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Nick / Rough Type:
My funny valentine  —  Microsoft's kept blogger, Robert Scoble, wonders why some bloggers (like myself) covered yesterday's launch of Google's private-domain Gmail service but ignored the earlier launch of a similar service by Microsoft last November.  It's a good question - personally …
Discussion: Publishing 2.0
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Scoble, Your Mind is Calling.  It Wants to Come Home.  —  Robert Scoble — "Microsoft's kept blogger", to use Nick Carr's apt phrase — rages that the reason why Google's Gmail for Domains got a nice mention here yesterday was because I run Adsense ads.  That is, in a word, nuts.
Discussion: larry borsato
Mathew /
Thou dost protest too much, Robert  —  The Scobleizer is more than a tad upset that everyone is so excited by Google's hosted Gmail project (he calls some of the posts "rewritten press releases") and complains that no one is giving Microsoft any love, despite the fact that its Live domain project …
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 …
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 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.
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 …
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: Read/WriteWeb
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Congratulations, Rocketboom  —  So Rocketboom's ad auction came off with a rather obscure advertiser — TRM, an ATM and photocopy vending company — getting the privilege to be the first to promote on the hottest vlog ... and to get free publicity because of it.
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
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.
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: the VoIP Digest and IP Democracy
Michael Kanellos / CNET
Intel shows off its quad core  —  Just as the bragging rights for dual-core chip supremacy are dying down, Intel gave the first glimpse of a quad-core chip coming next year.  —  Clovertown, a four-core processor, will start shipping to computer manufacturers late this year and hit the market in early 2007.
Discussion: Engadget
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
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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