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Steve Case / Washington Post:
It's Time to Take It Apart  —  There has been a lot of speculation about what Time Warner should do to increase its lagging stock price, and the media giant appears to be nearing a decision on the future of one of the Washington area's most significant enterprises: AOL.
Russ / Russell Beattie Notebook:
XBox 360 Latest Live Update: Kills Backwards Compatibility  —  I thought this would be all over the news today or at least on the gaming sites, but no one seems to be picking up on it yet.  Microsoft released a couple patches for the Xbox 360 over the past few days, the latest …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Can This Man Reprogram Microsoft?  —  THINK back to Round 1 of the Internet, when things really got rolling in 1995.  The computing landscape was shifting, and a cool, fast-growing young company symbolized the new order: Netscape.  At the time, Microsoft looked to be a lumbering old war horse …
BBC:
Muted hello for Xbox 360 in Japan  —  Microsoft has launched its Xbox 360 games console in Japan to what seems like a more subdued response than it received in Europe and North America.  —  The software giant hopes to overcome rivals Sony and Nintendo by having become the first to release its next-generation console.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Writely Is Kicking A**  —  Writely (profiled earlier) continues to lead the pack in online ajax word products.  —  Writely has had great features from day 1: import and export into Word format, embedded images, a wysiwyg editor, drag and drop functionality, sharing with others, and tagging of documents.
Jon / PingMag:
The Website Development Process … A while ago I put this photo on my flickr page and it was chosen to go on the official flickr blog as the photo of that day (September 23rd).  To date it has been viewed over 2000 times.  —  The photo was actually one in a whole series of photos I shot …
Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Yahoo! makes a del.icio.us purchase  —  It's Web giant's latest deal aimed at letting users share content  —  In its latest acquisition of a social networking service, Internet powerhouse Yahoo! Inc. on Friday devoured del.icio.us Inc., a startup that enables people to more easily compile and share their favorite content on the Web.
Discussion: Scobleizer and down the avenue
Scrivs / Fine Fools Community:
Jack of All Blogs Suspended  —  We have been messing with the servers as I mentioned before and all the sites should be functional with the exception of Jack of All Blogs.  I have suspended the site until I speak with David Krug about his past actions and his constant attacking …
pearworks.com:
pearLyrics: too easy to be legal?  —  This is a sad time for all those of us with a passion for music and song lyrics.  As of December 6th, 2005 pearLyrics is no longer available due to a cease and desist letter from Warner/Chappell Music Limited.  As a freeware developer I can not afford …
Red Herring:
Apple to Face Patent Challenge  —  Creative will make bid for iPod license for its navigation technology patent.  —  Apple could face a patent challenge from Creative, its Singapore-based rival in the digital entertainment device market.  —  Creative, which owns a U.S. patent …
Umair / Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab:
How Not to Think Strategically, pt 173841  —  First, a quick note about the emerging buzz surrounding MS's plans to pay consumers for ads.  —  This may sound cool, but there are three big problems which render it strategically meaningless.  —  1) It's fraught with moral hazard = click fraud^1000000.
Leonard David / space.com:
Space Sports Closer to Reality  —  We've all seen the pictures.  Free-floating space travelers look to be having way too much fun frolicking in microgravity.  —  Even with all the daily chores and tight timelines, space crews are finding personal playtime in Earth orbit.

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