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Adi Ignatius / Time:
Meet The Google Guys  —  TIME's Adi Ignatius interviews the Google triumvirate of Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt and Larry Page  —  TIME's Adi Ignatius got the Google triumvirate of Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt and Larry Page to sit for a talk around a table covered with Lego pieces …
Discussion: Traffick and Rex Hammock's Weblog
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 …
Michael Arrington / edgeio corporation:
The Beginning  —  Edgeio is all about edge publishing.  It is our belief that services that try to restrict how users create and consume information cannot ultimately be successful.  Users own their data, and services exist not to silo that data, but rather to add value to it.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
3Bubbles - Why I'm Skeptical About Live Chat on Blogs  —  Mike Arrington seems keen on 3Bubbles, a soon-to-launch service that lets you put a live chat window on your blog posts.  But you can put me down as one of the skeptics.  Mike writes: … Well, I'm not so sure.
Discussion: J. LeRoy, Zoli's Blog and larry borsato
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.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
BTW, while we're on the topic of APIs, here's something you might not know.  When I put things like the MetaWeblog API up for review, the flamer-fans almost immediately drown out the discussion, so we're left with a spec that's not complete (but pretty good in the end).
Discussion: Publishing 2.0 and Trial By Fire
Adam Green / Darwinian Web:
Doc: Let one new blogger through the gate each day  —  Doc Searls is involved in a discussion with Seth Finkelstein over the role of a-list bloggers as gatekeepers, and he seems genuinely concerned about this problem.  He asks how he can change this.  "I'll just add that …
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).
Emily Chang / Strategic Designer:
The Agile Web Design Manifesto, An Introduction  —  Co-authored by Emily Chang and Max Kiesler of Ideacodes  —  On August 20, 1980, Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler were the first to summit Mount Everest without the use of bottled oxygen.  They accomplished this amazing feat by doing what no other expedition had ever done.
Discussion: Vacuum and Read/WriteWeb
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 and Clickety Clack
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
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: JD on EP and 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.
Kim Cameron / Kim Cameron's Identity Weblog:
INFOCARDS IN WORDPRESS  —  Julian Bond calls InfoCards for Wordpress "tremendous news".  He offers to put Mr Cynical "back in the box", but I plead for leniency.  —  Posted on Saturday 11 February 2006  —  Everyone who knows him has spoken highly of Julian Bond, and you can see what they mean …
Discussion: Burningbird and Scobleizer

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