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Adi Ignatius / Time:
In Search Of The Real Google  —  An inside look at how success has changed Larry and Sergey's dream machine.  Can they still be the good guys while running a company worth $100 billion? … It's time to make some big decisions, so the Google guys are slipping on their white lab coats.
Discussion: TechBlog and Paul Kedrosky's …
Exclusive: Hands-On with PlayStation 3  —  Kikizo presents a detailed, early account of its first-hand experience with a little known console called PS3.  Is it looking like a new generational leap, or emotion engine tears?  We have some answers.  —  Nearly twelve years since Sony entered …
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Microsoft Anti-Spyware Deleting Norton Anti-Virus  —  Microsoft's Anti-Spyware program is causing troubles for people who also use Symantec's Norton Anti-Virus software; apparently, a recent update to Microsoft's anti-spyware application flags Norton as a password-stealing program and prompts users to remove it.
Discussion: Microsoft News Tracker and
Business Week:
A Flashy New Adobe  —  In merging with Macromedia, the aim was to import its DNA as well as its product  —  A year ago, Stephen A. Elop had just become CEO of Macromedia Inc. and was getting ready for one of the most pivotal — and clandestine — dinner dates of his life.
Discussion: Smart Mobs
The Doc Searls Weblog:
In New Gatekeepers Are Still *GATEKEEPERS*, Seth Finkelstein calls my post yesterday on the matter of gatekeeping wrong and worse: … Maybe he's right.  I don't know.  —  I feel I'm in some kind of bind here.  —  I have this idea that the blogosphere is the one place in the world …
Heather Green / Blogspotting:
Some Lessons on RSS Ads from Feedburner  —  This week I met with Dick Costello, the CEO of Feedburner, and he clued me in on some odd but interesting insights his company is learning about ads and RSS.  Feedburner manages, measures, and helps place ads in RSS feeds for big and small publisheres alike.
Discussion: A Feed Is Born
Marc / O'Reilly Radar:
Web Development 2.0  —  I gave a rushed and somewhat incoherent talk at the Y Combinator Winter Founder's Program last night (and let me say again — holy cow, they have such great taste in people — the companies they're funding are filled with people I'd love to work with).
Discussion: Darwinian Web and Read/WriteWeb
Matt Croydon / Postneo 2.0:
Mobile Olympics  —  I'm a little dissapointed that NBC isn't featuring their mobile Olympic coverage very well, but once you get there, it's pretty good.  After watching parts of the opening ceremony last night, I hopped on the official NBC Olympics site looking for the mobile coverage that had been hinted at during the broadcast.
Discussion: Wap Review
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Mommy, Help Me Download 'Farmer in the Dell' to My MP3 Player  —  As digital electronics have invaded Toyland, putting video projectors and cellphones into the hands of 7- year-olds, companies that cater to preschoolers have deliberately sat on the sidelines, determined to hold up the wall between adult technology and children's play.
John Borland / CNET
BitTorrent to power ISP's video service  —  One of the largest Internet service providers in Britain is teaming with the company responsible for the BitTorrent software to test a new high-speed movie download service, the companies said Friday.  —  NTL, the largest broadband provider in the United Kingdom …
Discussion: IP Democracy
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Small is the new big is the new line  —  Back in June, I wrote, inspired by some posts by Seth Godin, that small is the new big.  Seth was similarly inspired by his own posts and wrote that small is the new big.  Seth liked the line so much he used it as the title of his new book (and was nice enough to acknowledge the synchronicity).
Erik Sass / MediaPost Publications:
TV, Internet Convergence Yields Cultural Chasm  —  HIGH-LEVEL AD EXECUTIVES SPEAKING AT a digital media summit in New York Thursday revealed that despite all the action surrounding TV over the Internet deals, a profound cultural divide still separates executives on both sides of those two media.
Discussion: clock
Matt Cutts:
Confirming a penalty  —  Note: Remember my disclaimer that this is my personal site and that the views expressed here are not those of my employer?  For this post, I am speaking in my official capacity as head of the webspam group at Google, and I've had this post reviewed by Google's lawyers.
James DeLong / IPcentral Weblog:
Tales of DRM  —  Since people like to take shopping carts, the local supermarket used to have barriers to keep you from wheeling them beyond a small territory outside the store's door.  To get your groceries, you drove around to a usually-congested loading zone.

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