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Great Tastes That Go Great Together — I've been a big fan of del.icio.us, the social bookmarking service Joshua Schachter created, for quite a while now. So much so that when Dave Taylor recently asked for "experts" to help explain What's so cool about del.icio.us?, I was glad to masquerade as an expert.
Discussion: tecosystems, Charlene Li's Blog, michael parekh on IT, The Unofficial Yahoo! Weblog, Alec Saunders .LOG, Joseph Scott's Blog, Conversion Rater, IP Democracy, Micro Persuasion, PodTech Comments …, SiliconBeat, Solution Watch, Marketing Pilgrim, Geeking with Greg, Clickety Clack and The Social Software Weblog
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Yahoo Goes Deeper into Tagging with del.icio.us Buy
Junior Hines / Clickety Clack: Yahoo Acquires del.icio.us- We're all waiting for Fred to say something
Brad Burnham / Union Square Ventures:
A Delicious Eight Months — On April 14th, we closed an investment in Delicious. We wrote about our initial investment here. — Eight months later, Delicious has been sold to Yahoo!. The news is on the Delicious blog. — We are thrilled to see Joshua Schachter …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo.icio.us? - Yahoo Acquires Del.icio.us — I just got off an instant message conversation with Joshua Schachter, the founder of Del.icio.us. I was asking him for any comment on the Yahoo acquisition rumors and he pointed me to the del.icio.us blog. — Yahoo has acquired Del.icio.us:
Gary Price / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Tag It: Acqusition, Yahoo Acquires del.icio.us — Even developing their own MyWeb 2.0 (tag, save, share service) and the Yahoo 360 set of services, Yahoo still wants more assets in the community building, tagging, and folksonomy arena. Accordingly, we've learned that del.icio.us has now been acquired by Yahoo.
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Yahoo! buys del.icio.us — Yahoo! has bought social bookmarking site del.icio.us for an undisclosed amount. Joshua Schachter posted an announcement to the del.icio.us blog and mentions Yahoo!'s ability to help del.icio.us scale and keep pace with it's growing user base and site usage.
Nancy White / Full Circle Online Interaction Blog: Yahoo buys del.icio.us - Think about the thread that ties things together....
Om Malik on Broadband:
Yahoo! buys del.icio.us — Yahoo continues with its Web 2.0 makeover. The company snapped up the bookmarking service del.icio.us today, according to a post by founder Joshua Schachter on his website. "We look forward to bringing you new features and more servers in the future," he writes.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Google sucks, there I said it — I wonder if it's Google or me, but I can't seem to get behind anything they do these days. The latest abomination is "web clips" inside Gmail. Everything about it is irritating. — First, why can't they call it RSS. That's what it's called. Not good enough for Google.
Jared Jacobs / Official Google Blog:
A cure for the common inbox
Ian Youngs / BBC:
Song sites face legal crackdown — The music industry is to extend its copyright war by taking legal action against websites offering unlicensed song scores and lyrics. — The Music Publishers' Association (MPA), which represents US sheet music companies, will launch its first campaign against such sites in 2006.
Anti-piracy CD problems vex Sony — Sony BMG is being caught up in a row about more of its anti-piracy software. — Digital rights groups warned the music maker about vulnerabilities its MediaMax copy protection system created on users' PCs. — The same groups have now found …
David Barboza / New York Times:
Ogre to Slay? Outsource It to Chinese — FUZHOU, China - One of China's newest factories operates here in the basement of an old warehouse. Posters of World of Warcraft and Magic Land hang above a corps of young people glued to their computer screens, pounding away at their keyboards in the latest hustle for money.
Bill Bishop / billsdue: New York Times on Outsourcing to Chinese Game Farmers
Erick Schonfeld / business2blog: The Virtual Economy — The NYT has a well-reported story …
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog: Attention Arbitrage — My first corporate job was testing video games at Activision.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Power could cost more than servers, Google warns — update A Google engineer has warned that if the performance per watt of today's computers doesn't improve, the electrical costs of running them could end up far greater than the initial hardware price tag.
Discussion: Alice Hill's Real Tech News
Philip Ball / Nature:
Does rivalry rewire the rapping web? — Social networks of rappers differ from all other human networks. — The rivalry and feuds for which rap music is notorious may mean that in contrast to other human social networks, like does not attract like. — All the same, says Reginald Smith …
Discussion: collision detection
Once-brotherly image turns Big Brotherly — SAN FRANCISCO — Opponents long ago painted Wal-Mart, Microsoft and a handful of other behemoths into a rogue's gallery of too-powerful corporations needing government restraint. — Now, a brash upstart with a "don't be evil" mantra may soon join them: online search giant Google.
Mitch Ratcliffe / RatcliffeBlog: Paying for market share? That may be the future of networked markets
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
MMA Releases Guidelines for Banner Ads on Phones — It may have an audience as tiny as its screens, but the mobile Web has just gotten its first set of banner ad guidelines. — The specifications (PDF), released by the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), discuss graphical banners, text "banners" and ad units that combine the two.
Sony says PS3 still on track for spring launch — Sony on Thursday said it remained on track to roll out its PlayStation 3 game console by spring 2006 despite industry speculation that the scheduled launch could face delays. — The timing of the release of Sony's updated PlayStation console …
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