest in Peace — Paul Rossman, an undergraduate at New Mexico State University, remembers vividly the last time he assembled a music library on his personal computer. It was the third time he had converted his CD collection to music files on his hard drive …