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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.
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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
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
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
TechCrunch leads Silicon Valley Web renaissance  —  I went to the TechCrunch event Friday night, celebrating the publication of Naked Conversations by Shel Israel and Robert Scoble.  —  Many friends, acquaintances and new faces (pictures here).  The party atmosphere reminded …
Webmaster / AMCP Tech Blog:
Preview of Edgeio, the eBay Killer  —  To day I was invited to test out Edgeio, a Web 2.0 version of eBay.  Edgeio was co-founded by TechCrunch writer, Michael Arrington and RealNames founder, Keith Teare.  Edgeio is a listing service, much like eBay and allows users to list jobs, housing …
Jeff Clavier / Jeff Clavier's Software Only:
BlogBurst: bringing blog content to MSM online properties  —  I had a chance to catch up with Dave Panos, Pluck's CEO, during TechCrunch 5.  He told me about the latest product the company is just launching: BlogBurst.  BlogBurst is a service allowing large publishers to integrate blog posts they choose on their online publications.
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.
Discussion: JD on EP and Newsome.Org
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Mure Dickie / Financial Times:
China's virtual cops pinpoint web dissent  —  With their big blue blinking eyes and their quirky personal websites, there is no denying the cuteness of the cartoon cops at the front line of China's battle for control of the internet.  —  But the role played by Jingjing and Chacha …
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
From 'Starter' to 'Ultimate': Site shows six Vistas  —  Microsoft hasn't yet issued any official announcement detailing the different versions of Windows Vista to be offered, but several online sites are pointing today to a list of them on a help page under development.
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
TechCrunch helps Launch Naked Conversations: Web 2.0 Who's Who attends  —  If ever (outside of DEMO) there was a collection of smart, talented people all in one place, Mike Arrington's "TechCrunch House" was ground zero last night when Mike and friends helped make sure that the bloggerati …

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