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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.
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.
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Six Apart grabs $12 million more; cocktail circuit says bubble is growing
Discussion: chew shop
Sony Cybershot cameras at PMA 2006  —  Sony Cybershot cameras at PMA 2006 : According to a publication on the Sony Centre website - - we may soon expect new Sony Cybershot digital cameras to be announced.  PMA 2006 is getting closer so we would not be surprised if the introduction is made this week.
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Jeeves Retires  —  After nearly a decade of service, Jeeves is retiring from his duties at the search engine, which will assume the long used but little promoted name "Ask."  —  Jeeves was the brainchild of venture capitalist Garrett Gruener and technologist David Warthen.
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.
Nonconsensual 180 Installations Continue, Despite 180's "S3" Screen  —  On Friday morning (February 17), I received a nonconsensual installation of 180solutions Zango software through a security exploit.  I was browsing an ordinary commercial web site, when I got a popup from …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Edgeio and the distributed world  —  I got a preview of Michael Arrington's Edgeio — the classified system for the distributed future — and I think it is more important than it looks.  —  Edgeio as it stands is pretty simple: You tag a post on your blog "listing" and Edgeio will spot it and add it to its data base.
John Biggs / New York Times:
A Video Clip Goes Viral, and a TV Network Wants to Control It  —  When a video clip goes "viral," spreading across the Web at lightning speed, it can help rocket its creators to stardom.  Alas, the clip can also generate work for corporate lawyers.  —  As anyone with an Internet connection …
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 …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Trusted Tester program  —  While doing more research on the rumored "Google Calendar", I came across some mentions of a "Trusted Tester" program accessible through  Knowing a little bit about how Google's web server works, I found that points …
Tony Glover /
Microsoft free internet voice service challenges Vodafone  —  MICROSOFT has developed a Skype-style free internet voice service for mobile phones that City analysts believe could wipe billions off the market value of operators such as Vodafone.  —  The service is included in a mobile version …
DeK / No fat clips!!!:
Boycott Yahoo  —  On April 27, 2005, Shi Tao (a Chinese journalist) received a ten-year prison term for sending information about a Communist Party decision through his Yahoo email account to a website based in the United States.  (Source: Amnesty)  —  In response to this …
Maggie Master / New York Times:
Area Code, Sweet Area Code  —  Washington is where you'll find them, but their hearts and their cellphones belong to distant area codes.  From left, Punja Patel (714), Jay Heidbrink (617) and Michele Gordon (662).  —  WASHINGTON  —  JAY works in communications for a Washington think tank …
Discussion: Techdirt and All Points Blog
Alex Williams / New York Times:
Here I Am Taking My Own Picture  —  MORGAN ADAMS, a recent college graduate, decided that her picture on her home page at had lingered a little too long, a full month.  To snap a new one she called on the only photographer she thought she could trust: herself.
Steve Bloomfield / Independent:
How an Oyster card could ruin your marriage  —  Lipstick on the collar may point to infidelity, but a check of your travel card can reveal where and when it happened  —  Oyster cards, the "smart" little blue thing in London commuters' wallets that enable them to travel at will around the capital, have another, unexpected function.
Discussion: and Coolz0r
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?
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.

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