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Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
30 Million Blogs And Counting . . .  There's been some recent chatter about whether we're entering the twilight of the blogs, even though it feels like we're only in the late morning.  Noon, at the latest.  —  Writing in Slate, Daniel Gross wonders if the blogosphere may be teetering on its own 1999 …
Ken Belson / New York Times:
In Sony's Stumble, the Ghost of Betamax  —  AT first glance, Amir Majidimehr does not look like a game-changer in the battle to develop the next generation of DVD players and discs.  As the vice president for Windows digital media at Microsoft, he neither steers a Hollywood studio nor controls …
Dan Pourhadi / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPod video "spy shot" a fake  —  Well, well, looky here: Turns out that widely-distributed image of thesupposed 6G "true video" iPod was a total and utter f-a-k-e fake.  MacRumors points to this video(YouTube) that documents the creation of the original image, and this blogpost right here shows why the second pic is also afake.
Peter Pollack / Ars Technica:
Malware moves up, goes commercial  —  Let's face facts.  We knew this was coming for years, we just didn't want to admit it to ourselves.  Virus programmers—the real kind, not the script kiddies—are far too competent at what they do to have remained noncommercialized forever.
Discussion: THE RAW FEED
THINKING IN WEB 2.0: SIXTEEN WAYS  —  With apologies to Bruce Eckel, I sat down this afternoon and put together a draft list of the first-order elements of Web 2.0 thinking.  It's not that I have the hubris to consider this list official in any way but it should be a serviceable starting point for debate, discourse, and reference.
Discussion: Jeremy Zawodny's blog
Matt / Burning Questions:
2 Years Older, and 208,474 Feeds Wiser  —  Happy Birthday to us!  Though the company was founded back in October of 2003, today is the official two-year anniversary of our pre-alpha launch.  (Did you know "grappa" comes before "alpha?"  Cheers.)  —  FeedBurner was born from [jets] …
Discussion: Somewhat Frank
I4U News:
Loremo: The Ultra Efficient Car - 157MPG!  —  German Loremo AG will introduce their ultra Efficient Car at the Motor Show 2006 (site) in Geneva next week.  —  The car start-up developed a light-weight passenger car with outstanding aerodynamics.  The Loremo LS is powered …
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
Ruling May Undercut Google in Fight Over Its Book Scans  —  A recent federal court decision in California might undermine a pillar of defense for Google in its dispute with publishers and authors who are challenging the company's right to scan books that are still under copyright.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Advisory Capital  —  Tom Evslin contributes to the discussion about advisory capital with a suggestion — give ACs equity, not options — and a question: How will startups meet the right ACs?  Should there be AC firms?  Good question.  —  I think that VC shops would be wise to set up …
Rob Fahey /
Rebel Faction -'s Jeff Strain  —  First it was a wildly successful MMOG with no levelling up and no subscription fee, now it's episodic content, digital distribution and an ambitious six-monthly release cycle.  Is no challenge too much for Guild Wars creators
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Edelman gets Naked  —  I was talking with Richard Edelman yesterday (his blog is here) and he told me he bought about 250 copies of my book.  "Oh, were you the one who bought from Amazon?"  I asked.  Wiley had already seen the spike in sales and reported to us that someone had made a big order.
Discussion: Syndicator blog and The Blog 50
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Peter Rojas has a blog (and not Engadget!)  —  Whoa... four years later Peter starts a personal blog!  —  Recent Posts  — Peter Rojas has a blog (and not Engadget!)  — New iPod Video?  — All good with PodShow and WIN/AOL.  — A-List is nonsense (2/23/2006)
Discussion: The Blog 50
John Borland / CNET
Google puts National Archives video online  —  A marching band begins to play.  The United Newsreel logo, an eagle in a martial pose, flickers onto the black-and-white screen.  Bold letters proclaim: "Nazi War Plants Blasted by R.A.F. in Night Raids."  —  This is a World War II era newsreel …
Discussion: Ramesh Jain's Blog
Duncan Riley / The Blog Herald:
The meaning of the Blogosphere is 42: So long and thanks for all the fish  —  Duncan Riley> For those of you who have never read Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy before, it is truly the pinancle of absursidisty, or some would say comedic science fiction, and yet Adams had a knack for inserting moments …
Discussion: Bloggers Blog

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