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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 …
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  —  Six Apart, the creator of blogging products like Moveable Type and Typepad, has raised $12 million in a third round of venture capital, according to IDD Magazine.  Intel is rumored to be in on the deal.
Discussion: chew shop
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?
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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?).
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 …
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Botnets: A Global Pandemic  —  Below is another excerpt that got cut from my Post magazine story on botmasters and their contribution to the growing adware and spyware problem.  —  Some information security experts say the mainstream Internet security companies have inadvertently yet drastically understated …

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