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9:10 AM ET, March 12, 2006


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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
As Internet TV Aims at Niche Audiences, the Slivercast Is Born  —  ANDY STEWARD, a successful London computer consultant and sailboat racer, became exasperated when trying to watch his favorite sport on television.  There were a few half-hour recaps of some major sailing races, but they were always shown late at night.
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Where The Girls Aren't....  Christine Herron is one of the blog panel participants.  First I added Christine to the panel because of what she's not.  She isn't a VOIP blogger.  She isn't looking at VOIP the way we have covered it in the past, and oh yes, she's not a guy.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flickr has some catching up to do  —  Kristopher Tate walked Brian Oberkirch and me through a demo of his zooomr project at a meetro party last week (Kris, who's 17, works full time at meetro and zooomr is a side project).  He launched zooomr on March 1, 2006 after working on it for only three months or so.
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Google Payments Seller Reputation Screenshots  —  A few weeks ago here on Techcrunch we revealed more information about Google's new payments system along with some screenshots of how it looks and works.  One of the questions at the time was what Google would do about buyers …
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Getting started with Quicksilver: understanding the basics  —  Prompted by a TUAW reader comment on my post the other day about some Quicksilverfundamentals, I thought I would take a crack at posting some short tutorials on what Quicksilver actually does, andhow to get started with it.
Discussion: SurfBits
Mike Langberg / Mercury News:
Langberg: Net giants create 'personal playgrounds'  —  Google, Microsoft and Yahoo no longer aim to confine you in a ``walled garden'' — the online equivalent of a gated community where you only use the owner's services.  —  Instead, they are now pursuing a more subtle approach I'm going to call a ``personal playground.''
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
Keith Teare / Keith Teare's Weblog:
edgeio launches "instant listings"  —  The product manager at edgeio, Matt Kaufman, has been working hard with the engineering team since the launch to support instant listings on edgeio.  Last night they pushed the first release.  Now all you have to do is enter the url of your blog …
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
CeBIT: An Origami With a Via Processor  —  The SmartCaddie is the first announced Origami device without Intel inside.  —  HANOVER, GERMANY — Via Technologies is a company that takes pride in bursting illusions, such as the idea the new ultramobile PCs would only come equipped with Intel microprocessors.
David Heinemeier Hansson / Loud Thinking:
Distinguishing power from versatility  —  I think I've distilled what made my eyebrows go up at Goslings comments about PHP and Ruby.  Aside from the fact that he confuses Ruby with Rails and uses the dismissive term "web pages" instead of "web applications", I think the primary mistake was abbreviating …
Discussion: Labnotes and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Nik Cubrilovic:
Technorati T100 Gets A Tweak  —  I just noticed that the Technorati T100 list, which is a list of the 'top' blogs, has been tweaked recently and bears no resemblance to it's former self.  Many of the top blogs have dropped out of the list (including Techcrunch) and have been replaced …
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
DabbleDB: Online App Building For Everyone  —  Every so often I get asked 'what is the latest hot app' and after using DabbleDB I have a new answer to that question.  DabbleDB is a platform that allows you to create applications online using a web interface.
Discussion: CrunchNotes
Technology Trends:
Lee Odden on Blogs and Search Marketing  —  If there's a topic to be covered in the search marketing space, chances are Lee Odden has blogged about it.  His full time blog, Online Marketing Blog, is packed with in depth posts related to marketing and search, skewed towards those topics in relation to blogging.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
March 2006 tech conference season  —  If you see Hugh Forrest at SXSW tell him I say hi, and I'd love to meet him someday, and I offer my services for SXSW 2007, as I do every year.  Maybe one of these years they'd be willing to let me talk with their community on stage, beacuse it's the same community, Hugh.
The Torn-Up Credit Card Application  —  You should probably buy a shredder today.  —  I get a heck of a lot of credit card applications in the mail.  —  A bunch for Visa, quite a few from Mastercard and tons of them from American Express.  —  I almost always tear them in half and throw them away.
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