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Rebecca Buckman / Wall Street Journal:
Blog Buzz on High-Tech Start-Ups Causes Some Static  —  When Spanish Internet start-up FON Technology SL tried to generate some buzz this past weekend about new funding it had snared from Google Inc. and eBay Inc.'s Skype Technologies, it pitched stories to traditional media outlets.
The Doc Searls Weblog:
Why should interests conflict only around money?  —  Blog Buzz on High-Tech Start-Ups Causes Some Static is a Wall Street Journal piece today by Rebecca Buckman.  It begins, … Later, she adds, … In the article, "allegiances" and "interests" (of, say, the sort that become "conflicted" …
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog:
WSJ on FON, disclosure, and my friends  —  [I'm posting this reluctantly.  Ultimately I decided I don't want the WSJ article to be googled without a response.]  —  The Wall Street Journal today ran an article by Rebecca Buckman that raises an interesting question but fails to generate an interesting answer.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Buzz, blogs, and bucks  —  The Wall Street Journal tries to find a story in bloggers being on the advisory board of FON and blogging about it but they don't come away with much because most of those bloggers disclosed that they were on the advisory board.  —  This raises a question …
Discussion: The Doc Searls Weblog
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:   Bloggers "bought off" by Fon? Not me...
Nick / Rough Type:
FON's unsavory buzz
Mathew /
The blogosphere is growing up  —  I've been expecting something …
Halo 2 gamers face Vista upgrade  —  Halo fans will have to upgrade their computer if they want to follow Master Chief's adventures on the PC.  —  Microsoft has announced that the PC version of Halo 2 will only work on the new version of Windows called Vista.
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Halo 2 coming to Vista
Discussion: Kotaku, theory.isthereason and Joystiq   Master Chief Dual-Wields His Way to Windows Vista
Rob Hof / Business Week:
Edgeio Edges Toward Launch—and a Clash with E-Commerce Giants?  —  Edgeio, the much-anticipated, secretive startup by onetime RealNames founder Keith Teare and TechCrunch blogger Mike Arrington, suddenly isn't so secret anymore.  Although its "official" launch is weeks away, possibly Feb. 27 …
Mathew /
Edgeio could become like Craigslist 2.0  —  In addition to running the very influential Web 2.0 site, and writing a blog called, Mike Arrington has been working on a startup of his own called Edgeio (when does this man sleep?)  - which Rob Hof of BusinessWeek got a demo of recently.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Edgeio opens new era in blogging...
Discussion: Scripting News
Gary Price / Search Engine Watch Blog:
It's Time To Say So Long  —  The time has come for me to say goodbye to Danny, Chris, and the rest of the SEW team.  —  The good news is that I will not be going very far and what have become known to many of you as "Gary's other sites" (ResourceShelf and DocuTicker) will still be online and updated daily.
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
True video iPod to sport 3.5-inch display, touch-screen click wheel  —  February 9, 2006 - Think Secret can confirm recent rumblings that Apple is nearing completion of a completely revamped video iPod that will shed the ubiquitous mechanical click wheel for a touch screen and will sport a 3.5-inch diagonal display.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
RIM's workaround revealed  —  update BlackBerry maker Research In Motion on Thursday announced details of how its new software workaround, designed as a backup if U.S. courts impose an injunction later this month, will be released to customers.  —  The specifics of the workaround come days …
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Google Desktop Gets New Features  —  Google has released Google Desktop 3.0 beta, which includes several new features.  Three of the new features Google considers "major" enhancements, but several other new features requested by users bolster the utility of the program.
Kenji Hall / Business Week:
This PlayStation May Play Too Much  —  Sony's new super-packed PS3 handles a lot more than games.  That, some say, could confuse buyers  —  Picture this: you plug your TV into a box the size of a phone book and go online to check headlines.  You get bored and click over to a Giants game.
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Bill would force Web sites to delete personal info  —  A bill just announced in Congress would require every Web site operator to delete information about visitors, including e-mail addresses, if the data is no longer required for a "legitimate" business purpose.
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
OH MY GOD - Microsoft Live is Hailstorm 2.0  —  ... ..but in a good way.  Assuming they allow us to mesh into it - and vice versa.  —  As I sat in the last night (near the Savoy Theater, off the Strand) - I was honored to listen to Sam Seshi rap out Microsoft's platform.
Pamela Parker / ClickZ:
Google Opens Bidding for Print Media  —  Google, the search giant and would-be multi-media advertising enabler, has opened up the bidding on its much-talked-about print venture.  AdWords advertisers can now bid for 1 page, 1/2 page and 1/4 page ads in nearly 30 different lifestyle and technology magazines.

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