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5:00 AM ET, March 8, 2006

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spaces.msn.com:
Wiring the Web  —  For years, many companies including Microsoft have invested significantly in the open, interoperable use of XML and Web Services toward enabling programmatic interconnection between processes, services and sites across the internet.  And that investment is bearing fruit …
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Dave Winer / Dave's Wordpress Blog:
Ray Ozzie's clipboard for the web  —  Ray Ozzie's new idea is a clipboard for the web.  A brief summary of the idea follows; it's fully explained on Ray's blog, with screen casts.  I watched #1 and #3.  —  Narrative  —  Let's say you have two sites both of which understand calendar data.
Nat / O'Reilly Radar:
ETech: Ray Ozzie  —  Below is my first draft transcript of Ray Ozzie's session at ETech, "Simple Bridge Building".  My apologies to Ray for any typos, but the session was so amazing I thought everyone should see it ASAP.  —  Ray Ozzie at ETech, March 7 2005
Edelman / Richard Edelman:
A Word to the Wise  —  Today's front page story in the business section of the New York Times by Michael Barbaro titled "Wal-Mart Enlists Bloggers in Its Public Relations Campaign" is the latest in a series of articles in mainstream media that criticize bloggers for questionable ethics.
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USA Today:
New website allows users to trade CDs  —  A new CD-trading website, launching Tuesday, could be the first of a new wave of sites that give consumers a way to legitimately get nearly free music.  —  The site, Lala.com, carries no inventory; it's more like eBay than used CD sites such as Djangomusic.com.
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John Boudreau / Mercury News:
Start-up to offer CD-swap network
Discussion: SiliconBeat
Blizzard / I Like Monkeys:
apply pinky to corner of mouth  —  ...and say millions.  —  First, a little background.  Hi.  My name is Christopher Blizzard and I sit on the board of the Mozilla Corporation.  This is the wholly owned subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation, which was created a short while ago.
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Microsoft to release overhauled Internet search engine  —  Microsoft Corp. is releasing an overhauled Internet search engine, under a new name, still looking for traction in a market where rivals Google and Yahoo! have been pulling ahead.  —  The company on Wednesday plans to issue …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Yahoo to offer new mashup tools  —  In a nod to the Web's flourishing mashup culture, Yahoo on Tuesday announced four new application program interfaces for developers interested in building custom programs using its photos, calendar, shopping and bookmark tools.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine:
WowWee Unveils First Robot Media Hub  —  WowWee's next major robot innovation doesn't walk, roll, make disgusting noises or dance, but SCOTY (for Smart Companion Operating Technology) will greet you, read your e-mail aloud, watch your home, and even play your music.  All while moving little more than its "head."
Discussion: Engadget and OhGizmo!
Dan Choi / Joystiq:
Next Call of Duty leaked: Modern Warfare tackles terrorists  —  We've heard from a reliable source whatthe next two Call of Duty titles will be about: one will focus on the Normandy Breakoutcampaign in WWII, while the other moves into the modern age, taking the fight to Middle Eastern terrorists.
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy and Blue's News
Max Kiesler / maxkiesler.com:
Downloadable AJAX Galleries, Slideshows and Effects  —  Until recently many of the most visually stunning and functional image galleries, slideshows, and effects were done through Flash.  With the advent of AJAX many developers are taking another look at javascript and are producing some very amazing functionality in these areas.
Derrick / Absolute Value:
Analyst Day Slide Comments  —  Putting the powerpoint slides in their raw form on the web was clearly a huge mistake since the company effectively "published" the comments to the world.  Ah, the power and danger of the web!  —  I personally hate Adobe Acrobat as memory hogging bloatware …
Discussion: Web 2.0 Explorer and JenSense
Andrew / Traffick:
Too Rational, Too Sceptical  —  Prof. Jean Veronis of the Universite de Provence is writing on an important topic: perceived relevance of search results as delivered by major engines.  The main finding is that Google and Yahoo are about tied — with Yahoo going into the lead …
 
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Leah Hoffmann / Forbes:
Google's Schmidt Said To Leak Online Storage Details
Discussion: Traffick
Jeffrey Goldfarb / Reuters:
Amazon under fire on books as Google debate rages
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
MapQuest offers open-source API
Sean / seanbonner:
AIM BOTS, OR NOT  —  Jason Calacanis just wrote about AOL opening AIM …
John Brinsley / Bloomberg:
EU May Start a New Antitrust Probe of Microsoft, Kroes Says
Constantine Gus Spathis / sandbox.pubsub.com:
A Note From the CEO...  PubSub would like to thank you for your support …
Discussion: GigaOM
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Online Reputation Monitoring Beginners Guide
Jackie Huba / Church of the Customer Blog:
NBC's marketing lesson, in 3 acts
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Andrew Lavallee / Wall Street Journal:
Unhappy Upgrades  —  Software Users Seek Help  —  'Downgrading' Their PCs
Windley / Phil Windley's Technometria:
Bruce Sterling on the Internet of Things (ETech 2006)
Chris Cornutt / Ajaxian:
WetPaint.com - Building a Better Wiki
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: How to install a motherboard and CPU
microsoft.com:
Microsoft Acquires Apptimum Inc., a Leading Application Transfer Company
BBC:
Google 'planning total storage'
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Cingular launches new mobile TV service