Tech Web, page A1 … for 10:45 PM ET, February 19, 2006
Current Tech Page     Also:   Politics

Top Items:

Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Another $12 million for Six Apart?  —  Update #2: Six Apart, the San Francisco-based start-up behind TypePad, MoveableType and Live Journal is rumored to have raised another $12 million in Series C financing, according to a report in Investment Dealers' Digest.  The names of investors have not been disclosed.
Colleen Marie O'Connor /
Media Investing's New Thing: Web2.0  —  Six Apart, the creator of social networking site LiveJournal and maker of blogging applications like Moveable Type, just snagged $12 million in a private round of funding from three firms, sources said last week.  The series C round, rumored to include Intel …
Discussion: SiliconBeat
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Media Investing in Web 2.0, Plus Six Apart's Financing  —  There is a good overview in IDD of the media i-banking view of Web 2.0.  It's mostly advisory assignment (i.e., who do I sell myself to?), not IPO business, but there is still real ardor for the business.
Mike / CrunchNotes:
How to Get What you Want from Bloggers  —  Something about Guy Kawasaki's post "How to Suck Up to a Blogger" bothers me.  It's like it's saying "If you can't be normal, here's how to pretend".  —  Some of the suggestions, like linking back to bloggers, are good ones.
The Daily Om:
How (Not) To Suck Upto Bloggers  —  Guy Kawasaki as tips on how to suck upto bloggers.  I read it, and wondered if he really gets this whole blogging thing.  I am with Mike on this one.  Why not just stick to the basics and say - I got this story/idea I am pitching.  Any interest?
Tom Raftery's I.T. views:
Sneak peek at edgeio!  —  I received an invite to take a sneak peek at edgeio this morning - edgeio is Michael Arrington of TechCrunch fame's latest startup.  The tagline for edgeio is "Listings from the edge" so the name comes from the word "edge" and "io" (input/output?).
Discussion: Library Stuff
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Blogs Will NOT Save Old Media  —  Michael Arrington declares that BlogBurst Can Save Big (print) Media.  To suggest that the lack of blog content is all that ails Old Media is deeply naive.  Old Media needs to follow bloggers into the new content creation frontier, but that in itself will NOT solve the problem of business models.
Reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated...  As most of you know, two days ago we were contacted by an Apple representative concerning links, posted by our members, to the newest patches by Maxxuss on his site.  Since the beginning, we have made it known that we would be very willing …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
More code foreshadowing perhaps?  —  While looking through the source code for Gmail last week, I found references to what is now known as "Gmail for your domain" — a service that will let domain owners use Google as a mail server, not just a client.  Just when you thought everything had been discovered …
Paul Thurrott /
It's Official: Microsoft Reveals Vista Product Editions  —  Five months after I exclusively revealed the Windows Vista product editions, Microsoft has corroborated my report, officially revealing which Vista versions customers will be able to purchase later this year.
Kotaku, the Gamer's Guide:
SPAM Alert: Fight Night 3 PSP Costs Privacy  —  I was tinkering with the Playstation Portable version of Fight Night Round 3 tonight when I decided to check out the online play.  —  Imagine my shock when a message popped up telling me that I had to either pay $2 or give my privacy away …
Business Week:
Going Private  —  Hotshot managers are fleeing public companies for the money, freedom, and glamour of private equity  —  Ask J. Crew Group Inc. chairman and chief executive Millard S.  "Mickey" Drexler what it's like to run a public company, and he curls his fingers into the shape of a pistol.
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
Paul Montgomery / Tinfinger:
Dave Winer's right.  There, I said it.  —  I've mentioned Dave Winer a lot on this blog, and some of it could be classified under "snark".  However, the recent move by Rogers Cadenhead and the RSS Advisory Board to develop a 2..2 version of RSS despite Harvard withdrawing its imprimatur strikes …
William Safire / New York Times:
Blargon  —  Every walk of life and field of endeavor generates its own insiders' lingo.  Those of us in the MSM — that's the superannuated, archaic mainstream media — have our own jargon, of which the first sentence of an article is the lede, the early edition is the bulldog and the guys working …
Philip P. Pan / Washington Post:
The Click That Broke a Government's Grip  —  BEIJING — The top editors of the China Youth Daily were meeting in a conference room last August when their cell phones started buzzing quietly with text messages.  One after another, they discreetly read the notes.  Then they traded nervous glances.

About This Page:

This is a snapshot of tech.memeorandum at 10:45 PM ET, February 19, 2006.

View another snapshot:

About tech.memeorandum:

The Web is humming with reports and opinions on technology.  tech.memeorandum is page A1 for these discussions.  Auto-updated every 5 minutes, it uncovers the most relevant items from thousands of news sites and weblogs.

Site News:

See for all site news.


Add tech.memeorandum to:

More Items:

I4U News:
ATIZ BookDrive: The World's First Portable Automatic Book Scanner
Discussion: Gizmodo
Bob Massey / Washington Post:
Introducing . . . Your New Favorite Band
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Botnets: A Global Pandemic
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
TechCrunch helps Launch Naked Conversations: Web 2.0 Who's Who attends
Discussion: VoIP Watch and i-boy weblog

Earlier Picks:

Mure Dickie / Financial Times:
China's virtual cops pinpoint web dissent
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Jon Arnold / Jon Arnold's Blog:
ChangeWave's Residential VoIP Research - Part 2
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter:
Attention Thieves  —  I've developed a new spray that detects bulls**t.
Discussion: Burningbird
© 2006 Memeorandum