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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why formats like RSS 2.0 work  —  The roadmap of the RSS 2.0 spec, a piece of text that I thought about for years, but actually wrote in just a few minutes, has been the key to keeping RSS a stable platform for people to build on.  —  There have always been people who feel that the roadmap should be broken …
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Blog Herald doesn't understand why full-text feeds work  —  For the past couple of months Blog Herald has been subtly attacking me.  I thought it was just one of those suckups trying to bait me to link to them but today I saw the real reason for Duncan's tone: he thinks I don't want him or anyone else …
Duncan Riley / The Blog Herald:
Steve Rubel doesn't get it: RSS advertising sucks  —  Steve Rubel gripes about feeds: … How bout then RSS advertising actually pays out Steve?  The reality is RSS advertising sucks (sorry to my friends at Pheedo who are trying very hard to make it work, and continue to get better at it).
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:   The Dirty Little Secret About RSS News
Kent / Newsome.Org:   Sorry Duncan, But Steve Does Get It
Derek Powazek / Technorati Weblog:
Got Favorites?  —  The number of blogs doubles every five months.  As I'm writing this, Technorati is tracking 28.4 million blogs.  That's a whole lot of voices.  Here at Technorati, we want to make the world of weblogs accessible, searchable, and fun for everyone to explore.
Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
New Technorati Features: Favorites.  And Reading Lists/OPML for Blog Finder  —  The blogosphere doubles every five months.  As I'm writing this, Technorati is tracking 28.4 million blogs.  That's a whole lot of voices.  Here at Technorati, we want to make the world of weblogs accessible, searchable, and fun for everyone to explore.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Safari vulnerability worth taking note of  —  Yesterday, we reported on a Trojan horse for Mac OS X that is just like the entry for Earth in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in that it is mostly harmless.  A new vulnerability targeted at Apple's home-grown web browser, Safari, is another matter entirely.
Larry Seltzer /
What Will Apple Do When the Malware Comes?
Discussion: and TechBlog
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Google, EarthLink Submit Joint San Francisco Bid  —  In a move that doesn't surprise me, EarthLink and Google have combined their proposal to build a network in San Francisco: Both companies have openly spoken for months about how they were working together to understand how viable models …
Discussion: Techdirt and MuniWireless
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Earthlink, Google Team On SF WiFi Net  —  EarthLink and Google have teamed up and submitted a joint proposal to the City of San Francisco to build a citywide wireless municipal network.  As part of the plant, the two companies propose a two-tier business model - a combination of free and pay service.
Tom Krazit / CNET
HP Labs marks 40th with high-tech coffee table  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—The researchers at HP Labs are a serious bunch working on ways to create the data centers and transistors of the future—but the company sees no harm in going after the gaming-table market on the side.
Discussion: Engadget and Incremental Blogger
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Nude photo site wins injunction against Google  —  update A federal judge has ruled that portions of Google's popular image search feature, which displays small thumbnail versions of images found on other Web sites, likely violate U.S. copyright law.  —  U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz ruled Friday …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Web Services Upend Old Ideas About the Little Guy's Role  —  The old story of technology in business was a trickle-down affair.  From telephones to computers, big companies came first.  They could afford the latest innovations, and they reaped the benefits of greater efficiency, increased sales and expansion into distant markets.
Jeremy Wright / Ensight:
MySpace is the New Blogosphere  —  Let me get two things out right up front, before I get entangled in them:  —  1. MySpace scares the hell out of me  —  2. I've spent a total of like 20 minutes on MySpace (and 15 of those was due to exploring K-Fed's contacts, just for kicks and giggles)
Philip P. Pan / Washington Post:
Chinese Media Assail Google  —  Internet Giant Said to Face Probe for Operating Without License  —  BEIJING, Feb. 21 — A state-run newspaper reported Tuesday that Google Inc. is under investigation for operating without a proper license in China and quoted an unnamed government official …
Jack Spirko /
First Public Demo of MSN adCenter 3.0 presented to DFW SEM by MSN Team  —  On Tuesday night Feb, 20th MasterLink and other attendees of DFW SEM's Monthly Meeting were treated to a presentation of MSN's new Adcenter Version 3. (which of course is still in Beta and just released on Saturday …
Pete Blackshaw / ClickZ:
The Gold Medal of Questions: Is the Web TV?  —  I don't know about you, but the Olympics are confusing the heck out of me, and it's not because I'm still struggling to figure out what's up with the brooms in the curling event.  —  My mind is zigzagging with media-centric question marks like a slalom skier after a triple espresso.
Discussion: cgm and IT Facts
Matthew Glotzbach / Official Google Enterprise Blog:
Search Across the Enterprise (Desktop)  —  There has been some discussion about the new Search Across Computers feature released last week in Google Desktop 3 beta, and we want to chime in.  Admittedly we're of two minds on this: on the one hand, we know that our friends on the Desktop team …

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