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5:30 AM ET, March 8, 2006


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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 …
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive Screenshots: Google Calendar  —  I've gotten possession of screenshots from Google's long delayed new Ajax calendar application, which will be called "CL2″.  It was only a matter of time before someone broke down and leaked these - as far as I know these screen shots are the first on the public web.
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,, carries no inventory; it's more like eBay than used CD sites such as
John Boudreau / Mercury News:
Start-up to offer CD-swap network
Discussion: SiliconBeat
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 …
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.
Mark Halper /
I want my mobile TV  —  MTV likes the ring of Euro cellular deal  —  MTV Networks Intl. pumped up its ride into mobile TV Tuesday, teaming with international cellular carrier T-Mobile to offer four channels in the U.K., Germany and Austria, with more channels and countries to follow.
Discussion: mobile content news
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 …
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 /
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.
Matthew / The Silent Penguin:
Is Open Source just a name now?  —  Gianugo launches into a rant about commercial Open Source companies and Matt Asay swings one back.  —  I'm tempted to take sides (difficult as I consider both guys my friends).  I fully understand what both are saying and only a year or so ago I would have been fully on Gianugo's side.
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Wireless USB devices arriving by September
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
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
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A Note From the CEO...  PubSub would like to thank you for your support …
Discussion: GigaOM
Anne Broache / CNET
Yahoo to offer new mashup tools
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Online Reputation Monitoring Beginners Guide
Jackie Huba / Church of the Customer Blog:
NBC's marketing lesson, in 3 acts
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)
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: How to install a motherboard and CPU
Microsoft Acquires Apptimum Inc., a Leading Application Transfer Company