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.
Mitch Ratcliffe / RatcliffeBlog: Welcome to the bigger picture
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb: The Great Arrington — The Wall St Journal has a great write …
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
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: IP Democracy and The Stalwart
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 — 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. … I think most start-ups actually …
Discussion: Darwinian Web, Danny Ayers, Raw Blog, What's New, Ensight, » InsideGoogle and Smart Mobs
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?
Gerrit Visser / Smart Mobs: Signs of a Bubble "The rules are different now"
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: Boing Boing and The Digital Music Weblog
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 …
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.
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
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 …
Yahoo! Search blog:
Submitting Site Feeds and other Site Explorer updates — Two months ago we launched Site Explorer, a tool to explore the pages from your site in the Yahoo! Search index and the inlinks to those pages. Many of you have been using the tool actively and we appreciate the positive response and feedback we have received.
Discussion: Niall Kennedy's Weblog
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog: Submit site feeds to Yahoo! Search
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 …
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 …
Various / MacSlash: Freescale CEO Speaks To CNet
Don Park's Daily Habit:
Killing the Desktop — When I observe how my wife and son uses the family computer, I can help noticing how little use they have for the desktop. They look bewildered when I open the Windows Explorer. — To them, file open or file save dialog *is* where the files go. My Documents?
Discussion: Between the Lines
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Creative's new Zen Vision:M (with video) — Creative is introducing their new Zen Vision:M, an answer to Apple's 5G iPod, and what an answer it is. We know it gets old hearing every new player get compared to Apple's flagship offering, but can you seriously blame us here?
Cowboy / A Jack of All Blogs:
The Lost Road Map of B5 — Jeremy, over at B5 is talking about how their servers have been grinding along slowly lately because they are hosting a lot of worthless content. They also seemed to be "quietly" being supported by Cheatika. And yet they are still looking to bring on more bloggers.
Discussion: BlogNetworkWatch and b5media.com
Robb Dunewood / BlogNetworkWatch: The b5media team is not the most tactful bunch...
Administrator / b5media.com: Temporarily Closing Blog Applications
Robb Dunewood / BlogNetworkWatch:
Growing Pains for b5media
Growing Pains for b5media
Discussion: The Blog Herald, Ensight, Blog Network Watch and b5media.com
Duncan Riley / The Blog Herald: b5media comes under fire
Jeremy Wright / Ensight: The Irony is Thick — After ragging on "Web 2.0″ companies …
Matt / Blog Network Watch: b5 uptime issues
Jeremy Wright / b5media.com: Uptime Issues — Over the last week or so, it's becoming …