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Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Gmail for Domains: Oh-Oh Outlook  —  It had been predicted by an intrepid Javascript code spelunker, but it's now official: … Beyond advertising, we are beginning to see how Google might monetize the great Gmail — and perhaps more importantly, cause huge heartache to Microsoft in the process.
Discussion: Moogle1, deal architect and Squash
Nick / Rough Type:
Gmail attacks Outlook  —  Google opened a new front in its widening battle with Microsoft today when it quietly announced that it has begun operating, through its Gmail service, San Jose City College's email system - using SJCC's own domains.  Gmail's product manager, Stephanie Hannon …
One In Two PCs Won't Run Vista's 3D Interface  —  Roughly half of today's PCs won't be able to take advantage of the "Aero Glass" compositor found within Microsoft's upcoming Vista software, due at the end of this year.  —  The estimate was one of the conclusions cited in a report released late Thursday …
IStock 'Changes Nothing' . . .  The acquisition iStockphoto by Getty Images will have virtually no impact on photographers who supply work to regular Getty brands, company spokesperson Deb Trevino said Thursday afternoon.  —  "At the same time that this announcement was being made …
Andy Goetze / StockPhotoTalk:
My Prediction Was Right: Getty Images Acquires iStockphoto … I received a lot of heat for these lines.  People thought I must be mad.  The CEO of a well-known company in the stock photo industry wrote that "it's going to take me the remainder of 2006 to recover from the shock!", if this would be true.
When network blogs change history it cannot be a good thing  —  The big blog networks are businesses and as such it is in their best interest to spread google juice and link love among all the blogs on their network.  This means that when they have a chance to link to an item of interest seen …
Search site retires iconic Jeeves  —  Jeeves the valet who for a decade has overseen searches on the Ask website is about to be sacked.  —  By the end of February the iconic valet will disappear from the site he has graced since it debuted in 1996.  —  The decision to axe Jeeves was taken …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
AT&T claims MPEG-4 patent infringement, wants Apple to pay up  —  We already knew that between MPEG-LA, ViaLicensing and others, MPEG-4 and the H.264 codec were already awash with patent holders and complicated royalty systems, but itlooks like there's a new kid on the block that wants its share of Apple …
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
HBO Wants No Recording of Shows—Ever  —  Looks like HBO is trying to use a broadcast flag to ban us from recording any of its programming on our DVRs.  The company has recently filed with the FCC, saying its shows—and all "Subscription Video On Demand" services—should be labeled as "Copy Never."
Niall Kennedy / Technorati Weblog:
Giving GrabPERF a new home  —  Technorati is now hosting GrabPERF, a blog performance monitoring project created by Stephen Pierzchala in a Silicon Valley basement.  We've been big fans of GrabPERF's distributed monitoring service and want to make sure it continues to serve the web community.
Brendan Sinclair / GameSpot:
Industry icons get connected  —  Luminaries with ties to EA, Ubisoft, Sony, Microsoft converge to talk about the online future of the gaming industry.  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA—Online gaming has been "the next big thing" for years now, and the success stories are beginning to show their impact on the industry.
Discussion: Joystiq, Gamerscore Blog and Kotaku
The Doc Searls Weblog:
The sourceocracy  —  Back after Hurricane Andrew leveled much of Florida, Dave Barry wrote a funny piece about his two dogs.  Before the hurricane, they would go to the back porch door and bark at it, begging to be let out.  After the hurricane, the back porch was gone, but the door was left standing.
Discussion: Newsome.Org and Publishing 2.0
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Advisorship  —  In this post, I'll describe the origins of Advisorship, what it takes to run an effective Board of Advisors and the benefits, how to handle conflicts of interest and best practices for disclosure.  —  Building a Board of Advisors is one of the first tactics any startup should employ.
Discussion: ben barren and greg hughes
Joseph Scott / Joseph Scott's Blog:
Oracle Buying Open Source Companies?  —  BusinessWeek is reporting that Oracle is looking to buy more open source companies.  Specifically they mention JBoss, Zend and Sleepycat.  Nothing official has been announced yet, but keep in mind that it was only a few months ago when Oracle bought the company behind InnoDB (Innobase).
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Comment Spam discussed at Northern Voice  —  Maryam and I are at the Northern Voice conference.  Today is "MooseCamp" and Matt Mullenweg (the founder of WordPress) is leading a discussion about comment spam.  But, coming into the session he mentioned that he already has 90,000 blogs (including mine).
Kelly / gotomobile:
the mobile designer  —  Mobile designers are the bridge between the end user and the engineering community.  Unlike the web or mainstream design world, mobile designers cannot be simply visually or brand-oriented.  It is mandatory to keep up to date on the latest technologies and handsets …
Jeneane Sessum / ALLIED:
WISH LIST: Bring More Enterprise Tools to the Bsphere  —  I'm exhausted from trying to research some stuff—in annual report writing hell as we speak—which has me thinking that there's another wall that needs to come down, and it's the wall separating me from the stats I need to write effectively.
Discussion: Joho the Blog
Reto / The Radioactive Yak:
Ratings and Profiles in GoogleGroups  —  While working on a plugin for the new Google Desktop API I noticed a couple of changes to the Google Groups interface.  Each post can now be rated for quality and you can easily view the profile of each poster.  —  Accordingly the layout …
Samsung Digimax L85  —  Samsung Digimax L85 : Samsung introduces a 8.1 Megapixel digital camera with a 5x optical SHD lens to strengthen its digital success in the popular 8.1 Megapixel digital camera sector.  The Samsung L85, introduced by Samsung, is a portable compact digital camera …

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